physical health

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?

Healthy Workplace Meals - Guest Post

Healthy Workplace Meals - Guest Post

It was recently Healthy Workplaces Week and we are lucky to have received some fun and useful tips and recipes for healthy workplace meals from the writer of Feast with Sophie, a new and delicious vegetarian food blog. Check out her other recipes here and read on for some great ideas for healthy workplace snacks! Thanks so much for your suggestions Sophie!

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.

Taking Back Your Seat

Taking Back Your Seat

Do you ever think about how important your chair is? We spend most of our 9 to 5 workdays sitting in our chairs. I would say our chairs are very important to both our physical and mental health.

What makes a good chair? There are many different chairs in the market that claim to be the “best” for your back. Read on for items to consider, when selecting a good seat.