Wellness

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?

6 Ways Your Workouts Are Aging You Faster

Lee Boyce | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada Living
Lee Boyce

You can definitely combat the aging process by way of exercise. Proper exercise. If you're not paying attention to your body's balance, biology, and safety, you may be moving towards an injured, decrepit, and immobile body faster than you can say "nip tuck."

How Corporate Wellness Programs Can Alienate Employees

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Business
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Labeling people who don't participate in the program as lazy or singling out people to participate can do more harm than good. People who are perceived as being unhealthy by their peers (this is usually based on their physical appearance) may be bullied or coerced into needing to participate.

10 Tips to Throw Dinner Together Like a Pro

Rachel Schipper | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada Living
Rachel Schipper

I'm not Martha Stewart but I know how to make dining a nearly effortless pleasure. In about five minutes from now, you will too. There are no recipes here but my top 10 tips for being able to make a healthy beautiful meal easily and without going for a big shop, because who needs to add that to a busy day

Follow These Steps for Injury-Free Running

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Learning to love running doesn't happen overnight. Too many people never develop a love of running. Their careers are cut short due to injury, usually because they make the mistake of running too much or too intensely too quickly! Don't be sidelined by injury! Run smart.

Our Search for Happiness Is Getting in the Way of Our Happiness

Alyson Jones | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Do we really want to feel happy all the time? Is every moment a choice to feel happy? I don't think so. In fact I think that would create an inauthentic and boring world. We need all of our emotions. They all have purpose, and they are all there to assist us in moving forward and growing in life.

Three Ways to Reset Your Brain for Resilience

Deri Latimer | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Living
Deri Latimer

When I spoke at a Senior's Wellness Day recently, I was reminded about how important it is for all of us -- at any age -- to practice strategies that help keep our thinking flexible and 'buoyant' during every phase of our lives.

Want to Be Healthy? Take the "Captain Obvious" Approach

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

You don't have to spend tonnes of money on cleansing programs, protein powders or the latest miracle food to achieve your health and wellness goals. I am not saying don't eat gogi berries (or this month's equivalent miracle food). I am just saying that you don't need to spend oodles of money or follow a restrictive "diet," you just need to get back to basics.

I Tried It: Floating as Meditation

Daniela Andrews | Posted 06.13.2015 | Canada Living
Daniela Andrews

Float tanks are popping up across the country with people raving about their meditative effects, so they can't be that bad. And besides, it's not going to kill me. Will it?

RECIPE: Lemon Cumin Roasted Carrots

Meghan Telpner | Posted 05.18.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

As we are on the cusp of fresh greens popping up from the earth, I will say farewell to the wonderland of winter with this last hurrah with the root vegetables. I present to you a simple, but flavourful, colourful and delicious roasted root medley, which falls perfectly in line with all that makes this UnDiet Life so vibrant.

Women in Leadership: It's a Matter of Life and Death

Deri Latimer | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Living
Deri Latimer

More women need to step up, lean in, and otherwise support and encourage each other to assume more leadership roles. Not only because we are 50 per cent of the workforce, but because it only makes sense that we will create a happier, healthier, and more productive country when we -- men and women together -- utilize our collective intelligence and maximize our opposing strengths.

How To Make Simple Spiced Elderberry Syrup

Meghan Telpner | Posted 04.27.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Some people think of the fall as cold and flu season, but I have news for you. As winter continues on, we're still in it. In fact, many of us may be...

Why Running Will Change Your Life

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 04.26.2015 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

I believe that deep inside, all of us have something that eats away at us, something that just doesn't sit right. Maybe it's some trauma from your past, or hurtful words that still resonate, or even some "dis" ease you are currently living with. For me, it was coming to terms with sexual abuse in my childhood.

Get Over the February Blahs With These Tips

Shannon Skinner | Posted 04.25.2015 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

I tend to hibernate more and by the end of February I'm going squirrelly. By now, I need an attitude adjustment. My guess is that others do, too. Here are some ways to get over the February blahs and cabin fever, as we go into the last stretch of winter.

I Couldn't Save My Mom From Cancer, So I Do This Instead

Thomas Rigatti | Posted 04.06.2015 | Canada Living
Thomas Rigatti

Though cancer made me see my mom in her worst physical state, I will always remember her as a strong businesswoman and a dedicated banker. She was a woman who paved the way for many in my family who wanted to pursue traditionally male careers, encouraging them to chase their dreams and show the world that women are powerful, too.

Wellness in the 21st Century

Marcia Sirota | Posted 04.04.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Wellness isn't simply about getting enough exercise, eating our greens and ensuring that we have enough good-quality sleep. Wellness is also about paying attention to all the other things that constitute well-being: it's considering the toxins we're being exposed to every day.

How to Escape the Sodium Trap

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 04.03.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

So, if you are absolutely determined to escape the sodium trap, the best you can do is to stick with whole fruits and vegetables, lean, unprocessed meats, fresh seafood, beans and legumes, and unrefined whole grains.

Why Canada Needs Better Nutrition Labels on Our Food

John Millar | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada Living
John Millar

As January comes to an end, those who vowed to eat better in 2015 have probably already given up. Not very surprising, considering that most people grossly underestimate the amount of calories they consume, and underestimate their fat, salt and sugar consumption, even after consulting nutrition labels.

Five Ways to Control the Cost of Canadian Healthcare

Gregory Marchildon | Posted 03.15.2015 | Canada Politics
Gregory Marchildon

While policy should be evidence-informed rather than belief-based, the complexity of health-system change makes it difficult to draw a straight line from one evidence-based improvement to health-system change as a whole. Improving the quality and quantity of evidence-based decision-making is perhaps the greatest challenge in systematically devising policies for bending the cost curve.

The 8 Biggest "Healthy" Food Hoaxes of All Time

Abby Langer | Posted 03.06.2015 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

There will always be some people who are tricked into thinking that the foods below are actually healthy. Little do they know that these foods are the biggest food hoaxes of all time. These are the classic "good for you" foods that are really NOT good for you.

4 Steps to Creating Achievable Goals for the New Year

Alyson Jones | Posted 03.06.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

As a therapist, I encourage people to set goals that are practical, realistic and attainable. Avoid the disappointment and discouragement of lofty resolutions by being patient and committed. In order to achieve this, I offer some simple and practical points of reflection and planning strategies that can reveal your priorities and assist you in moving forward.

Make Fitness Fun With These New Workout Ideas

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 02.12.2015 | Canada
Kathleen Trotter

One thing that I love about my job is that it is never boring. There is always a new way to mix things up, a new way to "torture" my clients, a new wa...

How Certain Scents Can Lift Your Mood

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.25.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

About five years ago, I was going through a really challenging life transition. I couldn't sleep and was experiencing a good amount of anxiety. I did not want to try medications or sleep aids, so I opted for essential oils to calm my nerves and bring my life back into balance. Since this period in my life, I have been curious about the benefits of scents.

How Many Servings of Fruits and Vegetables Should We Eat a Day?

James McCormack | Posted 12.31.2014 | Canada Living
James McCormack

The data also clearly show you get a benefit even if you don't eat five servings a day. One serving a day gives you very roughly a 10 per cent relative mortality benefit, two servings, a 15 per cent benefit, three servings, a 20 per cent benefit, four servings, a 25 per cent benefit -- and then once you get to five servings, that is basically it.