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Mindfulness is a practice of increasing your awareness of the present, of living in the “here and now”.  It can help you become more grounded and focused.  It can enable you to appreciate and enjoy life, and find peace, serenity, and calm.  Mindfulness takes you out of your head and into the present-tense of being here. There are so...
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It’s time to put away our “summer indulgences” attitude and put on our “thinking healthier” mindset. Whether you’re getting back on track for the fall or prepping the kids for the new school year, this is the perfect time to get back into healthy eating.  One of the most important ways to do that is to know how to...
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The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines vitality as energy and strength; the peculiarity which distinguishes living from non-living.  Vitality is the unseen energy that enlivens us and is the foundation of our well-being.  Without vitality we would cease to exist. Just as we need to regularly eat, drink, sleep and be social to maintain our physical and emotional well being, we...
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The Story Behind High Fructose Corn Syrup This story goes back to the US Great Depression in the 1930’s. The American government passed a farm bill that subsidized products like corn to help farmers stay in business while providing cheap grains to the starving American people.  Many farmers converted other crops to corn to take advantage of this subsidy....
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Well Street’s Client Director, Donna Henderson, recently sat down with Lynne Lyon, HR Manager at Epson Canada, to learn about what’s fuelling their wellness strategy and what Epson is doing to engage a diverse multi-generational workforce. From the importance of cultivating emotional resilience, to focusing on prevention strategies, Lynne explains what’s worked at Epson and the importance of leadership support to drive success. Client: Lynne Lyon, HR Manager, Epson Canada  What...
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Most people know that doing yoga has several health benefits and we quite often read about the importance of having a consistent yoga practice. Our choices are abundant: We could join a yoga studio, attend a class at the gym we already have a membership with, join in on the Corporate Yoga class our office offers or start up...
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A 5 Step Plan on How To Fix It! The CDC (Centres for Disease Control) recently released some shocking data that may shed some light on the growing health crises of obesity and diabetes in the US and across North America.    They found that US employees consume 1300 calories per week from food obtained from the workplace and that 70% of...
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We often talk about the dangers of prolonged sitting, and encourage finding ways to tackle the sedentary lifestyle many office workers experience. A 2015 study from University of Toronto found that sitting for more than 8-12 hrs/day increases disease risk – even if you exercise. They found that although exercise can decrease your risk of disease, it doesn’t completely...
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“I’m Here” –  Advice for Riding The Waves of Overwhelm. I reached a point in my life where I decided I really needed to learn how to cope with feeling overwhelmed.  I was becoming so tired of having wonderful times of balance completely swept away by the busyness of my life.  It was as if I was an unwilling...
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What we eat can impact our risk of depression and have a dramatic impact on our overall wellbeing. Check out these great tips for a healthy mind and body.Eat nuts and seeds every day – these are a rare source of vitamin E, an antioxidant that promotes circulation and repairing brain tissue. Remember folic acid (Folate) – people deficient in...
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