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The DOs and DO NOTs of our new reality
Just when you think you've adjusted to the new reality of a global pandemic, you have to adjust all over again to going to college. It's challenging to create an entirely new set of habits in a short amount of time, and disorienting when you have to worry about school on top of everything else. Read more

Fanshawe researching potential COVID-19 treatment
A treatment for COVID-19 could come from Fanshawe's main campus in London Ont. Read more

Local Health Unit: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day cautiously as COVID-19 rapidly develops
With a growing number of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases globally, the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is reminding people to stay at home if they appear to have respiratory illness symptoms. Read more

Should I be eating more fibre?
In this week's segment we are going to get a little personal and talk about bowel movements - we are all humans and we all go to the bathroom, so let's chat about it! Read more

What is the coronavirus?
Being wary of your health is understandable and recommended to avoid encountering the novel coronavirus. However, myths and facts should be kept in check. Read more

Health and safety scholarship open to London students
London's Tim Hickman Memorial Scholarship for Health and Safety promotes the importance of health and safety in the workplace and beyond. Read more

Get Active
Here are some easy exercises that anyone can do throughout their day without the need to overhaul their existing schedules. Read more

Workout supplements that can help build muscle
There are many ways to lose weight and build muscle. One of the most well-known options is supplements. Before taking any supplements, be sure to do your own research on the product and to speak with your doctor. Read more

Longboarding: exercise that's actually fun
Longboarding has been growing in popularity as more and more people are noticing the benefits of owning one. Read more

Health and wellness in the New Year
Some of us from the Student Wellness Centre would like to give you some tips to getting active and maintaining physical activity as an everyday part of your lifestyle. Read more

How to stay healthy when you have a chronic health issue
Dealing with a health condition, whether it be long or short-term, hidden or out there, can be hard as a student - especially if you're dealing with kids, relationships and work, as many of us do. Read more

Is the keto diet as great as it seems?
Every couple of years a new diet trend appears and invades the world. Read more

Unlearning my obsession with the scale
Opinion: A scale can help with measuring changes in weight, but frequent weigh-ins can lead to an obsession with the number alone and drive away focus from other measures of progress. Read more

Why you should get the flu shot this winter
There's a lot of unwarranted fear surrounding the flu shot and its effectiveness. Here's why you should ignore the hoax and get your flu shot this winter. Read more

Harm reduction: Safety tips for powerful exercises
Explosive and powerful movements are great for everyone if executed properly and if they have meaning in the needs and goals of the person. Read more

Chlamydia in London highest among college-aged
The social side of education is the overpass of higher education that offers the greatest potential for the sharing of unwanted stimulus: sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Read more

Health and Fitness: How sleep hygiene affects your energy, brain function
You think you are doing it right: eating healthy 85 to 95 per cent of the time and getting in daily exercise. So why do you find your energy levels are low? Read more

Rapid HIV testing now available on main campus
Free rapid HIV testing will be available at the Wellness Fair on Sept. 26 in Forwell Hall. As of October., testing will be available the first Tuesday of the month at the Wellness Centre. Read more

Health and Fitness: Poop health (Part 2)
Your poop is more fascinating that you give it credit for. There are so many different colours, consistencies, lengths, widths and smells, but in this case, the more variety, the worse off your health may be. Read more

Muscles with Mary Jane
Learning about what taking marijuana can do to your body physique. Read more


Poop health
Ever wonder how to know if you are eating the right things, getting enough exercise, sleeping well and coping with stress? One great way is to track and study your poop. Read more

Canada's Food Guide part 2
Many governments around the world have a set of healthy eating guidelines that put together by a group of experts in the health & wellness industry. Read more

Five sinful foods you thought were healthy
How good are you at spotting good food versus bad food? Read more

The new Canada's Food Guide (Part 1)
Canada's Food Guide has been around since 1942 when it was called Canada's Food Rules. It was and still is, meant to be a tool to educate consumers about healthy eating. Read more

