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Wellness Blog

About the Wellness Blog

Welcome to Camosun’s Student Wellness and Fitness Blog! This blog is hosted by your Fitness and Recreation Department. Our purpose for creating this blog is to support your learning and overall wellbeing. We want your experience at Camosun College to be a happy and productive one.

We recognize that you and your fellow students are the experts on the type of stresses and concerns you are feeling. For that reason we have recruited Camosun students to provide input and to write the articles whenever possible.

Currently Taryn Emerson is our Recreation and Wellness Ambassador. Taryn welcomes your feedback and if you want to play an active role in our blog, please let her know at EmersonT@camosun.ca.

Taryn Emerson

Recreation and Wellness Ambassador

About Taryn

Hi! I’m Taryn, and I’m in my fourth year of the Bachelor of Sport and Fitness Leadership, Sport Management Specialization program. A mouthful, I know, but when I’m not explaining my degree to people, I enjoy playing soccer, walking everyone else’s dog, apologizing to my cat for doing so, and colour coding my life!

I am the main contributor of this Wellness Blog, not just because it is a part of my co-op, but because I want to make a difference at the college before I graduate! But I am just one voice, my real dream is to have this blog grow from the input of my classmates. If you have a passion piece, or something you think other students ought to know, I encourage you to share your thoughts with me, even write your own blog. We would love to share it!

Email me at EmersonT@camosun.ca

Check out our Facebook Page @CamosunRecreation and keep your eye open for our free, fun, on-campus activities (i.e. pop up fitness, stress busters).

Latest blog posts

Double Duty Recipes: Dinner Tonight and Lunch Tomorrow

January 17, 2018 - 10:38 am • Fitness and Recreation • Taryn Emerson

Cook once, eat twice. These recipes are leftover-friendly, simple, and easy to make.


Changes in the Weather = Changes in Activity?

January 15, 2018 - 2:49 pm • Fitness and Recreation • Taryn Emerson

With all the changes and flip flopping of the weather here in Victoria, is there anything you should be doing differently? Well, other than resisting the temptation to bundle up and never get out of your cozy bed, there are some advantages to bundling up and getting out there!


Real, Reflective, Resolutions

January 9, 2018 - 4:15 pm • Fitness and Recreation • Taryn Emerson

Happy New Years, and welcome back to another semester at Camosun! I know we’re already a week into January, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a resolution now! Especially if you’re thinking along the lines of fitness and wellness.


Healthy Relationships – Love is Respect

January 4, 2018 - 4:29 pm • Fitness and Recreation • Taryn Emerson

In a time where a lot of people are away from home for the very first time, and often creating new and lasting relationships with those around them. So let’s talk about what a healthy relationship looks like.


(Mostly) Healthy DIY Alternatives to Halloween Candy

December 6, 2017 - 11:57 am • Fitness and Recreation • Taryn Emerson

Instead of gorging on many, many, tiny candy bars, try making these improved versions at home. Includes recipes for Chocolate and Almond Crunch Bars (vegan and gluten-free), Homemade Twix Bars and Peanut Butter Pumpkins. Yum.


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