Optimizing Your Home Exercise for Strength Gains

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Picture this: You are safe in your home, not much around you to lift, push, or pull (aside from your own body weight), but you need to gain, or at least maintain, your current muscular strength because the apocalypse is here and who knows what will come next. Too real right now? Maybe you don’t have this concern (…this blog … Read More

Are You Settling or Sitting Into Self Isolation: How To Minimize Sitting and Best Set-up Your Home Office

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There is no question that the past few weeks have been unprecedented and fraught with challenges that many of us could never have anticipated. For many people, as we navigate the new norms we are also navigating new personal circumstances. For a large group of our clients that has meant working from home with makeshift set-ups juggled between childcare and … Read More

Practical Tips for Managing Anxiety During Self-Isolation

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The past few weeks have been some of the most stressful and unusual days many of us have ever lived through. For those who have suffered from anxiety in the past, you may have noticed a heightening of symptoms; others may be feeling this way for the first time. I want to share some practical tips you can incorporate into … Read More

Over Eating? Maybe it is Time to Start Mindfully Eating

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We hear a lot about mindfulness in all areas of our lives these days, but have you ever considered mindful eating?  In our fast paced lives we often grab food because it’s time to eat, we are stressed or we are bored.  Often we aren’t even thinking about it and many times eating while working at our desk or in … Read More

What is the Right Amount of Exercise for YOU!

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I have been working with mothers and children for the better part of my career and there has always been one limiting factor to fully relating to my patients: I am not a mother nor do I have children. But I am passionate about my work and highly value exercise prescription, so if you’ve come to see me in the … Read More

How to manage Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.)?

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Wintertime is often regarded as a happy time, but for many of us, these winter months bring on a depressed mood and low energy. So many Canadians deal with this, and often time don’t realize they’re dealing with something we can address and treat clinically. What Is SAD? SAD stands for Seasonal affective disorder. It is a recurrent major depressive … Read More

5 Free Ways to Integrate Self Care in Under 5-Minutes

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We’ve been talking about self care a lot this month. One of the reasons it is such an easy topic is that we all absolutely need it yet it can mean something different to everyone giving us a wide range for discussion.  However, because there is no true definition of self care, it makes it easy to use as an … Read More

An expert’s guide to sangria management

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When people think of self-care they often think they need to do more. Just the idea of making time for self-care into an already over-scheduled day overflowing with tasks and to-do lists can seem daunting enough to make you want to crawl under the covers and eat dark chocolate. Today I’m going to preach to the unthinkable: the ecstatic joy … Read More

Health is a Habit. Cultivate it.

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Health is a Habit.  Cultivate it.   January is quickly coming to a close and many of the “resolutions” you made for yourself might not be holding as strongly as you would like.  I actually don’t love resolutions – it always feels like a general to do list for the year. I don’t make resolutions anymore – I have started setting … Read More