Staying healthy on campus

November 4, 2016  |   Found in Editorial

Being healthy on campus may be easier than you think! There are many opportunities for you to get an extra workout here and there and enjoy healthy food options right here on campus. Here are a few tips to get you started:

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Find out what the Students’ Union and the university offer for you to be active on campus!

One of many choices is Yoga in the Space which occurs three times a week in That Empty Space! It’s a free yoga class where you can bring your own mat or borrow one. Yoga runs from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday. If you like to keep fit while destressing, that is an excellent option!

There is also always the obvious option of going to the gym! There is a great fitness centre and an Olympic-sized pool located in the Kinesiology building. Not to mention a wide variety of classes they offer including Zumba and kickboxing. Visit Active Living for details.

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Make better eating choices.

Making better eating choices may take some practice and formation of habit, but it will be totally worth it in the end!

While on campus, the Stor is a great place to pick up a healthy snack on the go! They have everything you may need including fresh fruit and veggies. If you are looking more of a meal, there are some healthy options in the MacEwan Student Centre food court. Just make sure to look carefully and think twice before buying something! La Prep is a great option for a healthy fast food. Any of the ‘Good Earth’ cafes found around campus also work!

Otherwise, pack your healthy lunch at home and bring it with you. You know the ingredients that are going into it plus you save last month’s salary, it’s a win-win situation!

Although being a student can be busy, the options to keep fit and healthy are right at your doorstep here on campus! Don’t forget to get the most out of your university fitness experience!


Summer is a 3rd year accounting student, travel enthusiast and recipe inventor. She spends most of her time in the kitchen while planning for her next vacation. “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a plane ticket and that’s kind of the same thing”.