Well Street Blog

October is Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month. To help your organization become a “healthier workplace”, we are pleased to announce the following promotions for the month of October. 1) 10% off any company-sponsored program or seminar 2) Free 1-hour seminar of your choice when you book any 10-week program 3) $150/hr consulting fee waived for Immune Booster Clinic Contact us today to find...
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Stress has become a “bad” word today.  We associate it with very bad things – high blood pressure, obesity, mental health disorders.  When we say the word “stress” people cringe, or frown, or sigh. But is stress really such a bad thing or have we painted a potentially complex concept with a too-simple brush? Stress is a vital physiological process. ...
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pH testing is a tool we use in our programs, including the Healthy Detox Program, to measure the state of someone’s health. pH measures the acid-base balance in your body.  Your blood has a very small range of pH that it needs to maintain for proper function of every cell and metabolic function in your body. pH is often measured...
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Meditation is becoming well-known for its ability to relax the mind, soothe mental depression and anxiety, cure insomnia, and improve cognitive ability, mood, concentration, and focus. These effects are likely the most obvious ones.  But they are just the tip of the iceberg. Meditation has incredible benefits for the physical body. The main action is by lowering a major stress...
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We all know exercise is important for good health.  But most do not realize how dangerous it is to be sedentary. Travis Saunders, a Ph.D. student and certified exercise physiologist at the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario was interviewed for by Runners World: “Now a consistent body of emerging research suggests...
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Soups are a great way to get in a variety of nutrients with less calories. Delicious and warm, a great inclusion for anyone wanting to eat healthy and lose some of that extra holiday weight. Make a big pot to have enough for lunch during the week. We’ve found 5 soup recipes that we loved cooking and eating: 1. Tuscan...
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When employees feel overwhelmed at work, they lose confidence and may become irritable or withdrawn. This can make them less productive and less effective in their job, and make the work seem less rewarding. Some warning signs include: Feeling anxious, irritable, or depressed Apathy, loss of interest in work Problems sleeping Fatigue Trouble concentrating Muscle tension or headaches Stomach problems Social withdrawal Common causes of excessive workplace stress...
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Many employees are rolling back to work sick after the holidays – feeling run down and worse than ever. To help your employees stay strong and fight the many viruses and colds attacking them this year, natural immune boosting clinics have become very popular, says Dr. Lisa Weeks, ND, onsite Naturopathic Doctor at TELUS Canada. “Many people don’t realize...
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STRESS has a huge impact on our health and happiness. And with scientific data telling us that stress hormones, exercise and diet is correlated to chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s, there is no question that reducing stress is paramount to maintaining our mental health and overall health. Companies are becoming more and more aware of the importance of supporting...
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75% of [Canadian] organizations are not confident that they have the knowledge of support to effectively address their mental health needs. – Sun Life-Buffett National Wellness Survey 2013 Many employers believe they have to trade-off productivity to help employees reduce stress loads.  The fear with high stress overload is employee burnout leading to sick leave, as well as the...
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