Welcome to our blog, where we offer our insight and advice on common areas of challenge, frequently asked questions, and other health related hot topics. We hope you learn a few key things while you’re here that spark your motivation to lead a healthy and full life. Happy reading!
The person who gave so much and raised us to become who we are today - they deserve a day off on this day. And to make it extra special, why don’t you surprise them with a little Sunday brunch! On their special day they deserve to sleep-in and wake up to a beautifully decorated table with an attractive healthy meal, maybe on a patio or on a picnic table in your yard. But perhaps the thought that it’s hard to plan and prepare everything is holding you back? Well, we’re here to guide you through the whole table plan - the general features to focus on, for you to make the experience your own with the details... and then of course the food!
As it gets warmer and brighter outside, many of us feel the pull to get out there and engage in some fun activities, marvel at the budding flowers, and/or get our heart pumping. At the same time, our first thought these days may be around how to celebrate the seasonal transition safely? It’s unnecessary to sacrifice our enjoyment of this beautiful transition from Winter to Spring - this year, it’s all about getting creative, while remaining grateful for what we have today. Appropriately, we’d like to share a list of our top 5 things you can do to enjoy the start of Spring 2021. Let’s get those idea wheels in motion!
Yes, you may not be able to give hugs to your family and friends, you may need to see them virtually over the computer screen from home – but it’s very possible to share moments with the people who matter to you most. Now is the time to make memories in a new way.
In times like this - with the holiday season approaching, our to-do list mounting, and the constantly changing state of the world impacting our day-to-day routine - when something needs to be cut from the list, we tend to sacrifice time for cooking & eating well… and instead reach for more convenient pre-made processed/ fast food to “save time”. We’ve all been there, and generally it leaves us feeling guilty and/or unhealthy after the festivities are all said and done. This year - already different in so many ways - we suggest taking a different approach...
Thanksgiving is around the corner, and as this holiday approaches this year, it is important to appreciate all we have more than ever. Yes, this Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the physical and mental wellness we have today.Family gatherings may be minimal and limited to your immediate family this year - however this shouldn’t prevent us from enjoying the moment and appreciate the delicious and comforting familiar meals. What does enjoying food with your loved ones mean to you? Food is much more than supplying the essential nutrients to your body.
We all know drinking water throughout the day is essential and is the best way to hydrate, but did you know that food we choose to consume also can help us stay hydrated while keeping us cool? Today we’ll be discussing the specific foods (and meals!) that will help you stay hydrated, as well as how you can incorporate them into our daily diet as the warm weather continues. We’ll also go over some tips to get your meals all ready to eat by doing some strategic prep ahead of time.
As many provinces expand their encouraged activity list, you may be planning to go on small trips and engage in new activities this season. A few of the more popular summer activities are going camping, swimming in lakes, or taking part in any kind of water activity - presenting imminent opportunities to don a swimsuit. For many, something that is ingrained in the back of our mind is the dreaded “bloating”! We feel you. Today, we’d like to focus on the topic of bloating - to explore what it is and why this happens, as well as how to prevent it from happening on a special day.
Introducing more anti-inflammatory foods into your diet will help support a strong immune system and your physical health overall. In comes turnips, the star of this blog. Turnips come in both purple and pale white varieties, are easy to find at most grocery stores at a reasonable price, and store well in cool and dry areas. To add to these great features, turnips are wonderfully versatile to use at home and have many nutrition benefits. Because of these highlights, we chose to focus on this praise worthy food in this blog.
Having some structure, routine, and a realistic and flexible action plans that makes us feel a little more in control at this chaotic time is important. Now more than ever, our dietary, physical activity, and recovery practices are of fundamental importance. Above all, what’s important is that you keep your end goal in mind and have failsafe strategies in place to beat the urge to veer off course... Bottom Line: both persistence in our actions and patience with our results are paramount on our journey to success.
Consuming a health promoting blend of protein, fats, and carbohydrates at regular meals throughout the day has a wealth of benefits – including keeping you comfortably satisfied until your next meal. And keeping things as simple as possible here is very important.