THE FEAR OF STARTING SOMETHING NEW

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Doing something we’ve never done before can make us feel one of two ways: Excited or Fearful. If you’re excited about something, you are likely to do it. However, if for whatever reason you are fearful of it, your chance of doing it goes way down. If you’ve stopped watching Game of Thrones and are actually reading this on your … Read More

QUICK OFFICE YOGA

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Many of us do not take enough breaks throughout the work day to move our bodies. We are busy answering emails and phone calls and before we know it we try to stand up and our bodies are stiff and sore. This is a 5-minute yoga routine that you can do at your desk throughout the workday. Set a timer … Read More

DO YOU NEED A CHIROPRACTOR?

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Runners, body builders, dancers, hockey players and nearly every other type of athlete put their bodies through a lot during vigorous exercise and training. While every case varies, there are some telling signals your body is sending you that it might be time to see a chiropractor. “Pain or decreased flexibility in muscles and joints, numbness, tingling or pain travelling into your arms or … Read More

POST-PARTUM WEIGHT LOSS

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“Returning to the gym was the best thing for me,” says World Health Edmonton member Tracie Lloyd. “Not just physically, but also mentally for avoiding post-partum depression. Days at home can be long with a new baby and getting out at the same time every day holds me accountable.” The “right” time to get back to the gym after having … Read More

EDMONTON’S FIT GIFT GUIDE

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The holidays are right around the corner for Edmontonians, and there is one question swirling around in everyone’s mind. “What do you want for Christmas?” If there’s a fitness addict in your life, we can answer that question for them. Check out World Health’s Edmonton gift guide for fitness lovers! 1.) A Meal Bag We are crazy about the Mini Meal Bag … Read More

LIVING WITH DIABETES

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 10 million Canadians live with diabetes or pre diabetes, and every hour 20 more Canadians are diagnosed. With staggering numbers like these it’s inevitable that you or someone you know is affected by this disease. “Go one day at a time and each meal at a time,” advises Sherrell Knapton. “Don’t try to change everything all at once.” Sherrell is … Read More

EDMONTON WOMAN LOSES 100 POUNDS

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“My highest weight that I recorded was 232 pounds, although I definitely weighed more than that,” explains Angie. “I just refused to get on the scale.” Angie Martin from World Health Edmonton has had an incredible transformation over the last several years that was unfortunately jumpstarted by a health scare. “In 2006 I got a loud thumping noise in my … Read More

EDMONTON FARMER’S MARKET FIND

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On any given Saturday in the summer it’s safe to assume you’ll see one, two or 20 World Health staff members wandering the aisles of the farmer’s market. While we typically set out to stock up on fresh local-grown produce for the week, every so often our eyes wander towards tasty, tempting, totally-bad-for-you treats. When we were offered what we thought was a cookie … Read More

EDMONTON FITNESS COMPETITIONS: BTS

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For our final instalment in our fitness competition series (part 1 and 2) we are getting up out of our seats in the audience and sneaking our way backstage. We see the flexing, we see the posing, but what’s going on behind the scenes? “The day of the show is amazing,” says Jessi Zelinsky, past competitor. “Your body changes by … Read More