Healthy Lifestyles, mental health, student experiences

Student Blog: How a Class Assignment Improved my Mental Health

Talk about it, be open about it.  Both things that I have been trying to do more as I “grow”. Last semester I took a class on Health Psychology and one of our assignments was to “change a behaviour”.  I chose exercise (seemed easy, and was relevant to my life issues happening). I needed to… Continue reading Student Blog: How a Class Assignment Improved my Mental Health

Healthy Lifestyles

Exercise is Medicine: Over coming obstacles

Blog #2 – Overcoming Obstacles During Exam Season  EIM (December 2019) EB: One of the main challenges that I have had to overcome to stay committed to the program was the ability to give up some of my time in my busy life. The commitment to exercise and to eat better requires some time from… Continue reading Exercise is Medicine: Over coming obstacles

Healthy Lifestyles, Uncategorized

Exercise is Medicine – Mindful Eating

Blog #1 – Change in Attitude after starting EIM (November 2019) Participant 1: E.B. In my experience with the Exercise Is Medicine program so far, I have had one consultation about nutrition and one about exercise. The nutrition session has helped me think about what I eat on a day-to-day basis. The discussion has led… Continue reading Exercise is Medicine – Mindful Eating

Student Events

Student Event: Intuitive Eating Workshop Session 3: Putting it Into Practice

My name is Alejandra and I’m a volunteer in the Healthy Lifestyle group. Since the second session of the Intuitive Eating Workshop, I’ve been identifying the emotions that lead me to eat and I have continued my path of not being as harsh to myself as I used to be when it comes to eating… Continue reading Student Event: Intuitive Eating Workshop Session 3: Putting it Into Practice

Student Events

Student Event: Intuitive Eating Workshop Session 2: Expanding on the Basics

My name is Alejandra and I’m a volunteer in the Healthy Lifestyle group. Since the last session of this workshop my relationship with food has been -slowly but surely- changing. I’ve been trying to stop following diets and I no longer feel as guilty as I did whenever I eat a piece of cake or… Continue reading Student Event: Intuitive Eating Workshop Session 2: Expanding on the Basics

Student Events

Intuitive Eating Workshop Session 1: Establishing the Basics

My name is Alejandra and I’m a volunteer in the Healthy Lifestyle group. I’m also a Master of Public Health student whose behaviour and mentality has been heavily affected by the diet culture since she was a child. I’ve been trying different diets since I was aware of the importance of physical looks to society… Continue reading Intuitive Eating Workshop Session 1: Establishing the Basics