Tagged wellness

On-campus UBike club promotes sustainable transportation

By Kristy Koehler, September 19 2018 — A campus club is making it their mission to promote sustainable transportation. UBike is trying to dispel the rumour that sustainable transportation is expensive or inaccessible. The club wants you to know that small changes, like cycling instead of driving, can make a big impact. “We want to…

Don’t mistake self-comfort for self-care

By Sara Askew, September 14 2018— The new school year is quickly approaching, bringing with it the inevitable stress and self-neglect that many university students are far too familiar with. It is easy to become complacent in our routines and choose the instant gratification of self-comfort over the long term rewards that self-care can give…

Five reasons why coconut oil is the broke students’ effective DIY skincare

By Aymen Sherwani, September 7, 2018 — With the cold weather approaching, why pay money to dress up as a zombie for Halloween when your chapped lips, pale skin and flakey scalp do the job for free? Those half-awake walks to class at 8 a.m. alongside hundreds of other students, some groaning from hangovers, can…

Three ways to make mornings more enjoyable

By Danielle Leong, November 24 2017 —  Getting enough sleep as a student can be tough, especially in the thick of exam season. Sometimes, even just waking up in the morning can be a challenge. Completing some kind of morning routine before rushing out the door is a whole other story. This semester, I made…

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…

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