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important information on CoronaVirus from John Hopkins University

Posted on April 2, 2020 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Via Tommy Hanson from Bobbie Cupples McKenzie, so Uncle Tommy says it has been well-vetted: The following is from Irene Ken physician, whose daughter is an Asst. Prof in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University, quite informative.

The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code. (mutation) and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cells.

Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.

The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam).

By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.

HEAT melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 77 degrees Fahrenheit for washing hands, clothes and everything. In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.

Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.

Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.

Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.

NO BACTERICIDE OR ANTIBIOTIC SERVES. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibodies cannot kill what is not alive.

NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only -between 3 hours (fabric and porous),

4 hours (copper and wood)

24 hours (cardboard),

42 hours (metal) and

72 hours (plastic).

But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose.

The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial as air conditioners in houses and cars.

They also need moisture to stay stable, and especially darkness. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.

UV LIGHT on any object that may contain it breaks down the virus protein.

For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask is perfect. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin.

The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.

Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.

NO SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, serve. The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.

LISTERINE IF IT SERVES! It is 65% alcohol.

The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less

You have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc. And when using the bathroom.

You have to Moisturize dry hands from so much washing them, because the molecules can hide in the micro cracks. The thicker the moisturizer, the better.

Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.

JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL


Thanks for my sister Maureen Ahokas for sharing


 

 

Potential for Massive Closures to Fitness Industry

Posted on March 30, 2020 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

For Immediate Release just received this. 

 

Potential for Massive Closures & Bankruptcies to

 

Fitness Industry Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

 

 

+ Dealing with Government-Sanctioned Closures and no Cash Flow,

FIC Members Seek Temporary Rent Relief

Edmonton – (March 30, 2020) Fitness Industry Council of Canada (FIC), the trade association representing over 5,000 fitness businesses who serve over 4 million members nationwide, is issuing an urgent appeal to government at all levels across Canada for emergency support.

 

In the wake of unprecedented fitness business closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, FIC members are asking provincial governments for help in the form of rent abatement until facilities can responsibly be reopened. With clubs closed and membership dues suspended, many facility owners will have difficulty paying end-of-month operational expenses, including rent, and seek temporary abatement to help them financially survive.

 

“Our members responsibly agreed to close their doors to limit the spread of COVID-19 earlier this month,” noted Scott Wildeman, President of FIC. “However, as the timeline around business returning to normal becomes less and less clear, we are pleading with government to assist our members from closing permanently. If fitness clubs are all forced into bankruptcy, the social impact to society will be devastating,” added Wildeman.

 

Health and wellness have never been more important. Physical fitness helps support a strong immune system, which is critical to staving off or recovering from COVID-19. Studies have shown that getting lots of sleep, eating healthy foods, and regular exercise are cornerstones of today’s recommended best practices, especially as we traverse the unknown landscape of global pandemic. The fitness professionals of FIC are committed to helping foster a healthy population – both physically and mentally.

 

“Members of FIC are united in this appeal. The fitness industry needs urgent assistance in order to survive. With rents due imminently, owners and operators of fitness facilities across Canada will be reaching out to MPPs and MLAs to press for relief,” noted Wildeman.

 

FIC members recognize that government’s initial priority is focused on ensuring Canadians have enough money to pay their household bills and feed their families. Yet important community businesses like gyms and fitness clubs will be critically important for Canadians when they’re able to get back to regular day-to-day routines and regular physical activity.

 

+ HOW TO WRITE TO YOUR MLA OR MPP:

https://www.legalline.ca/legal-answers/writing-to-your-mp-or-mpp/

 

+ FIND YOUR MLA OR MPP:

 

BC: https://www.leg.bc.ca/learn-about-us/members

AB: https://www.assembly.ab.ca/net/index.aspx?p=mla_home

SK: https://www.legassembly.sk.ca/mlas/

MB: https://www.gov.mb.ca/legislature/members/mla_list_alphabetical.html

ON: https://www.ola.org/en/members/current/contact-information

QC: http://www.assnat.qc.ca/en/deputes/index.html#listeDeputes

NB: https://www1.gnb.ca/legis/bios/59/index-e.asp

NS: https://nslegislature.ca/members/profiles-table

PEI: https://www.assembly.pe.ca/members

NFLD: https://www.assembly.nl.ca/Members/members.aspx

YT: https://yukonassembly.ca/mlas

NT: https://www.ntassembly.ca/members

NU: https://assembly.nu.ca/members/mla

 

About Fitness Industry Council of Canada:

 

Fitness Industry Council of Canada (FIC) represents the voice of the fitness industry in Canada. Representing over 5,000 fitness businesses with over 4 million members, FIC pursues a legislative agenda of protecting and promoting the fitness industry. FIC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and Provincial Council members who are all industry leaders with representation from big box gyms, group ex/studios/boutiques, private training, education, and technology.

 

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Scott Wildeman, President

Fitness Industry Council of Canada

swildeman@ficdn.ca

 

Trisha Sarker, Executive Director

Fitness Industry Council of Canada

tsarker@ficdn.ca

We are the industry that helps all begin and stay healthy for a life time.  Getting through the tough times body, mind and spirit.

Share this and comment please.


Anne

virtual vacations 8 ways to travel without leaving home

Posted on March 27, 2020 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

love sharing what's new out there.  Now we are home here's ideas for you

Travelzoo's mission has always been to get members off the couch and exploring the world — but if there was ever a time to stay on the sofa, it is now. Let's face it, we're all going to be spending a lot more time at home. And while travel may be out of the question for the present, we're still dreaming of our next adventure and all the places we hope to get to soon.

Until then, virtual vacations (#VirtualVacay) are open to everyone with an imagination and an internet connection. Whether you need an antidote to cabin fever or are pining for the flavours of a favourite destination, here are eight ways to travel without leaving home.

 

1. Get an up-close view of the world

With Google Street View, you can visit famous sites and monuments while lounging in your pyjamas. Immerse yourself in history at Rome’s Colosseum, admire the view of the Kohala Coast in Hawaii or stroll through the opulent interiors at the Palace of Versailles in France. For more adventure, check out Google Maps' virtual treks. You can go from climbing to Everest Base Camp in Nepal to diving in the Galapagos Islands of Peru to searching for polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba — in just a matter of clicks.

