Canadian Women’s Network Founder Spotlight
“I’ve always used a patient-centric approach to my care. After 10 years of being in the public sector, doing research and program development—learning from the patients living with these multiple chronic health conditions and the challenges they face—I wanted to get to the other side of the illness and focus on prevention. ” Loreen Wales, Founder & CEO Read more of her interview with the Canadian Women's Network here: Founder Spotlight: Loreen Wales
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.
On the True Angle Podcast
Ever had a ‘difficult’ patient? One step further, have you ever had a patient really tell you off? For this week’s guest, Loreen Wales, it was this kind of encounter that was the catalyst for introducing a new way to understand the patient journey.
On the Creative Block Podcast
My Viva Inc CEO, Loreen Wales, was recently on the Creative Block podcast talking about creating a better future for Canadians through virtual health. Listen to the podcast below! Visit the Media Lab YYC website for more podcast episodes here
“Blue Monday” with Global News and EZ Rock
Wake Up With Wayne on EZ Rock: Global News Morning Weekend: Fighting off “Blue Monday” Both interviews talk about self-care - Learn more on what self-care means.
How to Keep Yourself Accountable to Your Health Goals
As a registered dietitian at Revive Wellness, many of my clients come to see in part, or in full, for the accountability I can provide them. Working on health and changing behaviour is hard work and having another person to report back to can be a very helpful strategy to keep the momentum going. However, this is not the only way to keep yourself accountable.
The tool that helps clients with prediabetes and the prevention of diabetes
How a Registered Dietitian can use My Viva Plan to help clients with Prediabetes and Prevention of Diabetes: Diabetes Canada has released some shocking or maybe not surprising numbers in terms of the risk and health of our clients. 1 in 3 people are living with prediabetes and diabetes, a new diagnosis of diabetes is happening every three minutes and a projection of 14 million people will be living with diabetes or prediabetes by 2027 in Canada. This means that there is a very likely chance that your clients are either at risk or have a diagnosis of a health condition.
Launching YOU-AR-OK: to boost the mental health and wellness of Canadians
Today we hosted a virtual launch of our new virtual reality app YOU-AR-OK! During our beta testing phase we are excited to be able to offer our app for FREE to all Canadians. Read the press release: YOU-AR-OK Press Release - November 2nd 2020_ Learn more and get the beta testing version: www.
YOU-AR-OK: Canada’s newest quarantine buddy
A new augmented reality solution will soon be available to Canadians. Hoffmann-La Roche Limited (Roche Canada) has awarded funding to My Viva Inc. , the University of Alberta’s Rehabilitation Robotics Laboratory (Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine) and ELIXR Simulations to jointly develop the YOU-AR-OK avatar, a virtual health application to support users with their health and wellbeing during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis.