In just a few more days the city of Prince George (and many more just like it!) will be bombarded by gangs of goblins & ghosts, posses of pirates & princesses and an assortment of other branded characters collecting their rightful loot. Halloween is a fun holiday for those of all ages, but the reality behind the cute miniature chocolate bars the little ones are after is anything but…
With late summer nights long gone and the sun setting earlier every evening, it is common for seasonal depression to start to creep in on some of us this time of year. Less sunshine and more overcast days coupled with damp weather and more time spent inside can be a bit of a downer after a few months of basking in the afternoon rays.
There are endless studies telling us (pleading even) that a big part of our overall health means including some sort of physical activity within our day. It doesn’t have to be a 4 hour treadmill marathon every night though- getting your heart rate up for just 30 minutes a day is beneficial.
Breakfast: the all important breaking of the fast. Whether the iconic bacon & eggs or deciphering the whispers of snap, crackle and pop, starting the day off with food in your belly truly is one of the best things you can do for your body.
It was July when I saw backpacks in the store. While I was thrilled to see that the summer items were being cleared out to make room for school supplies, there was no doubt in my mind that it was too early. “Wow, there’s less than a month to go!”
Throughout these hot summer months, it’s not uncommon to see picnic baskets packed full of snacks & drinks, and probably accompanied with a bottle of sunscreen or so. While it is important to protect your skin from the suns rays, many of the common brands of sunscreen can be full of carcinogenic ingredients.
Many people are unknowingly chronically dehydrated which can be a contributor to a myriad of issues. Getting enough water into your body on the daily can help with your body’s detoxifying activities, energy levels, back pain, a regular constitution and more.