 

2. Take a virtual museum tour

The world’s best galleries and museums are just a few clicks away with Google Arts & Culture, a platform that allows you to take digital tours of legendary places from the Guggenheim in New York City to the Louvre in Paris. We also love the free online tours at the British Museum, The Louvre, The Smithsonian and The Vatican, Closer to home, The Virtual Museum of Canada bills itself as the largest digital source of stories and experiences shared by Canada’s museums and heritage organizations. You can even see iconic art pieces up close. The best part? It's all free.

 

3. Cook meals from your favourite destinations

Travel and eating are one of life's greatest matches, so what better way to satisfy your wanderlust than by feasting on food from a place you're longing to return to or to see for the first time? Explore the globe from your kitchen by sourcing recipes from the corner of the world you're craving. You can also take online cooking classes such as Nonna Live, where you'll learn to make classics from an Italian grandma. Free lessons have cropped up during this downtime, including daily Delish.com cooking videos for parents and children, and Kitchen Quarantine, Instagram lessons from Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura.

 

4. Learn a new language — or research your mother tongue

Duolingo allows you to spend just a few minutes a day learning a foreign language, in a fun game style. It’s free and there’s even an app for kids. You could also have a go at a new hobby. Maybe it’s time for you to get started on your family tree: Ancestry has a free trial, giving you access to billions of family records. Who knows, your next trip could be to the land of your ancestors.

 

5. Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites

It’s not quite the same as being there, but you can visit some of the world’s most celebrated heritage sites without leaving home. The UNESCO website has a list of 1,121 sites that are considered to have “outstanding universal value.” Many of these cultural sites, such as India's Taj Mahal, England's Stonehenge and Peru's Machu Picchu, have their own virtual tours that enable you to see detailed panoramic images while reading all about these fascinating places to appreciate why they are so important.

 

6. Visit a virtual zoo or aquarium

Hippos, monkeys and penguins can be viewed through webcams, virtual tours and “home safaris.” Visit Ripley's Aquarium of Canada in Toronto to keep an eye on the sharks. The San Diego Zoo is livestreaming a number of animals on its website, including koalas, pandas, giraffes and polar bears. You can also bring exotic animals like snow leopards into your living room with a selection of live video streams from Australian zoos. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is livestreaming a "home safari show" on its Facebook page each weekday at 3 p.m. ET. Each episode will feature a different animal and an accompanying educational kids activity that can be done from home.

 

7. Walk in the park — virtually

We may not be able to visit Canada's national and provincial parks in person, but you can still get back to nature (from a distance) with virtual tours and videos. Discover the beaches of Pacific Rim National Park and the magnificent peaks of Banff National Park via Google Earth, watch a live view of Algonquin Provincial Park and let a guide take you on a video tour of Gros Morne National Park. For even more park inspiration, we put together a roundup of our favourite videos and virtual park tours in Canada and the U.S.

 

8. Start planning your next trip

Just because you've had to shelve your immediate travel plans doesn't mean you can't look forward to a future trip. Often the happiest part of travel takes place before you ever pack your bag — reading about destinations, searching for hotels and deciding on what to do once you get there. If nothing else, it will tide you over during this lockdown period and give you something fun to look forward to when this is all over. Check out Travelzoo's Instagram, Facebook and Twitter feeds for #VirtualVacay ideas. You can also get inspired by our fully refundable vacations, flexible trips and flexible hotel deals — all designed to let you book with peace of mind.

 

Dean Seguin

Deal Expert 

https://www.travelzoo.com/ca/blog/how-to-travel-without-leaving-home/?utm_source=localdeal_ca&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2871640_html_--_deal%3a2871640&utm_content=2871640&ec=0&dlinkId=2871640


Up date on COVID - 19

Posted on March 17, 2020 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Best ways to be safe in this trying time is stay CALM.

Do what feels right. 

Avoid letting yourself get anxious.  Listen to your body, rest, stay hydrated, wash your hands well, keep your distance.

Find everything positive, visualize rainbow at the end of a storm.

THUNDER BAY – THUNDER BAY HAS updated the city response to COVID-19.


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/thunder-bay-health-officials-test-32-people-for-covid-19-virus-1.5499101" target="_blank">Public health waiting for more COVID-19 test results


(CNN)Contrary to what some may think, not everything on social media is rooted in fact.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/16/us/coronavirus-myths-debunking-holding-breath-10-seconds-trnd/index.html?fbclid=IwAR3X3estYhkCAInGBRmif5Q5n8kE-lshhRPbsKQw9u0LQxKW1tTgsrqfvq8" target="_blank">https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/16/us/coronavirus-myths-debunking-holding-breath-10-seconds-trnd/index.html?fbclid=IwAR3X3estYhkCAInGBRmif5Q5n8kE-lshhRPbsKQw9u0LQxKW1tTgsrqfvq8


This will all pass. 

Coronavirus important safe guards

Posted on March 16, 2020 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

 

 

Sharing 

Mar 15, 2020, 1:26 PM

I would like to share Peng You's message he gave to the Taiji membership. Feel very important for all.

 

From member of the Stanford hospital board. This is their feedback for now on Corona virus: The new Coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days. How can one know if he/she is infected? By the time they have fever and/or cough and go to the hospital, the lung is usually 50% Fibrosis and it's too late. Taiwan experts provide a simple self-check that we can do every morning. Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds. If you complete it successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stiffness or tightness, etc., it proves there is no Fibrosis in the lungs, basically indicates no infection. In critical time, please self-check every morning in an environment with clean air. Serious excellent advice by Japanese doctors treating COVID-19 cases: Everyone should ensure your mouth & throat are moist, never dry. Take a few sips of water every 15 minutes at least. Why? Even if the virus gets into your mouth, drinking water or other liquids will wash them down through your throat and into the stomach. Once there, your stomach acid will kill all the virus. If you don't drink enough water more regularly, the virus can enter your windpipe and into the lungs. That's very dangerous. Please send and share this with family and friends. Take care everyone and may the world recover from this Coronavirus soon.

