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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 Theresa Wanninger is our Recreation and Wellness Ambassador. Theresa welcomes your feedback and if you want to play an active role in our blog, please let her know at

Theresa Wanninger

Recreation and Wellness Ambassador

About Theresa

Welcome back to the Wellness and Fitness Blog!

Before starting this new semester, I want to take a moment and acknowledge that we are located on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge their welcome and graciousness to the students who seek knowledge here.

My name is Theresa Wanninger and I am the new Recreation and Wellness Ambassador at Camosun College. I am a leadership studies graduate student at the University of Victoria, focusing on adult education and community engagement. Four years ago, I came to Camosun as a German exchange student and I am deeply grateful to be back to live, work and study on this beautiful land.

We want your experience at Camosun College to be a happy and productive one. Therefore, it is my vision to create a wellness community where students are empowered to be their best selves. This is not limited to promoting exercise and healthy nutrition, but also stresses the importance of connections, community, and self-care. I want this community to be one based on the values of empathy, care and respect.

Stay tuned for upcoming activities such as the mental health & wellbeing week, sustainability day, smudging rituals, and a Halloween themed crafternoon. I am looking forward to meeting you all and being a part of the Camosun family.

We want to work with you and make your days at Camosun inclusive, fun and exciting. If you want to be a part of our community, are passionate about mental health and wellness, or have any feedback and suggestions, please feel free to contact me.

Check out our Facebook page and keep your eye open for our free fun on campus activities!

Latest blog posts

It’s not all in your head—how stress, lifestyle, and nutrition influence your mental health and wellness

November 14, 2018 - 11:35 am • Fitness and Recreation • Theresa Wanninger

It’s not all in your head—how stress, lifestyle, and nutrition influence your mental health and wellness

Last week we hosted a wonderful conversation with Dr. Andrea Whelan around stress, lifestyle, nutrition, and wellness. She taught us how our body reacts to stress, and how exercise, meditation, self-care, and nutrition influence our overall wellbeing.

Self-Care Tips and Tricks

November 8, 2018 - 3:28 pm • Fitness and Recreation • Theresa Wanninger

Self-Care Tips and Tricks

Most of us know that taking good care of ourselves motivates us, makes us more productive and happier. We know that it is important for a balanced life style and our mental health. Nevertheless, we have so many things on our plate that sometimes that extra bit of self care seems overwhelming.

Can Exercise Help You Study?

November 8, 2018 - 11:09 am • Fitness and Recreation • Theresa Wanninger

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!

Kombucha – Not a Yoga Pose, But a Drink?

October 29, 2018 - 12:01 pm • Fitness and Recreation • Theresa Wanninger

If you’ve been on Instagram in the last year, or you have a friend who loves shopping at whole foods – you’ve probably heard about a little thing called kombucha! Maybe you’ve asked yourself, what is it? Why is it supposed to be so good for you? Wait... there’s alcohol in it? Yeah there’s a bandwagon to hop on, but should you?

Jitters and Jumbles – Public Speaking Nerves

October 19, 2018 - 11:12 am • Fitness and Recreation • Camosun Staff

Does public speaking make you nervous? Does the thought of accidentally having a Freudian or tripping and falling when all eyes are on you make your heart race? Palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy (Mom's spaghetti...) I know that feeling! What about if someone were to grade you on all of this?

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