Pillars of Health

 
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Physical Activity

Our bodies need to move. When we neglect our need for physical activity, we become increasingly sluggish and moody. Most important, inactivity can lead to chronic conditions and diseases, such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, certain cancers, stroke and osteoarthritis. A healthy, active lifestyle means making activities you love part of your daily life; whether that’s walking, running, weight training or dancing!


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Mindfulness

Mindfulness, meditation and learning to “live in the moment” have been proven to lead to a greater sense of well-being and perceived health. Studies show that mindfulness can very effectively help counteract rumination and worry, which contribute to mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety. Mindfulness can also help alleviate stress, relieve pain, and assist in the treatment of addiction.Mindfulness, meditation and learning to “live in the moment” have been proven to lead to a greater sense of well-being and perceived health. Studies show that mindfulness can very effectively help counteract rumination and worry, which contribute to mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety. Mindfulness can also help alleviate stress, relieve pain, and assist in the treatment of addiction.


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NUTRITION

A healthy, nourishing diet is about feeding your body a wide range of delicious foods that give your body and mind the nutrients they need to function at their best. Yes, you can still indulge in your favourite dessert! Know which nutrients your body needs on a daily basis, and learn how to eat foods you love that will boost your energy and prolong your life. And feel amazing.


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HEALTH SCREENING

Too often, we think of “going to the doctor” as a last resort when we are already ill. However, preventative health screenings and check-ups are the key to long-term wellness. Preventative health means living a healthy lifestyle, supported by your family doctor and allied health care professionals, and following a personalized plan that takes into account your age, gender, family history, and health concerns.


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CONNECTION

A growing body of research shows us that strong relationships with friends, acquaintances and community has important implications for good health. According to a Stats Canada study, people who felt very strongly connected to their local community had nearly twice the odds of reporting excellent or very good health. Friends, family and community are a very important part of life – and health.


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intention

Setting intentions helps us let go of the negative and focus on what makes us truly happy. Intentional living has been proven more effective than the classic goal setting when it comes to improving overall health. Setting intentions also helps us find purpose, whether we intend to read more books, volunteer more, find a fulfilling career, or have quality time with children.