Posts Tagged ‘fitness’

Tiger Toning

Tiger Toning.

“I feel almost lame setting a weight-loss goal as a New Year’s resolution. How do I avoid the trap that plagues so many and actually accomplish my New Year’s resolution?” – The 99% of Resolution Setters It seems quite cliché to write a New Year’s resolution article in a health column, but it’s a good…

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Tiger Toning

Tiger Toning.

Fitness videos are not the be-all, end-all “I read your article on home exercise equipment a couple weeks ago and watched the YouTube video on the neck slimmer . . . wow. I was curious as to why you didn’t mention fitness videos in your piece. They seem like a great at-home way to get…

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Tiger Toning

Tiger Toning.

Making fitness at home work “I don’t think the gym is my scene. I feel I would be very uncomfortable there and have no idea what I’m doing. What do you know about home gym equipment and some of those gizmos they sell on TV?” – Take Home Abs Your question is shared by many…

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Tiger Toning

Tiger Toning.

Cardio’s role in strength training Send your fitness-related questions to cghebb@dal.ca and check back in the Gazette weekly to see if your question gets answered.  “How important is cardio exercise to my workout routine if I’m looking to gain strength?” –Hercules in Training Let’s start this off by chatting about the components of a healthy…

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Tiger Toning: Running pains for rookies

Tiger Toning.

“I went for my first run yesterday and now I can barely walk. I feel like my calves are going to fall off. Does this mean I am not built to be a runner?” – Victoria Jones, MA History   Brace yourself, Victoria. I have some earth-shattering news for you: You are normal! In fact,…

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Canada’s fitness guidelines: Built for you!

A casual swim can help keep the weight down. Photo by Vera Kratochvil via publicdomainpictures.net

Dal’s weekly health column.   For many students, September is a “new year” of sorts and many pledges of change and betterment are declared as we start classes and return to the regular student routine. With fitness often a common theme of these goals, it is ironic that new semesters are infamous for the freshman…

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Navigating the campus gym

Using Gym stock photo

How to use your DalCard beyond the cafeteria.     Well, frosh, you may have heard of a little place buried at the southern end of campus known as the Dalplex. It just so happens to be the largest indoor athletics facility in the city, and has plenty to offer anyone who wants to be…

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Rec facilities have students in mind

Yoga

 Beat freshmen 15 with yoga, cycling   New to Halifax? You’re not alone. While campus life is an amazing experience, some students seem to forget there are options available outside the university. If you’re interested in leaving your comfy dorm room, there are many opportunities for you to make new friends while exploring the city…

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Fencing at Dal

By Ian Froese, Sports Contributor   Swashbuckling Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean notoriety has nothing to worry about concerning his job security. Attempting to follow the adventurer’s lead, I lunged at the chance—pun intended—to trade attacks with fellow fencing amateurs, en route to my eventual training sessions with the savvy pirate, of course.…

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Froese gets quashed

By Ian Froese, Sports Contributor   I rested my hands on top of my knees and embarrassingly looked at the ground below, if only for a second. Why am I already exhausted? I motion towards my left forearm at the place where a watch should be and call out to my comrade, “What time is…

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