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5 Breathing Exercises to Reduce Stress

“Just breathe.” Have you ever received this advice when feeling stressed or anxious? While it may seem simple, harnessing the power of your breath can have a significant impact on stress levels. This is particularly important for people with diabetes, as stress can increase glucose levels. Many people also find that breathing exercises can help […]

Working From Home: 10 Yoga Poses to Help You Relax

If working from home has left you with back pain, you are not alone. Remote working has altered the way we work and our physical health. Studies have found that 41% of respondents working from home experience back pain, while 24% experience neck pain. In addition to physical pain, increased fatigue and disturbed sleep patterns […]

Am I Hungry or Bored?

Hunger can strike at the strangest of times. Whether it’s snacking at your desk, or craving a burger when it’s barely past breakfast, it’s hard to fight hunger! If you find yourself eating more frequently, or in response to certain emotions, it may not be hunger you’re feeling. In times like these it may be […]

Healthier Eating Tips During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is often packed with family, friends, delicious foods, and memories that last a lifetime! However, you may also face several temptations that may lead you away from your daily routine. A common consequence that may arise is unwanted weight gain, potentially leading to unmanaged blood sugar control. To keep you on track […]

How Mental Health Impacts Diabetes

The constant demands of living with diabetes may cause anxiety and stress. Unfortunately, this can be particularly challenging when someone is already living with an existing mental health condition. You may experience a wide range of emotions after being diagnosed, including shock, anger, sadness, as well as fear. Nonetheless, talking about your feelings with your […]

5 Fun Activities for Your Family

When was the last time you bonded with your family? Taking the time to do fun fitness activities with your loved ones can help improve everyone’s mood, energy, and overall health! Are you ready to get your running shoes on and have some fun? Go for a Walk Going for a 30-minute walk is an […]

5 Ways to Improve Your Morning Routine

Diabetes is a life-long condition that may, at times, make you feel stressed and overwhelmed. However, making lifestyle changes can help better manage your diabetes and keep those blood glucose levels within range. This post is geared towards the early hours of the day and the importance of establishing a morning routine to live a […]

3 Ways to Relax in an Increasingly Stressful World

Worries about the pandemic, finances, work, family, politics, and health can increase stress levels at an unsustainable rate. After yet another stressful day, we turn to our comforts. For some it’s junk food and binge-watching Netflix, or perhaps it’s scrolling through social media. Nonetheless, what we may not realize is that these stress-coping behaviours can […]

5 Reasons to Get Fit with Interval Training

Your health practitioner has told you to be more active. There are countless benefits: You will feel better, have more energy, and improve your diabetes management. However, spending time training on a treadmill or stationary bike may feel discouraging. Perhaps with COVID restrictions, you’ve tried pounding the pavement for long painful runs. Nonetheless, you are wondering […]