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Surviving Finals During Flu Season

It’s that time of year again! Unfortunately for us, finals coincide with flu season and an unlucky combo of stress and sickness makes it all the more miserable, especially if you’re not prepared. Here’s your guide to academic success when you’re feeling under the weather:

Your Sick Exam Kit:

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STRESS: How Do You Handle It?

You say it’s just a part of life at the University of Michigan. You talk about the stress of balancing multiple priorities and struggling to find time to take a break. Sometimes you may even worry that there’s something wrong with you if you’re not stressed out. And while there are stressful aspects of the college experience and ones we can’t always control, what you can control is how you respond to stress.

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How to Stay a Lean, Mean, Wolverine

Since the end of November, us Wolverines have waged a ferocious battle against negative temperatures, painful arctic winds, slushy and snowy sidewalks, and have fallen victim at least once to a patch of black ice. With the arrival of April, we can see the light at the end of the frozen tunnel: the sun. Since many of us have not seen the sun for what seems like an eternity, it is easy to see how soaking in as many rays as we can by the pool won’t necessarily promote an active summer.


Moving Past Exercise Barriers

We oftentimes have the best intentions, but somehow we find excuses or reasons for not starting or sticking with a physical activity program. Research indicates that exercise is important for weight management and helping with the control of blood pressure, diabetes and other diseases. Regular physical activity helps us sleep better and, because we get stronger and more flexible, it makes it easier to do everyday tasks. If we really thought about it, we feel good after exercising.

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Beating Colds & the Flu

Getting a Flu vaccine may be your best defense against getting influenza. In addition to protecting against the seasonal strains, the vaccine now protects against H1N1, which is causing some individuals to become severely ill. Some years, the flu vaccine can be up to 70% effective in preventing illness in healthy children and adults. Flu vaccines can also reduce the severity of symptoms if you do get the flu.

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