Winter Wellness: Tenting Edition

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January: It’s a new year, a new semester, and most importantly, the beginning of tenting season! 
 

 

 

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Here are some tips to stay healthy and warm so you Cameron Crazies can make it to the Duke vs. UNC game!
 

 

 

 

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#1 How to Stay Warm. Wear layers, cover your head, hands and feet, and eat to build body heat. Pro Tip: Change into dry clothes before sleep to stay warm and dry!  Note: Alcohol actually drops your core temperature and makes it difficult to tell how cold you really are.


  

 

 

 

#2 Sleep is BAE. Sleep lowers your risk for colds and infections. If you’re having trouble sleeping in the tent, make sure that you’re staying warm (see the tips above) and try wearing earplugs or an eye mask. Check out DUWELL’s sleep blog for more tips. https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/blog-entry/tips-good-nights-sleep
 

 

 

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#3 Stay Hydrated.  Being hydrated helps you perform at your best and stay healthy! Make sure to bring a water bottle with you, or pick one up at the BC. Water fountains can be found in Wilson, BC and nearby residence halls. Avoid dehydrating liquids like alcohol and caffeine (which also affect your sleep cycle!). Instead, stick to water or herbal (caffeine free) tea, which you can get at Bella Union or the Bryan Center.
 

 

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#4 Eat a Balanced Diet. Eating a balanced diet helps boost your immune system, keeps you energized, and promotes overall wellbeing. Eating soup can be great way to stay warm and eat healthily at the same time. ABP and The Loop have some great soup options! (Did you know Duke has Nutritionists on campus? Find out more at https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/studenthealth/nutrition-services.

 

 

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#5 Exercise. Check out what Wilson and Brodie have to offer- classes, trainers, equipment, oh my! Regular exercise can keep you healthy and keep you warm. Exercising also helps reduce stress.
 

 

 

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#6 Wash Your Hands. Wash your hands with soap and water often to stay healthy (and to help keep others healthy too)! The bathrooms closest to K-Ville are in Wilson. Use hand sanitizer when water isn’t available.
 

 

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#7 Listen to your body.  If you’re sick, go home and rest. It’s important to take care of yourself and the rest of your tenting group!
  

 

 

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Let’s Go Duke!

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