SMART Way To Achieve Your Goals

It’s January 2019. Does that mean something to you? For some it’s a new beginning, a fresh start. To others it’s just another day. Those who look forward to stellar new beginnings might find that January 1st of each year is exactly what they need. A lot of people use New Years’ Day as the official end of the Christmas season and the start of new or renewed clean eating and exercise goals. The whole “New Year, New You”…

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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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TIPS TO KEEP YOU HEALTHY OVER CHRISTMAS one

You are what you….DRINK! Healthy tip #1 is regarding the beverages you are consuming! Start your day with a tall glass of water, as soon as your feet touch the ground. We often are dehydrated upon waking, so to nip this in the bud right off the hop…..start sipping on some good ol’ H2O! You can add lemon or lime to add a burst of flavour! When we get busy with our day we often forget to drink enough…

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The Salty Side of Things

Salt, so much more than the box in your Oma’s cupboard! Not only that, it comes in various forms now too. How do you know which one is best? Which ones are for cooking? And, which ones have benefits outside of the realm of food?   Everyone is familiar with table salt. Most will be familiar with sea salt, and a number of you will have heard of Himalayan salt. All of these are options to flavour food, create…

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5 Strategies to avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Tis the season of cheer and good will towards men! But with beckoning desserts and snacks around every corner, it’s easy for healthy eating habits to get lost in the shuffle. Pair that with cooling temps and hectic holiday schedules, and exercise plans often take a hit, too. However, it’s possible to survive the holidays with your wellness intact. 1 START YOUR DAY WITH PROTEIN We recommend eating a protein-rich breakfast. Add in some complex carbohydrates, and you’ve got…

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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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