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - CORONAVIRUS

 

1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold

 

2. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose.

 

3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 degrees. It hates the Sun.

 

4. If someone sneezes with it, it takes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.

 

5. If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours - so if you come into contact with any metal surface - wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap.

 

6. On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. normal laundry detergent will kill it.

 

7. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice.

 

8. Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but - a lot can happen during that time - you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on

 

. 9. You should also gargle as a prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.

 

10. Can't emphasis enough - drink plenty of water!


Stay active within safe bondaries.  Walking is still best.

In Wellness and Health  Anne

Discover The Secret To Unlocking Your Shoulders In Just Minutes So That You Can Get Back To Your Workouts & Pain Free Life�?�

Posted on March 1, 2020 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Discover The Secret To Unlocking Your Shoulders In Just Minutes So That You Can Get Back To Your Workouts & Pain Free Life…

Former Shoulder Pain Sufferer Reveals “4 Strategies To Reduce Pain” and Prevent Injury From a Unique 3-Step Method That No One Else Will Tell You About.

By: Mike Westerdal, CPT, RKC

Powerlifter, Best Selling Fitness Author

and former sufferer of shoulder pain

 

Dear Friend,

 

 

It’s true, close to 40% of all injuries related to resistance training affect the shoulder, making it the number one cause of pain in the gym.

 

Doesn’t that make you wonder how some people are able to train with 100% effort month after month, without ever having to slow down due to a nagging injury caused by shoulder pain? And it doesn’t seem like they spend extra time warming up or have to limit their exercise selection?

 

If so, I’ll tell you how they do it.

4 Strategies to Avoid Shoulder Pain that were taught to me by injury specialist and exercise physiologist Rick Kaselj, MS.

STRATEGY TO AVOID SHOULDER PAIN #1

WARM UP THE MUSCLES & NOT JUST THE JOINT - Total warm up of all major muscle groups & joints is key 

- neck to toes.

Quick Fix: During your warm up add resistance to wake up the muscles of the shoulder, rotator cuff and shoulder blade so they are ready to protect and prevent a shoulder injury.

STRATEGY TO AVOID SHOULDER PAIN #2

DON’T GET STUCK IN THE TRADITIONAL SHOULDER PAIN CYCLE

TRADITIONAL SHOULDER PAIN MODEL

 

STEP 1: REST, ICE, DRUGS, SAFE

EXERCICES

At some point in your lifting career you come home and your shoulder just feels extra sore and you know something isn’t right so you take some anti-inflammatory pills and throw an ice pack on. It’s not a big deal and part of playing sports and training hard right? Hopefully in a few days it will be completely better, but usually some kind of discomfort or pain lingers. That’s no reason to miss a workout though. I know what’s on your mind, you can always avoid a few exercises that cause it to flare up or just train legs.

 

STEP 2: DOCTOR

Eventually this gets old and if it doesn’t feel better after a few weeks or months it’s probably time to visit the doctor to find out what’s going on. After using up a sick day and sitting for an hour in the waiting room it’s pretty annoying when the doctor tells you to rest, ice, and don’t do things that hurt. Seriously? If your insurance isn’t that great you’ll probably have to go back to your primary care doctor to get a referral to see a specialist. They’ll have you do an MRI which is super expensive. You’ll have to schedule another appointment for that though.

 

STEP 3: DIAGNOSIS

After the MRI you’ll get the diagnosis at your next appointment. How many appointments is that so far? I’ve lost track already…sigh

 

STEP 4: PHYSICAL THERAPY

You are advised to go to a physical therapist. If you’re in luck, your therapist has worked with athletes in the past. But who are we kidding? Most of the people in the center are not physically fit at all.

 

STEP 5: MISCELLANEOUS MODALITIES

Modalities you might be exposed to include hot packs, cold packs, ultrasound and electrical stimulation to name just a few.

 

STEP 6: STRETCHING AND STRENGTHENING

Once your insurance runs out or you think you know the stretches and strengthening exercises well enough you can continue with the rehab on your own time.

 

STEP 7: MRI

If it still doesn’t feel better it’s time for another MRI……cha-ching, the cost is really adding up fast.

 

STEP 8: PHYSICAL THERAPY, CORTISONE INJECTION, SURGERY

Next you can try more physical therapy or you can cover the symptoms with a cortisone shot that will numb the pain for a couple months. After that there’s always surgery, but something in your gut tells you that’s not what you really need. Listen to your instincts.

- Been through lots of shoulder pain done all the above.  

Suggests

TRATEGY TO AVOID SHOULDER PAIN #3

DEAL WITH THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM…NOT THE SYMPTOMS

- makes good sense.

“Neither Strengthening nor Stretching Will Help You Until The Shoulder Joint Has Been Reshaped Into a Pain Free Joint.”

While strengthening is important, it needs to be done when the shoulder joint has been reshaped into a pain-free shoulder joint. If you have not reshaped the shoulder joint into a pain-free joint, you are just adding more strength to a painful joint and making the problem worse. In time this stress leads to repetitive shoulder injuries, increased shoulder joint damage and shoulder pain.

 

In the next strategy I’ll share with you how to re-shape your shoulders so that when you strengthen them you will NOT be causing more damage.

 

STRATEGY TO AVOID SHOULDER PAIN #4

RESHAPING THE SHOULDER JOINT CAN ACTUALLY BE EASY (WITH THE SR3-METHOD)

......https://www.fixmyshoulders.com/

After improving the quality of life for my family, I became a “believer” in Rick and practically begged him to team up with Critical Bench and allow me the privilege of sharing his new Fix My Shoulder Pain System utilizing his trademarked SR3 Method.

 

WHAT IS THE SR3 METHOD?

This led to the creation of the SR3 Method which is based on one key concept: Reshaping your shoulder from a painful shoulder joint to a pain-free shoulder joint.

I know it sounds amazing but let me show you how you can do this for yourself and have your painful shoulder move into a pain free shoulder.

