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Take the Polar Plunge — How Cold Can Improve Your Health
All over the Northern hemisphere, a very strange ritual takes place in the first few weeks of the New Year. Hundreds of hardy swimmers gather at various locations to take a dip in whatever wild body of water they can find. They plunge into the icy cold depths to raise ...Read More
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Take the Polar Plunge — How Cold Can Improve Your Health
All over the Northern hemisphere, a very strange ritual takes place in the first few weeks of the New Year. Hundreds of hardy swimmers gather at various locations to take a dip in whatever wild body of water they can find. They plunge into the icy cold depths to raise ...
5 Reasons Women Don't Weight Train and Why They're Wrong
A few years ago, I got bored of Pilates and decided to take a boxing class. Several painful sessions later, I came to an uncomfortable realization—I was fit, but I wasn't strong . The time had come to lift, and ...
Look After Your Heart! 7 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Lower Blood Pressure
Hearts are everywhere this month thanks to Valentine's Day—gaudy displays in the stores, cutesy cards, love songs on the radio—but how often do we pay attention to our actual hearts, that major organ that keeps us alive.
Making the Most Out of Couples Counselling
Despite what the Valentine's Day cards say, love isn't all magic and unicorns. It's hard, it's messy, and it takes work.
7 Little Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve Your Relationship (According to Science)
With Valentine's Day fast approaching, images of shiny, happy, perfect couples are everywhere. If you've ever been in an adult relationship you'll know that the reality is a lot messier, and more complicated.
A Valentines Q&A with Intimacy Coach Viktoria Kalenteris
Love is in the air this month, but for some couples keeping the fire alive isn't easy. If you're out of the starry-eyed phase and wondering if you and your partner have lost your spark, don't panic.
Journaling 101: A Beginners Guide to Writing Away Your Worries
I've kept a diary since I was 9 years old and even though some of my earliest entries still make me cringe ( 'Cottage pie for dinner AGAIN. Ugh '), it's a habit I've grown to depend on.
Family Fitness – How and Why to Get Moving Together
For personal trainer Jordan McWhirter being active isn't just a job, it's a family tradition.
Why You Should Be Eating Purple Food
Turn Your Plate Purple - Why You Should Eat Purple Foods If you grew up in a household like mine, you were probably told to “eat your greens”. Turns out, there’s more to eating healthy than simply eating your greens. You need all kinds of colours in your diet, all ...
The Wellness Trends We Loved In 2020 – and What We're Excited for in 2021
2020 put a strain on everyone, for sure. The good news is that health is now firmly in the mainstream conversation and most of us are focused on wellness heading into 2021.
Beating Belly Bloat in the New Year
‘Tis the season for over-indulging. You may have had more than a few holiday treats by now. If the constant onslaught of rich meals, sweet treats, and decadent desserts has your stomach swelling, you're not alone. Bloating is a very common problem which occurs when the digestive system fills up ...
Timing is Everything – How to Lean into Your Body Clock for Better Health
Timing is Everything – How to Lean into Your Body Clock for Better Health When people talk about the biological clock it's usually in reference to reproduction, and if you're a woman over the age of 30 you're probably sick of the phrase. Your internal clock doesn’t really have anything ...
Do You Really Have a Slow Metabolism?
We don't always think of them in technical terms, but our bodies are some of the most complex, efficient and hard-working machines on the planet. At the heart of it all is your metabolism.
Collagen 101 — Why and How to Take This Super Supplement
Collagen sales soared this year as the trendy supplement hit headlines—endorsed by celebrities from the Kardashian clan to Jennifer Aniston.
Healing With PEMF Therapy
When Walt Whitman wrote about 'the body electric', it wasn't just a poetic figure of speech. Our bodies are electric, with each cell carrying both positive and negative charges.
6 of the Caribbean Bush Medicine Tradition's Most Potent Plants
In the Caribbean, there's a tea for everything. Sip a lil fever grass for the flu; try some steeped cerasee for your sore stomach; boil a brew of moringa for that migraine.
