Why do we have Earwax?

There’s no denying that earwax is a little gross, but you’d think we know what it is seeing as everyone has it. Watch the video below to learn what earwax is, why our bodies produce it, and why you should never use a q-tip for ‘cleanup’.

 

When is Water Safe to Drink?

“According to a UN report from 2010, microbial waterborne illnesses kill more people per year than war”. Unfortunately, there’s no wonder why. Proper water filtration systems require a great deal of infrastructure. For those who have to get water locally, many have their sources spoiled by runoffs, leaks, or other contaminants. Watch the video below to learn more about when water is safe to drink.

 

How to do a Burpee

 

Looking to spice up your workout routine? Try out burpees! This multidimensional exercise will challenge your quads, shoulders, triceps, core, and calves. It will keep your heart rate up and increase your strength and stamina over time. Watch the video below to learn how to do a burpee.

 

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

 

20 Summer Lunch Recipes

It’s hot, it’s sunny, it’s time to take advantage of the lovely weather; and what better way than to eat outdoors. If you’re planning an ‘al fresco’ summer luncheon sometime this season, get inspired by these delicious recipes that are light and super flavourful. We’re talking lemon and garlic roast chicken; Mediterranean-style eggplants; and a smoky cheese, bacon, baby leek and potato tarts. Click here for 20 summer lunch recipes. Happy eating!

 

20 Summer Lunch Recipes

Benefits of Martial Arts

Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Karate, Jujutsu, Muay Thai, and Judo. To the uninformed critic, these activities encourage violence and aggression. However, practitioners of these martial arts will tell you that they are much more than self-defense mechanisms. Aside from paying homage to long-standing traditions, martial arts promote both physical and spiritual / ethical health. Children (and adults) who pursue these sports are challenged on their strength, stamina, flexibility, balance and aerobic prowess. So if you’re looking to change up your workout routine, click here to read more about the benefits of martial arts.

 

Martial Arts

Benefits of Pet Therapy

Pet Therapy, also known as Animal-Assisted Therapy, is a regimented set of animal/human interactions that help a person (that typically suffers from either mental or physical health issues) reach specific goals in their treatment plan. These sessions with dogs, cats, or even guinea pigs can help reduce blood pressure and stress. Participants normally release endorphins, a happy chemical that alleviates pain, soothes a person, and improves their overall psychological state. To learn more about Pet Therapy and its amazing benefits, click here.

 

Pet Therapy

9 Avocado Toast Recipes

Ideal for breakfasts, lunches or even snacks – avocado toast has gained a tremendous amount of popularity. And it’s no wonder why! Avocados are a delicious source of omega-3 fatty acids, folate and Vitamins C, E, K and B-6. They’re a filling fruit (look it up, it’s not a vegetable!) that will keep your energy levels up throughout the day. To learn 9 avocado toast recipes, click here. Enjoy!

 

9 Avocado Toast Recipes

 

The Benefits of Pilates

Pilates is a total body workout that emphasizes muscle strengthening and flexibility. It’s a balanced fitness routine that won’t burn you out as it is low-impact, yet still challenging. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, variations in the routine will constantly push you within your limits. To find out more benefits of doing Pilates, click here. Happy workout!

Pilates

26 Tofu Recipes

We know what you’re thinking… Tofu? Really? But you know what they say, don’t knock it until you try it! We’ve found 26 tofu recipes that will have you pleasantly surprised. We’re talking: baked sesame tofu sticks with peanut butter, tahini and ginger sauce; pastrami-spiced tofu reubens; crispy tofu, strawberry and mango salad; and a lemongrass tofu banh mi. Click here to enjoy.

26 Tofu Recipes