wellness Tag

What is the Purpose Behind Your Health Goals?

When meeting a client for the first time I always ask a few questions about their health goals going forward. This helps me determine if their goals are realistic and how they've gotten to the point of sitting and talking with me. I can usually tell a few minutes into our conversation how dedicated this person is going to be, how much energy and time it's going to take from me to help them and whether they'll actually achieve the health goals they've mentioned. The reality is, not everyone has the drive, self confidence, dedication and purpose driving him or her...

The Top 5 Reasons South Ridge Club is a Lifestyle You Can Live

The moment I walked through the front entrance to South Ridge Club I knew the bar had been raised for living a healthy lifestyle on the west coast. South Ridge Club is a development by Adera, one of British Columbia’s leading real-estate development specialists, that epitomizes Adera’s commitment to health and social well-being. Recently, I had the pleasure of spending the day at the development in South Surrey, and was able to experience, first hand, why this amenity rich clubhouse is a prime example of how living spaces can improve your health and wellness. Immediately, I noticed the clubhouse offers a...

USING A STRESS MANAGEMENT CHECKLIST TO SURVIVE THE HOLIDAYS

The funny thing about stress management is that when people are under stress, they genuinely believe there is no time to be healthy, or relax. Yet, a simple 15 minute time investment or an adjustment in attitude is sometimes all it takes to keep it together, and even improve the experience. Interestingly, as little time as there seems to be in a busy, hectic schedule, people seem to find time “managing stress” in ways that actually drain them more, such as taking a cigarette break, having a drink, watching mindless TV, emotional eating or ranting/complaining on the phone or through...

Why Health Coaching Will Impact Baby Boomers

NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Health Coaching is one of the fastest growing career options of this decade! Wikipedia refers to health coaching as a process that facilitates healthy, sustainable behavior change by challenging a client to listen to their inner wisdom, identify their values, and transform their goals into action. As this niche grows, so does the demand for licensed or certified health coaches. These coaches are health and fitness experts who help develop a regimen to achieve goals such as increasing energy, lowering cholesterol, improving eating and sleeping habits, or boosting immunity....

Exploring the Alkaline Diet

There are many different types of food theories out there.  I don’t like to associate myself with one in particular.  There are pros and cons to the majority of theories with certain foods to include and exclude.  I don’t like to avoid certain foods (ie. meat, fat, carbs, or gluten).  We shouldn't fear food.  Instead, we should enjoy living a nourishing life.  I don’t eat bread all the time - but it isn't because I fear bread.  It’s because there are so many other nourishing options to enjoy.  Focusing on the addition of quality foods is the best way to...

New Service to Target Stressed Clients

In today’s world of endless distractions, always-on connections, and breakneck speed work, it’s easy to feel drained. Instead of addressing the root cause of low energy, too often we medicate it away with caffeine or even prescription drugs, which, over the long run, run our batteries still lower. These symptoms of low energy include: feeling frequently tired, anxious or overwhelmed and over time, this will lead to deficiency in self-care, especially around energy and health. It’s an unfortunate fact, but in today’s world of endless distractions and rapid pace, self-care in the area of health frequently falls to the bottom of...

Letting Go of Control for Emotional Wellness

Summer is a perfect time to practice chilling out. The world collectively shares this mindset as we see people all around us slowing down, putting their feet up and taking plenty of rest. Even social constructs tend to be more lax, such as the amount of clothing appropriate to wear in public. But by practicing 'chilling out' I'm not referring to sipping a cold one by the pool and turning off the phone...

A Practice of Emotional Wellness

There's always something to strive for, something that needs improvement or something we need more of in order for us to feel satisfied with our lives. This future-focused approach is certainly en-grained in our culture. Along with the basics of survival, we are faced with the pursuit of optimizing our existence. Everywhere you look, you will find people moving through their daily lives while  harboring a low-grade preoccupation with what isn't enough: not enough money, not enough time, not enough beautiful objects; health and image are not good enough. Guess what? Today it's good enough. Today, everything you have, are and...

Running App Runtastic 5.0: Makes You Want To Run More Often

If you love running, the running app Runtastic may be for you! Runtastic – an innovative suite of apps, products and services that track and manage health and fitness data to motivate individuals to get in shape, stay healthy and improve overall fitness – has announced a brand new version of their flagship app, Runtastic. Over the past year, the award-winning app has undergone a complete transformation, incorporating user feedback, expert knowledge and industry trends. The result is a revamped design and user experience, as well as new features and improved functions. This announcement comes as the company surpasses 70 million downloads worldwide. It's impossible to make progress by standing still or becoming complacent,” says...