Just dance

Seven reasons to bust a move

Feb. 25, 2016

Turns out there’s more to dancing than just showing off and rocking out—it can also have amazing health benefits. Getting up and shaking it off may actually improve mood, boost confidence, strengthen friendships, build muscle and cardio endurance and more.

Take a nap or push on through?

Feb. 5, 2016

A nap always sounds like a good idea. However, sometimes naps can cause side effects like feeling groggy and restless later on. Everything from when and where we nap to why and for how long play into hitting that sweet spot for the perfect nap—or knowing we have to push on through. Consult this month’s issue of Student Health 101 online magazine to find out whether a nap is in your future.

 Dr. Misch

Campus Q&A: Five things you should know about the Zika virus

Feb. 1, 2016

The Zika virus, discovered in 1947 in Africa, is related to the viruses that cause yellow fever, West Nile, dengue and chikunguna, and it is spread by bites of the mosquitos Aedes aegypti and, to a lesser extent, Aedes albopictus. In the past the virus was found principally in Africa, southeast Asia, and parts of the Pacific, but over the past several years and especially in the last 6-9 months it has grown “explosively” in the Americas. Brazil has been especially hard hit, and there is concern that the coming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro may cause further expansion of the virus’ territority.

 People working on laptops for a group project

Six ways to survive and thrive in a group project

Jan. 28, 2016

Chances are you’ll have to do group projects at some point in your classes, but there’s no need to dread them. They can actually be a great way to network, find your strengths and get helpful feedback. Check out some strategies for making the most of the assignment and dealing with conflicts that arise in this month’s issue of Student Health 101 online magazine.

CU-Boulder students learning the basics of cooking

Learn to cook with Ralphie's Cooking Basics

Jan. 22, 2016

Every Thursday this sprin g, CU-Boulder students can learn the basics of cooking f or free . On Jan. 14, the chicken parmesan recipe had everyone drooling .

woman meditating

Can’t say no? Eight ways to take back your time

Jan. 22, 2016

We’re all guilty of saying “yes” to favors, friends and nights out even when we don’t have the time. But what about when it means losing sleep and stressing out? In this month’s issue of Student Health 101 online magazine we’ve got eight new strategies for every situation—whether it’s telling a boss, parents or roommates that you can’t take on anything else this week.

Students engaged in learning

Be engaged/Be resourceful

Dec. 21, 2015

Being a Buff means getting out in the world and learning through experience. At CU-Boulder, we encourage you to enhance your academic experience and be engaged. CU-Boulder also has a number of programs and offices in place to help support you.

From the VC for Student Affairs: Resources, thoughts on this past weekend's tragic event

Dec. 14, 2015

I’m sharing the unfortunate news that this weekend we were notified of the death of a valued member of our CU-Boulder community, psychology graduate student Sean Hudson. We are shocked and heartbroken by this tragic incident and our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues.

 Therapy dog

A 'paws' in studying for finals at CU-Boulder

Dec. 7, 2015

In late November and early December, CU-Boulder University Libraries and Colorado Law gave students a unique way to de-stress before finals: Pet a therapy dog. Bark Buddies and Paws to Refresh provided registered therapy dogs to spend time with students in six of the university’s libraries.

 Lisa Severy

From the Dean of Students: Take care of yourself and look out for each other

Dec. 2, 2015

As the semester winds down and we look forward to Winter Commencement, it is a good time to reflect on what has been a wild semester here at CU-Boulder. From everyday stresses to global events arriving on our doorstep, we know that many people in our community have been impacted by crisis and trauma. Please take care of yourself in this push to the end of the semester and finals – get some sleep, eat well, exercise and drink plenty of water – and, if you need additional support, please contact one of our many campus resources to get the help you need.