TIPS TO KEEP YOU HEALTHY OVER CHRISTMAS five

It’s Okay to Need Some Disconnect! Healthy tip #5 is to just tap out! Sometimes it’s okay to say, “No” to an invitation. Not every event needs to be attended, especially if you are reaching your overstimulation limit. If you feel you can’t be absent from anything, then make sure you choose some time to disconnect and de-compress, however that looks like for you. Maybe you choose to shut off your phone and computer, take a walk under a…

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TIPS TO KEEP YOU HEALTHY OVER CHRISTMAS four

Move, Move, Move! Healthy tip #4 is to get up and MOVE! Just because it’s the holidays doesn’t mean we have to sit on our butts the whole time! Maybe plan a walk every morning, or a workout at the gym. Gather your family together and go cut down your Christmas tree. Go for a hike, have a bonfire out back, co-ordinate a dance challenge after dinner….or just pull out Twister and do some stepping, reaching and twisting. The…

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TIPS TO KEEP YOU HEALTHY OVER CHRISTMAS three

Never Show up EMPTY HANDED! Healthy tip #3 is all about your next social gathering. You might still be feeling a bit full and bloated from the last 3 you attended this week already! You are really trying to keep your eating clean, but it’s just so darn hard! The food is so rich, and there’s so much of it! An easy solution for this is to insist on bringing a contribution to the meal. I always strive to…

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TIPS TO KEEP YOU HEALTHY OVER CHRISTMAS two

Know the power of PROTEIN! Healthy tip #2 is regarding the stuff that’s main job is to repair your body…..delicious protein! At this time of year there tends to be a lot of visiting and eating going on, and it frequently include a LOT of carbohydrates, especially starchy ones like delicious baked goods, potato and squash dishes…..and the beloved stuffing! Let’s not forget the desserts, chocolate and hot apple cider! All of these festive treats break down to sugar…

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You will have better SEX…….

Now that I have your attention.. We have been told over and over that exercise is good for us. Here are 10 VERY good reasons why..        You will improve memory: feel like you think a bit more clearly after a good workout? Not only is your brain getting more energy and oxygen, but many studies have shown that exercise can boost your memory and help you learn better You will improve your posture:  one of the…

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Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that is also a powerful antioxidant. It is involved in reducing inflammation by fighting against free radical damage in our bodies. Vitamin A plays a critical role in maintaining healthy vision, neurological functions and healthy skin. It is also responsible for building strong bones and supporting immune function. Vitamin A is found in two forms, active Vitamin A and beta carotene. Active Vitamin A comes from animal-based foods and is referred to…

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Yoga Zone

Grab your Yogi Friends and get Zenn-i-fied in this class inspired by the mind body practice of yoga. Calm your mind and enhance your mood as well as strengthen your entire body in this ONE hour class. This class is perfect for new-bies and intermediates alike. Packages available $15 drop-in

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Women ONLY

BODY WORKS FITNESS CLASS FOR WOMEN ONLY   A group fitness class designed for busy women to squeeze into the middle of the day. A little cardio, a little weights, a little sweat and a lot of FUN! This class is designed for the new to fitness or the timid into fitness… Classes will consist of light weights, bikes maybe a little step and definitely some movement. Tuesdays 12 until 1pm $40/mth or $15 drop-in LiV Personal Training Studio…

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VEGETARIAN SPLIT PEA SOUP

INGREDIENTS 18 cups liquid (broth, water, stock or combination) 1 lb split peas, picked over 1 medium onion, chopped 3 TBSP butter 2 cloves garlic, chopped finely ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley, or 1/8 cup dried ½ tsp dried basil 1/4 lb quinoa, rinsed (brown rice or barley will do as well) 1 bay leaf 4 large potatoes, diced (can be any potato variety, I like to do half sweet potato) One 10 oz bag fresh spinach, rinsed, trimmed…

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GINGER ROASTED CARROTS

  INGREDIENTS 8-10 carrots, washed and cut into 1 inch slices (using a variety of colours improves presentation) 1” ginger grated or finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced or finely chopped ¼ cup chopped parsley 1/3 cup chopped onion 2-3 TBSP olive oil Salt and pepper to taste INSTRUCTIONS 1. Grease a casserole dish and fill with first five ingredients 2. Drizzle olive oil over top and sprinkle with salt and pepper 3. Mix well so oil and ingredients…

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