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November 9, 2016

Five stress management tips for the upcoming holiday season

Stress tends to increase near the end of the semester, meaning stress management is important. This stress can come from the pressure of the holidays, as well as academic responsibilities. Too much stress can decrease your immune system, so it’s important to deal with stress early.

Below are five great stress management tips.

Exercise Often stress can cause physical responses in your body such as elevated heart rates. When this happens, the best way to expend this extra energy is to exercise.  Doctors [...]

October 26, 2016

Seasonal Affective Disorder – October Wellness Committee Article

This is the first of a monthly series produced by the Wellness Committee here at Finlandia University. For a full archive of Wellness Committee articles go to https://www.finlandia.edu/news/tag/wellness-committee/. This was produced by Katie Curtis.  

The Upper Peninsula’s winters are long and dark. With the leaves changing color outside, it is appropriate to begin preparing for the winter ahead. Many individuals in northern climates struggle with mood changes along with the impending darkness. A condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is prevalent.

SAD [...]