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Sep 19, 2018
The benefits of spin workouts

With more spin studios and classes to try than ever before, it seems like everyone is cycling indoors—and for good reason. “Spinning is a low-impact exercise that is open to anybody, regardless of fitness level or age,” says Kim Donnelly, head...

Aug 29, 2018
4 exercises to make up for your desk job

You need these four exercises and stretches, recommended by Brandon Santo, a certified personal trainer and strength and conditioning specialist at Vancouver's Groundwork Athletics. Not only will these exercises promote better movement and posture, they’ll keep you more alert at...

Aug 24, 2018
How to promote mental health in the workplace

In any given week, at least 500,000 employed Canadians are unable to work due to mental health problems. In fact, according to Statistics Canada, the average public sector worker missed 13.5 days of work last year (the most ever), while private sector workers missed 8.3 days. While statistics like this are...

Aug 13, 2018
Are we wired for laziness?

Recent Simon Fraser University research found that even within a well-rehearsed movement like walking, the nervous system subconsciously monitors energy use and continuously re-optimizes movement patterns in a constant effort to move as cheaply as possible. “This is good news if you’re an athlete,” says lead researcher Max Donelan. Moving as cheaply as...

Aug 1, 2018
Recharge your mind with sleep

The human mind is abuzz with thoughts all day, from experiencing a wide spectrum of emotions and the multitasking required in both work and family to the distraction from media and electronic devices. “Our mind produces electrical and chemical activity in the brain,” says Catherine Roscoe Barr, BSc. in neuroscience, wellness...

Jan 26, 2018
Why prolonged sitting is hurting us

Why prolonged sitting is hurting us. Pulled muscles and sore joints are common complaints after strenuous physical activity, but research suggests the pains we feel at the end of the day are the result of what we don’t do

Jan 18, 2018
The Common Cold: When to stay away

According to the Health Information section of Canada.com, a few sniffles and a dry, infrequent cough mean that you are contagious, but if you absolutely have to go out, practicing proper hygiene will prevent you from passing it onto others.

Jan 17, 2018
How to fix your fear of talking to your boss

A fear of speaking up when it comes to authority figures is extremely common, even with the most outgoing personality types. However, it could be hindering your work, knocking your confidence and preventing you from progressing up the career ladder. Fears are a function of our self-preservation. However, unless you have...

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