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Fitness & Recreation

Fitness - Wellness Blog

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.

Can Exercise Help You Study?

Posted by Theresa Wanninger | Posted on November 8, 2018

Midterm season is upon us, and I know I’m sure feeling the pressure! Long hours in the library, or whatever quiet place we can find, it sure leads to a very sedentary day. While I know that midterms and school always comes first, and you might want to skip your workout to get that extra hour or so of studying. But think of this before you do! Exercise can help you study!

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Looking to Buy Some New Shoes? Take a Step in the Right Direction!

Posted by Taryn Emerson | Posted on October 4, 2018

Finding the perfect athletic shoes doesn’t have to be such a scary process! Big brands aren’t your only option, and sometimes they aren’t even the best option (but they sure are a good looking shoe). Here are some tips about finding the best fitting shoe!

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Crack a Book in Class – Not Your Back!

Posted by Taryn Emerson | Posted on September 24, 2018

There are many great debates – toilet paper over the roll or under? Smooth or crunchy peanut butter? Sit or stand to wipe? (Too much I know) And finally “stretchers” or “crackers”. Are you more likely to stretch during class or crack your: back, fingers, knuckles, NECK, ankles, elbows?

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Personal Training Experience

Posted by Taryn Emerson | Posted on March 23, 2018

One of the most common questions I answer when I work behind the counter at the Rec Office is about the personal training we offer in the Fitness Centres! What is like? How does it work? Etc. While I love being able to answer everyone's questions, with the interest of time in mind I can't give a full look into what you really get with the help of one of our personal trainers!

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Get the D – Vitamin D, That Is

Posted by Taryn Emerson | Posted on February 21, 2018

Vitamin D, which naturally comes from the sun – is one of our most needed daily vitamins! But even if you're told by your doctor every time you see may still forget to take it! I did find out that you can take a week's worth in one day—but probably not all the time!

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Free things to do in Victoria

Posted by Taryn Emerson | Posted on January 24, 2018

Are you an adventurer? No, I don’t mean “I travelled the world with just a back pack and my GoPro” kind of adventurer! I mean the, “I don’t have classes on Tuesdays and I want to go out and do something” kind of adventuring! Whether it be hiking, or walking slightly uphill as some of these trails are very friendly on your feet!

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Changes in the Weather = Changes in Activity?

Posted by Taryn Emerson | Posted on January 15, 2018

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!

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Real, Reflective, Resolutions

Posted by Taryn Emerson | Posted on January 9, 2018

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.

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Scariest True Halloween Story Ever

Posted by Taryn Emerson | Posted on October 31, 2017

Ever wonder how long it would take for you to work off those peanut butter cups? How many extra push ups could balance out that Mars bar?

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