Improving How We Talk About Obesity

When people talk about obesity, they are often focused on what people eat and how much they move. However, obesity is an incredibly complex chronic health condition! One piece that often gets missed in obesity-talk is the very important issue of weight bias (sometimes called weight stigma) and discrimination. Organizations like Obesity Canada, Obesity Action Coalition and University of Connecticut Rudd Centre are …

How To Reframe New Year’s Resolutions So That They Last

Thinking about setting a New Year’s resolution this year? According to a study done in 2020, the most popular resolutions were set on the topics of physical health, weight loss, and eating habits. From this same study, after 1 year 55% considered themselves successful at keeping their resolutions. Here are a few things to consider to help you become part of the 55% at achieving success:    Start small and adjust the goal throughout the year. Setting a goal that is too …

The Fresh Start Effect: Why Good Habits Get Off Track and How to Fix It

By Kimberly Eckert, Registered Psychologist Eckert Psychology & Education Centre   Fresh starts are moments when we naturally activate and start making changes in our lives. As humans, we inspire ourselves with important anniversaries – like a milestone birthday or a new calendar year – to make meaningful changes. For me, my “fresh start” was the start of my summer …

Top Nutrients for Women’s Health

Women, like men, should enjoy a variety of foods, including whole grains, lean protein, fruits, vegetables, and dairy. However, there are specific nutrient needs that are often forgotten:   Calcium Calcium is essential to help repair and build bone. Osteoporosis, a condition of too much bone loss or not enough build up of bone, is four times more likely in …

Consider These for Good Gut Health

When it comes to supporting a healthy gut, there are so many factors that play a role, not all of them are widely discussed. Here are three factors you may not have considered for a gut-friendly diet: A diet containing a variety of probiotics. Probiotics are live strains of microorganisms which can offer many health benefits. The human gut has …

Revive’s Guide to Alcohol

Most of our clients are aware of the fact that alcohol comes with calories, and even more are added when it is mixed with sugary drinks or juices. For reference, alcohol contains 7 calories per gram on its own (carbohydrates and protein contain 4 calories per gram, and fat contains 9 calories per gram). This means that most standard drinks …

How a Registered Psychologist can Support Your Wellness Journey with a Dietitian

When I first started at Revive, I would get phone calls from the dietitians who were curious about how to identify when my services might add value to their client’s wellness journey, and how to help their clients understand the potential benefits. If you are seeking support with your nutrition and fitness goals from one of Revive Wellness’ dietitians, here …

Should You Snack

Snacking has become one of those automatic activities we engage in. Our stomach growls and we respond by putting something into our mouth to either quiet the noise or satisfy a craving. There are many different opinions out there on whether or not we should or shouldn’t snack. Personally I think that is very individual. The intent of a snack is to provide a …

Top 5 Foods for Heart Health

February is National Heart Month, and not just because of Valentine’s Day! Prevention is key when it comes to keeping your heart healthy. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada close to 80% of premature heart disease and stroke can be prevented through lifestyle, including eating a well-balanced diet. So, what makes a food heart healthy? To keep …