Tagged Health and wellness

E-cigarettes banned at U of C

By Emily Macphail, January 8 2015 — As of Nov. 2014, e-cigarette users at the University of Calgary can’t satisfy their cravings indoors. The University of Calgary’s Smoking Policy now applies to any “electronic cigarette, personal vapourizer or electronic nicotine delivery system.” U of C vice-president finance and services Linda Dalgetty approved the change after…

The cognitive benefits of aerobic exercise

By Ayesha Chugh, December 4 2014 — Preparing for exam season can be a daunting task. Many university students look for new solutions to ease the process. But students should stick with the basics rather than looking for a quick fix. We all know the benefits of exercise for our physical and mental health. Exercise…

Drinking coffee is better than you think

By Sonny Sachdeva, October 30 2014 — University students are no strangers to the steamy glory that is coffee. When the papers pile up and the exams start rolling in, you can always rely on a cup of joe to pick you up and shock you back to life. Since coffee is relied on as…

The myth of artificial sweeteners

Queenie Cagulada, October 16 2014 Imagine this: you’re at your favourite diner grabbing a coffee when you realize that it would taste better if it were a little sweeter. You eye the white sugar, the raw sugar and the “calorie-less” sweetener and consider your options. Maybe you’re watching your weight or trying out a low-cal…

How to prevent the dreaded knee injury

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, October 9 2014 — So you’ve decided to start going to the gym. You’re ready to get in shape, get stronger and maybe lose some weight while you’re at it. You’ve gotten into a routine and stuck with it. The only problem is there’s this twinge in your knee that has been…

Hookah habit worse than cigarettes

By Ashton Chugh, July 24, 2014 — Hookah smoking is often thought of as a safe alternative to cigarettes. However, many young adults are unaware of the potentially negative health effects of a hookah smoking session. “There is a widespread misconception that these so-called ‘herbal’ products are somehow a healthy alternative to tobacco,” Alberta Health…

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