Tagged student wellness

Add turmeric to your diet to improve your well-being

By Christie Melhorn, March 23 2018 –  In the past few weeks, my social media feeds have been decorated by posts of yellow foamy lattes in rustic mugs and mason jars. These fad beverages get their tint from the spice turmeric. If you’re unfamiliar with turmeric, it gives mustard its distinct bright colour and subtle…

Use ginger to combat an end-of-semester cold

By Christie Melhorn, March 16 2018 — The pre-end-of-semester plague has hit campus. If you don’t feel like your sinuses are about to explode or that you’ll hack up a lung, you probably will in the next few days. Brace yourself. But before spending a bunch of money on over-the-counter medication, try treating your sickness…

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…

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