Health

Staying Healthy When Working Remotely

Staying Healthy When Working Remotely

Working remotely makes for a very different work day then spending the day in an office. Both working from home or traveling a great deal can impact your daily routine, overall health and productivity. We are happy to share some tips on staying healthy while working remotely. 

Healthy Workplace Challenge

Healthy Workplace Challenge

During the spring time, healthy eating and fitness are often hot topics even in workplaces. Since workplaces are where you spend most of your waking hours, they are the great places to start taking the steps to your healthier lifestyle. As such, I propose a healthy workplace challenge for your workplace. Let the sunny days fuel your motivation to make a healthy lifestyle changes as a team! Ask your colleagues if they are interested in a healthy workplace challenge and make a commitment to start today!

Are you “Mind full” or Mindful?

Are you “Mind full” or Mindful?

Why are we so unhappy? Could it be because we are always too focused on the future and forget to stop and appreciate everything we have in the present? Many of us have heard this numerous times before yet fail to appreciate what it actually means. 

Scientific Evidence Supports Aromatherapy to Reduce Stress

Scientific Evidence Supports Aromatherapy to Reduce Stress

Life is stressful. Although some stress is not a bad thing, experiencing too much stress can be damaging to your health. What are some ways you de-stress? Have you ever considered aromatherapy? Scientific evidence supports the use of aromatherapy as a "de-stressor" that can help your body experience lower levels of stress. 

What's in your lunchbox?

What's in your lunchbox?

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wish I had the time to eat healthier”? One of the top reasons people say they cannot eat healthy is because they lack the time. Each day, we seem to get busier and busier but we cannot let that be an excuse to not eating. You may not have the time to prepare large and extravagant healthy meals but you do have the time to eat right. This post is for those of us that are interested in eating healthy, but have busy schedules that limit us from eating the way we should.

Here are some tips and tricks that can help you adopt a healthier diet. 

Maternity leave, Paternity leave, or both?

Maternity leave, Paternity leave, or both?

Despite fathers taking on a more active and nurturing role, it usually women who take maternity leave to stay with the child for the first period of the newborn’s life? Although the number of Canadian fathers receiving paid paternal leave has increased to 20% in 2006, it is still low compared to Nordic countries - Sweden (90%), Norway (89%) and Iceland (84%) (Marshall, 2014). The big question remains: Why are so few Canadian fathers taking paternal leaves?

The Coffee Debate: Is caffeine good or bad for your mental health?

The Coffee Debate: Is caffeine good or bad for your mental health?

Do you like to start your day off without a nice, warm cup(s) of coffee or grande latte each morning? There are many controversies regarding caffeine and its risks and benefits. In this post I turned to the literature to provide an evidence-based understanding of caffeine’s effects on mental health. Coffee is a highly consumed beverage and due to it’s mildly addictive properties, it is hard to resist! Caffeine is the most popular and widely available drug in the world, thus it is an important topic to discuss.

Your Lunchtime Drink May Be Linked to Depression

Your Lunchtime Drink May Be Linked to Depression

What did you have for lunch today? Did it include a fizzy, sweet, mildly addictive liquid, such as pop? While looking around the park during my lunch break, I have recently noticed the large number of people that have a pop to accompany their meals. Sweetened beverages like pop are the most consumed non-alcoholic beverages around the world.