As of last week, I made the decision to "immediately cease all massage therapy services until at least March 30th, 2020" as per the recommendations of the professional association I belong to. Although it really sucks to do so for so many reasons other than just the fact that it's my job and I'm self… Continue reading COVID-19: Stay home ♥️
Every one of us has likely experienced back pain at one time or another in our life. (If you haven’t, dare I say…you will). Injury, poor posture, repetitive positions, pregnancy and couch slouching are just a few of the causes of back pain, and due to the complexity of the human spine, it is often… Continue reading Why does your back hurt?
I’ve had general anxiety since I can remember. My Dad, who was a psychologist, once said to me: “70% of us suffer with some kind of anxiety or depressive disorder – maybe they aren’t disorders, but the norm.” I honestly don’t think I know anyone in my life that doesn’t suffer from some sort of… Continue reading Got anxiety? Try this!
Are you a chai latte lover like me? A few years back I used to buy chai syrup at our local grocer and make it at home, but in recent years I noticed you can no longer purchase it locally. Fast forward to this summer... I've been craving chais and iced chai lattes so I… Continue reading DIY 4 Ingredient Chai Latte
What is myofascial cupping?Myofascial cupping (also just called cupping) is a process by which a therapist puts varying sizes of cups on parts of the body using suction which creates a lifting of the tissues resulting in a "bump" of skin within the cup. The cups can be placed on specific acupoints, trigger points, areas… Continue reading 10 reasons to try Myofascial Cupping
Do you think about what to wear when you are in the shower? Yes / No Do you talk on the phone while folding laundry? Yes / No Do you read the news online while your eating lunch? Yes / No Chances are you do some of these - if not other multi-tasking activities numerous… Continue reading Enhance your efficiency and mental wellness by single-tasking
Hey folks! I did a short piece on an ongoing event at Edmonton's Callingwood Farmers' Market - if you're in or near the area, check it out as this is one huge, amazing market and did I mention free, family friendly fitness classes?? You can check it out by clicking on this link -> http://www.callingwoodmarketplace.com/free-fitness-programs-promote-health-and-community-connection… Continue reading Free Weekly Fitness Classes at the Farmers’ Market – if you’re in or near Edmonton!
By now, you have the basic knowledge and ingredients for a virtually equipment free workout. Now here are a few tips to keep you going strong. *Note from the author: Yikes...if you were following this and eagerly awaiting this fourth installment, my most sincere apologies as life got right in my face for a few… Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to a No Equipment Workout – Part 4 of 4
There is much confusion in the world of nutrition. Some swear by certain food benefits while others stay away from the very same food. One such food that has been the source of much controversy is soy & soy based products. What is soy? As stated on Wikipedia: "Glycine max, commonly known as soybean in… Continue reading Soy: a disease-preventing superfood or a dangerous health threat disguised as a diet-friendly protein? What you need to know.
Okay...so you might need some equipment...like a wall, or some chairs, maybe a bar at the park, a pull-up bar...but it's fairly minimal, I promise! In order to build strength (possibly size as well – this relies heavily on diet) we need to progressively overload muscle with more resistance. Most people just continue to increase… Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to a No Equipment Workout – Part 3 of 4