health

School on full speed: Bad for your health

January 31, 2014

University can be a stressful time, especially for first year students. Some students feel the need to take “study drugs” to increase their motivation and generally do better in school. These study drugs—prescription drugs such as Adderall—are used to increase… Continue Reading

Quick guide to safe sex and consent

September 03, 2013

  When it comes to sex, protection and consent are the most important elements to ensure all parties involved are having a good time. Here are some do’s and don’ts to make sure that happens. DO be attentive to your… Continue Reading

Take care of your heart

September 03, 2013

Life’s twists and turns are navigated by hopping from one choice to the next, making sense of it as you go along. It’s impossible to dictate your circumstances, and you will be pushed both physically and intellectually your entire life,… Continue Reading

Mental health—where to go to get help

September 03, 2013

  The Student Union Building on Studley campus, located kitty-corner to the hot mess that is the Killam Library, houses many things which improve student life. Besides snacks and caffeine, you can find Dalhousie Counselling and Psychological Services, located on… Continue Reading

The perks of a Dalplex membership

September 03, 2013

  By now you’ve probably seen the advertisement posters around campus mentioning the Dalplex. My favourite would have to be, “It will not do your readings, but it will get you in shape.” While the Dalplex will not do your… Continue Reading

DSU shakeup

August 31, 2013

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) council met for their final summer meeting on August 21, which ended with confusion and a small dose of controversy. During the meeting, council appointed two representatives for the Faculty of Health Professionals, and began… Continue Reading

More than an aura adjustment

March 22, 2013

Keeping healthy, spiritually speaking… Continue Reading

Travel Halifax

November 16, 2012

Standing at a Metro Transit bus stop, waiting for a late bus for what felt like the eighty billionth time in my life, I had an epiphany. Hey, I thought to myself, why don’t I just walk? Life in Halifax… Continue Reading

Your fabulous year without exercise

September 07, 2012

Everyone knows the benefits of leading an active lifestyle. And yet knowing that you should exercise doesn’t always translate into actually going out and doing it. So where does this discrepancy lie? How do we turn “I’ll do it!” into… Continue Reading

Tiger Toning

March 30, 2012

“Recently some friends of mine have been using glutamine after high-intensity workouts. How does it benefit weightlifters and does it have any known side effects?” –GlutaWha? Along with discussing the well-known supplement glutamine, I’m going to take this opportunity to… Continue Reading

Tiger Toning

March 16, 2012

“I know the running season is coming up and I want to set a goal of running a race and using that as a basis for getting into a training regime. Where should I start?” –Run Claudia Run Let’s be… Continue Reading

Tiger Toning

March 09, 2012

“I’ve managed to maintain my New Year’s Resolution to become a regular gym-goer, but I am fading fast. Any advice on maintaining my progress and how to avoid failing my  resolution like so many others?” –New Year’s Retry That’s a… Continue Reading

Tiger Toning

March 02, 2012

“We always hear about those people trying to lose weight, but what about those of us with the opposite problem? I am trying to gain weight and have been pumping the irons and trying to eat as much as I… Continue Reading