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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Healthy Buffs: 3 tips for better relationships

Feb. 8, 2017

Whether it's a significant other, roommate or family member, we all have to put in the time and effort to keep these relationships working well. Consider how these keys to healthy relationships might apply to your life.

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Healthy Buffs: What recovery looks like

Feb. 1, 2017

Recovery can mean different things to different people. Sam Randall, program manager at CU Collegiate Recovery Center, dives into what recovery is all about and how we can be supportive of those who are living a life in recovery.

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Healthy Buffs: Opting for optimism

Jan. 18, 2017

Research shows that college students who participate in learned optimism, the idea that we can teach ourselves to overcome negative thoughts, experiences less depression, anxiety and improved health and wellness. Ready to give it a try?

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Healthy Buffs: 3 ways to make a New Year's resolution stick

Jan. 10, 2017

Doing better in school, keeping in touch with family, feeling healthier—it’s New Year's resolution season! Research shows progress comes down to the way we set up goals and how we take them on, so click through for three key tips.

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Healthy Buffs: Ask the expert—How to recognize a concussion

Nov. 30, 2016

Chances are, you probably know someone who's had a concussion; the college population in particular is at a higher risk. Dr. John Breck shares what you need to know about concussions.


Healthy Buffs: Ask the expert—Developing a positive body image

Nov. 16, 2016

The images we see in the media often tell only one story about what our bodies should look like, what they should be dressed in and how we should feel about them. However, there are many factors that can influence a person's body image.

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Healthy Buffs: Ask the expert—Preventing injuries

Oct. 26, 2016

Whether it’s going to the gym, playing sports or walking across campus, sometimes injuries can happen. Physical therapist Annie Sirotniak provides tips on how to prevent injuries and what to do if they occur.

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Healthy Buffs: Quick fixes for sleeping better tonight

Oct. 19, 2016

After enough late nights and early mornings, feeling sleepy can seem like another part of the college experience. But sleep is actually vital to overall health. So how can we get our sleep cycle back under control?

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Healthy Buffs: Ask the expert—How to manage stress and anxiety

Oct. 12, 2016

With the academic year in full swing, many of us find ourselves juggling schoolwork, social lives and work. CU Boulder counselor Matt Tomatz offers advice on managing stress and anxiety.

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Healthy Buffs: 4 steps to staying healthy this flu season

Sept. 28, 2016

Viruses like the cold and flu can last 7 to 10 days, and since antibiotics typically don't work for viruses, it's all about staying as healthy as possible, boosting the immune system and finding symptom relief. So how do we do it?