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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Coughing, Sneezing, & Finals? Oh My!

small.gifBeing sick stinks, especially when you are preparing for finals. The stress of the end of the semester, the onset of flu season, and the cold weather all combine to make this an unfortunately common time to come down with a bug. Fortunately for students, the University of Minnesota provides a variety of services for the under-the-weather student. If you're feeling like death, the Boynton Quick Clinic physicians will be able to prescribe the correct concoction for your ailment. Boynton Health Services also offers free Yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates classes to de-stress. These are perfect around finals and Christmas!

Sometimes the common cold or the flu sneaks up on us. In that case, cold medicine can be found at the CVS pharmacy in Dinkytown. Established last year, the CVS pharmacy provides a convenient place for busy students to pick up snacks, buy over-the-counter drugs, and get prescriptions filled just off-campus. Even though it's easy to let things like diet and exercise slide near the end of the semester, these things help keep your immune system strong, which helps keep you healthy. Even if you feel like you don't have enough time for them, remember they could save you lots of stress from being sick during an already-busy time of the year! If you live on-campus while attending, remember to select healthy options like vegetables and fruit from the dining hall.

Pro Tip: Time management is key to a healthy lifestyle. Always remember to get enough sleep, eat right, and have fun!

Holly Engle
Architecture, Bachelor of Science