Lighten Up


Lighten Up

Feel like the cooler months are bound to get heavy? Heavy coats, heavy boots, heavy meals, and a little heavier on the scales. It doesn’t have to be that way! Here we discuss ways that you can lighten up over winter in every sense of the word! Lighter meals In winter it can be tempting […]

Making Mindful Choices


Making Mindful Choices

Mindfulness – directing your full focus to the moment – can be helpful in making healthy choices and living a healthier life in general. It is an important practice to help combat stress, worry, and distraction.  Think about the last time you overindulged in unhealthy food. Were you thinking about something upsetting, had a stressful […]

New Years Resolution Success


New Years Resolution Success

It’s almost the end of the first week in January, and already you may be noticing that your motivation levels are starting to decline. You had such big plans for 2018, and here you are a week in, already feeling bad about yourself for not sticking to them perfectly. So what can you do to […]

Is avocado healthy?


Is avocado healthy?

You may have heard conflicting advice on whether you should eat avocado. After all, because it is higher in fat, it’s also a source of significant calories. Too many calories, of course, can cause weight gain or prevent you losing weight (if that is one of your health goals). So what’s the real deal with […]

Making healthy habits easy


Making healthy habits easy

If you are starting to work towards a healthier lifestyle, it can feel incredibly overwhelming knowing where to start. Even once you have an idea of the changes that you need to make, how do you get yourself to actually start, and then continue? If you find it difficult to keep up the momentum in […]

Organic or not?


Organic or not?

The choice of eating only organic is appealing to idealists everywhere. With rumours about organic product being more nutrient dense, having less harmful chemicals, and better for the environment. Is eating organic something that you should be doing? The answer to that is a resounding… maybe. First things first Before getting into the nitty-gritty details […]

Mindfulness


Mindfulness

If you are looking for one incredibly simple way to improve your health that requires nothing more than a thought, then mindfulness is your next positive change. Rather than being a way of living and thinking that requires years of practice, mindfulness can be employed today. Being mindful simply means to be present in the […]

Hydration


Hydration

You know that you are supposed to stay hydrated, but how much fluid do you need? What counts? Does it have to be plain water? All these questions and more answered below… Why do we need to stay hydrated? The majority of our body, around 60%, is made up of water. It is required to […]

Rest weeks


Rest weeks

If you are working towards a fitness goal you want to make as much progress as you can. Increasing intensity, resistance, or duration each week may seem like the right thing to do, but you may be putting yourself at risk of injury, burning out mentally, or the overtraining effect where you no longer see […]

Careful with caffeine


Careful with caffeine

It can be tempting to look to a cup of coffee, tea, energy drink, or hot chocolate when you are feeling tired or sluggish. In most cases this is absolutely fine, and can offer a fairly harmless boost to your mood and energy levels. There are however some problems that can come about from too […]