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Category Archives: Wellness Tips

Tips to Avoid Overeating

Choose a specific place at home and work to do all of your eating.  Eat at the dinner table at home, and somewhere other than your work-station at work. Choose to only eat.  Make this a pure activity, so remove all distractions. Avoid reading, watching TV, working, etc. while eating. Replace high calorie convenience foods […]

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The Best Lunch

In a previous blog I discussed the importance of a good breakfast.  You might remember that a good breakfast includes high amounts of fibre to keep us full and to help to regulate the release of sugar into our bloodstream, vitamins and minerals to replenish those used by our body in our sleep, high water […]

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8 Quick Tips to Improve Your Nutrition

1)      Eat less fat.  Fat is most often found in packaged foods, oils, and high fat meats and dairy. 2)      If you want to feel alive, eat “live” foods.  This means eating as many whole foods as possible, such as fruits, vegetables and grains. 3)      Reduce or eliminate the ingestion of the flesh of animals.  […]

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Daily Vitamins

I believe the following vitamins are essential to support a healthy body, especially if we lead a busy and stressful life.  I am not convinced that high priced vitamins are worth the additional cost, so I buy most of my vitamins in bulk.  I pre-sort into a pill dispenser container to make it fast and […]

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Specialized Massage Therapy Techniques

Generally speaking, a massage is a very relaxing treatment involving hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.  However, massage is much more than this.  There are many specialized techniques within the practice that address a variety of conditions. […]

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The Benefits of a Wholesome Breakfast

  I am often asked how I eat to feel full and feel alive.  Feeling full means fewer cravings throughout my day.  Feeling alive means having ample energy, mental focus and vitality. I follow a few simple principles. The first is to eat a filling and nutritious breakfast.  We have all been told that breakfast […]

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Five easy ways to correct your posture

1. When sitting in a chair, place your buttocks at the back of your chair. Do not sit on the edge of your chair, it makes it easier to slouch 2. Make sure you feel a little arching in your low back 3. Relax your shoulder down 4. Squeeze your shoulder blades together and puff […]

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Top 5 Tips to Self-Treat TMJ Disorder

Non traumatic TMJ pain can be a result of poor posture and/or jaw clenching at night which causes the muscles of your jaw to become overworked and sore. When you are slouching and your chin pokes out, your jaw is left in a slightly opened position. This causes the muscles of the jaw to constantly […]

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How to Prevent Injuries

Warm up Before engaging in any activity, make sure to have a 10 minute warm up to prepare your body for activity. Gradually increase your training intensity If you are just starting a workout program or progressing your old program, give your body a chance to get used to exercise. Footwear Make sure you are […]

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How To Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  Take frequent breaks from repetitive tasks Overuse of your forearm flexors can lead to nerve compression at your wrist   Stretch your wrist Stretch your forearm flexors to prevent compression of your nerve Hold for 30 seconds and repeat every few hours   Maintain good posture at your desk If you slouch at work, […]

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