Wellness

Who Teaches You About Your Health And Well-Being?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

When I was a child, doctors still made house calls. I'm not nostalgic about the "good old days." They had their downsides, too. But being a health counsellor myself, I do know first hand that conversing with patients about their concerns can make a real difference in their healing process. Being listened to and taken seriously is something we all want in our everyday lives.

Resilience Is A Circular Bounce

Terezia Farkas | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Living
Terezia Farkas

What's the first thing you think when you hear "resilience"? I bet it goes something along the lines of being able to bounce back from a trying or traumatic experience. I would also say you probably assume the person goes back to the same state of being as before the event. You're not wrong, but you're not exactly right.

Bulletproof Tea: The Ultimate Energy Booster

Sheena Brady | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada
Sheena Brady

The Inspiration It all started in Silicon Valley where executives and athletes began adding butter and coconut oil to their coffee beverages to sus...

Are You Sabotaging Your Own Fitness Regimen?

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

As an elite athlete, I'm hyper attuned to my body and what it's trying to tell me. One of the privileges of being a high-profile athlete is that I have the opportunity to speak to many organizations, school groups, and fitness classes. I'm often asked what motivates me to sacrifice so much in order to train at the level I do.

Culture's Healing Potential Offers Hope For Canada's Indigenous

Jon McGavock | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Impact
Jon McGavock

Epidemics of obesity, diabetes, infectious diseases and suicide that plague First Nation children across Canada are complex and multi-faceted. Yet government solutions often focus on simplistic bio-medical approaches -- when they address the crises at all -- and too often ignore the cultural strategies proposed by indigenous leaders.

Existential Angst And A Cup Of Coffee

Emily Klassen | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada
Emily Klassen

Life, Goals, a Good Cup of Coffee "No amount of security Is worth the suffering Of a mediocre life chained To a routine that has Killed your dreams."...

How To Create And Stick With Healthy Habits

Dr. Allana Polo | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Allana Polo

Instead of beating yourself up for your lack of self-discipline, let's talk about what might be missing from your attempt to create a healthy habit. You can't "do better" if you don't know how to put your goals into action.

4 Reasons You Need To Drink More Water

Jamie Logie | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

Your brain needs water to function properly and if more people were hydrated there's a good chance Donald Trump would not be getting the votes that he is.

How A Healthy Lifestyle Can Prevent Chronic Disease

Russell Williams | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Living
Russell Williams

We don't have to give up all our guilty pleasures to be healthy. By focussing on wellness and becoming our own health advocates, we can enjoy all of what life has to offer, the idea being that disease prevention is easier than treatment. The fact is that there are some very common sense things we can do to make wellness and health a personal priority.

Wellness Retreat Etiquette 101

Lisa Orr | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Orr

Although wellness retreats can vary in activities and in ethos, every retreat has a common purpose, which is to help their guests recharge. What I learned on my recent retreat was that in order for every guest to have their best experience, all of the guests have to abide by a few rules of retreat etiquette.

Conscious Eating Begins With Redefining Comfort Food

Meghan Telpner | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

We've all had that experience where we get in our cars to go somewhere and then suddenly find ourselves at our destination without any recollection of the path we took to get there. It's kind of the same thing when we sit down in front of the television with a bag of chips and suddenly the bag is empty.

How Does Practicing Gratitude Actually Work?

Meghan Telpner | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Sometimes a gratitude practice comes easy, like when you're sipping kombucha margaritas beach side in a tropical paradise, or your kids decide to keep themselves busy and let you sleep in until the midday hour of 8 a.m. For most of us, though, a gratitude practice is anything but easy.

7 Ways To Prepare Yourself For Successful Weight Loss

Dr. Allana Polo | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Allana Polo

Weight loss can feel like an enormous mountain to climb. Before slashing calories, counting calories or even making the healthy changes to portion sizes, food choices and activity levels, I have seven suggestions that will prepare your body and mind for the mountain ahead.

7 Tips For Running Your First 5K

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

There are so many great benefits of running and it can become a healthy lifestyle addiction. It's an easy (once you get the hang of it), inexpensive sport that will help you get fit and also get you outside of your normal exercise routine. Trust me when I say, if you can walk, you can run!

The Quick And Easy Way To Prepare Vegetables Ahead Of Time

Meghan Telpner | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Vegetable prep is a key step in living and eating your healthiest way possible. It takes a little time up front, but makes meal times much quicker with way less clean-up. It also results in far less food waste and we love that, a lot!

Canada Needs Policies Ensuring Sick Days For Workers

Dr Ryan Meili | Posted 03.16.2016 | Canada Politics
Dr Ryan Meili

With the exception of Prince Edward Island, no province or territory guarantees a minimum number of paid sick days for employees. Across the country, young people, seniors and low-wage workers are the hardest hit. Less than half of young and older employees work in jobs that provide paid sick days. The lower an employee's pay, the less likely they are to be covered by a voluntary sick days policy. This needs to change.

What Personal Baggage Are You Bringing To Work?

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 03.11.2016 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

If you're feeling frustrated or exhausted or stuck in your career, maybe it's not your job that's the problem. Maybe it's you. I may be right or I may be wrong, but you should at least consider the possibility. A lot of people bring a lot of baggage with them to work.

3 Natural Ways To Spring Clean Your Gut

Kathy Smart | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada Living
Kathy Smart

Your gut is such an important part of keeping your immune system strong. Some 70 to 80 per cent of your immune system tissue is located in your digestive system! That's why ensuring that you are supporting your gut is so important for increased energy, ability to fight colds and flus and to keep your energy levels at their optimal capacity!

'Manopause' Is Real And Should Not Be Ignored

University of Toronto News | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

A 65-year-old man notices he's feeling more tired lately. He's gaining weight and losing muscle. He can't get as many erections, and generally feels foggy and unwell. His family doctor takes some blood tests and rules out thyroid problems, high cholesterol and blood sugar issues. The only finding is low testosterone -- but that's a normal part of aging, right?

Is Your Job Making You Sick? Listen To Your Body

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 03.02.2016 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

Think of all of the crap that is going on with your physical health, especially any recurring issues. Only you and your doctor can determine what might be causing these symptoms. But if you have an unresolved chronic issue, or recurring health issues, or multiple health issues, it's possible that some of that is rooted in some neglected stress. Don't you think?

Where To Go In B.C. To Bring Inspiration To Your Next Business Retreat

Aaron Winston Smith | Posted 03.02.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Aaron Winston Smith

Looking to bring some inspiration and creativity to your next meeting? Perhaps it's time to take a hike. Research points to both the mind-clearing and brain-boosting benefits of spending time outdoors. Encounters with nature are proven to help alleviate mental fatigue by relaxing and restoring the mind.

My Journey Into The Dragons' Den

Patrick Harrison | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Business
Patrick Harrison

On April 29, 2015, I entered the Dragons' Den at the CBC studios in downtown Toronto, armed with my business pitch and my two fellow knights, to fight for a business idea I had invested in for the last eight years, with two million dollars and the dream of making a difference in the lives of desk jockeys everywhere.

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.