Healthy Buffs is a series developed by Health and Wellness Services with tips and information on a variety of health topics important to the campus community.

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Your campus fitness guide for spring 2022

Jan. 18, 2022

Whether you’re looking to be active, meet new people or explore new hobbies, the Rec Center is a great place to get started. Here are some ways to get involved.

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5 things everyone should know about roommates

Jan. 18, 2022

Living with roommates can be an adjustment, even if you’re living with friends. Whether you’ve had roommates before or are living away from home for the first time, here are five tips for living with roommates.

Winter scenic at the University of Colorado Boulder. (Photo by Casey A. Cass/University of Colorado)

Managing mental health during traumatic events—recording available

Jan. 12, 2022

CU Boulder's Faculty and Staff Assistance Program and Office of Victim Assistance recently partnered in a discussion around the events of the Marshall Fire. Counselors addressed how to take care of oneself and others; trauma response and coping mechanisms; and resources at CU Boulder and beyond.

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5 things to do around Colorado this winter

Jan. 12, 2022

Whether you want to enjoy more time outside or shield yourself from the cold, there is something for everyone to do in and around Boulder this winter. Here are five ideas to get you started.

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15 free apps to help you make the most of 2022

Jan. 12, 2022

New year, new goals, new routines, new class schedules—whether you’re looking to improve your finances, relationships, mental health or overall well-being, these apps can help support you and your goals throughout the year.

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Mental health is setting goals

Jan. 10, 2022

Setting goals can help us articulate the things that are important to us and help us develop our strengths. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you set successful goals this year and into the future.

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5 insider tips for new Buffs

Jan. 6, 2022

New to CU Boulder? Here are a few insider tips to start your semester off right.

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3 tips for better mental health in 2022

Jan. 3, 2022

For some of us, 2021 represented a return to normal in many ways. For others, it may have been another difficult year. Regardless of your experience, here are a few tips you can use to improve your mental health going into 2022.

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Tips for celebrating safely

Dec. 15, 2021

Ready to celebrate the end of a long semester? If you choose to drink or use other substances, here are some things to keep in mind.

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5 winter break survival tips

Dec. 13, 2021

Winter break often brings much needed relief, but it can also be a source of stress or anxiety. Whether you’re looking forward to winter break or dreading it, here are a few survival tips to help you make the most of December.