Archives for January 2017

The Psychology of Self-Esteem

Many people are under the impression that achieving set goals in life will lead to improved self-esteem. While this may be true for some, it is believed that factors from childhood – namely, a person’s relationship with their parents and peers as well as their socio-economic status – appear to be more influential. Watch the video below to learn more about how an individual’s self-esteem develops, and why some have more than others.

 

9 Green Smoothie Recipes

Looking to add more greens to your diet? Let’s face it, no one wants to eat salad every day, but it’s a fact that your body craves veggies to keep firing on all cylinders. If you want to increase your intake of greeny-goodness (without the taste), try out anyone of these green smoothie recipes. With options like mango and coconut, blueberry and peanut butter, as well as strawberry and pomegranate, you’ll never feel like you’re grazing on grass. Click here to see all the recipes.

 

Green Smoothies

International Beer Bottle Game

Beer! An international beverage enjoyed by many across the planet. Though you may consider yourself a beer connoisseur, we challenge you to take this international beer bottle quiz. You will be shown 24 beer bottles from all over the globe, your mission is to identify which country they come from. You have 5 minutes on the clock, best of luck! Click here to play.

 

International Beer

Ice Baths: The Do’s and Don’ts

If you’ve ever complained about a swimming pool that was too cold, maybe it’s time to re-evaluate… As part of their training routine, athletes around the world have been incorporating ice baths into their regiment in order to quicken the healing process. It’s believed that “the exposure to cold helps to combat the microtrauma (small tears) in muscle fibers and resultant soreness caused by intense or repetitive exercise”. However, this doesn’t give anyone the green light to jump into a frozen lake… For more information on how to safely take an ice bath, as well as other do’s and don’ts, click here.

 

Ice Baths

The Science Behind E-Cigarettes

E-Cigarettes have become increasingly popular over the past few years. With flavours like coffee, peppermint and even piña colada, it’s easy to see why they may be more appealing than a smelly cigarette. Some claim that E-Cigs are a healthier alternative to smoking a regular cigarette, some believe that it helps individuals quit smoking altogether, but the truth is, the science isn’t conclusive on either front. To learn (what we don’t know) about E-cigarettes, watch the video below:

 

What is OCD

Many people associate Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with hyper cleanliness, an obsession with organization or the inability to just “let go”. However, OCD is a serious neurological disorder that can be debilitating if not properly treated. Watch the video below to learn what OCD is, what causes it, and what is actually true regarding this commonly misunderstood condition.

 

Baked Salmon Recipe

If you’re looking for a healthy and filling lunch or dinner, try out this baked salmon recipe. Salmon is an excellent source of vitamin B6, B12, and D, as well as omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and potassium. It’s been labelled as one of the world’s healthiest foods and it’s jam-packed with flavour. The best part is, virtually all of the ingredients for this recipe are already in your pantry. To view the preparation instructions, click here.

 

Baked Salmon

Attractions in European Cities Quiz

Select the five attractions that belong to each European city. There are 50 places of interest, 10 cities, and 7 minutes on the clock. Want an extra challenge? Play in teams and see which group finishes first and with the most correct answers. And remember, no cheating! Click here to play.

 

Attractions

How to Use a Foam Roller: Legs

Foam rollers are a staple in many gyms across North America. But if you’ve never used one before, it can be a bit intimidating. Watch the video below for different techniques on how to use a foam roller on your legs. Warning! Some areas on your legs may feel a little tender, like your IT band. Always modify your stretching and pressure to the level you’re at. Best of luck!

 

What Causes Cavities?

From a young age, we’ve all been told from our parents and dentists that eating sweets can lead to cavities. But what is it about sugar that causes this pesky problem? And are there other factors that play a role? Watch the video below to learn what causes cavities. Enjoy!