Christmas in the Time of Covid—How to Cope When the Holidays Get Hard
Stop me if this sounds familiar—you rang in 2020 with cheers, merriment and champagne fuelled excitement; almost 12 months later, you're sitting in your sweat pants staring at the calendar and wishing the days away until this annus horribilis is finally done. Many households are running low on Christmas cheer ...
Celebrating the Solstice — How to Embrace the First Day of Winter
The darkest day is almost upon us...and I'm not speaking metaphorically. On December 21, the sun will rise for the shortest day of the year and that means winter's officially begun (November snow storms notwithstanding). This year’s Solstice is particularly special thanks to some unique planetary shifting. Jupiter and Saturn ...
How to Help Kids Have a Merry Pandemic Christmas
The holidays look a little different this year. The pandemic, the slump in the economy, the uncertainty over what's ahead in 2021—all these things are difficult enough for adults to wrap their head around, never mind kids. Christmas is normally a magical time for little ones, but if the younger ...
7 Ways to Essential Oils can Support You During Cold & Flu Season
It's winter, which means our immune systems are taking a hit from pesky cold weather viruses and infections. It’s during this season when you might find that essential oils can really demonstrate just how essential they can be.
Decorate for Wellness With Feng Shui This Holiday
This time of year our neighbourhoods and our homes are transformed—trees, tinsel, twinkly lights—there's holiday cheer everywhere you look! But what if you want your decorations to be about more than cheer?
7 Weird and Wonderful Facts About Mistletoe
Christmas is just around the corner, which means the festive decorations are out in full force and so too are the weird holiday traditions. It doesn't get much weirder than hanging up a bit of plant and cajoling people into kissing under it. If your holiday memories are anything like ...
Easy Tips to Make Your Bone Broth Next Level
It's winter which means short days, frosty nights, and (in my house) compulsive broth-making. Bone broth is a staple in our kitchen at this time of year, because it's warming, delicious, and very good for the immune system. There's a reason your grandmother turned to chicken soup to cure a ...
How the Pandemic is Affecting Introverts
Introverts, I have some sad news—our shared personality type is more prone to health issues, negative emotions , and poor mental health . However, it's very possible to embrace your introversion and find your healthiest self despite the stats. Understanding Introversion It's hard to pin down introversion. It's commonly defined ...
The Which Doctor Guide to Wellness Gifts (Online!)
The giving season is upon us, and it's time to treat that special someone in your life to a dose of self-care...Which Doctor style. There’s been a push over the last few years to gift experiences, and not items that may be discarded after one, or no uses. We definitely ...
Essential DOs and DON'Ts for Essential Oils
Scents can carry us places— stirring up memories , heightening emotions, and igniting our creativity. In the case of essential oils, they can also heal. Aromatherapy is a centuries-old branch of medicine that uses plants and herbs to relieve pain, ease the symptoms of chronic disease, treat stress, and promote ...
How Reflexology Brings Balance to Your Thyroid
The thyroid is a tiny gland, capable of causing big problems. This essential organ is the centre of our endocrine system, where hormones are manufactured, released, and regulated. When the thyroid produces too much (HYPERthyroidism) of its hormone, or too little (HYPOthyroidism), it can cause a cascade of symptoms that ...
Fortify Your Lungs With Food
We’re all worried about our lungs these days. There’s the standard afflictions—pollutants, toxins, and seasonal viruses, but with Covid-19 patients having to wait in line for intubation, we’re experiencing higher anxiety than ever. It’s scary, and it would make sense if you wanted to do everything in your power to ...
World Wide Wellness: Japanese Forest Bathing—Canadian-style
Almost 40 years ago, Japan updated its public health guidelines to include trees. Yes, trees. The Japanese Health authorities started urging people to spend more time in forests , participating in what's now known as 'shinrin-yoku,' or forest bathing. Of course, the Japanese didn't invent trees, and they aren't alone ...
Don't Let Snow Stop You—5 Ways to Winterize Your Fitness Routine
Congratulations! You figured out how to adapt your exercise routine in the face of your local gym having to shut its doors—you went outside! A perfect solution... in the summer, but with winter coming ever closer, and no end to the in-person fitness centre covid-closures in sight, how do you ...