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Coaching offers accountability and support in diabetes management

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​In Canada, 50% of the working population lives with a minimum of one chronic condition which can have a huge impact on quality of life, as well as work performance.

Among these chronic health conditions, diabetes is one of the most prevalent ones of our times and may go undiagnosed as a silent condition in its early stages. With type 2 diabetes, symptoms tend to come on gradually, and you may have insulin resistance for 10-15 years before being diagnosed. Although there is no cure for diabetes, insulin resistance can be managed effectively through lifestyle changes, such as being physically active, eating healthy, limiting alcohol, and having good sleep and self-care habits. The fact that 78% of Canadians are not sufficiently active and 60% have poor eating habits is putting many of us at risk. With a focus on prevention, lifestyle changes, according to research, can prevent at least 70% of major chronic diseases

Health and wellness coaching can play a significant role in the prevention and management of diabetes. You may struggle with compliance to the recommendations by healthcare professionals for a healthy lifestyle. Perhaps you have been told what to eat, how much and when but are struggling to do so consistently and making these changes work for your family and work life.

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Taking full advantage of extended benefits

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People and businesses everywhere are feeling the effects of inflation and rising costs. One way that you as an employee can stretch the value of a dollar is to check with your HR provider to see if your employer offers any discount programs for services that are not covered.

You should also be aware of and take advantage of what you have access to through your benefits. Your benefits can provide additional financial security beyond your salary.

Did you know that many Canadians have employee health benefits plans and most major insurers (seven out of ten) include dietitian services in their standard plan?

Many employers offer paramedical coverage as well as spending accounts, this coverage offers reimbursement for a variety of practitioners not usually covered under a provincial health plan.

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Perfectly balanced spinach, strawberry and goat cheese salad

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This is a great salad to eat on it's own as a light lunch, added to a buffet or served with chicken as dinner. 

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Refrigerator Oatmeal Recipe

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Are you having trouble finding a healthy breakfast for weekday mornings that is also quick and easy? Overnight oatmeal is a quick, healthy recipe that you can prepare the day before and then top with your choice of fruit, nuts and berries. It's a healthy start to your day and can be a great source of fibre, protein, healthy fat, as well as vitamins and minerals. 

​Ingredients

  • 1⁄4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1⁄3 cup low-fat milk
  • 1⁄4 cup low-fat yogurt
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoon chia seeds or ground flax seeds
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5 ways to improve sleep with a healthy diet!

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Most people know that diet and exercise go hand in hand but did you also know that your diet has a direct effect on how well and how much you sleep?

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Lets get some clarity on effective Goal Setting

Goal Setting in 2021

We all know that this time of year is filled with thoughts of new beginnings and "resolutions" but what if instead of short-term goals, we could take a deeper dive into understanding what we really want and need? Below are some tips to help you get clear.

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Getting through the pandemic holiday season

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Balancing the deep desire for a traditional holiday gathering while combating the feelings of loneliness and isolation because of the Covid 19 pandemic can feel overwhelming.

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Tips to stay healthy and happy through the winter

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As we reach month 9 of the covid-19 pandemic and the days have become shorter, many of us are struggling to maintain a balance both with our home life as well as our physical and mental well-being. 

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Navigating your teams wellness needs in a new work climate

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Combating compromised health and well-being due to this COVID-19 working environment will need to be the focus of many employers this fall if they wish to keep working their way effectively through this uncertain climate. 

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My Journey

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Old Ways

I have just completed my 12 Weeks journey and wanted to share my experience so others can truly understand the power of this program.

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Back to School - Healthy Sandwiches Made Easy

Back to School - Healthy Sandwiches Made Easy

There are so many possibilities when it comes to creating delicious sandwich options that your children will look forward to eating.

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Mindfulness vs. Relaxation

Mindfulness vs. Relaxation

Is Being Mindful and Relaxed the Same Thing?

The short answer is "no". Simply put, being mindful is being aware, and being relaxed is to be free of tension.

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Walking Meditation

Walking Meditation

Many of us want to bring spirituality into our lives but don't know where to begin. Or we think we have to sit still in silent meditation for an hour each day in order to be "spiritual." 

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