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    A Healthy Start for 2016

    It is hard to believe that today is the last day of 2015, this year has flown by. The beginning of a new year, usually promotes a fresh start; New year, new you, right? I already posted about my resolutions for 2016, although I prefer to call them my goals for the new year; Health and fitness is at the top of the list. It is really important to me, to feel good and have more energy in 2016. These are my tips for starting 2016 off on the right foot.  Remember to Move I used to get up every morning and do a 10 – 15 minute at home workout on YouTube before I…

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    Surviving a Juice Cleanse

    It is getting to be that time of year. After a season filled with tasty treats, it is time to cut back and start fresh.I have done my share of “cleanses”. My mom, when we were growing up, would recommend seasonal cleanses to clean out our digestive systems. She usually forces us to do whichever one Dr.Oz’s is hyping, but I usually cheat. I remember one year, I thought I could wash down my cleanse, by pairing it with Green Tea Arizona drinks; I figured it is close enough having tea, and this was supposed to be permitted on my cleanse. This was obviously a mistake because those Arizona Ice Teas have…

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    What is Bulletproof Coffee?

    I am always just a little bit behind the times. I am not a huge coffee drinker, so I had no idea what a Bulletproof Coffee was when I saw it available at coffee shops around Vancouver. I had to do some research. Bulletproof coffee is coffee with grass-fed butter and MTC oil or coconut oil. David Asprey thought of the idea when he was hiking in Tibet, he had originally used yak butter in the recipe.Bulletproof Coffee is supposed to help you feel energized, increase brain performance and detoxify your body. The fat in the butter and oil acts an an appetite suppressant, which in turn should help promote weight…

  • Eat,  health

    These are NOT Vegetables

    Yesterday, at the grocery store, I overheard a lady say that potatoes are her favorite vegetable. I am sorry lady, but you are doing your body a huge disservice if your whole vegetable intake revolves around potatoes.For some reason all the basic information about nutrition was not properly explained to the massed and unless you seek out the information there is quite a few misinterpretations. Society has this misconception that calories are bad. If there are no calories in something, there is a good chance it has no nutritional value (celery, cabbage and tea among the few exceptions to this rule). Calories give our bodies fuel and it is important…

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    An Anxious Generation – Coping with Anxiety

    I have this continuous feeling of being underwater. I am always in a rush, I never feel there is enough time in a day. I have to get my work done, go to the gym, cook my dinner and attend to my household choirs. When I get home from work, my evenings seems to slip away and before I know it, it is 11 o’clock and time for bed. During the day my mind plays out all the tasks I have to finish when I get home and at night my mind plays out all the duties I have to attend to at work. Then it spirals into a digression…

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    What Does My Sweat Really Mean? Am I Out of Shape?

    Photo By : Francesco Gallarotti The other day, I went to a spin class with a friend. When we got out of class, she told me that the last time we came she was so out of shape, but she barley sweat. She was surprised that this time, she felt her body was in better shape, however she sweat way more than usual. She asked me if this is a reflection of her fitness level. Personally, I can never leave spin without looking like I just got out of the shower, so excessive sweating is normal to me. However sweating is not necessarily an accurate gauge to determine how fit you may or may…

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    Current Obsession: Adult Colouring Books

    Every time I am at a restaurant with children colouring sheets, I insist that I get one. Rainy days seem incomplete without tea and a colouring session with my girl friends. I have noticed in the last few months that adult colouring books has become a huge trend. There are quite a few detail oriented colouring books that have entered the market; colouring books for all different skill levels and different images that cater to various interests.  If you haven’t noticed I am huge advocate for colouring. As a child, colouring is beneficial to stimulate imagination and fine tunes motor skills. Like most skills in order to maintain them, you must continue to use them. Colouring is a good way to…

  • Career,  health

    Using Break Time More Effectively

    Photo By: Rayi Christian Wikasono Settling into a new job is always a bit nerve racking. My main struggle right now is break time. Usually, in my old position, we rarely ever took our full lunch breaks. We would chit chat at our desks while we ate our lunches and then when we are finished, we would go back to work. On my first, they told me to make sure I take my full hour lunch everyday. I have no idea how to fill a full hour of “me time”. On my first day I sat outside, scrolled my social media feeds on my phone and enjoyed the sunshine. I…

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    What Does Your Egg Yolk Mean

    Photo by: Justus Kindermann My boyfriend and I have had a repetitive argument about eggs. A carton of organic free-range, grain-fed farm eggs usually costs around $7. For the run-of-the-mill Omega 3 mass produced egg carton it usually costs $4. It is quite a significant price difference. He refuses to splurge on the “fancy” eggs, and I scold him every time he comes home with the cheapest eggs he can find. My mom did organic before organic was cool. She always instilled in us that any antibiotics or hormones that were in our food would effect our health as well. Buying organic can be pricey, but if it is something that I eat…

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    How to Beat Cold Season

    Photo: David Mao The time has come for sniffy noses and sore throats. There is nothing worse than being under the weather. Cold season is fast approaching, so I like to gear up my immune system.  Prevention Stage Once you have a cold, the only thing you can do is ride it out. The key to not getting sick is catching it early. If I get warning signs of a cold, or I have been in contact with sick people there are a few products that I rely on: Airborne is an immune system booster, which is perfect to take if you are around a co-worker with a cold.  Echinacea…