Tag Archives: Health

See what’s on at the RecCentre with UCGO

It’s easy to see what’s going on at the RecCentre with UCGO. Mid-semester break is a good time to think about and take action around your wellbeing. It is important to find a balance between looking after your mental and physical health, especially as you move into Term 4 when your focus might shift to assignments and exams. Why not try out a few RecCentre classes during the mid-semester break – it’s easy to see what’s on at the RecCentre using the UCGO app.

From the RecCentre tile on UCGO you can see the group fitness timetable and check out small group training options and women-only hours. You can also contact the friendly RecCentre team and ask questions about any of the services they provide.

Download UCGO today from the Apple App Store and Google Play. See more about UCGO here>

The UCGO team are always looking for ways to improve the app, if you have any suggestions you can provide feedback through the app or post a comment below.

Jump for health

We’ve all heard the recommended amount of daily exercise is 30 minutes, done at least five times a week. But what is the best way to get fit? High-intensity? High frequency? Here’s your chance to find out!

PhD student Tane Clement from the School of Health Sciences is investigating how low-dose, high-frequency exercise on a trampoline affects aerobic capacity and common health markers such as blood pressure, cholesterol and weight.

Join in this research study for a chance to learn more about your health. The study involves completing 100 bounces of a trampoline three to five times a week, over a period of eight weeks. So about two minutes of exercise per day. An application will be used to record your jump height each day, with the goal being to improve the total jump height over the eight weeks. The trampoline is located in the Robert J. Scott Atrium (Mechanical Engineering building), so is nice and convenient for anyone who comes into uni each day anyway.

If you’re interested in volunteering for the study, contact Tane for more information and to sign up, email tane.clement@pg.canterbury.ac.nz

 The project is being carried out by Tane Clement, under the supervision of Nick Draper (nick.draper@canterbury.ac.nz) and Keith Alexander (keith.alexander@canterbury.ac.nz). Nick can be contacted at nick.draper@canterbury.ac.nz. He will be pleased to discuss any concerns you may have about participation in the project.

Reminder for returning domestic students – UC Health Centre fees

A reminder to returning domestic students enrolled at the UC Health Centre that fee changes have come into effect this year.

Why has there been a fee change?
While the cost of consultations at the UC Health Centre are subsidised partly by the Student Services Levy, the Ministry of Health (MoH) provides the bulk of the UC Health Centre funding.

MoH recently changed the way it funds primary healthcare services, and the amount of funding they provide for your healthcare at the UC Health Centre now depends on whether you have a Community Services Card.

What this means for you

  • If you are enrolled at the UC Health Centre and you have a Community Services Card, most of your GP consultations will continue to be free.
  • If you are enrolled at the UC Health Centre and you don’t have a Community Services Card, a $15 fee will apply for every GP consultation.

Apply for a Community Services Card
If you don’t already have a Community Services Card, make sure you apply for one as soon as possible if you are eligible for one. 

Visit the Work and Income website for more information about a Community Services Card and how to apply.

 

Find out more about UC Health Centre fees on the UC Health Centre web page.