Healthy Hamilton – Part II

At ‘Pop the Bubble’ we believe that it is vitally important for students to become engaged with the communities in which they live. During your time at McMaster, we want to make sure that you are inspired to pop your campus ‘bubble’ and one of the best ways to do this is to get to know some of the amazing resources we have in the city, especially when it comes to your personal health and wellness.

1. Take a Class!

Whether you want to learn how to eat organic, how to meditate or how to run a 5k- there are resources in the city to help you achieve your goal! Many of these resources exist on campus as well, but it is also great to get off campus and discover new and exciting places to take a class or three!

2. Yoga-Licious!

Okay, so this could also fit under ‘Take a Class’ but we thought that Yoga deserved its very own spot on our list! With a brand new studio opening up at University Plaza and some amazing studios close by at Main and Locke, why not make 2011 the year of the downward dog?

Yoga in the Park

3. Eat local, organic

A great way to think about developing healthy habits is to start with the stuff you put in your mouth! There are many places in Hamilton to source healthy, organic and local options. We recommend the new Farmers Market. Visit for more details.

4. Volunteer!

One of the best ways to get out and about, feel good about yourself  and stay active is to volunteer! Get those endorphins running by contributing your time, talent and energy to any one of the amazing non-profit organizations operating in the city. To find the perfect placement, email

5. Restaurants

There are tons of healthy places to eat in the city with delicious and nutritious options on the menu. Try skipping the all-you-can-eat places (Do you really need to eat all you can in one sitting?) and checking out places that specialize in vegetarian cuisine. We have heard great things  about places like Affinity (at 87 John St South) and Wass Ethiopian Restaurant.

Sincerely yours,

The Bubble Poppers

NB: The places we reference in this article are for your convenience only.  Reference herein to any specific company, service, product or website does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation or favouring by Pop the Bubble or the Student Success Centre. We do not receive compensation in any way from organizations and companies mentioned in this article.