Health and Fitness Blog: Make your workout plan work for you

There’s nothing like the feeling after a good workout—especially when you fought yourself all the way to the gym. Choosing between Netflix and hitting the weights isn’t always an easy decision. If you’re like me, the hardest part of staying fit is being consistent.  I tend to start off the school year with the intention of sticking to a weekly workout plan. I like to think I’ll go for a run three times a week, hit the weights, and stretch after every workout.  The busyness of life and school always gets in the way of maintaining this dream workout plan. But does it have to?  The truth is, if you really want to do something, you’ll find the time to fit […]

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Health and Fitness Blog: Fill your stomach without emptying your wallet or sacrificing your health

If you’re coming back to campus after four months at Mom and Dad’s, midnight runs to McDonald’s might be an impending reality. Here are some tips and tricks to get you started on building healthy eating habits for the year, without spending an entire paycheque at the grocery store. Sign up for loyalty rewards programs, like AirMiles or PC Points. A lot of people think that it takes too long to sign up or that it’s not worth the hassle, but if you save a few dollars for the couple of minutes it takes to sign up, you’ve probably made more money in that length of time than you would have at your job. Once you set it up, you […]

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Health and Fitness Blog: Finding on campus fitness options

Staying in shape is never easy. Unless you’ve already perfected your class-library-gym routine, it takes time to master the balance of keeping up your fitness while keeping up your grades. You might have developed some momentum over the summer, but you buy a bag of Cheetos with your first textbook then forget where the gym is located and it’s all downhill from there. That’s why it’s a good idea to decide early on in the semester how you’ll budget time for fitness so you can build it into your routine. For starters, consider the big campus five: the gym, the pool, sports clubs, fitness classes, and intramural sports. The gym is open for long hours. Some will tell you that […]

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Health and Fitness Blog: Make the Winter blues take a hike

As I was strolling along the canal on my way to campus, admiring the bright reflections on the melting ice, I noticed something new, ducklings. There were ducklings. I know the groundhog has become a symbol for Spring, but to me nothing says the end of Winter like baby birds paddling in water. Spring is here, so lets start walking. Back in the days of -30 C, it was logical to skip the stroll and run for the warm bus. In Spring, walking can be done anywhere, solo or with companions, and it can be integrated easily into your lifestyle, without equipment (#cheapstudent), and it’s low risk. It’s an awesome way to reduce stress, clear your mind, sleep better, get […]

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Health and Fitness Blog: Give up the grudge, it’ll save your health

Ah, second semester. Fresh starts and clear minds—going strong. Or maybe not. You may be amongst those who thought the squabble you had before the break would be resolved after the time apart. Perhaps you came back to a harsher reality. The interesting part is, no one really wins. The grudge-holder will continue to process anger and feelings of vengeance that drag them down while the offender may also feel pain, especially if their apologies are ignored. There are of course also times where the offender denies guilt, further injuring the grudge-holder. So what comes with these feelings? Are there times where it truly is better not to forgive? And really, is it even worth it? According to a recent nationwide poll, 94 per […]

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