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The Fitness and Recreation team is has the expertise to support your learning about physical health and wellness. Our wellness blog includes articles by our staff and trainers on a wide variety of topics.

Cultivating Appreciation

Posted by Theresa Wanninger | Posted on April 1, 2019

We are excited to announce that Healthy Together, Camosun Sustainability, Student Society, and the Student Wellness Ambassadors are collaborating to fill the second week of April with events centered around cultivating appreciation.

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New year’s resolutions and how to keep them

Posted by Theresa Wanninger | Posted on December 24, 2018

Finals are over, and we are all trying to figure out what to do on New Year’s Eve. 2018 is almost over and I feel ready for the new year, new challenges, new beginnings, and new resolutions.

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Signs and Steps to Remove Negative People in Your Life

Posted by Taryn Emerson | Posted on October 1, 2018

By reading this title, you may already have a person in mind. If that’s the case, you can probably breeze by “the signs” and go right to the steps! Either way, your circle of friends and people in your life accounts for so much of your daily emotions and generally effect how your day goes—good or bad! So why hang on to someone who has negative effect on you? Before you know it, that negativity will not only effect how you feel, but also the way you think and behave! Read on to find out how to help yourself out!

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Making Friends With Your Inner Voice

Posted by Taryn Emerson | Posted on June 7, 2018

Whether or not you realize it, you are already practicing self-talk! Self-talk is your inner voice, the voice of your mind that says things that you don’t necessarily say out loud. Positive self-talk makes you feel good about yourself and the things that have going on in your life!

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Positivity as a Cycle (What Goes Around Comes Around)

Posted by Taryn Emerson | Posted on May 11, 2018

How does one cultivate positivity? And have you ever thought about karma or consciously tried to put some good out to the universe? I have! Like when a fellow female is in need of a tampon in the bathroom, if I have a spare I will happily pass it on! Because I know, that one day I will need one and that there will be another person will share there’s and I like to think it’s connected to me sharing my own.

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6 Super Simple Ways to Help Planet Earth

Posted by Taryn Emerson | Posted on April 11, 2018

I tried to make this title as simple as possible, because reducing our impact on the planet is just that, simple! College students are one of the busiest and most stressed demographics, but we are also the next generation of change for the world! And I promise these are indeed really easy ways to reduce your environmental footprint!

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Six Questions We All Have for Our Hygienists

Posted by Taryn Emerson | Posted on March 21, 2018

Assuming we’ve all been to the dentist, we know that a majority of your time is spent with your hygienist! And I don’t know about you guys, but I have a hard time asking questions when getting my teeth checked, and by the time I’m all done I have totally forgotten what I wanted to ask!

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5 Small, Simple Habits for a Healthy Mind and Soul

Posted by Maggy Saldana | Posted on March 16, 2018

If we don’t challenge ourselves constantly, we live in a state of comfort. As humans, we instinctively like to be in our comfort zone, which is why we create a routine for our days, which turn into months, which turn into years. Suddenly, we look back at our life, and wonder where all the time went. Society, as it is today, has found ways to distract us from what really matters. On top of that, we have found many ways to consume our sanity. I’m talking about all the emails and texts we send in a day, or the many different meaningless things we do as we procrastinate doing work, or on the other side of the spectrum, overdoing it when it comes to work, all the time a day we spend on the internet/TV, and all hours we spend in a toxic state of stress. In most cases, we will realize the negative impact this has and we will learn and grow from it.

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How to Help a Friend – Recognizing the Signs of Distress

Posted by Taryn Emerson | Posted on March 14, 2018

Have you ever been in a situation in which you think that your friend might not be okay? But they won’t talk to you or you’re not sure if it’s just one bad day? Unfortunately, chances are, you probably have.

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Fitspo as Inspo – The Double Edged Sword

Posted by Taryn Emerson | Posted on March 12, 2018

Hello everyone! Me again, and I feel I'm breaking the fourth wall starting a blog like this, but it's only because of the sensitive nature of the topic I would like to discuss. As someone who is still on her body positivity journey, also known as on the road to loving myself, one of the major detours for me has been the idea of fitspo.

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A message from Camosun’s Wellness Club!

Posted by Laura Swiatlowski | Posted on February 28, 2018

In our status as club we work towards providing access to Free things for students to help bring awareness surrounding conversations mental health, suicide, and well-being. We don't meet as a group regularly, instead we plan events in small teams and work on initiatives for Mental Health on campus.

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What’s Your App-roach to Apps?

Posted by Taryn Emerson | Posted on February 23, 2018

We all know apps, we have apps for banking, for socializing and connecting, apps for dating, apps for food delivery?? So it is no surprise that there are apps for health and wellness! But how do we know which ones will do harm? Not hurt? Well, considering every one of us is unique, I can’t say for sure! But I will share some that come highly recommended and are rated the best!

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Come Up Smelling Roses – And Maybe Find a Date?

Posted by Taryn Emerson | Posted on February 7, 2018

With reading break and Valentine’s Day fast approaching, are you ready? Whether you’re a single pringle, or taken bacon (weak rhyme I know) do you know the laws of attraction?

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Contagious Behaviours Amongst Friends

Posted by Taryn Emerson | Posted on February 5, 2018

Have you ever noticed that you seem to do very similar, if not the same activities as your friends? Whether it be smoking, taking vitamins, even getting the flu shot! These are all socially contagious activities.

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No Need to Lose Your Head – Best Practice to Have a Good Time Donating Blood

Posted by Taryn Emerson | Posted on January 22, 2018

Canadian Blood Services has put out the call for more donations, as each donation can serve three different functions, as they collect platelets, plasma and red blood cells from each donation!

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Healthy Relationships – Love is Respect

Posted by Taryn Emerson | Posted on January 4, 2018

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.

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