Are you resting and recovering enough?

As we head into the holiday season and many people's schedules start to fill up again, we are going to discuss an important topic: rest. Now it's important to recognize that rest does not just mean sleep or lounging on the couch, but rather all of the time you spend relaxing, taking breaks from work/chores/strenuous [...]

By |2022-07-05T08:47:19-04:00November 4th, 2021|Driver Health, Mental Health, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Not hungry? You may still need to eat!

Many people try to work against their appetite, trying to squash their hunger so they aren't tempted to eat. Strategies like eating loads of vegetables, drinking tonnes of water, staying busy, drinking coffee, and eating high-volume foods like rice cakes may keep you from being hungry, but is it healthy? Having a strong appetite and [...]

By |2021-07-07T12:25:45-04:00July 7th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Sweet Sweet Sugar

As we move into warmer days, thoughts of spending time outside and enjoying summer get togethers often sparks conversations around a rather controversial topic: sugar! In the summer, we tend to crave and enjoy more items loaded with sugar, such as popsicles, lemonade, jello, ice cream, and more. So as we head into the warmer [...]

By |2021-05-11T16:21:21-04:00May 11th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Ask the Nutritionist: Do I really need to drink a gallon of water each day?

Q: Do I really need to drink a gallon of water each day? A: Lately, some trainers and nutritionists have been promoting drinking a gallon, or 4 litres, of water per day. But, is that really how much you need? Maybe not.   Our bodies require water, but they also require minerals, and our body [...]

By |2021-05-05T14:10:36-04:00May 5th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Supporting the Metabolism

Your metabolism is the rate that your body burns calories and uses up energy from food, so the goal is to have a strong and healthy metabolism so you can burn sufficient calories and maintain a healthy weight or lose weight if you want to. Quite often, individuals looking to lose weight and get healthy [...]

By |2021-03-31T15:49:02-04:00March 31st, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Beating the SAD Winter Blues

We’re about to head into winter during one of the most difficult years most of us have ever experienced, and you might be feeling the effects of it, including the low energy, irritable mood, or the struggle to get out of bed in the morning. The Winter Blues, more formally known as Seasonal Affective Disorder [...]

By |2020-11-26T15:07:22-05:00November 26th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Should I read ingredient labels or nutrition labels?

If you pick up any packaged food, such as a box of crackers or a salad dressing, you’ll find two labels: the ingredient list and the nutrition facts table, which tells you the nutrient content of the food including fat, protein, carbs, sugar, etc. The mainstream health world has taught us to read the nutrition [...]

By |2020-09-17T14:21:12-04:00September 17th, 2020|Nutrition, Uncategorised|0 Comments

The Everyday Foods that are Harming your Health

If you drink one coffee per day, it may not seem like it would matter if you’re adding a little coffee creamer to it – it’s just one drink, right? But those small, daily decisions are what shape your overall and long term health. A little margarine here, a little canola-oil filled salad dressing there… [...]

By |2020-08-04T15:15:07-04:00August 4th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

ATN: Are all supplements created equal?

Q: My doctor recommended I take a magnesium supplement to help my restless legs. Can I just buy any one from the pharmacy? A: This is a great question, and raises a very important topic for anyone taking over the counter supplements, herbs, vitamins, minerals, or other health products. In short, the answer is no, [...]

By |2020-07-17T11:39:48-04:00July 17th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments
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