 

PART 1: ALIGNMENT

The first part of the SR3 method involves using the concept of alignment. In order to begin reshaping your shoulder you need to make sure your shoulder joint is in ideal centration – the best possible position. The SR3 method will show you how to do this.

PART 1: ALIGNMENT

The first part of the SR3 method involves using the concept of alignment. In order to begin reshaping your shoulder you need to make sure your shoulder joint is in ideal centration – the best possible position. The SR3 method will show you how to do this.

 

 

PART 2: TISSUE QUALITY

The second part of the SR3 method is improving tissue quality. With ongoing pain and injuries the tissues change over time. This leads to the shoulder reshaping into a painful shoulder joint. This could cause dysfunction, less movement, poor circulation, less malleable muscles, stiffness around the shoulder joint and tight ligaments.

 

This all ends up affecting the positioning of the shoulder blade, leading to the shoulder blade changing its tilt. This biting tilt leads to the most common shoulder injury – a rotator cuff injury. The SR3 method will show you how to reposition this tilt and experience a pain free shoulder.

PART 3: ACTIVATION & ENDURANCE

Activation is turning on the right muscle in the shoulder to decrease the stress on the rotator cuff, provide stability to the shoulder joint and allow you to layer on strength to your shoulders.

 

Finally, and something that is often overlooked, is the concept of endurance when it comes to a shoulder pain relieving program. The reality is your shoulder muscles to be able to work for a long period of time in order to prevent the shoulder joint into reshaping into a painful shoulder joint again. By focusing on endurance you can ensure the shoulder joint muscles will hold the shoulder joint in a pain-free position after shoulder reshaping has occurred.

To learn more https://www.fixmyshoulders.com/

Also see at end on ebook Fix my Knee Pain

Good information sharing from Anne 

Diabetes drugs - recalled across Canada

Posted on February 27, 2020 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

 

TORONTO

-- Health Canada has expanded a national recall for certain types of diabetes medications due to concerns that an impurity in the prescription drugs could be linked to cancer.

 

The recall, issued Wednesday, is for certain brands of drugs containing metformin, which is prescribed to some patients with Type 2 diabetes to help control their blood sugar levels.

 

The recalled medications contain alarmingly high levels of an organic compound called N-nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA. The compound is safe when ingested in small doses over a lifetime, but studies have shown that it is potentially carcinogenic above a certain threshold.

 

 

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More heartburn meds recalled as Health Canada investigates impurity levels

The new recall includes six lots of the RAN-Metformin drug, sold in 500 milligram tablets by Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. Earlier this month, Health Canada issued a similar recall for eight lots of APO-Metformin ER tablets, sold in 500 milligram tablets by Apotex Inc.

 

Lot numbers for the recalled products are listed on Health Canada’s website.

 

Some lots of the recalled drugs contained levels of NDMA that were higher than what is considered acceptable, “if the drug were to be taken over a lifetime,” Health Canada said. Other lots contained NDMA levels that were close to the acceptable limit.

 

“We are all exposed to low levels of nitrosamines through a variety of foods (such as smoked and cured meats, dairy products and vegetables), drinking water and air pollution. NDMA is not expected to cause harm when ingested at low levels. A person taking a drug that contains NDMA at or below the acceptable level every day for 70 years is not expected to have an increased risk of cancer,” Health Canada said in a statement.

 

The public health agency advises patients not to stop taking their medication unless they have spoken with their health care provider. Stopping the medication without speaking to a doctor could lead to uncontrolled diabetes, high blood sugars and long-term conditions such as heart disease, nerve problems and even blindness.

 

The recall comes just a few months after Health Canada announced that it was looking into possible concerns about NDMA in metformin drugs. The federal agency has asked multiple drug companies to test their products, and similar testing was conducted at Health Canada labs.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/health/diabetes-drugs-recalled-across-canada-due-to-cancer-concerns-1.4828883" target="_blank">https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/health/diabetes-drugs-recalled-across-canada-due-to-cancer-concerns-1.4828883

Natural Fridge and microwave cleaner

Posted on February 27, 2020 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Cleaning the fridge and microwave can be two of the most difficult chores around the house. Caked-on food, mystery stains, and questionable smells can make this a dreaded cleaning job that gets put off until the last minute. If you need a little help, try this DIY Refrigerator and Microwave Cleaner featuring Lemon essential oil for an easy cleaning job and refreshing aroma.

 

 

Ingredients

1 cup white vinegar

2 cups hot water

15 drops Lemon oil

 

 

Instructions

 

Combine the ingredients in glass spray bottle.

Spray mixture inside fridge or microwave, then scrub and wipe using damp cloth.

5 Foods to avoid if you have arthritis

Posted on February 17, 2020 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

https://healthandwellnesstools.com/products/121/sp-heal-n-soothe-5-worst-foods?utm_type=paid&utm_source=Youtube&utm_campaign=ytube-5wfa-DR-HWT&utm_content=null&utm_medium=null&utm_term=null&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuZj_1s_Y5wIV0igBCh2zsw9wEAEYASAAEgIiFPD_BwE" target="_blank">5 Foods to Avoid if you have Arthritis


1- SUGAR 


2. Night Shade Vegetables


3. Blackened Barbecued foods.


4. French Fries & Processed foods.


5. Gluten - bagels, muffins etc.


This link explains why these foods are bad also promotes a product.  

NOTE: I am not endorsing product - only educating on the foods to avoid ad why as expressed by expert in video.

https://healthandwellnesstools.com/products/121/sp-heal-n-soothe-5-worst-foods?utm_type=paid&utm_source=Youtube&utm_campaign=ytube-5wfa-DR-HWT&utm_content=null&utm_medium=null&utm_term=null&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuZj_1s_Y5wIV0igBCh2zsw9wEAEYASAAEgIiFPD_BwE" target="_blank">https://healthandwellnesstools.com/products/121/sp-heal-n-soothe-5-worst-foods?utm_type=paid&utm_source=Youtube&utm_campaign=ytube-5wfa-DR-HWT&utm_content=null&utm_medium=null&utm_term=null&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuZj_1s_Y5wIV0igBCh2zsw9wEAEYASAAEgIiFPD_BwE

What are good foods to snack on?

