Spring Asthenia: Symptoms and treatments

Written on May 10, 2018 by Campus Life in Other Activities

The word “asthenia” comes from the Greek and it means “no force”. Spring asthenia is characterized by a general feeling of weakness and lack of energy which come when the spring arrives.

The factors that determine spring asthenia are several: on one hand our body must adapt to the new conditions of luminosity and temperature, also changes in humidity and atmospheric pressure, as well as changes in the hour cycle. All these circumstances induce human body to a series of mechanisms that alter the regulation of circadian rhythms, by changing the certain hormones: endorphins, cortisol, melatonin, etc. Such hormonal changes cause an alteration of biological rhythms, which must adapt to new environmental conditions.

Spring asthenia symptoms

• Unjustified sadness
• Irritability and anxiety
• Difficulty concentrating
• Low appetite
• Headaches
• Apathy
• Exhaustion
• Muscle aches
• Low blood pressure

Remedies for spring asthenia.

Even if asthenia goes away by itself after a few weeks, when our body finally adapts to the new season, there are some ways to speed up the process and prevent most of the symptoms.

The easiest way to influence spring asthenia is our diet plan – this should include foods high in vitamin C and E, magnesium, iron and calcium. Therefore, a spring diet should include raw fruits and vegetables, nuts such as peanuts or almonds, fish and seafood, as well as a balanced dose of dairy products. Try to stay well hydrated and replace coffee with green or ginseng tea, in order to stimulate vitality and reduce stress.

Words from the Infirmary
by Guillermo Parrondo

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Written on May 7, 2018 by Campus Life in Social, Sports

Last weekend, our IE Tennis Club under the lead of Henri Chao has placed first during this year’s IESE Spring Games. Both of the teams have shown an outstanding performance and we are truly proud of this achievement and thank all participants who represented IE in Barcelona.

The event was held from Friday till Sunday and organised by IESE Business School. Before attending the games, the Tennis Club organised tryouts where the players have been selected to form the IE team. The games itself were in Davis Cup style where two singles and one double were played. Amongst IE, other leading business schools were participating like Wharton, Bocconi, Rotterdam and Esade. The tennis club was represented by 2 teams, team number 1 won the whole tournament and team 2 made it to the semi-finals.

The teams have consisted of: Anastasiya Halaburda, Angelika Sobiecka, Valeria Clivaz, Antoine Plumey, João Rafael Marques de Almeida, Leandro Completa, Sacha Toledano and Henri Chao


Trip to Segovia hosted by IE China Club Madrid Chapter

Written on April 30, 2018 by Campus Life in Social

Last Saturday, the 14th of April, IE China Club hosted a FREE trip to Segovia! Around 40 students from IE joined the trip.

We were able to enjoy a private tour provided to us by the campus life associate director, Juan, during which we were given a great explanation about the history of the campus and learned about all the great resources that IE has to offer!

If you have been to Segovia, you would know that there is a must-do thing, which is to try the Cochinillo; and of course we did that as well at the beautiful hotel Candido, one of the most well-known restaurants in Segovia. After lunch, everyone spent the afternoon exploring the beautiful city and taking in the vast immersion of history that Segovia provides.

What a great experience! If you were there, you would have loved it as well; but worries, China Club is preparing more exciting activities for the near future, so stay tuned!”


IE USA Club guest speaker: Kelly Shaw

Written on April 30, 2018 by Campus Life in Geographic, Professional

On March 15th, the IE USA Club hosted an event geared towards careers in financial services in the USA. It was an excellent opportunity to meet Kelly Shaw, VP of Acquisitions and Strategy at Synchrony in the USA. With her 7+ years experience, in over 3 countries, in M&A / Corporate Development and Corporate VC, Ms. Shaw was a perfect hit with our IE community! Here are some highlights from our event…

Mr. Shaw provided insights into the Corporate Development / Strategy roles at large firms, focusing on the latest Corporate Venture Capital and M&A trends.

She compared Corporate Development / Corporate VC to traditional Investment Banking and VC. Additionally she highlighted the latest trends in Retail and Fintech innovation as well as discussed many aspects of the deal execution process which many found very insightful.

Lastly, she kindly gave individual guidance to all the attendees interested in corporate development and corporate venture capital roles as well as to potential entrepreneurs interested in working with strategic investors. Afterwards, we enjoyed some tapas with the aim to network in a different setting. It was a very successful event.

We would like to thank everyone for attending and hope they received beneficial insights into the financial services sector. See you at our next event!


On February 28th, the IE USA Club and IE AI club hosted it’s first tech speaker session. It was an interesting opportunity to meet our guest speaker Joel Curado, a technology Strategist at Cisco and get inspired by his 10 years + experience in this field. Here are some highlights from our event…

Mr. Curado gave the IE community a glimpse of the latest trends in technology as well as how corporations innovate, strategize and engage from an internal and external perspective.

Being an expert in digital transformation, he shared some real experiences from his current position in Cisco Switzerland on how they deal with high tech customers in enabling their digital strategy with their latest software.

Joel also talked about his involvement in new solution creations and strategy in the IoT space for Smart Cities, to create new business models and market strategies, together with startups and accelerators around the world.

After this, we discussed career opportunities with the aim for Joel to educate and connect IE students to this sector by giving them insights on how to position themselves in the field and what skill-sets are valued in the IT sector.

We hope everyone enjoyed the event as much as we did and look forward to seeing you all at our next one!

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