fitness

If you’re looking to get started on a healthier, more active lifestyle but aren’t sure how to get going, never fear—help is here.

The idea of fitting a regular workout into one’s schedule can be a daunting task for students bombarded with school, work, and extra-curricular activities. But the benefits of regular exercise include improved stress levels, increased energy, and improved sleep and digestion.

Fitness is an important aspect of our lives. In university it’s easy to get distracted by class, studying, homework, and part-time jobs—all of which can lead to feelings of anxiety.

Ottawa has a lot to offer for each one, but if you still can’t decide, maybe one of these student accounts will sway you toward some of the many trails and paths located around the city.

I can say with authority that when it comes to whipping someone into shape, this guy knows what he’s talking about. He sat down with the Fulcrum and explained the most common mistakes that people make when starting a new workout regimen.

Top five household items you can use to work out with 1. Stairs Walking or jogging up and down stairs can provide a great cardio work out, as well as effective toning of the legs and butt. 2. Backpacks A weighted backpack can be a great addition to lunges and squats. For a better centre …

Running in circles WITH THE EXCEPTION of a few adventure junkies, nearly everyone has a sport or physical activity they absolutely loath. For some, pulling out leg hairs individually with a pair of tweezers is preferable to hiking; for others, hiking is a terrific, stress-busting workout. Some groan and moan whenever they hear the words …

The benefits of yoga Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff THE STRESS OF a student is never-ending. Between school, work, and the pressure of everyday life, an hour of physical activity can do wonders. While a power walk or a session on the elliptical may only distract you from the problems at hand, yoga—a discipline known …

University training builds some muscle STUDENTS AT THE University of Ottawa have access to the university’s gyms, and with that come discounts for sport and fitness services—including the use of a personal trainer. Adrien Stotesbury is a personal trainer at the U of O and a recent human kinetics graduate. His chosen profession was based on a knee injury …

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