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October 2, 2011

We all have anecdotal stories of friends or family members who seem to spend huge amounts of time on the internet- gaming, social networking, YouTubing, trading or simply surfing. Victoria’s ITS department estimate that 80 per cent of broadband internet used by students is in non-direct academic-related use—mostly social networking, surfing and gaming. It’s also […]

October 11, 2010

Sometimes it seems hard to get away from information about food and health. The media is full of reports about individual foods or whole dietary regimes that may be useful or harmful in various ways. It can be easy to switch off to all the messages. However what we eat is important in many ways. […]

July 12, 2010

Exercise—some people love it, some people hate it, but we all know it’s good for us. It elevates our mood, gives us energy and reduces our susceptibility to illness. Research shows that regular exercise can help maintain emotional well-being and lift our mood if we’re feeling down, and little or no exercise can increase the […]

May 10, 2010

Getting enough sleep is vital for our physical and emotional wellbeing. However, for various reasons, our sleeping patterns may change and this can impact on our ability to function as we normally do. Stress, anxiety, physical health, late nights and numerous other changes can disrupt our sleep pattern. And losing sleep can affect our mood, cognitive […]

March 22, 2010

Whether you’ve come from another part of New Zealand or from overseas, it’s likely that at some stage you will feel homesick for where you’ve come from. This is a natural part of adjusting to a new culture, environment and lifestyle.  Homesickness can involve a range of emotions, similar to those we experience when grieving—sadness, anger, […]

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