Wellness blog

  • Not getting enough sleep can be detrimental to our overall health. It is a difficult habit to break, but with a little help from a sleep aid, you may just be drifting off to dreamland sooner than you think. 

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  • We all know that we need to be getting more exercise, but it’s not always easy to fit it in. On hectic days, there often isn’t time to add a complete workout that includes strength training and cardio. The good news? There are plenty of ways to integrate activity naturally into your day—without changing into workout gear and heading to the gym.

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  • This winter we’re all facing the challenge of finding ways to be healthy at home. We want to share our journeys to better health with our community to help support and motivate each other. What are the best ways you’ve found to be healthy at home? We want to know! Share them with us by posting your image to Instagram, tagging us and using the hashtag #HealthyAtHome.

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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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  • How good is your smoothie game? If your blender is collecting dust in a cupboard somewhere, take this as an opportunity to give it a spin with a few new recipes that you’re sure to love. After all, nothing provides a much-needed boost of energy like a well-crafted smoothie. Whether you’re an exercise enthusiast, a fruit lover, or simply someone who prefers a liquid breakfast, these ideas are for you. Tropical treat With beach vacations temporarily off limits for most of us, this smoothie is the next best thing. To put it together, start with your favourite tropical fruits—we love...

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  • The shift to working from home has disrupted so many people’s regular routines, changing how they do just about everything—including exercise. Whether you used to hit the gym in the mornings, walked at lunch with coworkers, or biked to work, the pandemic has probably thrown a wrench in your workout schedule.

    Need to get back to exercising regularly? Here are some tips to help you get back on track.

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  • In a time of so much upheaval, adjusting to working from home is anything but easy. It’s always challenging to juggle personal and professional responsibilities while also caring for your own well-being—and with the future so uncertain, it has become more difficult than ever. 

    We want to help. Here are a few of our top tips to keep your stress levels low and your spirits high right now.

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  • 24-year-old Victoria Laforty Cirne has been assistant manager at Kardish’s barrhaven location for just over three months. 

    The Brockville native moved to Ottawa three years ago. She has family here, and began working at Kardish in February. Right before joining the Kardish team, Victoria decided to give vegetarianism a try. 

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  • Stress levels seem to be at an all-time high as we approach what feels like day 487 of COVID-quarantine. If you find yourself feeling a little more worn-out than usual, know that you are not alone – stress and anxiety are natural reactions to adverse and unwanted circumstances, and the current situation is nothing if not unwanted.

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  • A mother is your first friend and your forever friend. Every mother should get a chance to feel beautiful and special. Although you may not be able to take your mom to her favourite restaurant, spa or the movies this year, there are still many ways to make her feel extra special on Mother’s Day while social distancing! The ideas listed below will work in person or through video calling.

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