Tagged Health

Anorgasmia: a rarely discussed condition

By Lady Marmalade, January 31 2017 —   For many people, sex and physical intimacy are important aspects of a relationship. The ability to get close, release tension and have fun can be positive and bond-strengthening. For some, sex might even be the best part of a relationship. But what happens when sex creates tension…

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…

A light workout while over-tired could be great for your health

By Christie Melhorn, November 15 2016 — In my time as a student, I’ve woken up one too many times with the ache of exhaustion making me want to stay in my bed until my body has melted into it. For most students, the thought of working out on a few hours of sleep is…

Zumba a light-hearted workout

By Christie Melhorn, October 4 2016 — Zumba has been canonized as a staple exercise class that offers a killer calorie burn in a fun, friendly environment. Inspired by Latin American and Afro-Caribbean dance styles, Zumba is the salsa of the fitness world. As a dance-based class, many people are intimidated. On the flip side,…

Hot yoga offers more than a good sweat

By Christie Melhorn, September 27 2016 — While fast, high intensity workouts currently dominate the fitness scene, it’s worth taking a moment to slow down and sweat out your stress in a hot yoga class. To inexperienced yoga-goers like myself, stretching in a room heated to 40 degrees celsius may seem like time better spent…

Seven-minute workout quick and effective

By Christie Melhorn, September 20 2016 — In seven minutes you could brew a pot of coffee, scroll through your Instagram feed or better yet, sneak in a bit of exercise. In the last year, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has exploded in popularity due to its promise of trimming your figure without having to…

Frosh 2016: Health services

By Emily Macphail— Whether or not you’ve crossed the “official adult” line when you start university, the beginning of post-secondary is a point in your life when you need to begin taking responsibility for your own health. But it can be tricky to prioritize your well-being and know where to get support. The Students’ Union…

Stop buying overpriced glasses in person

By Sean Willett, March 22, 2016 — Glasses are a necessity for many University of Calgary students, with prescription lenses partially covered by the student health plan. Yet this coverage means little if students buy overpriced eyewear from the optometrist on campus.  Every 24 months, students signed up for the Students’ Union health and dental…

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