wellness-blog

  • With winter upon us, there is no better time to amp up your self care game! The pandemic might make a day at the spa out of the question, but there is no reason why you can’t create your own luxurious spa experience at home.

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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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  • Quick Tips for reducing your blood pressure: 1. Eat healthy. 2. Exercise regularly. 3. Lose the extra pounds. 4. Quit smoking. 5. Limit your alcohol. 6 Limit your sodium in your diet. 7. Limit your caffeine intake 8. Relax! 9. Get your blood pressure checked on a regular basis. Clinical Blood Pressure High blood pressure or hypertension is a risk to both your heart and your kidneys. Your blood pressure is based on two measurements (systolic and diastolic).  A reading of more than 140/90 mmHg may indicate you have high blood pressure. If you have diabetes, 130/80 mmHg may be...

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  •   ‘Tis the season of giving back—but with many traditional forms of volunteering off the table this year due to the pandemic, it may be tough to figure out how you can help others in your community. Still, there are plenty of ways you can make a difference locally this season if you know where to look. Here are a few of our best ideas for giving back over the holidays. Organize a contactless food drive To arrange a local food drive, there is no need for a crowded event. All that’s required is a vehicle and a community that...

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  • “Kardish has given me an opportunity to learn further in my field. There are knowledgeable employees, and a good training program. They’ve also taught me a lot about customer service,” says Alex, who enjoys coming to work and talking to customers one on one about their health.

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  •  Nora Munro Registered Holistic Nutritionist Meet Nora, our Westgate manager! She was born and raised in Ottawa and has always been much of a natural! “I grew up eating healthy. I always ate seasonal foods, fresh foods and I love gardening!” Built on an internal interest, she took some courses on Alive academy which officially led her into the health food industry. After working in several health food retail stores, she planted her feet in management. She definitely is a people person! She loves working with her colleagues!  So being in a health food store and working with people is...

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