AWC Health & Wellness Stories

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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Finding time to fit in fitness
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By Joshua Delgado Sports Contributor

Finding it hard to fit in fitness? You are not alone. The number one excuse for not hitting the gym is, “I don’t have time.” We hear it quite often in the Athletic and Wellness Centre at Progress Campus. And we understand.

In addition to being busy with school work, some of you have part time or full time jobs, dependents, and many other extra curricular activities and responsibilities.

There are never enough hours in a day. I agree.

It can be very difficult to find 1-2 hours for yourself to hit the gym and follow anything that resembles a structured regime. It can be very difficult,...

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College to partner with W.I.T.S.
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By Akihiko Tse
News Editor

Centennial College has announced it is entering into a partnership with U.S.-based World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.), the first collaboration between the two in Ontario. They plan to offer a fitness course that will give students the opportunity for an internship position upon completion of the course.

The part-time Personal Trainer Certification Prep. course, offered by the School of Continuing Education, will feature 16 hours of practical training...

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