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What students are talking about today (February 12th)
1. CrossFit, the intense group workout craze, has found a following at Queen’s University where a Facebook page calling for it to be offered in the campus Athletics and Recreation Centre has more than 500 likes. But the ARC powers-that-be are concerned the instructor who wants to offer it isn’t certified as a personal trainer or an employee. They also say the exercises could have health consequences. The Queen’s Journal isn’t buying the explanation, citing the fact that student-run fencing and archery clubs already use the gym.
2. Science, yes science, has determined that underage American alcohol drinkers are sticking to a relatively small number of, what are in my opinion, dreadful tasting brands. Almost 28 per cent of the 13 to 20-year-old study participants drank Bud Light within the past month, 17 per cent guzzled Smirnoff malt beverages, 15 per cent downed regular Budweiser and 13 per cent sipped on Coors Light. Researchers at Boston University and Johns Hopkins surveyed 1,032 teens online. Their paper is published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.
Scott Hems overcame bullying and lost 100 pounds
This story originally appeared in The Aquinian, the student newspaper at St. Thomas University.
In high school, I was a typical big guy. I took a lot of shit from people. I got teased and laughed at. Girls wouldn’t talk to me. I could never eat enough, and I never felt good about myself.
There was one thing did make me happy, though, and that was hockey. I loved hockey in high school, but couldn’t make the high level teams because of my weight. During AAA tryouts one year, the coach called me. He wanted to tell me I was a fantastic goalie and had the heart of a champion.
He followed up the pep talk by saying I was “too fat to present the image we want on this team.”
Report finds sedentary living common among teens
A study released by StatsCan shows that Canadians simply aren’t moving enough to be healthy. According to the Canadian Health Measures Survey, which looked at physical activity habits of 2,800 adults and 1,600 children, showed that only 15 per cent of adults moved enough to benefit from being healthy. Only seven per cent of 5 to 17-year olds were active enough to be healthy. On average, the amount of time spent inactive was 9.5 hours a day for adults and 8.6 hours a day for children and youth. However, the average amount of time increased among youth aged 15 to 19 to nine hours a day, or about 65 per cent of their waking hours. The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology recommends at least 60 minutes of daily activity for youth aged five to 17, and 150 minutes weekly for adults.