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Four healthy study breaks to try this exam season

By Tommy Osborne, March 28 2017 — With final exams fast approaching — along with other assignments, papers and lab reports — studying plays a prominent role in a student’s life. Healthy study breaks can leave you feeling energized and give you a refreshed mind, which is important when you’re faced with an ever-increasing workload….

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…

Try swimming for a solid low-impact workout

By Tommy Osborne, March 14 2017 — Swimming can be one of the most rewarding ways to exercise and a quick glance will show you that the University of Calgary campus pool is never as busy as the gym. While there is nothing wrong with working out  at the gym, here are four reasons why…

Spin class provides a satisfying endorphin kick

By Christie Melhorn, March 14 2017 — The teasing bouts of warm weather in Calgary hint at the coming of spring. On those sunny, above-zero days, I feel an urge to release my bike from the corner of the garage. But until the snow and ice turn into harmless puddles, I generally prefer to keep…

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…

Incorporate kale into your diet with these four recipes

By Tommy Osborne, February 14 2017 — Kale is an incredibly healthy food. It’s full of powerful antioxidants, essential vitamins and minerals, fibre and — best of all — no fat. But for many, the unappetizing taste of kale isn’t worth all the health benefits. But this doesn’t mean you can’t find ways to incorporate…

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,…

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