Healthy Buffs is a weekly series with tips and information on a variety of health topics important to college students.

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Healthy Buffs: Making gains with your rest days

Nov. 13, 2018

When it comes to classes or work, we recognize that a few days off can be recharging and renewing, but it's important to incorporate rest days from physical exercise, too. Learn more.

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Healthy Buffs: How to have the talk with your partner

Nov. 6, 2018

Since the most common symptom is actually having no symptoms, talking to a new partner about sexual health is even more important than it is awkward. Get tips on starting the conversation.

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Healthy Buffs: 4 steps to minimizing stress in relationships

Oct. 30, 2018

When stress levels spike, our relationships are first in line to feel the impacts. It's important to know how to interrupt the effects of stress before it spreads to other areas of your life.

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Healthy Buffs: 5 ways to feel awake without caffeine

Oct. 23, 2018

Caffeine is a part of the daily routine for many of us, but for those looking to cut back on the coffee budget or caffeine dependence, here are a few tips.

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Healthy Buffs: Find your fit through intramural sports

Oct. 16, 2018

What do basketball, curling, broomball, inner tube water polo, tennis and soccer have in common? They're just a few of the intramural sports on campus. Join to meet people, blow off steam, get in a workout, build new skills and more.

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Healthy Buffs: 3 ways to manage stress and anxiety

Oct. 9, 2018

With the academic year in full swing, many of us find ourselves juggling schoolwork, social lives and work. During this higher-stress time, finding a balance is key to managing our physical and emotional health.

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Healthy Buffs: Quick fixes to fight flu season

Oct. 2, 2018

Viruses like the flu can last 7 to 10 days, meaning symptoms like a stuffy nose, body aches, fatigue and a sore throat stick around. Since antibiotics typically don't work for viruses, it's all about staying as healthy as possible.

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Healthy Buffs: Quick fixes for sleeping better tonight

Sept. 25, 2018

After enough late nights and early mornings, feeling sleepy can seem like part of the college experience. But restful sleep is vital to overall health, so how can you get your sleep cycle under control?

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Healthy Buffs: Better breakfasts for your nutrition goals

Sept. 18, 2018

We've all heard breakfast is the most important meal, but what does that mean when it comes to how our brains function throughout the day? Learn more about how eating breakfast can improve brain function.

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Healthy Buffs: Not feeling well?

Sept. 11, 2018

From cold care to mental health and minor injuries, Health and Wellness Services is here to keep you healthy and back on track when you are not feeling well, so you can make the most of your time here at CU.