Articles

Heap of various pills in blisters on yellow background.
January 14, 2022
Sniffles, sneezes and soreness plague our bodies whenever we fall ill, but a trip to the urgent care or a doctor may not always be warranted or affordable. Over-the-counter medications and remedies may help...
January 12, 2022
These past two years of the pandemic have been highly stressful, especially for our front-line health care workers. It comes as no surprise that during these unprecedented times people have been reporting higher levels...
Volunteers helping out in the community.
January 10, 2022
Is your new year’s resolution to give back to your community more in 2022? Well, here is a way you can give back each month of the new year.  January: Donate Blood  Extremely important,...
Silhouette of a man raising his hands on top of a mountain.
January 8, 2022
New year, new bright and shiny goals. It’s 2022, motivation is high, gyms are packed, resolutions are set and the refrigerator is stocked with healthy food. But how long will it last? In 2019,...
January 6, 2022
 The good posture struggle is REAL. Between sitting at desks all day, couch potato-ing and watching Netflix, and looking down at your phone, the spine starts to slump pretty easily. While you may catch...
January 6, 2022
Almost everyone educated in the American public school system remembers the iconic phrase: “the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell.” While this is typically used as a punchline or meme about useless information...
January 5, 2022
Let’s face it. The last two years have been tough for many. As a therapist, I’m aware of how many people in our community have been struggling with mental health issues.  Depression has loomed...
Firefighters putting a fire out.
January 2, 2022
Firefighters serve as public heroes by fighting fires, saving lives and educating the public on safety. In order to do all of these tasks, firefighters must uphold rigorous requirements, especially physical ones.  Firefighters must...
Team of rescuers running to the helicopter on the heliport.
January 1, 2022
“I can tell you that I have calls that I’m never going to forget. Faces that will always stick with me, and patients that have been on my mind for years. This is one...
Happy young mixed race woman preparing food with daughter.
January 1, 2022
January is finally here! Although this means holiday baking and festive dinner parties are coming to a close, that does not mean the family fun in the kitchen has to end. Spending intentional time...
People dancing in Mélissa's class.
January 1, 2022
Dancing is a great way to get moving while enjoying and letting the music flow through your body. For Mélissa Peng, it is something she has always known. From a young age, Peng was...
Someone wearing a hazmat suit while meditating.
January 1, 2022
The pandemic has certainly created some challenges and obstacles to maintaining a healthy lifestyle for many people. With social distancing measures in place beginning in 2020, our schedules and sense of normalcy were disrupted,...
A hand with a heart and a stethoscope and a mask.
January 1, 2022
Nurses and other healthcare professionals have it hard. As challenging as managing daily life is, they have to do it on top of caring for patients and risking burnout during the pandemic every day....
Nutritionist doctor holding various healthy fresh vegetables for patient.
January 1, 2022
For some, pulling all-nighters is fun but, for medical staff, working the night shift is just that — work. Along with tending to patients and ensuring the highest quality care, you must also take...
A woman running down steps.
January 1, 2022
Like any industry, trainers live and breathe what we do daily and are often surprised by the questions asked by both the general public and clients. Things that seem like common knowledge are only...
Fernando, Nancy and Tracie posing in front of a hospital.
January 1, 2022
The first year of the pandemic brought a lot of new, scary experiences. For many, it was just a matter of adapting to social distancing and wearing masks. For others, it was the loss...
Nurse resting on a couch.
January 1, 2022
Burnout affects everyone, no matter what job you have. However, medical professionals have more intense professional lives. You have to balance constant emergency cases, unhappy patients and potential bad outcomes. The long hours and...
Collage of the unsung heroes.
January 1, 2022
Amongst the unprecedented months of uncertainty, there were people on the front lines of every occupation – whether it be providing food for the public, making sure communities were protected and, of course, saving...
Can of yerba mate.
January 1, 2022
The yellow bottle full of goodness, better known as yerba mate, has been making a big splash in the energy drink market. Oftentimes, when you go to the gym, you see people taking pre-workout,...
Monica dancing.
January 1, 2022
If I had not been in fitness competitions years ago (1991-1999) and participated in some effective dance classes during those years to learn movement with music, I would have been incredibly intimidated by BEAT...
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