Why fitness matters to your physical and mental health

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Woman exercisingIt’s a well-known fact that physical activity is a key component to maintaining optimal health. Being active helps with weight management, reduces increased heart rates to normal ranges, and helps maintain a healthy blood pressure, among many other benefits. But did you also know it could help with your mental health as well?

First, fitness provides you with a mental break by concentrating on something other than your work, family or anything else that might be stressful. Concentrating on the exercises you’re performing at the gym, focusing on the intervals you’re completing in your running program, or following your opponent while playing a sport, all increase the chances that you will …

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Online gambling

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Male_on ComputerIt is a commonly held notion that the first online gaming site originated offshore in Antigua in the mid 1990’s, and the first online casino appeared in 1995. Today, with bolstered internet security and the demands of individuals for privacy and convenience of access, online gambling is surging to new heights. Forbes estimated that $15 billion dollars are spent worldwide on online poker alone, with $6 billion dollars coming directly from the United States. Sports betting attracts 32 million users in Canada and the USA. It therefore comes as no surprise that online gambling, also known as Internet gambling and iGambling, offers an easy and often unforgiving resource for those …

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Learning disabilities: How occupational therapists can help your child

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boy playing with blocksContrary to popular belief, learning disabilities can affect people with average or above-average intelligence. According to the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada, 1 in 10 Canadians have a learning disability that is identified as ‘the gap between the level of achievement that is expected and the level actually achieved’. A child may have a learning disability for a variety of reasons and it can affect their ability to listen, speak, read, write or complete mathematic problems. This can present significant difficulties in the classroom where the child is expected to demonstrate his/her learning through different skills. The good news is that if your child has been diagnosed with a learning disability

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The secret to couples counselling: managing expectations (part 2)

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a coupleIt’s very understandable that people sitting in their own unhappiness look to counsellors to help them feel better and to help improve their relationships. Sometimes however, client expectations of their counsellor are too high. Counsellors work very hard to help their clients, and bring a lot of skill and expertise to the table, but we have no super powers and can’t perform miracles.

Here is a list of things counsellors cannot do for you:

  • Counsellors do not have magic power over your partner, and cannot make them see things your way or make them do things as you want them done.
  • Counsellors aren’t judges with special “lie detecting powers” and
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The secret to couple counselling: before you attend (part 1)

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a coupleCouple counselling is hard work!! It’s hard work for the two people involved in the relationship and it’s hard work for the counsellor. It’s a sad commentary that despite all this hard work, and the best efforts of all three people involved, successful outcomes do not happen in all couple counselling experiences.  For their part, counsellors take training courses in couple therapy, read books and engage in supervision in order to increase their success with counselling couples.   But are there things that couples can do to increase the likelihood of a positive couple counselling outcome as well? The answer is an emphatic YES!

Here is a list of some of the …

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