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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  •   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 us introduce you to Twinkle. Her personality is as bright as her name! She recently moved to Canada with her husband from India and by profession is a pharmacist. She currently works at Kardish full-time, and also manages a youtube channel! 
When she moved to Ottawa, she found that Kardish was a place where she could incorporate all her past knowledge. Kardish was a perfect fit!  “I like having different areas to chat with customers about. I’m a talkative person, so it’s a perfect match,” said Twinkle.  Although Twinkle is a vegetarian, she is a big foodie. “I’m...

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  • At some point, I’m almost certain that we’ve all heard these terms uttered at some motivational seminar or yoga class: Work-life balance. A balanced diet. Balanced living. It seems that everyone is after some kind of balance in their life and I can’t blame them! If you count yourself among those on the hunt, you may want to consider identifying your Ayurvedic dosha and set out on your way to a healthy, balanced lifestyle.  Thousands of years before motivational seminars preached balance, Ayurveda, the ancient Hindu system of nutrition, was developed. The “science of life” focused on the two guiding...

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