Health and Wellness with Carter the Coyote

Carter seems to be making all the headlines lately, casually strolling down Main mall, feasting on squirrels, and all while summing up $21’000 of debt. Students could learn a lot from Carter and his wildlife friends, and here we’d like to focus on the health and wellness lessons one can learn from UBC’s favourite animals.

Yoga has proven positive impacts on all aspects of health - including mental well-being and flexibility.

Yoga has proven positive impacts on all aspects of health – including mental well-being and flexibility. Photo by David Law.

Go for a jog where there's less people around! Carter here has found a new empty road that he can escape the bustle of city life, and enjoy some calm time.

Go for a jog where there’s less people around! Carter here has found a new empty road that he can escape the bustle of city life, and enjoy some calm time. Photo by Stefania Burk.

Our squirrels emphasis leg work. If you're looking to work out your upper body - you'll need to have a couple of serious leg-days too.

Our squirrels emphasize leg work. If you’re looking to work out your upper body – you’ll need to have a couple of serious leg-days too. Photo by Joyce Fan.

Protein is essential.

Protein is essential. Photo by Rafael Lima.

As when you just can't be bother, honestly, just take a Car2Go.

And when you just can’t be bother, honestly, just take a Car2Go. Photo by UBC Coyote Facebook Page.

 

By Jon Parnell

@JonParnell