Southwestern Ontario ranks second in registered organ donation
A recent study found that southwestern Ontario is the second highest area in Ontario for registered organ donation, following northern Ontario. Read more

A breakdown of Canada's newly implemented Food Guide
On Jan. 22, Health Canada revealed a revamped version of Canada's Food Guide, replacing the outdated 2007 food guide. Read more

Female fitness YouTubers you should be watching
Losing weight and getting in shape is a tough journey and may make you feel like you're the only one out there. Read more

What to eliminate in a daily diet
Weight creeps up on people in the colder months of the year because of the lack of exercise and binge eating during holiday seasons. Read more

Three reasons difficult things are good for your health and well-being
Working out might be intimidating at first, but pushing yourself to try something new can really make a positive impact for yourself and those around you. Read more

A healthy lifestyle: Expectation versus reality
Living a healthy lifestyle isn't something that can happen overnight, but with time and patience, it is possible to get there. Read more

Deskercise: Getting active while sitting
Going out to exercise is key to keeping in shape, but for those who don't have the time to do so there are other ways to workout without ever leaving your seat. Read more

Health and Fitness: Don't be intimidated to work out
It's unfortunate that when you type in to Google, fitness woman or fitness man that you don't get the same results as when you type in healthy woman or healthy man or even healthy college student. Read more

Health and Fitness: Six reasons doing difficult things is good for your health and well-being
You are not alone. Everyone on the planet has or will encounter something difficult in their lives that they don't want to do, have a fear of or the mere thought of it makes them anxious. Read more

Medical history at the tips of your fingers
Dot Health provides those away from home a means to accessing their medical records quickly and efficiently. Read more

What you need to know about periods
Periods always feel like a rather unfortunate thing, but it is something that many individuals have to go through. This article will explore everything you need to know about menstrual cycles for those who have them and for those who want to learn a little bit more about what is happening in a body during this time. Read more

Exploring London's first vegan food bank
Brennan Moore began his journey with veganism two and a half years ago. Read more

STDs and STIs: What to watch out for and how to get treated
A sexually transmitted infection (STI) is an infection that is usually transmitted through unprotected sexual activity. There are various types of STIs, some minor and others extremely severe. Read more

Everything should know about condoms
There are two types of condom, one for men and one for woman. The male condom is the most commonly known about and is sheathed on an erect penis by pinching the end and rolling it out down to the base of the penis. Read more

Health and Fitness: Healthy eating on campus
Whether you carry a meal plan or you have long hours of classes, chances are you are going to order some food on campus once or twice. Read more

Fanshawe alumnus creates first of its kind "healthy soda"
Ever want to crack open a cold bottle of your favourite soft drink only to be faced with the guilt of unhealthy additives and artificial flavouring? Read more

Some of the cons to legalizing cannabis
With the possibility of marijuana being legal come July 1, 2018, not everyone agrees with having this drug become more acceptable to use. Read more

Health and Fitness: Use it or lose it
Starting something new is never easy, but starting over can be worse. When you take time off or not consistently training, your muscles atrophy (muscle cells shrink) and your motor neurons begin to 'forget' the action they need to do. Read more

Nahm'sayin? Kombucha is a waste of time, money and taste buds
If you're looking to improve your health by drinking Kombucha, don't. If you feel like you need to ingest millions of bacteria in a bottle of disappointment, just eat some expired yogurt and save yourself the trouble. Read more

Health and Fitness: Understanding your personal fitness journey
How much should I weigh and how many calories should I be taking in? These are two very common and related questions we as fitness trainers get asked every day. Read more

Student Wellness Centre hosts nutrition class
Fanshawe's very own Student Wellness Centre is hosting a nutrition class for those students and staff that want to get fit and healthy. Read more