Posted on February 3, 2020 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

 

A cardiologist is begging patients to avoid the high-fat keto diet because their cholesterol levels could skyrocket

Cardiologist Elizabeth Klodas says food can be like medicine for what ails us — and in some cases may replace drugs.

In her practice, she sometimes uses fiber-rich, cholesterol-lowering foods to help her patients get healthier without extra drugs.

But she says that going keto with lots of saturated fats can be dangerous and that patient "cholesterols can just go crazy" on the plan.

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The high-fat, low-carb keto diet has been around for 100 years as a therapeutic treatment for epileptic seizures, but it's recently gained favor with celebrities and heath enthusiasts alike as a foolproof way to lose weight. The idea with keto is to shift the body into a state of fat-burning ketosis, by banishing nearly all carbs (no sweet apples or bread allowed) and fueling up on 70% to 80% fat every day.

The high-fat, low-carb keto diet has been around for 100 years as a therapeutic treatment for epileptic seizures, but it's recently gained favor with celebrities and heath enthusiasts alike as a foolproof way to lose weight. The idea with keto is to shift the body into a state of fat-burning ketosis, by banishing nearly all carbs (no sweet apples or bread allowed) and fueling up on 70% to 80% fat every day.

It's been tried by Hollywood stars including the Kardashians and Halle Berry, while Silicon Valley tech workers swear by its ability to lift their mental fog. Doctors are also starting to believe the plan holds promise for staving off diabetes. There's even evidence to suggest it could one day help some drugs better combat cancer.

 

Health experts are still cautious about recommending the plan across the board, however, not only because it's difficult to follow but more importantly because there isn't much long-term data about what it may do to heart health after years or decades of use. Cardiologists and kidney doctors are already expressing serious concerns about what they're seeing in practice when certain patients go high-fat.

 

Going low-carb can be bad for your heart

The cardiologist Elizabeth Klodas says not all of her patients have done well on the trendy plan.

 

"Stop. Stop!" she told Insider. "In my own practice, the people that have adopted it, their cholesterols can just go crazy."

She's not the only heart doctor to have pointed this out.

 

Ethan Weiss, a cardiologist who himself has become an ardent follower of a high-fat keto diet plan, says that while high cholesterol isn't a common issue with keto, it can happen.

 

"I think the vast majority of people who go on this diet will have no trouble with their cholesterol," Weiss told Business Insider last year. "But I'm not going to tell the people that do have trouble with their cholesterol that it's not a problem."

 

He sometimes suggests a high-fat keto plan to his patients working to manage diabetes, obesity, and other metabolic issues. But he's cautious about how and when he prescribes it, recommending what he calls a "heart healthy" keto, with lots of fatty fish, olive oil, nuts, and avocado in the mix.

Klodas said those were all healthful additions to any diet that she would endorse to her patients, too.

 

"It's not about high-fat, low-fat — it's good fat, bad fat," she said. "The oils in nuts and seeds, oils in fish, avocados, you don't have to worry about those. Those appear to be anti-inflammatory — they help cholesterol."

 

But evidence suggests people tend to fuel up on bacon, cream, and coconut oil when going keto instead of favoring unsaturated, healthy fats.

 

Perhaps this is why studies show that people who follow low-carb diets tend to have a higher risk of death and, in particular, tend to die from coronary heart disease far more often than people who eat more carbohydrates. (Not everyone who goes low-carb will restrict their carb intake enough to enter fat-burning ketosis, however.)

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Trying a 30 Days exercise or food program is a Lifestyle-not a fad diet.


It would be nice to eat bacon 2-3 times a day but seriously-the long term effects?

YIKES! Healthy, Balanced Portions are important. So is your long term health & wellbeing❤️

Blood Sugar is SERIOUS BUSINESS? Why? Because it affects our mood, our eating habits & our hormones. Making sure to keep it as level as possible by eating often & eating high protein foods, healthy fats & lots of greens will help IMMENSELY!

PLEASE SNACK wisely between your shakes and meal(s)!! A few nuts and berries, rice cakes & avacado, green apple, veggies & hummus, etc!! You should never feel like you are ‘starving’ on this program. Listen to your body! Are you hungry or is eating sometimes a habit? It can be triggered by stress! More to come on that tomorrow!

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SHUNIAH�??S THIRD ANNUAL WOMEN�??S ME-TREAT

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SHUNIAH’S THIRD ANNUAL WOMEN’S ME-TREAT

February 1 2020

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- 9:00 - 10:00 light Breakfast 

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30 day Challenge changing food habits

Posted on January 3, 2020 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)

 

 

Days 1,2 & 3 are usually the hardest because withdrawal symptoms from caffeine and sugar creep in!

 

Withdrawal symptoms vary for people but just know that they will pass and it’s totally normal. It really is eye opening to realize the effect that food has on your body. This is all part of the learning process.

 

Here are some tips to get you through the tough part

�� Drink plenty of water �� ! Add lemon, a Fizz Stick, mint, cucumbers or strawberries to flavor the water! Whatever you have to do, push yourself to drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces!

�� If you were a heavy coffee drinker, you will definitely want to have 2 Energy Fizz Sticks/day. If you were not a big coffee drinker or did not drink coffee at all, then you may be fine with only 1. (Max would be 3). Fizz Sticks will help with hydration and also reducing headaches.

 

�� Listen to your body and EAT when you are hungry and STOP when you are no longer hungry ...not when you're full (and yes, there's a difference). TAKE YOUR TIME drinking your shakes + eating your meals.

��Make sure you are having a snack between both of your daily shakes.

 

I promise this FOG will pass and soon you will start to feel like a totally new person!!! Stay STRONG!! It is SO worth it!

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Taking Care of Self for the New Year

Posted on December 31, 2019 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)


Wishing all a Very Prosperous New Year with Peace and Honesty. 

All the Best Anne 

Sharing circulatory system

Posted on December 1, 2019 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)


There are about 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body, and along with the heart and other muscles,

they make up the circulatory system.

Taking care of your feet in so important to wellness and health.

