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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

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

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

5 Small, Simple Habits for a Healthy Mind and Soul

March 16, 2018 - 12:12 pm • Fitness and Recreation • Maggy Saldana

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.

How to Help a Friend – Recognizing the Signs of Distress

March 14, 2018 - 5:01 pm • Fitness and Recreation • Taryn Emerson

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.

Recognizing the signs of distress can be really difficult, especially if you don’t see your friends or spend time with them every day. So think of these in the span of a period of time, one bad day is normal, but every time you see them? That’s generally cause for concern.

Fitspo as Inspo – The Double Edged Sword

March 12, 2018 - 11:11 am • Fitness and Recreation • Taryn Emerson

Trigger warning: Fitspo, Thinspo, ED

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.

Self-Care Strategies – Not a Selfish Endeavour

March 9, 2018 - 12:06 pm • Fitness and Recreation • Taryn Emerson

Self-care, sometimes confused as selfish “me time”, is extremely important in our every day lives! Taking good care of yourself, not only contributes to your well-being, but also that of those around you.

Save Up Your Sleep Bank – How You Might Be In Sleep Debt

March 5, 2018 - 11:47 am • Fitness and Recreation • Taryn Emerson

With everything going on, it might be easy to put sleep at the bottom of your priority list, that's what redbull and coffee are for right? We're in post-secondary, aren't we supposed to live off ramen and never sleep? Well… NO. Whether its Insta scrolling, tomorrow's exam, Netflix watching, next week's essay, there are a lot of things that might make you want to skip some Z's.

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