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Intermittent fasting, is it a myth? Or does it actually work?

Imagine saving some money on grocery costs and losing weight simultaneously. That’s the plan I had as I laid out my long-term weight loss project. Intermittent fasting is a method of fasting by choosing a specific time to eat. For instance, I went with the daily approach and ate between 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM. According to Johns Hopkins neuroscientist Mark Mattson, this method of fasting can help lose weight over time because “after hours without food, the body exhausts its sugar stores and starts burning fat.”

Physical Health at BCIT

It is a Wednesday at 6:00 PM. After a long day of classes and a shift at the local coffee shop, a student walks into the weight room in the fitness centre at the Burnaby campus of BCIT. They find the personal storage area so full that they put their sweatshirt and keys into a cupboard already in use. After grabbing a cleaning rag and warming up on the treadmill, they search for a bench to do a workout set of workouts, yet they are all taken. Unfortunately for this student, Recreation Services at BCIT has been successful in its goal to support the improvements to the physical health of its staff and students.

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BCITSA Tech Career Fair

The BCIT Student Association (BCITSA) Career Services held a Tech Career Fair. Students and alumni met one-on-one with recruiters from the tech industry, learned more about the most up-to-date industry insights, and found ways to improve their résumés. The event ran at the Tech Collider in the BCIT Downtown Campus on October 3rd 2023.

History, Benefits, and Downside of Drinking Coffee

History, Benefits, and Downside of Drinking Coffee

As a passionate coffee drinker, I’ve been using coffee mainly to keep myself from dozing off in class and to stay sharp to meet deadlines. However, I also enjoy the taste, especially that of Guatemalan coffee beans. While coffee is a great way to wake myself up, it is more than just a beverage. From its origins to different methods of processing, coffee has a rich story.

11 Home Remedies for Flu Season

Last month I had a cold and had to stay home for a couple of days. I tried everything I could think of to get better; cough medicines, antibacterial teas, day and night pills, soups, orange juice; all to still have an annoying cough for the next couple of weeks. In my Victorian Child-esque state, I got curious about what possible home remedies I could use to try and fight off my illness.

How to Survive your Free Time When the Weekend Comes:

It’s Friday. You talk to your classmates while walking toward one of BCIT’s bus stops. You say bye to them and take your bus. Once you’re on it, it hits you: It’s the weekend and you don’t have friends outside school. You’re entering the void. That’s life for many of us, international students, people from other provinces and people who have lost touch with their high school friends — congratulations on that.

Art Feature with Jo Eldridge

My unwavering curiosity leads me to explore every nook and cranny, with the firm belief that there is always wonder to find as long as one is willing to look. My interest lies in skill gathering, and I like to dabble in everything for the best quality of experience. I spent my first 26 years on Vancouver Island and came to Vancouver 7 years ago to chase love and new experiences. I see the world through the eyes of an artist, and I love to know how things work, which has led me to attend BCIT for the AME ‘M’ to follow new opportunities in the pursuit of my life’s goals.

Meet BCIT Alumn Christine German

Christine German is the head of the Broadcast and Online Journalism program and has been teaching journalism to students here for nearly two decades. She is also a BCIT alumn; German graduated with a journalism diploma in 2000, and has an extensive background in the industry, with a specialty in sports journalism.

History and the Downfall of the Pumpkin Spice Latte

The Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, or PSL as friends call her, went all out for hers this year. Ranging from sold-out apparel collaborations to celebratory advertisements, this beloved acronym has appeared just about everywhere in the fall of 2023. Even though one latte would cost you around $7, the pumpkin spice industry has grown to $511 million as of 2019. Why does this flavour have so much power that it determines when fall officially starts?