Grounding, or ‘earthing,’ is a practice of walking barefoot on the ground, without any shoes or socks that serve as a barrier. It is founded on the power of the intense negative charge carried by the Earth, high in electrons, which provides high amounts of antioxidants and free-radical destroying electrons.

The role of this network of roadways is to carry blood to every corner of your body. However, when your circulation is poor, it slows or blocks the blood flow, and the cells in the body can’t get all the oxygen and nutrients they need.

In the case of reduced blood flow, one develops poor circulation symptoms. This usually happens in the extremities, and the most common causes of it include diabetes, obesity, heart conditions, and arterial issues.

People suffering from poor blood circulation experience symptoms like muscle cramps, tingling, numbness, throbbing or stinging pain in the limbs.

If left untreated, this issue could lead to reduced blood flow and plaque in the arteries, which might cause more serious conditions, like a heart attack or a stroke.

Therefore, it is of high importance to improve blood flow in the body, and here are the most effective natural ways to do so:

1. Regular exercise boosts circulation, and you can pick a physical activity such as swimming, running, walking, or riding a bike

2. Massage boosts blood circulation by stimulating blood flow in the treated area

3. Drink plenty of water

4. Avoid smoking, as it is one of the main causes of poor circulation

5.Stretching will improve body circulation as prolonged periods of sitting slow it down

6. A healthy and well-balanced diet, rich in vegetables, fruits, healthy fats, and lean proteins, and low in salt, trans fats, and sugar, will increase blood flow in the body

7. To instantly boost circulation, use a pillow or another object to elevate the legs while sitting

8. Hot and cold treatment boosts circulation; apply heat using a hot pack for about 30 seconds, and then repeat with a cold one

9. Hydrotherapy will help you better oxygen flow as hot water relaxes the tense muscles, boosting blood circulation and allowing oxygen to flow more smoothly

10, Ginkgo Biloba is a versatile herb that boosts circulation and is available as a liquid extract, a tablet, capsules, or a dried leaf.

Additionally, you will benefit a low from a salt-made scrub, as it will smooth the skin, energize your legs, and ease excess fluid. To boost circulation, buff in circular motions working your way up the leg, from ankle to knee.

Note that high heels and pointed-toe shoes interrupt the blood flow from the heart to the feet, so you should choose flats or trainers whenever possible.

You can also try tights for compression hosiery, which are specifically designed to help blood circulate easily through the legs.

 

 

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Take care of your feel every day.


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Sugar Detox In 10 Days (Restart Brain and Body)

Posted on November 19, 2019 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)

There is a data about the consumption of sugar in America that seems to be a bit scary. It’s actually worth worrying because the research showed that an average American consumes about 154 pounds of sugar a year. The problem lies in the fact that sugar can be fatal for the health of a person because it can lead to diabetes, inflammation and other issues.

This is why experts recommend sugar detox, and they say it’s a must especially if you love eating sweet things. We are about to tell you one extremely effective way to do that without strict diet, with no carvings and bland food. You will accomplish the thing that you never thought you will: you will no longer be sugar addict.

If you are firm with your decision to detox your organism from sugar, then you will succeed. On the contrary you will only torture yourself because you will break the rules. When you are decided everything is much easier.

COLD TURKEY

You should be aware that consuming to much sugar is also an addiction as any other. The detox will last 10 days, and during this time you should avoid it in every form.

DON’T DRINK YOUR CALORIES

Especially try to avoid sodas, sports drinks, sweetened teas and other sugary juices.

PROTEIN POWER

You must use the power of proteins which will balance the blood sugar and insulin level. Furthermore, you should include whole farm egg or a protein shake in your daily diet, preferably in your breakfast. One more thing is to eat more nuts, seeds, eggs, chicken and fish.

UNLIMITED (GOOD) CARBS

Eat a lot of vegetables, but no potatoes, beets or sweet potatoes. Also, you must increase the intake of broccoli, kale, peppers, greens, tomatoes and artichokes.

 

 

 

FIGHT SUGAR WITH FAT

Consume some healthy fat throughout some foods, for example or virgin olive oil and avocado.

REDUCE STRESS

Try to relax a bit and live more calmly. Don’t stress over every little thing that happens in order to avoid the cortisol to make you hungry.

PROPER SLEEP

You must think of this every night before you go to sleep. Try to rest at least 7 hours and get your beauty and healthy sleep.

 

 

http://foodyhealthyrecipes.com/sugar-detox-in-10-days-restart-brain-and-body/?org=36239971986687148&1386071529

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ENJOY

 

 

Drafting an Athlete for the 2020 Special Olymipcs

Posted on November 12, 2019 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)

PLEASE CONSIDER DRAFTING AN ATHLETE OR PLEASE FORWARD TO ANYONE YOU BELIEVE MIGHT BE INTERESTED.

TRULY THANKFUL FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND SUPPORT. CHEERS! BONNIE

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Mystery Match Draft Day – November 21, 2019

 

The Draft an Athlete Committee for the 2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games is extremely excited to announce our partnership with a “mystery” sponsor who has agreed to match all Draft an Athlete donations for one day only, up to a maximum of $25,000.

 

On Thursday November 21, 2019 we will be hosting a Mystery Match Draft Day in support of the 2020 Games. With your help we can make this day a monumental success.

 

There are several ways that you can participate in Draft an Athlete on November 21, 2019 and doubling down on the opportunity to support the games;

 

Online - midnight - 6:00 p.m. http://specialolympics2020.com/draft-an-athlete/

Pick Up Cash or cheques - arrange by contacting Warren Giertuga at (807) 630-4550 or wgiertug@tbaytel.net

Drop off cash or cheques or credit card donations - at the Chanterelle on Park from 5:00 p.m. to 6 p.m.

LET’S CELEBRATE!

Come join us at the Chanterelle on Park for a celebration social between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. At 6:00 we will hold a media event to unveil the mystery sponsor and announce of how much was donated by the community and matched by our sponsor. Together we can celebrate helping make dreams come true for Special Olympics athlete.

 

Please mark November 21, 2019 on your calendar and consider joining us for the Mystery Match Draft Day to Draft an Athlete. Any questions and RSVP’s can be sent to wgiertug@tbaytel.net. Thank you for your support!

