Adopting Good Nutrition While Raising a Family

Adopting Good Nutrition While Raising a Family

Feeding a young family nutritious food seems to be both a top priority for parents, and their biggest struggle. Gone are the days when a parent worked from the home and had the time to prepare meals from scratch using whole, nutritious ingredients. Instead, parents find themselves searching for the quickest ways to fill children’s bellies in between meeting work deadlines, wiping runny noses and changing diapers, responding to incessant texts and email alerts. Learn how to adopt good nutrition while raising a family. 

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How to Eliminate PMS

How to Eliminate PMS

Ladies, we’ve all been there. Post ovulation, we begin to feel the premenstrual symptoms. We don’t want to see anyone, we want to roll-up in a fetal position and god forbid anyone gets in our way. But what if I told you it doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, experiencing PMS is your body telling you there’s a hormonal imbalance. PMS may be common amongst us all, but it’s not normal. 

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Foods to Eat Before and After Exercising

Foods to Eat Before and After Exercising

Exercise and good diet go hand in hand. What you eat before and after exercising has an impact on your energy levels, weight and overall well-being. Eating the proper foods prior to your workout will maximize your performance and provide energy to complete your routine, whereas as post workout meals are important to restore energy, rebuild muscle and tissue that breaks down during exercise.

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5 Tips to Spring Cleaning your Kitchen

5 Tips to Spring Cleaning your Kitchen

Spring has just arrived and even though it might not feel like it weather wise, it still marks the beginning of a fresh new season, warmer days, blooming flowers and just an overall feel good vibe. Spring is a time of purification, healing and rejuvenation. When we declutter, a weight is lifted off our shoulders, we think more clearly, and we begin to tune in to our needs.

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Get Cooking with HelloFresh {Review + Bonus Offer}

Get Cooking with HelloFresh {Review + Bonus Offer}

Do you find food prepping takes too much time? Are you getting tired of cooking the same dishes week after week? Do you find unused old produce in the back of the fridge? These are some common issues I hear time and time again when it comes to cooking. What if there was a simple solution, a solution that would give you a variety of recipes with pre-measured seasonal ingredients. No muss, no fuss.

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Are You Committed to Your Health?

Are You Committed to Your Health?

Every year, the majority of us make a conscious decision to better our health. "I will eat better." "I will exercise more." "I will cut out sugar." And a couple months into the year or even a couple of weeks in, people begin to fall off the wagon. They throw in the towel and still decide to set the same goal the following year. Does this sound familiar? The reason to what seems like a broken record player is simple. 

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Effects of a Fast Paced Culture on our Health

Effects of a Fast Paced Culture on our Health

Are you tired all the time and feel like you’re just going through the motions, getting through the many things on your to-do list without engaging with them or enjoying them very much? Do you struggle to remember what happened in the last couple of days because you rushed through them? Are you rushing through life, suffering from Sundayblues, hating on Mondays, hashtagging #humpday and wishing for Fridays?

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4 Golden Rules to Beginning Your Fitness Journey

4 Golden Rules to Beginning Your Fitness Journey

January 3 marked the official day of my journey to completing my first triathlon this upcoming summer. If you are unfamiliar with the sport, it involves a swim followed by bike ride and finishing off with a run. There are various distances from 750 m to 3.8 km swim, 20 km to 180 km bike ride and 5 km to 42 km run. It's unbelievable what people are capable of. I share with you 4 golden rules for beginning a fitness journey. 

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Healthy Eating is a Mindset

Healthy Eating is a Mindset

As the year wraps up, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and pondering our next goals pertaining to health, career, relationship and personal development. We ensure to establish specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-based (SMART) goals in order to increase our chances of success. But there's one major component missing. 

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Why I Want to Become a Triathlete

Why I Want to Become a Triathlete

Hearing each person’s name get called out and seeing them cross the finish line at Victoria’s Half Ironman struck an emotional chord. I didn’t even know these people, but knowing what it took for them to be there and what they have faced in life made me happy to see them succeed and achieve their goal.

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I Ate an Entire Bag of Chips... This is What Happened

I Ate an Entire Bag of Chips... This is What Happened

As your levels of serotonin plummet, your body begins to crave carbs and sugar. These "comfort foods" boost levels of serotonin, making you feel happier and relaxed. However, because they lack nutrients, your body will experience a crash and you'll end up craving more junk.

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What I Learned From Placing Last at the Spirit Run

What I Learned From Placing Last at the Spirit Run

It was a grey and cooler morning in Vancouver this past Sunday. I bundled up and wore many layers to keep myself warm while managing a booth at the Vancouver Spirit Run, one-day cross-country and trail running event that took place at Jericho Beach Park and featured runs for all ages.

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