NEW Alcohol Guidelines (and our recommendations)
When it comes to nutrition guidelines, new recommendations may arise as evidence does – research is constantly being carried out. We pride ourselves on being evidence-based, so we constantly review this research! Depending on what the evidence shows, our recommendations may change such as with the new alcohol recommendations released by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA).
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.
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.
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.
Why is Mobility Important?
So you’ve heard of mobility and flexibility, but what do these words mean? Are they the same thing? And why are they important as a student?
How to Track Your Progress During Home Workouts
When the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown hit, most of us turned our workouts into home workouts and now, as the weather starts to change, many will take workouts back inside. But many have found working out from home confusing and often frustrating. How do I know if I am progressing?
What is Gratitude?
Gratitude is the sense of appreciation for someone or something. Practicing gratitude is extremely powerful: it has the ability to improve mood, behaviour, self-esteem, and to shut down the stress response, which helps us manage stress. Practicing gratitude is about switching our mindset from a negative thought to a positive thought, which is where all these benefits stem from.
School Lunch Ideas – Pizza On A Stick
We are a few weeks into the school year now! Today, Chef Lisa walks us through some awesome School Lunch Ideas that might interest you and help your family eat balanced and healthy. Here is Pizza On A Stick and Rainbow Vegetable Roasted Sandwich https://youtu.
How to Fit Cardio Into Your busy Student Life
Current health recommendations state that adults should look to accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic physical activity per week. This activity should be spread out over 3 or more days in bouts that are at least 10 minutes long. To be effective for you, what you do as part of your cardiovascular exercise should fit a few criteria: First off, cardiovascular exercise should be appropriate for your current fitness level, as doing so will help you stick to your routine.