Perfectionism: Strength or Weakness?
If you have ever been upset about someone not cleaning to your standards, getting a “B” in school, or someone not liking you, it is highly likely that you are a perfectionist. Our society rewards perfectionistic tendencies such as an insatiable drive and incredibly high standards. However, there are potential costs, including chronic stress, relationship difficulties, frequent anger, low self-esteem and psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety or eating disorders.
Hydration Helps You Focus
When we hear the term hydration, we often think of marathon runners or elite athletes. We link hydration to sports performance, but often forget it can have a drastic effect on our day-to-day lives, improving our brain function. Water provides the brain with energy and nutrients, removes toxins, and maintains strong signalling allowing for stronger thinking and memory processing.
4 Tips to Overcome Your Fitness Plateau
Typically, when one starts with either a new meal plan or has fresh vigor to start working out again, progress just happens. People lose weight, fat almost falls off the body, muscle seems to appear like the coming spring, progress is made with different exercises, and the whole world is right. In the world of health and personal training, a “plateau” refers to what happens when progress is no longer being made even though that individual is doing everything right in regards to both nutrition and fitness.
Advice from a Chef: Adding Flavour to Food Without Adding Sodium
Adding sodium to our foods is something we have gotten very used to, but too much sodium in our diets can lead to serious health problems. The relationship between sodium and flavour have become linked, which doesn't have to be true. Here are some ways we can still add flavour while cutting back on sodium.
Our Circadian Rhythm
Life on planet Earth is closely attuned to the movement of the sun. Humans have been saluting the sun for thousands of years. We are diurnal beings who are powered by the sun.
How to Conquer Early Morning Workouts
Time is often cited as one of the top barriers to physical activity (Daskapan,et al, 2006). For some people, the only time to exercise they may have in their schedule is first thing in the morning before their work or school day gets going. However, this early morning timeframe is not always an easy one to get that workout in, due to a variety of factors.
5 Exercises that are Better than Crunches
Core Stability Training The classic plank is a good place to start as it uses your body as resistance. Start by lying facedown. Then, prop your body off the ground using your toes and your elbows/forearms.
5 Ways to Enjoy Canned Tuna
Generally when you reach for canned tuna, it’s out of desperation for a quick and easy meal. Let’s change that mentality and use it to your advantage- although it is an excellent protein in a pinch option, it can be used for more than just a basic tuna salad! Here are five ways to incorporate this healthy and convenient protein into your meals and snacks.
5 Ways to Enjoy Sriracha
If you are a fan of this popular spicy sauce, you probably want to put it on everything! Well, we’ve done some experimenting and here are our five favourite ways to use sriracha: 1. Spice Up Your Morning Routine For those who like a savory and sweet combination, add a splash of sriracha sauce to your toast and peanut butter in the morning, or to your oatmeal.
Budget Friendly Tips: 3 Ways to Save Money on the Slopes
Who doesn’t love an adventurous getaway to the mountains? Skiing and snowboarding are excellent ways to enjoy the great outdoors while burning calories! This pastime has also been known to burn a hole or two in our pockets and put pressure on the budget… Here are 3 ways to maximize your trip (and your dollar) when whisking yourself off to the mountains: Check for deals Costco often sells lift passes to a number of mountains at a discounted rate.