Tagged wellness

Five tips for beating the winter blues

By Christie Melhorn, November 9 2017 — Every year, the frenzy of Calgary’s first snowfall results in hundreds of car accidents and even more bitter Facebook statuses. Once the initial shock of snow fades, those of us with a deeply rooted preference for summer are plagued by general mopiness. Whether you’re a snowbird, would rather…

Drink bone broth for better muscle gain and stomach health

By Kent Wong, November 1 2017 —  You’re probably wondering “What the hell is bone broth?” The answer is likely not much different than what you’re envisioning — a watery, brown substance made by slowly cooking animal bones in hot water. You’ve also probably already tried it. It’s in ramen, pho, chicken noodle soup and almost…

Develop time-management skills to increase productivity

By Christie Melhorn, October 18 2017 —  Balancing school, work and a healthy social life is a wobbly act that demands strong time-management skills. However, we are simply told this more often than taught how to achieve it. We know that day planners organize our lives, that we shouldn’t put off assignments and that one…

Manage weight and improve cognitive function with the keto diet

By Miranda Enno, October 13 2017 —  After witnessing the pitfalls of fad diets like juice cleanses and eating cabbage soup for every meal, many of us expect them all to be misguided or fail. Even the ‘eight-glasses-of-water-a-day’ superstition is long-debunked. Many popular diets recommend avoiding fat and demonize calorie-rich meals. However, a new perspective…

Spice up your breakfast with pumpkin waffles

By Christie Melhorn, September 27 2017 — With fall comes a crisp chill in the air, the enjoyable crunch of leaves under your feet and an eruption of pumpkin-flavoured everything. Whether or not you’re a fan of the plump, charming gourd, its popularity won’t falter anytime soon. And understandably so, as pumpkins are loaded with…

Dinos field hockey team optimistic about upcoming season

By Christie Melhorn, September 7 2017 — Whether or not you’re a hockey fan, living in Calgary exposes you to the sport’s culture — the enjoyable chill of the rink and the boisterous fans dominating the city’s bars. But compared to ice hockey, field hockey is less well-known in the city. The University of Calgary’s women’s…

Catch up on your sleep, while you still can

By Christie Melhorn, September 6 2017 — The warmth and late sunsets of summer nights beckon us to stay up later. Sometimes it’s worth losing some sleep to grab drinks with friends, see a live show or to get caught in a YouTube video spiral. However, habitually sacrificing sleep catches up in a nasty way. It…

Frosh 2017: Backpack packing list

By Christie Melhorn — Hauling around a loaded backpack on campus is fun for the first week of classes, but gets old really fast. Hate your bag a little less by stocking it with the following items. Lip Balm: Most university students’ first year involves a lot of coffee and sloppy kissing. Stress habits like lip-biting and…

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