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Postpartum Running and Exercise: When can I REALLY return?

May 24, 2019

“When can I start doing “x” after I’ve given birth?” Up until just recently this question was only answered at the 6-week postpartum check-up.  After some quick questions and *possibly* a physical exam, new Mamas are cleared for activity or told to return when they feel ready using the common refrain, “listen to your body”.  […]

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How To Find a Therapist

January 07, 2019

 Finding Your Perfect Fit Therapist By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW If the mad rush that is December has left you feeling fried, you’re not alone.  The end of the year is notoriously a high-stress time.  Enter January, a time for laying low and self-reflection.  This is the perfect time to get your mental health on […]

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Survive the Holidays with Chaga Hot Chocolate and Cordycep Tea

December 21, 2018

This Hot Chocolate can help you Survive the Holidays…and possibly improve your performance. Doesn’t it seem like the holiday season begins earlier and earlier each year? As stores fill their shelves with festive gear months in advance, I find my stress levels rise. In October, yes – October, I start asking myself questions like – […]

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Inspo Overload

December 17, 2018

As human beings, we are always looking for information in one form or another. Having access to info and inspo at the touch of an iPhone button is amazing, but can also be mentally draining and the perfectionism we’re often presented can be frustrating to our self-esteem. Social media, as wonderful as it can be, […]

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Runners – Are you Killing your Immune System?

November 29, 2018

Are you catching every cold that comes your way, yet determined to keep running?   Continue reading to learn how to Beat the Immune Battle. Exercise, particularly running longer distances or intense work outs, can be a stressor on your system. The recovery phase from intense exercise has shown lower levels of lymphocytes in the blood. […]

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Your Crohn’s and Colitis Coping Cheat Sheet

November 12, 2018

Welcome to a special edition of Lauren’s Top Tips! November is Crohn’s and Colitis Month and, as someone who was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease at 10 years old, I’ve learned a thing or two about how to cope when the going gets rough.  The best part about these tips is that they are absolutely not […]

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Counting Macros: Key to Success or Obsessive Behaviour

November 03, 2018

Whether from the trainer at the gym, or your pal at work, you’ve probably heard the buzz about counting macros. What does that term actually mean, and is it a necessary part of your nutrition strategy, or an obsessive dieting behaviour? Let’s dive deeper! But before we do, I want you to think about a […]

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PRODUCTIVITY with MINDFULNESS

October 01, 2018

Do you want to feel more productive? Many high achieving professionals are banking on the proven benefits of an ancient mind technology to balance the demands of a successful professional life while staying productive and competitive. This technique even helps to manage their stress and increase wellbeing. Business coaches, counselling professionals and business leaders have […]

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RUNNING OVERTIME – Runners who work LONG Hours

September 19, 2018

Strategies to REVERSE YOUR PYRAMID, Support your Immune System and Stress Response when under Pressure to Perform Anyone who works long hours has the potential for burn out. Runners, athletes and those who are trying to whip themselves into shape who work long hours AND train in their spare time are at a higher risk […]

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Summer Peach Popsicles

August 20, 2018

August is peach season in Ontario! Eating seasonally & locally means the food is picked at peak freshness and gets to you quicker. The result is maximal nutrition for you. One peach has about 10% of your fibre for the day, 15% of your Vitamin C needs, and is loaded with antioxidants to protect the […]

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