I know what you may be thinking…living without stress sounds GREAT!
However, when we think about stress, it isn’t always just bad stuff. Hear me out! Certain levels of stress are designed to help you perform–like the stress you may feel before an interview or a performance. The stress in those moments may give you energy and keep you motivated. Stress that helps you perform is often called “positive stress,” or eustress. Eustress can still feel uncomfortable, but it’s not so overwhelming that you can’t cope.
February is Dental Health Month, and it also means that spring intramural teams are getting ready for the season! Here’s a friendly reminder from UHC Dental Clinic about the importance of mouthguards…
In Fall 2018, we asked students to leave #HealthyDawg hints on a display board at the Science Library. Here’s what you had to say…
As the end of the semester approaches, it becomes harder to make sure you are still taking care of yourself – getting enough sleep, eating a well-balanced diet, drinking plenty of water and making time to get moving. But it’s just as important as ever to do so!
Matthew Evan Hinton, LMFT, is a member of the CAPS team at the University Health Center. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, he asks a lot of questions…so we thought it was his turn to answer a few!
Check out what Matthew had to say…
What led you to become a therapist?
I like understanding things. I get geeky about a topic and dive in to make sense of whatever that thing is. When I decided to work toward being a therapist, a big part of that was a desire to understand people. The more people I work with, the deeper understanding I get about the human experience.
Flu season is upon us. At the University Health Center we are, as you can imagine, starting to see the signs and symptoms of flu trickle in. Below are some simple steps you can take to keep yourself and the UGA community healthy.
Prevent the Flu
- Get a flu shot. The best way to prevent the flu is to be immune to the viruses. If you haven’t gotten a flu shot yet, you should get one!
- Practice good hand hygiene by either hand washing with soap and water or by using alcohol-based gels.
- Do not touch your face, eyes or mouth unless your hands are clean.
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing. An uncovered cough or sneeze can project respiratory droplets 3 to 6 feet or more!