For some strange reason, we wear the ability to function on limited sleep as a badge of honour. This can be particularly true for uni students, who can tend to burn the midnight oil to smash out assessment items and use caffeine as a prop to make it through the next day. But why? We know that poor sleep is linked to poor health, both physical and mental. We here at CDU are firm advocates of a good night’s sleep, because it supports great study habits and uni experiences. Read on to find out more about how to get a decent night’s shut eye.
We asked Angela Sheedy, CDU lecturer in Health Sciences to give us the low-down on sugar; how it's hurting us and why we should reduce our sugar intake, not just for weight loss.
Gratitude – the appreciation of the good things that happen in life - is an essential part of building resilience. When you’re going through a tough time it can be hard to remember to be grateful for the good stuff, but there’s a stack of benefits that can be gained from working gratitude into your everyday life.
Assessment due dates are looming, work is hectic and now your kids are all sick with a cold. Sound familiar? We all hit rough patches where life can seem extra challenging, with failures, mistakes and other stressors beyond your control. This article is about what you can do to build your resilience to get through a tough day/week/month/year, when life doesn’t go quite as planned..
We all know that plastic is bad news for the environment. Loads of (often nonrenewable) energy is used to make it, the chemicals involved in production of plastics can find their way into waterways, and plastic litter is making its way into landfill (and the wilderness) at alarming rates.
Student spotlight: Danielle Armstrong - Bachelor of Nursing (2016)
By Dr Simon Moss, Associate Professor - Psychology at CDU. A great therapist often mirrors a great steak: rare, tender, expensive—and not too hot. Yet, many therapists are not great. Indeed, some therapists are downright horrid. In one instance, a woman, approaching 30, plagued with issues of abandonment, complained that her therapist would often forget to arrive. And, if the therapist did arrive, he would dedicate most of the session to filing his nails or completing errands. One session was even convened in his car, while he drove to buy lotto tickets and KFC. While waiting in the drive-through, the client began to discuss her problems.
Samuel Keitaanpaa has spent the last few years studying pharmacy, but hasn’t waited until completing his studies to start creating positive change and making plans to shape a better future for healthcare in the Northern Territory. Here's his story...
Have you heard of Food Literacy? It's a buzz word making the rounds in the health community.
By Sam Gleadhill – CDU Exercise and Sports Science PhD student
Nam Thien Tang is currently studying a Bachelor of Clinical Sciences with CDU. Hear his tips on studying and his plans for the future.
Irene is a CDU student, who once thought going to uni wasn't on the cards.