Tag Archives: healthy lifestyle

Binge-watching

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woman watching televisionThere’s a new term in town: “binge-watching”. It’s when you watch 3 or more television shows one after the other in one sitting. According to International Business Times, some of the most popular shows being binge-watched are ‘Breaking Bad’, ‘The Game of Thrones’, and ‘Orange is the New Black’, to name but a few. To some extent, this new phenomenon seems to have existed since the market introduced DVDs, but it`s happening more now that we can stream TV shows on platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, and/or TiVo. More and more people are now binge-watching TV shows so that they can catch up to where friends or colleagues are in popular series, or because serial watching has become an …

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How to form beneficial habits

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Writing out a planForming beneficial habits can be a long and difficult process, but sticking to it is well worth it. Once something is a habit, you barely even have to think about doing it. In fact, you will want to do it.

Can you imagine if it was second nature to floss your teeth, go for a jog, tidy up a little, or get yourself to sit down at your desk and write, even if you are not in the mood? The great thing is that it is completely possible to turn these and other activities into habits.

Here are four tricks to try:

1. Never accept the “I’ll do it tomorrow” excuse

Oftentimes, when people want to create a habit, especially …

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Five natural ways to calm your nerves

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At the fitness clubNervous anxiety is a common affliction that results in a variety of daily problems. Some people experience it in the form of performance anxiety – they tighten up and become agitated when writing an essay, giving a presentation or attending a job interview. Others can experience it as a general feeling of unease in social situations or when travelling.

Whatever the cause, there are many ways to deal with nervous anxiety, including medications and counselling. However, people who are reluctant to seek treatment through the health care system opt for natural options as alternatives to doctor-facilitated care.

Here are five natural ways to calm your nerves:

  1.  Exercise regularly. Regular workouts are a great way to deal with excess
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Four ways to get healthy during National Health Food Month

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National Health Food MonthEating healthy these days in a world confused by mixed messages from the media, unrealistic body ideals, and an obsessive preoccupation with calories and weight loss is nothing less than a challenge. Food has been unfairly tainted as the enemy and more and more people are feeling guilty for loving food.

What’s wrong with loving food? As dietitians, we are amazed when we hear these guilty confessions from clients. We seem to forget that we need food to live and loving food, especially wholesome, nutritious food, is a good step in the right direction.

Tips to eating healthy

  1. Go whole – The term “whole foods” is used to describe foods that are in their purest and most unrefined state.
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Get in shape with 10,000 steps a day

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Female_walkingWhen it comes to lifestyle change, some people get excited while others get nervous. The trigger is in the word, change. Nobody likes changing their comfortable, daily routine and learning new habits. The reaction is not much different when it comes to fitness – it makes people nervous. That’s why walking programs are becoming so popular – they’re simple and fun.

All it takes is a few extra steps a day, a Fitbit Zip™ wireless activity tracker and your own online personal fitness coach to get you started and on the right track to fitness. With our new interactive program, Fitness Coach Connects, it couldn’t be simpler.

Once you’re set up with your Fitbit Zip™ wireless activity tracker, …

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