These services are no longer covered by OHIP as of October 1

Posted on October 6, 2019 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Revisions to the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) means some Ontarians will have to pay out of pocket for some procedures that were once covered.

Changes to the plan went into effect October 1, and include financial and procedural adjustments to services like certain pregnancy test methods and certain types of secretion removal.

The changes were made based on recommendations by a physician-lead group, who were asked to review a number of OHIP-insured services. The assessment is part of an effort to provide more effective care in the province. According to the Ontario Ministry of Health, the modifications are expected to save Ontario taxpayers about $83 million.

Some of the changes include:

1. Fewer x-rays for sinus-related problems - CT scans will be used if imaging is required on sinuses as x-rays are shown to be not as effective.

2. New referral system for patients with chronic hip and knee pain

 - In an effort to minimize unnecessary hip and knee CT/MRI scans and surgical consultations, patients will now be referred to rapid access clinics with specialized care.

3. Ear wax cleaning will only be done when medically necessary

- Coverage for ear wax cleaning is no longer available. Doctors will now charge for the service unless the ear wax is causing hearing loss, over-the-counter medicine is ineffective or it needs to be removed to deal with another condition.

4. Reducing the use of dipstick pregnancy tests

- Blood pregnancy tests will now be used in place of dipstick tests, which will only be insured if the patients needs results to prevent imminent harm.

 

 

5. House calls

- Physician premiums for house calls will only be funded for patients who are frail seniors, housebound and/or receiving palliative care.

6.  The use of ambulatory cardiac monitoring devices 

 

 

- Loop recorders, an outdated technology used to evaluate cardiac electrical activity in out-patients, are no longer funded.

7. Referrals to specialists 

- Patients will no longer need to visit their primary care provider for a letter to see a specialists they’ve already seen for the same problem, within a two-year period.

8.  Infertility diagnosis testing

- OHIP will no longer cover post-coital testing of cervical mucous, a method now considered to be outdated.

 

 

9. Larynx exams

- Examination of the stomach will no longer include additional examination of the larynx, when there’s no evidence of a problem. Laryngoscopy services will only be provided when medically necessary.

 

 

10. Preoperative assessments

 

- "History and physical" assessments by a family doctor are usually requested before an operation by surgeons, although they’re not medically required. Now patients will be assessed by the surgeon and anesthesiologist before the surgery to determine the right anesthetic care.

 

 

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Wellness Centre should have the following

Posted on September 6, 2019 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

https://risepeople.com/blog/workplace-wellness-programs/" target="_blank">10 Examples of the Best Workplace Wellness Programs

1. On-site fitness centres

This might be considered the granddaddy of all corporate wellness program examples. Not everyone can provide their team members with a 72,000 square foot fitness centre, but Chesapeake Energy considers it a completely justified expense for recruiting and retaining healthy team members. The fitness centre offers team members an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a rock climbing wall, and access to personal trainers.


What makes this wellness program great?


The fitness centre is just one part of the company’s ‘Living Well’ program, which offers cash incentives for team members who participate and meet their goals in various areas of the program. Chesapeake Energy clearly cares about their team members’ well-being and has provided them with as much support as possible to help them reach their goals.


2. Smoking cessation programs

It’s no secret that, on average, team members who smoke cigarettes cost their employers more money due to health issues compared to non-smokers. Some workplaces have found it in their best interest, both ethically and economically, to offer smoking cessation programs to their team members.


Union Pacific offers a smoking cessation program that consists of lifestyle coaching, as well as pharmacological assistance, to their team members. Their program has helped reduced the number of their team members who smoke from 40% in the 1990s down to 17% in 2007.


What makes this wellness program great?


Union Pacific understands that pharmaceuticals alone may not work for all team members. The addition of coaching for team members trying to quit smoking may make the difference between success and failure.


3. Transit options

Encouraging alternative methods of transportation, such as bike sharing or public transit incentives, are beneficial to the workplace and the future of the environment. Facebook’s campus in Palo Alto offers a bike-sharing program for team members to cycle to places around campus rather than driving. At Rise, we encourage our team members to take public transportation by reimbursing employees for their transit passes.


What makes this wellness program great?


This type of program will appeal to current and potential employees who value environmental responsibility.


4. Paramedical services

Google offers paramedical services, like massage therapy, to their team members while they’re at work. In fact, Google employs a massage program manager, as just one of 35 massage therapists employed in their United States offices. Massage therapists go through an interview process at the company as well, where they demonstrate their skills (which sounds great for the interviewer).


What makes this wellness program great?


There’s a reason why Google is consistently rated one of the best workplaces in the world. Going above and beyond what team members expect from their employer is a great way to encourage a reciprocal effort. A relaxed and calm team member is a joy to have in the workplace, which is likely the main reason that Google offers the service.


5. Yoga classes

Mobify offers their team members yoga classes twice per week, which, weather permitting, is moved to their rooftop boasting stunning views of Vancouver’s ocean and mountains. The most important requirement for practising yoga is the space to do it, and many companies are using their conference or break rooms to provide yoga classes for team members throughout the workday.


What makes this wellness program great?


Yoga and meditation is an extremely effective stress reliever. Team members at startups or PR agencies often have to deal with tight deadlines and overtime. Yoga is an effective way to incorporate self-care into work, so that team members don’t have to feel guilty about neglecting work.


6. Lunch and healthy snacks

With only 30 minutes for lunch, many team members may feel that they have to eat fast food when buying their lunch. Bandwidth offers a 90-minute Fitness Lunch to their team members—enough time to play a sport, hit the gym, or to head home for a healthy homemade lunch. Again, Google sets the bar high with their cafeterias, offering catered lunches and snacks to team members throughout the day. Services have popped up recently that will deliver healthy snacks to your office, like Natural Source and Mindful Snacks.


What makes this wellness program great?


A lunch and snack program will appeal to all of your team members—since everyone has to eat! Promoting healthy eating in the workplace benefits everyone in the office. Healthy and communal eating programs encourage interaction between people from different teams, and the cafeteria provides one such place where a large and diverse workforce can mingle and connect.


