The Benefits of Hot Yoga

Sweating profusely in a room full of people while holding a downward dog may not seem like the best way to spend an afternoon, but ask a seasoned yogi and they may disagree. Hot yoga is appealing as it promotes deep stretches and an opportunity to flush toxins through sweat; yet it is very important to note that the practice isn’t for everyone. Click here to read more about hot yoga, what to do to prepare for a class and the benefits you can get by stretching in a hyper stuffy room. Namaste!

Hot Yoga

 

What is Cupping Therapy?

Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine where suction is used to promote blood circulation, reduce inflammation and increase relaxation. Think of it as a ‘reverse massage’, where the skin is being ‘pulled’ rather than ‘pushed’. Although cupping has been trending lately, the technique goes back to the ancient Egyptians, Chinese and other Middle Eastern cultures. However, just because something has been around for a while, doesn’t mean it’s safe or beneficial. Click here to read more about cupping therapy, what side effects are associated with the technique, what questions you should ask prior to treatment, and if it’s all really worth it.

 

Cupping Therapy

5 Tips for a Healthy Spine

The spine is our body’s main support mechanism. It keeps us upright, mobile and gives us the ability to do all of our daily activities. However, it’s no secret that we all abuse our spines on a daily basis. Sitting with poor posture throughout the day, sleeping awkwardly at night, and forgetting to strengthen our core are all factors for why we may have unhappy backs time and again. Luckily, there are ways to mitigate an achy spine. Click here for 5 tips for a healthy (and happy) spine.

 

Spine

The Benefits of Good Posture

Whether it was a parent at the dinner table, a teacher in the middle of class, or your grandmother as you walked around the house, we’ve all heard it before… Sit up and stand straight! In all likelihood you’ve been nagged at some point or another in regards to your posture, but it turns out, there is good reason for all the fuss. Having poor posture over long periods of time can increase your chances of having accidents, may decrease the effectiveness of your organs, and will place a great deal of pressure on your joints and ligaments. For more information on the benefits of good posture, watch the video below:

 

Have You Ever Tried Water Aerobics?

Water aerobics is the way to go when looking for your next exercise session. Watch the video below and see how you can get started on doing water aerobics!

Why Sitting is Bad for You

There’s no denying that people have transitioned to a more sedentary lifestyle. Whether you’re in school, at work, or in the car, we tend to sit for extended periods of time without the opportunity to stretch our legs and walk around. However, this seemingly “harmless habit actually has the power to change our health”, both in the short- and long-term. The key to remember is that our bodies are built for motion, not for stillness. To learn more about sitting and its impact on our mind and body, watch the video below:

 

Improve Your Health and Posture at Work Today!

Recent research has shown that sitting for extended periods of time negatively impacts your health. We may not realize it, but our hips and spine absorb a lot of pressure while in a sitting position. Coupled with worsening posture throughout the day, it’s no wonder that many of us have an achy back after leaving the office. If you’re looking for easy, subtle, day-to-day activities that will help improve your posture and improve your overall health, watch the video below. Stay active!

4 Ways to Excite Your Taste Buds

Love Penne dishes, but want to spice things up a bit? Try out these 4 recipes that will excite your taste buds. Watch the video below for the recipe. Enjoy!

Canada Day and 4th of July Sale!

Show off your national pride! For great savings on all our products, click on the banners below. But be quick! The sale runs from June 24th to July 6th while quantities last.

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Canada Day Sale 2016

 

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4th of July Sale 2016

The Science Of Motivation

Do you want to know how you can stay motivated? Watch the video to find out.