wellness-blog

  • Protein powder has a world of benefits. For fitness junkies, it’s a great way to get the most out of a workout and help your body build muscle. For vegetarians and vegans, it’s an excellent alternative or supplement to plant-based protein options. And for everyone, it can be a great way to ensure your body is getting the nutrients it needs, especially on busy days. 

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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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  • If you spent any time in grocery stores during the nineties, you may remember the barrage of ‘low-fat’ and ‘no-fat’ items that filled grocery store shelves. From low-fat snack cakes to no-fat drinks, we knew fat was bad. But what if I told you that there are good fats – fats our bodies need to survive? Say hello to the Omega fatty acids – specifically, the Omega-3, 6, and 9 varieties. These fatty acids are all important dietary fats that provide a number of health benefits, so keep reading to learn about how you can incorporate these advantageous acids into...

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  • Everyone could use a few moments of relaxation in their day—especially right now. Essential oils can help. As a natural solution, many essential oils can help your body and your mind unwind—something that is more important than ever in this time of heightened stress. It’s easy to use essential oils to add calming moments to your day. To get started, choose an oil that promotes stress reduction. We recommend frankincense, lavender, bergamot or ylang ylang, but there are many more options available. Feel free to read up on the topic and try out a variety of oils until you find...

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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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  • Mike has been managing the Barrhaven Kardish location for three years, but he’s been with the Ottawa company for much longer than that. 

    He got his start with Kardish 10 years ago, working at the Merivale store. He was inspired to start working there because of his background in sports. 

    At the time Mike was playing hockey, hardball baseball, tennis, golf, and regularly rollerblading. Nutrition wasn’t something he was overly concerned about, but since joining Kardish it’s become a staple. 

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