Health & Fitness Blog: The best balms for winter lips

With January rearing its chilly head, snow seems less like a quaint relic of the holidays and more like a mortal enemy to avoid at all costs. The extra wind chill does mega damage to your lips, leading to a reptilian look if left untreated. So if you want a healthy pair of fleshy mouth flaps, lip balm is your best winter friend. Luckily lip chap is cheap, sold almost everywhere, and fits easily in a pocket. Not all lip balms are created equal, however. As a self-proclaimed lip-care fanatic, I carry a tube with me wherever I go and have tried my fair share of products, so please learn from my mistakes. Here’s a roundup of some lip chaps […]

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Health and Fitness Blog: Overcoming treadmill anxiety

The fear of treadmills spans a broad range of fitness levels. Whether you are new to fitness or a seasoned athlete, at the surface, treadmills just seem insane. If you hate running, why would you pick a treadmill over a bike or an elliptical? If you like running, why would you not be outside? Yet there are tons of people who run on treadmills. We see them all the time! So there must be something compelling about them, right? Here’s some insight into the treadmill lover’s mind: You can always back off the treadmill (carefully) The first point on treadmills is that they are usually located in the midst of other cardio machines. This means that if the first two […]

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Health and fitness blog: Get in the water for a run

After the fast—medium—slow lane series at Carleton’s pool comes a lane unlike the others. Marked by brightly-coloured flotation waist belts, its users engage in what looks like stationary bobbing to the untrained eye. “Water running,” its sign says: a term evoking amusement from casual observers, dread from injured athletes, and sheer misunderstanding from both laypeople and self-professed water runners alike. After two months spent water running in this lane daily, I can personally attest to the serious confusion surrounding the sport. Lifeguards intervened on my behalf on more than one occasion to establish water running lane etiquette. One elderly woman swimming with a flutter board loudly declared I was ‘doing it wrong’ by not actually running back and forth down […]

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Health and Fitness blog: Insta-inspiration for all fitness wannabes

7 of the most dedicated #Instafit accounts to follow to get to that perfect body Have you been looking all over Instagram for the best #instafit accounts to follow? Look no further. Here are the top 7 most incredible #instafit badies in the whole Instagramosphere: @jessicaemilyquinn Inspirational both on a fitness level and on a personal level, Jessica is someone you will always be able to relate to. She fought cancer and lost her leg in the process, inspiring you with the fact that if she can go through all that and stay active, so can you. You can find a variety of pictures on her Instagram, including what to wear for working out, her best exercises, and just all around […]

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Health and Fitness blog: Why you should start playing Ultimate Frisbee (like, yesterday)

Ultimate Frisbee—it’s the sissy “sport” where grown adults run around like chickens with their heads cut off trying to catch a disc (for god knows what reason). Or is it? To tell you the truth, I was awful at throwing frisbees as a kid. Thanks to a little motivation from an elementary school teacher, I learned how to throw properly about 6 years ago, and I’ve been in love with Ultimate ever since. For those who don’t know, Ultimate isn’t just about catching discs and spirit points. It’s a game played with seven players per team on the field who try to move the disc into the other team’s end zone to score a point. You score a point by […]

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