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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  • Has the upcoming holiday season left you idealess when it comes to gift-giving? If you have a natural health lover in your life, or you’re just hoping to buy more sustainable, natural, non-toxic, plant-based, ethical, local, or even organic gifts, our guide is sure to help point you in the right direction. 

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  • Do you know what’s in your makeup? Most people don’t. But if you take a good look at the labels of your favourite products, you might be surprised by what you find. 

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