Sports

Five tips for beating the winter blues

By Christie Melhorn, November 9 2017 — Every year, the frenzy of Calgary’s first snowfall results in hundreds of car accidents and even more bitter Facebook statuses. Once the initial shock of snow fades, those of us with a deeply rooted preference for summer are plagued by general mopiness. Whether you’re a snowbird, would rather…

Drink bone broth for better muscle gain and stomach health

By Kent Wong, November 1 2017 —  You’re probably wondering “What the hell is bone broth?” The answer is likely not much different than what you’re envisioning — a watery, brown substance made by slowly cooking animal bones in hot water. You’ve also probably already tried it. It’s in ramen, pho, chicken noodle soup and almost…

Dinos women’s rugby team gracefully win conference title

By Christie Melhorn, November 1 2017 —  On Oct. 22, the Dinos women’s rugby team’s force and resiliency in the Cananda West (CW) tournament helped them claim the conference title. In a cutthroat match against the University of Victoria Vikes at McMahon Stadium, the team pulled through for a 26–21 finish. Their 6-0 record marks…

Effective, low-impact workouts that won’t damage your joints

By Christie Melhorn, November 1 2017 —  From sprint intervals to endless burpees, high-impact workouts are dominating the fitness scene. They’re excellent for toning, boosting metabolism and burning tons of calories in no time, making them especially appealing for busy students. But excessive high-impact exercise is hard on your body, especially if you have existing joint…

Three famous sports stories more haunting than any hard losses or poor plays

By Christie Melhorn, October 27 2017 —  Season-ending injuries and social media scandals aren’t the only scares athletes experience. Team superstitions and rituals are often perceived as entertainment but are generally performed with firm belief. The following paranormal stories might offer some insight about why many professional athletes cautiously approach the metaphysical dimension of sports….

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