AWC Health & Wellness Stories

Mind Your Manners
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As a well behaved gym user you often see that one member that does something to grind your gears. Like sweaty Joe who leaves puddles on every bench that he uses without a care to wipe it off. Or that one guy who walks around talking to girls and looking at himself in the mirror but doesn’t seem to be working out. Ever. We wish that a staff member would say something to these people. Why doesn’t everyone use their common sense? The truth is that maybe a staff person has spoken to them. And there are definitely rules in place to prevent unfriendly...

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Start to Workout Heart Smart
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By Hannah Richardson AWC Fitness Services Representative, Graphics by Moru Wang

Checking your heart rate can be one of the easiest, yet one of the most forgotten things done during a workout. Working within a healthy heart rate range (target heart rate zone) offers great benefits, such as allowing the...

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The Benefits of Exercise
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James Lu
Courier Contributor

With assignments due and mid-terms around the corner, it’s safe to say that February is a very stressful month for students. Thankfully, there is a simple and effective way to reduce stress. The answer is exercise!

The benefits of exercise are endless, but the biggest benefit of exercise would be that it’s a great way to relieve excess stress. It’s a great feeling when you leave the gym and knowing you put 100% into the workout, but that’s not the only benefit of exercising.

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Blades of Skill
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Successful Speed Skater Strives to be the best in her sport

By Paula Last Courier Editor

Jessica Romaniuk, 24, is a fierce competitor.
Romaniuk is a full-time Centennial College hospitality student by day. In her spare time, she trains for the Special Olympics. So far, she’s got a nice collection of medals from track and bowling.

But it was her recent and rapid rise to success as...

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Mental health support services take centre stage at service fair
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Put Your Back into It
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Matt Burns RMT, SIT Registered Massage Therapist, Sports Injury Therapist

Back pain affects us all. Some people have occasional low back pain, some have constant mid back pain. Many have pain in between their shoulder blades. A very common theme is that much of the back pain we experience is soft tissue related, meaning tissues like muscles and tendons.

Much of the knots, tension and pain we experience...

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Centennial College Sherpa- Athletics
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In this edition of the Centennial College Sherpa we look at athletic options for students at Centennial College.

For many students staying fit and active is at the top of their list of priorities. We all know the Progress Campus has the excellent AWC with many options for both watching and participating in fitness and college sports.

The AWC was bulit by the Centennial College Student Association Inc. after students voted in February 2007 to create a levy that would pay for the construction of the building.

The AWC has a 65,000 square foot...

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Boost Your Metabolism
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James Lu Courier Contributor and
AWC Personal Trainer

Graphic by Moru Wang

Have you ever wondered why one (or some) of your friends are always snacking or could eat a whole tub of ice cream without gaining a pound? While you are always watching what you eat because whatever you eat will go straight to your waistline? The answer lies in your metabolism.

Metabolism is the rate at which we process the foods we consume and burn calories. It is an important factor in losing...

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Weight Loss Myths for life
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James Lu
Courier Contributor and AWC Personal Trainer

When it comes to weight loss, you may have heard of many different approaches to it. Everyone’s bodies are different and what works for one individual may or may not work for another. However, the most important thing to keep in mind when you want to lose weight is how to do it healthily. In this article we will talk about some of the most common myths on the topic of weight loss.

MYTH 1 Eating less will lose more weight

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Raise Your Performance With Power Foods
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By James Lu

NUTS such as almonds and walnuts are full of good unsaturated fats. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats help you stay full, and they are also a great source of protein.
Now, don’t be afraid that nuts and seeds contain fat; these are the good types of fat that actually help with fat loss! Both nuts and seeds help build muscles, and help you stay full throughout the day (so you won’t have a sweet tooth for the unhealthy foods). Every nut and seed has...

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