How To Reframe New Year’s Resolutions So That They Last
Thinking about setting a New Year’s resolution this year? According to a study done in 2020, the most popular resolutions were set on the topics of physical health, weight loss, and eating habits. From this same study, after 1 year 55% considered themselves successful at keeping their resolutions.
The concept of resilience can be hard to define and its relevance to mental health is often missed. Dictionary definitions touch on the capacity to recovery quickly from challenges or setbacks. I tend to think of resilience as our “bounce-back” factor.
The Fresh Start Effect: Why Good Habits Get Off Track and How to Fix It
By Kimberly Eckert, Registered Psychologist Eckert Psychology & Education Centre Fresh starts are moments when we naturally activate and start making changes in our lives. As humans, we inspire ourselves with important anniversaries – like a milestone birthday or a new calendar year – to make meaningful changes. For me, my “fresh start” was the start of my summer vacation this year.
Improving How We Talk About Obesity.
When people talk about obesity, they are often focused on what people eat and how much they move. However, obesity is an incredibly complex chronic health condition! One piece that often gets missed in obesity-talk is the very important issue of weight bias (sometimes called weight stigma) and discrimination.
Man-Up to Wellness
Let’s talk about “manliness”. One might initially resort to defining manliness as being brave, strong and confident. But the definition or feeling of one’s manliness has changed throughout history and over culture.
Top Nutrients for Men’s Health
Both men and women benefit from eating healthy, balanced meals. However, men have slightly different nutritional needs that are important to address. Zinc Zinc is a vital nutrient in our bodies that helps with gene expression, immunity, wound healing, and protein production.
Top Nutrients for Women’s Health
Women, like men, should enjoy a variety of foods, including whole grains, lean protein, fruits, vegetables, and dairy. However, there are specific nutrient needs that are often forgotten: Calcium Calcium is essential to help repair and build bone. Osteoporosis, a condition of too much bone loss or not enough build up of bone, is four times more likely in women than men and post-menopausal women are at an even greater risk.
8 Mindfulness Tips for Women
Finding balance in our busy lives is essential to well-being. Below you will find a list of tips on how to create balance. These tips are meant to help women navigate their way through their busy lifestyle while still finding room for personal time and growth.
Consider These for Good Gut Health
When it comes to supporting a healthy gut, there are so many factors that play a role, not all of them are widely discussed. Here are three factors you may not have considered for a gut-friendly diet: A diet containing a variety of probiotics. Probiotics are live strains of microorganisms which can offer many health benefits.
The “For You” Diet
I am constantly asked; “what do you know about this diet, my friend lost 20lbs”… or “this diet guarantees 10lbs weight loss, do you? ” As a dietitian it can be challenging to try to stay on top of the current diet trends. Most of our clients turn to us after trying a multitude of other programs.