Canada's Food Guide finally receiving revamp in 2018
Since elementary school, we've become accustomed to the iconic pyramid that is Canada's Food Guide. Now, Canada's Food Guide is set for a revamp - its first update since 2007. Read more

Five ways to practise self-care on a budget
Getting caught up with life is easy. Between class, homework, extra-curricular activities, your job, household chores or devoting time to your significant other, it can be hard to come across some 'me time'. Read more

Health and Fitness: How much do we need to eat, really?
5 to 10 a day was the old saying for the amount of fruits and vegetables we should eat on a daily basis. I don't know about you but that is a big difference and it was confusing to most as it doesn't tell us how big the portion is. Read more

Provincial government takes more steps to help young smokers quit
The provincial government is offering free counselling from a pharmacist (for up to one year) and medication through OHIP+ for young adults 24-years-old and younger to assist these individuals in their efforts to quit smoking. Read more

Health and Fitness: Getting back on track for a healthier lifestyle
You ate, drank and were merry until your cheeks lit up like cherries, so now it's time to bring that excitement back to the gym. Ditch the New Year's Resolutions and instead opt for living in the present moment of how you feel today. Read more

Staying Active on a $mall Budget
Volunteering at the humane society, checking out local ads for fitness events, walking, using YouTube as a personal fitness instructor, taking advantage of guest gym memberships and MacGyver-ing your own gym are way to stay active on a small budget.  Read more

"Yoga"na wanna try these stretches
Stretches are an essential part of your workout. They energize and restore muscles to prevent injuries. Incorporating some stretches into your routine, especially after you workout will help release tension, elongate your frame and improve flexibility. Read more

Eight healthy, quick and easy-to-make snack ideas
Sometimes it can be hard to whip up something healthy when you're on a time crunch. The Interrobang came up with eight healthy snack ideas that can be modified to your liking, are easy to make and take little time to create. Read more

Cardio or weight training, the choice is yours
There is a constant debate on what the best type of exercise is for your body, what will help you burn the most calories, make you leaner, etc. Despite the ongoing debate, people who exercise regularly can still find it difficult to navigate through all the quackery. Read more

Health and Fitness: Healthy Holidays
This time of year, it's easy to hang up your health and fitness goals and say, I'll get back to it in the New Year. It may seem easy, but it actually makes it 10 times harder in January. Read more

Health and Fitness: Get active with a purpose
Be S.M.A.R.T. about your fitness. Everyone has a reason for taking up a fitness regime. Among the top three are: To get big muscles/stronger, to lose weight and to just improve upon current fitness level. Read more

VegFest London to take place this Saturday
The general public will have the opportunity to learn more about vegan-friendly organizations and listen to guest speakers at this year's VegFest London. Read more

Health and Fitness: An apple a day can certainly help keep the doctor away
What is it about the apple that seems to symbolize health? Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? We've all heard the old saying, but where does it come from and does it have any validity? Read more

Organic tea: Good for your health and the environment
Tea is an ancient drink that many have drunk for centuries for its soothing taste and medicinal properties. In the wake of the modern era, however, tea has been polluted by the production of technology. The use of pesticides and chemically produced tea bags have created some drinks harmful for human consumption Read more

Health and Fitness: Taking care of your mind, body and soul while in school
Starting school again can be overwhelming, but making the time to take care of your mind, body and soul will help you have a positive and less stressful year. Read more


Ontario government covers the cost of abortion pill
As of Aug. 10, woman across Ontario have been able to obtain the abortion pill for free with a prescription from a doctor or nurse at select pharmacies. Read more

Fanshawe Wellness and Fitness Centre open for business
Fanshawe welcomed its students into the new Wellness and Fitness centre with a soft launch on May 8. The three-story centre, located in J building, has been under construction for roughly two years. Read more

What happens to fat when you exercise?
There's a fire inside all of us that unleashes when we exercise called endorphins or adrenaline. You start to feel every artery pulsing, heartrate rising, veins circulating with warm blood. Read more

