COVID-19 & Exercise: Things to think about as gyms re-open

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It’s been a few months since things started shutting down and changing in response to COVID-19. As gyms and other fitness studios start to re-open, a lot of us are chomping at the bit to get back in and start … Read More

Self Care: Think Clearly

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The World Health Organization has defined mental health as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes their own abilities, can cope with normal stress of life, work productively, and is able to make contributions to their community”. Anxiety … Read More

Self-Care: Nutrition Recap

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I have been following the strategies from The Ripple Effect for the last three months. Previously I focused on sleep & exercise, in May I focused on my nutrition. Each week I added in a new strategy to try and … Read More

Anti-Inflammatory Foods: What are they?

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We always have inflammation in our body – inflammation is part of our immune system and reactions to a foreign invader that has gotten into our body. However, this is usually acute and short lived. Once the invader is gone, … Read More

Why it’s harder to ________ than it used to be

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As we get older we can get frustrated as our body doesn’t quite work the way it used to. The good news is that there is an explanation for why things, like sleep, get a little harder and that means … Read More

Ommmm: Meditation 101

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Meditation is a practice where you use a technique to train your attention or awareness; it can help you to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. A regular meditation practice can help you to reduce stress, anxiety and … Read More

How well does your wheel roll?

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If your health was a bike tire, and each spoke represented a part of your life that supported your health, how well would your wheel roll? Is it strong and sturdy? Even and resistant to bumps in the road? Are there … Read More

Benefits of Being Plant-Based

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Being plant-based is becoming trendier and more people are adopting this style of diet. Plant-based means that the majority of your foods come from fruits/veg, nuts, whole grains, seeds, and beans/legumes. Plant-based diets can still include meat and dairy, but … Read More

Self-Care: Nutrition

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Obesity rates are on the rise – over 30% of adults in Canada are currently experiencing overweight or obesity. The easy access of processed, high calorie foods mean that we live in an obesogenic environment. It is REALLY easy to … Read More

Self Care: Exercise Recap

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I’ve been following the strategies in the Ripple Effect for the last two months. Last month I focused on sleep, this month I focused on exercise. Each week I added one strategy in to try to make minor changes to … Read More

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