Wellness

How To Balance Wellness And Family

Lisa Davidson | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Parents
Lisa Davidson

I know that feeling of saying goodnight to your little one and just wanting to collapse on the couch... As parents we are so busy taking care of everyone else that we let our own health slide. That needs to change.

Food Should Be Fuel, Not What Makes Us Fat

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Food has become what makes us fat or skinny -- acceptable levels of fat or skinniness are determined by sex appeal, not by doctors, physiologists or experts in health. We hand select beautiful people who won a genetics lottery, put them on a pedestal in social media, TV and magazines. We covet their qualities, and then we blame bread when we are fatter than them.

Hard Work Still Has Value In Our Culture Of Instant Gratification

Meghan Telpner | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

What we see all around us flashing in media headlines and on our Facebook feeds is dramatic fame and achievement with seemingly minimum effort. It's infiltrated our approach to just about everything -- from quick-fix diets to overnight success businesses.

Mental Health Is The Key To Workplace Wellness

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Exercise, active living and healthy eating are not the first step in living a healthy lifestyle. The base needs to be set before anyone can live a healthy lifestyle. This is the problem -- most people are not equipped to live healthy. Education is important to health, and more than anything, mental health is critical.

Why Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal Of The Day

Dr. Christian Turbide | Posted 01.21.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Christian Turbide

So much of our health, our happiness, our success and our relationships come down to how well our bodies work. I want to talk about the most important facet of what we eat and when we should eat it. I'm talking about breakfast. Breakfast has been a source of controversy and debate.

Gluten-Free Strawberry Licorice Recipe

Meghan Telpner | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Way back in the day, like most of the candy we enjoy today, there was some natural twist to it. Marshmallows were made from marshmallow root, root beer used actual roots and licorice was derived from licorice root.

How Ayurvedic Massage Can Put Your Life In Balance

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada
Sacha DeVoretz

I try to care for myself throughout the year. Not just the holidays or when it is stressful at work. If I am in a more balanced frame of mind, I can t...

5 Essential Resolutions For A Healthy 2016

Rachel Scott | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Rachel Scott

I love New Year's resolutions! All those pesky loose ends from 2015 can be collected and tied into a bow for the New Year. Here are five simple and transformational steps for making 2016 your healthiest year yet.

5 Ways Yoga Will Improve Your Relationship

Rachel Scott | Posted 12.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Rachel Scott

Next time you hit a challenge, recreate your Savasana space by taking five deep breaths and clearing your mind. Reconnect to the calm beneath the storm. And then decide if him forgetting to get the groceries is really that big of a deal.

Being An Introvert In An Extrovert World

Meghan Telpner | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

The main differentiating factor between introverts and extroverts is where we gain our energy. Extroverts get it from being out in the world, socializing, stimulating that brain reward centre in big ways, and having those interactions. Introverts re-energize by being alone.

How To Keep Your Stress In Check This Holiday Season

Anita Saulite | Posted 12.10.2015 | Canada Living
Anita Saulite

At a time of year where we should be feeling lighthearted, jovial and happy, we are feeling guilty, unhappy and stressed. Keeping our cool this holiday season will require many of us to reflect upon the giving season in a way we have never done before.

Inflammation: Definition, Diagnosis And Treatment

Dr. Christian Turbide | Posted 11.27.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Christian Turbide

There are two types of inflammation -- acute and chronic. Doctors can tell these apart by understanding the history of the inflammation, and by carefully examining the inflammation under their microscope of education and experience.

Chocolate Dipped Macaroons Are The Power Snack You've Been Missing

Meghan Telpner | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

I began experimenting with some classic nutrient-packed ingredients and then did something I rarely do: I added a protein powder to the mix. The key was to make a fibre-rich, protein-rich and fat-rich recipe: the trifecta of a power snack. And so, I landed at a chocolate dipped, vanilla macaroon.

Go Beyond Green Juice With These 5 Happiness Practices

Meghan Telpner | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

I'm a huge fan of green juice. You know, the kind made with cucumbers, kale, lemon juice, celery, maybe even a little apple for sweetness. It's quench...

What You Can Say To Someone Traumatized About Paris

Monique Caissie | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Living
Monique Caissie

We don't have to have been in Paris on Friday to be deeply affected by this event. What do we need to know to protect our mental wellness?

The Amazing Health Benefits Of Cacao Nibs

Jamie Logie | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

With cacao nibs, you are looking at the most natural form of chocolate and something that has received minimal processing. These little beauties are packed full of nutrition and have many proven health benefits.

Grounding In With French Onion Soup

Meghan Telpner | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

This onion soup has an incredibly strong flavour, matching its nutritional power. The body will often tell you when it has had enough and so this soup is best enjoyed in small portions.

Inequality Is Widening The Gap Between Fit And Fat

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Obesity rates and diseases stemming from weight problems continue to rise. While healthy eating and regular exercise have become commonplace among the educated and affluent, the less fortunate show little signs of improvement regardless of efforts by health experts and government policy makers.

The Dangers Of Health Obsession

Jamie Logie | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

Health obsession might not seem like a bad thing, but when a person is reaching the point that they have created stress over missing a certain healthy food item, or that they had to cut their gym session short, they might be heading in the wrong direction in regards to finding true wellness.

5 Tips for Kicking Your Caffeine Habit

Meghan Telpner | Posted 10.25.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

A cup of coffee once or twice a week for most people is no big deal. However, if you can't poop without that morning cup, or more so, can't even drag yourself through your day without your caffeine boost -- then we need to talk.

Stress Could Be Your Silent Killer

Dr. Christian Turbide | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Christian Turbide

Stress is an inescapable part of our daily lives. Once we learn to see it as an emotional and/or physiological adaptation to help us to deal more effectively with the world, we'll be able to take stress on in a positive way- and without the crippling belief that it is killing us.

Boost Your Immune System in Time for Flu Season

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

With winter cold and flu season upon us, it is a good time to nail down immune-boosting habits to ward off the ills of winter time germs. Emerging research now suggests that diet, exercise, age, psychological stress and herbal supplements may have an impact on the immune systems ability to fight off assaults from invading microorganisms.

How Eating Treats Can Help You Manage Your Weight

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 08.30.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

One way to avoid eating too restrictively is to plan to eat a treat once in a while. This plans gives you something to look forward to -- which can motivate you to eat better on a regular basis AND help you avoid feeling deprived.

4 Ways You Can Translate Self-Love Into Motivation

Brant Secunda and Mark Allen | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Living
Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

Working on a fit soul is just as important as working on a fit body. You'll sense the improvements in both. The body becomes leaner, the soul calmer. The lungs gain power, the mind gains resilience. You run farther without fatigue, and tackle life's hassles without anxiousness.

Breathe Better This Summer With These Five Tips

Dr. Howard Levine | Posted 08.05.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Howard Levine

The summer season brings its own unique challenges, but we take measures to limit their impact--sunscreen prevents sunburns, citronella keeps bugs at bay, water keeps us hydrated. But what are we doing to arm our respiratory systems against low-quality summer air?