Kia mataara | Think First – winter wellness

Winter can be tough. It’s cold, the days are short, and it can be hard to motivate yourself to stay active–sometimes you just want to eat some comfort food, curl up on the sofa and switch Netflix on. However you’re feeling, here’s five ways to help get yourself through the winter staying healthy and well:

Wear a face mask
Keep wearing a face mask when out and about. They’ve been clearly shown to reduce the spread of the viruses and is a simple way to keep yourself and others safe. 

Stay home if you’re sick
If you’re feeling a bit under the weather, or have any respiratory symptoms, the best thing to do is stay at home. Going to that party this weekend might be tempting, but you could pass the virus to your friends and whānau. Stay home, and make sure you and your mates are well enough to enjoy what winter has to offer.

Get your shots – and not just for Covid-19
Get your MMR, Covid-19 and flu vaccinations. 

  • check out the Covid-19 and MMT vaccination clinic on campus here
  • check out the flu vaccination clinic on campus here> 

Eat your veggies
It seems obvious, but eating healthily, staying active and getting enough sleep really does helps. It will help you feel good about yourself, have more energy and stay well. Try bulk cooking hearty meals, like soups and stews, and buying seasonal veggies. Read more>

We know that grocery shopping isn’t cheap at the moment. Try planning your meals in advance, sticking to your shopping list and keeping an eye on the specials to make your money go further. Check out more tips here

Covid-19 support
With Covid-19 cases increasing in NZ, there is support for you here if you are sick or need to isolate as a Household Contact. Whether you need study-related or financial support, or simply need some help to get groceries, a friendly staff member at UC will follow-up to get you the support you need. Please let us know by completing this form so we can support you. 

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