Tagged fitness

Omega-3s are more important than you think

By Christie Melhorn, March 28 2017 — The mental health awareness revolution means the stereotypes of a student dragging themselves across campus clutching a Tim Hortons cup carries less humour than it once did. Exhausted, unfulfilled students who passively sit in class but actively drink at the Den should be cause for concern rather than…

Waking up earlier has many health benefits

By Christie Melhorn, February 28 2017 — During the majority of my undergraduate degree, I was the student who stayed up until 3:00 a.m. pounding through readings, snacking on whatever was available and tumbling out of bed in a disheveled heap to sprint to class. But in the last semester of my degree, I’m now…

Three ways to beat your mid-semester cold

By Christie Melhorn, February 14 2017 — The sniffling and hacking coughs that echo throughout the halls of the University of Calgary are a sure sign that midterms are approaching. In the flurry of paper writing and studying, it’s easy to catch a cold but not so easy to get over it. This week, the…

Group rowing classes provide social challenge

By Christie Melhorn, February 7 2017 — Hearing about Row 17 — Calgary’s first rowing studio — perked my curiosity, but I never acted on it. As a runner and dancer, I often disregard seated workouts. But last week, that disregard transformed into a newfound respect for the incredible workout that rowing provides. This year,…

Relieve your mid-semester headache with these light exercises

By Christie Melhorn, January 24 2017 — Between sitting for too long, living off double-doubles and Calgary’s inconsistent weather, being a University of Calgary student can be a literal headache. As a consequence we either get used to having those chronic headaches or pound back more coffees and ibuprofens than necessary to mediate them. But…

Don’t let the winter blues slow you down

By Christie Melhorn, January 17 2017 — Now that the holidays are over, the charm of waking up to glittering heaps of snow is gone. The extra time needed to bundle up and slick roads can make it difficult to stick to a set schedule — especially when it comes to hitting the gym. To…

Fight the post-holiday blues with this workout

By Christie Melhorn, January 10 2016 — Whether you leap into the new year boasting about your resolution list or nonchalantly deflect the new year’s fixation on “fixing” your life, the winter semester presents an opportunity to start fresh. For a lot of people, that means justifying a week of gorging on stuffing and shortbread…

Start your day with a stretch

By Christie Melhorn, November 22 2016 — You probably know someone who can pounce out of bed first thing in the morning and have a full-fledged conversation without a drop of coffee. Being a student with an unpredictable schedule can disorient our internal clocks and leave our state of wakefulness in a bizarre limbo. But…

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