wellness-blog

  • BY: AMY WILSON Adjusting to the “new norm” of COVID-19 has led to a drastic increase in hygiene practices. To protect our health, businesses and organizations are following protocols and adhering to recommendations made for our safety. Unfortunately, a lot of these hygiene practices include harsh disinfectants and chemicals that kill off our natural microflora. While we still learn about this emerging new disease, it is definitely important that we take all measures to protect ourselves and others. However, to keep ourselves safe, it is also vitally important that we keep our immune system strong. In order to do this,...

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  • It’s that time of year again—resolution season.  As we all know, it can be tough to stick to resolutions, especially wellness goals. Whether you are looking to lose weight, be more active, get stronger, or simply feel healthier this year, we want to make that journey easier for you.  Here are some of our top ideas to help you create habits that last. Ask someone to keep you accountable Goals are always more manageable when you’re working toward them with someone else. This year identify a person in your life who would be comfortable keeping you accountable to your resolutions....

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  •   With the temperatures dropping and the snow here to stay, this can be a tough season to keep up an active lifestyle. If you’re looking for ideas to help you stick to your wellness goals this winter, we’ve got you covered. These activities will get you out of the house, and get you moving, too. And who knows? You might even have some fun along the way. Skating Would it be an Ottawa winter without a skate on the canal? Skating is an ideal outdoor activity to help you keep your body in tip top shape during the colder...

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  • It’s that time of year again. As the days get shorter and darker, many of us are starting to feel the effects of the winter blues. And with the pandemic keeping everyone at home more than usual, this year feels particularly daunting. Some people have an official diagnosis of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a mood disorder triggering symptoms of depression, but so many others simply know they have a tendency to feel a little down during the chilly months. The darkness and isolation during the winter—especially in northern countries such as Canada—can cause fatigue, feelings of hopelessness, and difficulty concentrating,...

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  • Let’s introduce you to another one of our employees. Meet Athena, our talented team member at Barrhaven. She is Vietnamese and born and raised in Ottawa. She’s also one of our youngest team members! Athena is a senior in high school, who’s super excited to graduate this coming spring. Given how covid has changed our social gatherings, Athena hopes to have a normal graduation next year. Her plans after graduation include enrolling in the royal military college and studying psychology.  Athena started working at Kardish as a co-op student in our accounting department and before completing her placement, she was...

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  • Everyone wants great skin, but the world of skincare can be intimidating, to say the least. With so many products out there to choose from, where do you start? Caring for your skin doesn’t have to be frustrating. In fact, once you develop your own routine and find products that work for you, it can be a fantastic form of daily self care.  Ready to give it a go? Here’s our quick guide to starting your skincare routine from scratch. Clean First, clean your face with a high-quality cleanser that suits your skin type. Cleansers fall into a few different...

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