8 Mindfulness Tips for Women
Finding balance in our busy lives is essential to well-being. Below you will find a list of tips on how to create balance. These tips are meant to help women navigate their way through their busy lifestyle while still finding room for personal time and growth.
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 “For You” Diet
I am constantly asked; “what do you know about this diet, my friend lost 20lbs”… or “this diet guarantees 10lbs weight loss, do you? ” As a dietitian it can be challenging to try to stay on top of the current diet trends. Most of our clients turn to us after trying a multitude of other programs.
Four Simple Ways To Incorporate New Foods Into Your Diet
Last week we shared four benefits on incorporating new foods into your diet, now we will share four tips on how to do so! 1) Start small. Introduce one new vegetable or fruit into your diet once per month (or at whatever frequency works best for you).
The Importance of Trying New Foods
There are many reasons why trying new foods is beneficial. You can: Broaden your flavour horizons. What is your favourite food?
7 Reasons to Keep a Food Journal
Journaling food allows you to make a connection between your body and the food you eat. It can help you to improve or even repair your relationship with food and help you to better understand what food and pattern of eating works best for you and your life. From my experience tracking calories alone may hinder your relationship with food.
Eyes on Which Prize? How Goal Orientation Can Influence Our Exercise Habits
For many, the practice of a fitness routine involves goal setting, with two main orientations: outcome goal orientation (also known as a competitive goal orientation) and task goal orientation (aka. mastery goal orientation). An outcome orientation is based on social comparison and outperforming others, whereas task orientation emphasizes improvement relative to one’s former self.
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 Mental Health Benefits of Journaling
In my work with children and adolescents, their parents will initiate therapy in a quest for “tools,” “skills,” “strategies,” and “resources” to help with some issue. Adult clients ask for these things too. Very often, people seem to be looking for tangible ways to lessen the symptoms of depression or manage anxiety – a solution to a problem.
When you journal, you are essentially reflecting on what happened in your day, whether it’s mentally, emotionally, or physically. The power of reflection is that you are collecting data on yourself to write your story. For example, you are reflecting on what caused you stress, what you ate or didn’t eat that upset your gut, or maybe just about your goals and dreams.