7. Employee assistance programs

Wellness not only means taking care of the body but the mind as well. Accenture provides confidential support for issues like stress, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. Accenture knows a lot of work-related stress can be addressed outside of the workplace through guided support programs, so they provide access to programs, such as financial assistance, for all of their employees. Employees are also rewarded for setting wellness goals and accomplishing them.


What makes this wellness program great?


Employees who need extra assistance outside the workplace get the help they need to perform their best. Companies like Accenture realize that support for their employees shouldn’t end once they leave the building. By providing extra support initiatives, organizations can communicate a certain level of empathy and support for their people, thus boosting satisfaction and confidence between the employer and the employee.


8. Naps

How does an after-lunch snooze sound? Professional or not, there’s no argument that a good nap always leaves one feeling completely refreshed. That’s why innovative companies like Zappos, Facebook, and Asana provide specialized nap rooms for employees looking to catch some afternoon rest. Due to the flexible work schedules, employees can catch a quick nap and return to their projects with renewed energy.


What makes this wellness program great?


While simply having a dedicated nap room isn’t technically a “program”, naps have clinically proven benefits when it comes to productivity. We’ve all felt that afternoon lull after lunch. But we’re not telling you to let Steve from the accounting department hibernate under his desk. We’re telling you to let employees recharge in ways that suit them best. Maybe it’s allowing employees extra time to go outside for a walk or having a quiet area for staff members to read. The idea is to not be so rigid in the ways employees spend their off time. Everyone gets energized in different ways and finding out what those are can improve mental wellness and productivity.


9. Wellness challenges

Workplace challenges related to wellness, from health challenges to fitness challenges, are effective in promoting healthy lifestyles within your workforce. At Rise, we’ve designed and ran workplace wellness challenges that encouraged our team members to engage in workouts of their choosing and drink more water at the office. By tracking their progress, their team would be eligible to win a health-related prize at the month’s end.


What makes this wellness program great?


Our monthly fitness challenges and water challenges were successful in promoting regular physical exercise and daily hydration amongst our people. It’s become a core part of our company culture, motivating our teams to reach goals, interact with their colleagues, and improve their wellness habits.


10. Wellness adventures

Like many companies, Zappos offers fitness subsidies, health benefits, and wellness reimbursements. According to their wellness coordinators, physical activity is important but shouldn’t be made mandatory. As a part of their wellness efforts, the Zappos team schedules optional wellness adventures for their employees with the goal of getting away from their desks for a little while. This could look like a one hour golf lesson or even laser tag. The wellness adventures are kept broad to appeal to a wide range of people, and most importantly, are focused on having fun.


What makes this wellness program great?


Hosting wellness adventures is great fun for everyone. Remember, not everyone is able to participate in all physically active events. Scheduling a wide range of monthly events can let those who get their exercise in elsewhere or who aren’t very active at all to join in. It appeals to more people cause it focuses on fun first rather than exercise.


Looking for a better way to improve health & wellness across your organization? The Rise HR platform helps Canadian businesses manage their teams better, track time off, keep an eye on employee engagement, and much more. Book a demo to see Rise in action.


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Food Prep TIPS

Posted on August 15, 2019 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

FOOD-PREP TIPS!!

 

One of the best things you can do to set yourself up for success on this program is a bit of food-prep each week! I came across an awesome blog post with some great beginner tips for you to get started on your food-prep journey! I especially love #3!!!

 

1) Don’t try to prep it all!

First and foremost, when starting out, don’t try and make ahead your entire weekly menu plan. This will completely overwhelm you. Start slow. The first week prep 1 or 2 recipes ahead of time and as you get comfortable with the process you can prep more.

 

2) Choose which recipe(s), if made ahead of time, would make the biggest difference in your week!

This is huge! If you are short on time or don’t have the energy to prepare a lot of food then prioritize your meals. Which recipe, if made ahead of time, is going to make your week easier? If dinnertime brings you the most stress then put together some meal starters or prep ingredients for a couple slow cooker recipes. If you are always running to the vending machine at 3:00pm then put together some veggie packs or bags of almonds. What is going to make it easier for you to eat healthier during the week?

 

3) It is not necessary to cook all the food you prep!

Food prep can be anything. You don’t necessarily need to cook all your meals completely. It can mean chopping up onions, peppers, or other vegetables ahead of time for recipes. Washing fruits and vegetables so they are ready for snacks. Portioning out nuts or other food items for snacks. Cutting up chicken or beef to be recipe ready. Whatever is going to work.

 

4) Even the littlest bit of food prep makes a difference!

I used to think if I did not have hours to set aside for prepping my food then why bother. Obviously, that is not the right approach to take. There are always going to be weeks my time is limited. If I wait for the right time or more time then I would never do anything. It is important to make the most of the time you have and do what you can. I have since learned that any food prep is better than no food prep at all. Some weeks I might not get any dinners prepped ahead of time but if my mason jar salads are done then at least I don’t need to worry about lunch.

 

5) There is no right or wrong way to food prep!

The options are endless when in comes to prepping food ahead of time so there really is no right or wrong way to do it. Basically, it comes down to just making time and getting it done. However, just like any weight loss strategy, to be sustainable it needs to fit into your lifestyle. Basically this means do what works for you. If the only thing you want to prep each week are hardboiled eggs then that’s fine. Whatever will meets YOUR needs. Don’t get bogged down in thinking it has to be done a certain way.

 

6) Give yourself time to reap the rewards and make it a habit!

I think like with anything it is really important to keep at it long enough to experience the benefits, see the results, and form new habits. Remember it takes about 3 weeks to form a habit. Weekly food prep is no different. Don’t throw in the towel if it doesn’t work out the first time. Or the first few times. Adapt and overcome. Expect to make adjustments along the way. Food prep is about making your life easier. Sure it takes a little effort and time upfront but it is worth it. It is so rewarding to open up the refrigerator door and see healthy delicious meals and snacks ready to eat. It was a game changer for me and I am confident it will be for you too.

 

Source: http://www.organizeyourselfskinny.com


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Posted on August 14, 2019 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

 

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