HPV-prevention vaccine could reduce cancer rates amongst men in the LGBTQ+ community
Offering the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil, to more eligible people could help the LGBTQ+ community. The vaccine is offered for free for men, including those who either identify as gay, bisexual or transgender and are under 27-years-old who have had sex with other men. Read more

Eat your greens
The more colourful, whole, raw foods you eat, the better off your diet and health will be. Colour typically translates to more disease fighting antioxidants, and more nutrients all around. Read more


You are what you eat
March is nutrition month and I hope to share some information with you over the next few weeks that will help you make the best choice possible towards your health and wellbeing, achieving your fitness goals and looking and feeling food. Read more


Love your body
If you treat your body badly, then it will respond the same way. Of course, there are variables that we can't or have little control over. So take a look at what you can control and work with it. Read more

London city hall considering the removal of all city-owned vending machines
Public health was discussed over a city hall plan to ban all pop and candy machines from London city-owned facilities. Read more


Top 10 things fit people do
Ever wonder why some people just seem to be effortlessly fit? Trust me, it is no small feat. Most of us have to work really hard, but some of us have made it so part of our lifestyle that it's normal to us. Read more

Don't "new year, new me" me
For most, the first day of the new year means setting yourself up with a New Year's resolution after a reflection on how to improve the oncoming year. Read more

Youth access to vaping products up in smoke as per new Health Canada regulations
Health Canada has introduced a legislation to deter youth from accessing vaping products. As an amendment to the former Tobacco Act, the new Tobacco and Vaping Products Act now includes vapour-based products as a separate class to be regulated. Read more

The anti-X-Men effect: How everyday chemicals are turning us into monsters
If I told you that you could place a chemical on your skin and it would give you super powers, make you feel attractive and smell like a god or goddess, would you do it? Read more


NDP MP pushing for free birth control for Canadians
After successfully campaigning for the removal of a federal tax from feminine hygiene products, Irene Mathyssen, London-Fanshawe MP, is lobbying to make birth control free in Canada. Read more

Feel great head to toe with H2O
Water is without question, the most critical component among the body's six essential nutrients. It constitutes well over half the human body, taking up approximately 60 to 75 per cent of muscle weight and 90 per cent of blood. Read more

We moustache you a question: Are you ready for Movember?
It's that time of year again: Movember. Which means we moustache you a question: are you ready for bristly moustaches, bushy beards and prickly stubble? Read more

Workout supplements: Are they right for you?
It once seemed quite easy to just take vitamins and supplements and go about the rest of your day, but the culture has shifted and they are now a bigger aspect of people's lives. Read more

Medpointing you in the right direction
The school year is undeniably the most stressful time of the year. There's so much to do and such little time to stay active and stress-free. It's easier to pass time by browsing social networks like Instagram or Twitter, but is this a wise way to spend your days? Read more

Organic does not mean unaffordable
Healthy eating is key to a happy heart. However, no matter how careful we are, it's hard to stay healthy when we don't know how our food is grown. Read more

Eating disorders: Not just a diet gone wrong
OH MY GOSH, JUST EAT. An instruction that should seem like a simple task was extremely difficult for Kim, a 26-year-old who starting suffering from bulimia nervosa when she was 13. Read more

STIs: Make sure what happens in the bedroom doesn't stay in you
It's time to get serious and talk sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Approximately one in four adolescents will contract an STD each year. Read more

Answers to all your fitness questions
I often get asked which is better, pitting two fitness or nutrition items against each other. I've picked out some of the most popular questions and hope I can help you make a better or more informed choice. Read more


Three tips to alleviate stress and increase productivity
If you are looking to ease some anxiety over the new school year, get mentally prepared, feel good and look great, then look no further than this article. Read more

The truth about suncreen: Is it worth the risk?
One in four Canadians will die of cancer and two in five Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime, according to the 2014 Canadian Cancer Statistics published by the Government of Canada. Read more

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