Tagged student wellness

Go sledding for a fun study break

By Christie Melhorn, January 12 2018 —  Many traditional New Year’s resolutions involve disciplined workouts and diet regimes. Pursuing fitness goals can improve well-being in a variety of ways. It gets you out of bed earlier, is a better energy boost than a cup of Tim’s and offers relief from the heap of assignments on…

Cheap and simple ways to treat dry skin

By Christie Melhorn, January 12 2018 — Even with lingering holiday sales on fancy scented lotions and bath bombs, skin care products can be really expensive while failing to combat the effects of Calgary’s sharp winter winds. However, remedying and preventing chapped skin doesn’t need to compromise your budget. The following supermarket items are not…

Warm your winter nights with candlelight

By Christie Melhorn, December 6 2017 —  From the thousands of candles that burn during Diwali to those lining graves on Day of the Dead and even those on your birthday cake, candles are significant across cultures and religions. Their warm, ethereal light is integral to many ceremonies as well as in daily life. Its…

New meditation technology uses sound to quiet overactive minds

By Christie Melhorn, December 1 2017 —  I still remember how my body laid heavy but rested against the wooden floor during my first guided meditation when I was 12.  My dance teacher’s voice pulled me through a lush forest conjured by my mind to find an alien with luminescent skin in a meadow. The…

Use cinnamon to manage mid-semester stress

By Christie Melhorn, October 24 2017 —  Pumpkin spice reigns as the flavour of fall but one of its main ingredients, cinnamon, is a spice-cupboard staple relevant all year round. Like pumpkin spice, cinnamon is abused by artificial counterparts in things like toothpaste, gum and those little heart candies that you find on the floor…

Five cool and affordable places to workout off campus

By Christie Melhorn, October 13 2017 — The University of Calgary campus has many accessible and cost-effective fitness options. But if you’re a part-time student or only have classes a few days a week, coming to campus just to work out can be a hassle. Fortunately, Calgary’s fitness scene is rich with fun, diverse workout…

Combat stress and anxiety with grounding techniques

By Christie Melhorn, October 11 2017 —  As a busy University of Calgary student, you’ve probably become accustomed to stress and anxiety, kind of like how you get used to the MacHall food court being a total shit-show at lunchtime. The relentless chatter, cash registers slamming and procrastinating students watching YouTube videos on full blast…

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