PhD(c) Health and Rehabilitation Science, yoga teacher, co-host of The Holistic Health Diary podcast and TV show, Advisor at Examine.com.
Gillian is currently completing her PhD at Western University in Health and Rehabilitation Science with a specialization in Health Promotion. She is the host and producer of the TV show "Gillian Mandich: Cooking Adventures", a yoga and Yoga Tune Up® teacher, co-host of Holistic Health Diary Podcast and TV show, guest health host on the Home Shopping Network (HSN), sits on the Advisory Board at Examine.com, hosts Health Science Radio on 94.9 CHRW, and writes for numerous print and online media. Learn more about Gillian on her website www.gillianmandich.com or follow her on Instagram and Twitter @gillianmandich.
In a traditionally male-centric world, I find it a breath of fresh air to see both men and women stepping up and encouraging the power of the feminine. To me, especially in a time where women's empowe...
Have you ever noticed that you feel happier after a workout? Well, there is a reason for that: research suggests that regular physical activity may boost your happiness - and your health. It may also...
By bringing attention to the breath throughout the day we can cultivate self-awareness. Something as simple as learning to breathe properly can have a significant impact on both your body and mind, leaving you feeling more efficient, productive and energized!
By identifying areas of opportunity for growth and development in your life and committing to starting today (as opposed to waiting for News Year's resolutions in January to roll around) you can assess areas of your life that require attention and immediately start to take action.
Cultivating confidence in the face of a challenge is one of the most important things we can do to create a fit mind and body. Having confidence is like having a silent superpower that plays a key role in success.
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One of the most essential components of metabolism isn't a vitamin, a chemical or a molecule -- it is your psychological relationship with the food, meaning that how you think and feel about what you are about to eat impacts how your body digests it
Fun fact: Not all carbonated beverages were created equally. Most tonic waters contain sugar, club sodas have sodium, and other flavored carbonated waters are often made with artificial sweeteners (such as aspartame and acesulfame).
If I reflect back on the past few years of my life, the omnipotent messages from The Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne Dyer were the catalyst for so many of the positive, profound changes in my life. This book woke me up and set my life trajectory on an entirely different path.
Blueberries in particular are showing berry exciting promise as research has linked the consumption of blueberries with a modest decrease in blood pressure in various groups of people with high blood pressure (also known as hypertension).
I love CrossFit -- it's the only sport I know where the loudest cheers are for the last to finish. There is something magical about knowing that you are doing the same workout as people all over the world. Solidarity sweating breaks down geographical and language barriers - it is an amazing way to empathize and relate to others.
There's always going to be "the next hottest trend" trying to sell you on how you can have the best mind blowing, knock your hipster-socks off kind of sex. You know, the good-good kind of get-down. Yet, what is the actual key to having a great sex life? Eating more kale? Practicing vaginal weightlifting? Cultivating perfectly pruned pubes?
In honour of International Women's Day I'm writing this blog in celebration of women and the special bond of sisterhood. I wanted to share an excerpt of letter I wrote to my little sister as she set off to live in Australia for a year. This is my greatest big sister advice about how to live the best life ever.
Findings revealed that participants who read on an iPad produced 55 per cent less melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that tends to increase in the evening to induce sleepiness and regulate sleep. It is also a strong anti-inflammatory known to suppress cancer cell growth. When melatonin levels decrease they can shift the body's circadian rhythm and make it difficult to fall asleep.