My new year’s resolution is (as always) to get healthy!
That’s usually my new year’s resolution every year because it is something we should all strive for. Excellence in health is excellence in life. I truly believe that if you are physically healthy you can become successful and all other areas of life.
HIIT the gym! What I mean by that is to do High Intensity Interval Training exercises to boost your metabolism, speed up weightloss, lower cholesterol levels and high blood pressure, balance blood sugar levels, and decrease inflammation. This type of exercise gets your heart pumping and gets blood flowing to all of your vital organs. The key is to reach your maximum intensity of exercise for a short period of time to increase your heart rate, and then bring your heart back down to resting level. These short bursts of intense exercise are the most effective type of exercise that allow your body to continue to burn calories even after you stop working o...
Avocados are one of the healthiest foods on the planet. They are packed with healthy fats (or monounsaturated fats) which are essential for keeping our cells healthy. Avocados are helpful for decreasing inflammation in the body, healthy brain function, lowering cholesterol, decreasing insulin sensitivity, and lubrication of the joints and the digestive tract.
Try out this great guacamole dip recipe! It's quick and easy to make and can be a delicious, healthy holiday snack to share with your friend's and family!
1 ripe avocado
2 fresh jalapeno peppers
1 clove of garlic
1 handful of cilantro
sea salt, to taste
Chop up your jalapeno peppers into thin slices, and place them into a blender. Add in one clove of grated garlic and a handful of cilantro. Blend until you have a smooth consistency. Scoop out your avocado and squeeze out the juice from your lime and add it to the mix. Blend again and add in your sea salt to desired taste. Serve with fresh veggie...
It's that time of year again, where we change our clocks backwards to try and make the most of the decreased daylight hours. Many of us head to work while it's still dark out in the morning, and don't get to go home from work until after sunset. This makes it even more difficult to get the sunshine we so desperately need!
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that our bodies need for numerous reasons, including (but not limited to) bone health, immune function, and mental health. Sunshine is one way that the body is able to get vitamin D. We absorb the suns UV rays through our skin which gets synthesized into vitamin D. In Canada, as our days get shorter, the sun exposure becomes less and less, and as a result the vitamin D that we are used to getting in the summer months is decreased. Vitamin D is helpful for mental well-being and this is why we see more people getting the "winter blues" if they are susceptible to low vitamin D levels. Get your levels checked through you...
The season of harvest, cooler weather, warm foods, and warmer hearts is something I look forward to at this time of year. Thanksgiving is the time to reflect on the past, and the time to change our outlook for the future. Being thankful for what we have in our lives is a great way to get in touch with our inner spirit and nourish our mental well-being. Here are just 3 of the many things in nature we can all be thankful for:
1. Bright and Vibrant Colours of the Changing Leaves
Fall is one of my favourite seasons to see nature's beauty manifest in the form of colourful leaves, and I am thankful for nature's artistic display. Take a brisk walk through a local park or nearby woodlot to get in a breath of fresh air and admire the varying colours of the leaves. Also, take note of how the colours make you feel and calm yourself in the serenity that nature provides.
Since the days get shorter and shorter during this...