Browsing Category : Health

How to Build Your Sick Day Kit


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. We had a real cold snap this week; low’s of -15C (-24C with the windshield). I love winter but this year I have a new liability – he drools and likes to stare at his hands. I rarely get…

Guest Post: How Self Massage Can Help You Recover After Long Hikes


Hiking is a wonderful way to keep fit and enjoy spending time in nature. The downside? It’s common to experience aches and pains after a long hike. According to the National Health Service (NHS), the soreness you experience following grueling exercise is caused by small muscle tears. When you work your muscles harder than usual, the fibers become damaged. This…

Guest Post: How Can Dancing Help You Lead A Healthier Life


Photo credit: Diego Rose When you read a title like this on a post or article, you automatically think, we are going to tell you about exercise. While exercise and diet is important, that are not the primary reason (in my opinion) that dance leads to a healthier life. Yes, diet and exercise will be mentioned because they are parts…

Telemedicine Can Help Beat Those Workout Excuses


I am trying to lose those last 15 pounds from my pregnancy and is it ever hard! As someone who has been into fitness and working out for more than half my life, I am blown away at how hard it can be to lose weight. The other day as I struggled on a run I thought about how challenging…

Healthy Habits You Can Start Today


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. People are always looking for a “quick” way to get healthy and fit. Magazines and Pinterest pins promise results in only 4-6 weeks. But that is so unrealistic! If there is one thing my mom always said it was…

Vitastiq- Technology Tracking Your Body’s Vitamins & Minerals (Giveaway)


Do you get enough vitamins and minerals? Who knows! But 45.6% of Canadians aged one year and older (approximately 15.7 million people) used at least one nutritional supplement. (Statistics Canada) How often do you read that these supplements don’t actually work and you’re paying a lot for extra yellow pee? I believe in supplements and have a reminder on my…

Beating the Winter Blahs


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. January and February are some of the most blah months. Christmas and New Year’s are over, the days are short, and it’s freezing out. Or you live in Southern Alberta where it’s -21C one day and +7C the next.…

7 Tips for Embracing Winter


I’m not very happy with winter right now, which is crazy because I’m of the rare breed of people who gets giddy when it snows. I want to roll about in snow like a dog. But now that I no longer have a four wheel drive vehicle, I’m actually wishing it was warmer because driving in snow in an unreliable…

GIVEAWAY! A Few Solutions to Try This Cold and Flu Season


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. I have been bragging that I haven’t had a cold or flu since February 2016! That’s almost two years! I credit a healthy diet, lots of sleep, and lots of exercise to this but now that I’m teaching and…

Guest Post: Why sleep is more important than exercise or diet


Many people don’t get enough sleep because of their numerous obligations and they find it easier to postpone their sleeping in order to finish the job. However, less sleeping has a very bad effect on your mood and the ability to concentrate on your tasks. Step by step, it can damage your brain and your entire body. Sometimes being sleepless…

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Gut Health


Timing is such a funny thing. I recently had to take a course of antibiotics and I always try to keep the ‘good’ bacteria in my body going when taking antibiotics. I eat more almond yogurt with live bacterial cultures and drink a lot of kombucha.  This time around, the timing couldn’t be better as a few days before I…

Springing into Health with Sisu


This spring and summer I am killing it when it comes to my health! I’m doing everything I can to feel good from the inside out and you can too! Here are a few ways I’m currently (or planning) to improve my health this summer. Morning Workouts Longtime readers know I cannot get up early enough to do workouts- most…

Superfood for the Skin


Algae on your face? Who would have thought that slimy green stuff that comes from the ocean would become the next super food supplement and a moisturizing lotion ingredient? Crazy, yet it is actually making a splash among consumers! Karen Dermo Cosmetic Moisturizing Lotion (by New Brunswick-based Blugenics Innovations) contains phytoplankton– also known as microalgae – which is packed with antioxidants, vitamins,…

Phytoplankton for Health


I love to learn about the latest trends in health and nutrition and I feel like the theme of 2017 so far has been health benefits from the algae! When I was approached by Canadian company, Blugenics Karen Phytoplankton, to investigate the health benefits of phytoplankton I was intrigued. What is it? Phytoplankton – found in the ocean and considered…