Creating healthy habits during COVID-19

The second week of the COVID-19 pandemic has arrived in Canada. As we adjust to life during these uncertain times, it’s natural to have difficulty maintaining healthy habits. Many people, including myself, are having trouble sleeping, managing their stress and eating right - not to mention coping with the loneliness that often comes with self-isolations and social distancing.

This week on the OLS blog we take a closer look at how you can create and maintain healthy habits during COVID-19. I’ll be sharing a few tips that I’ve found useful as well as referencing insightful industry experts, who provide great recommendations.

Creating a healthy bedtime routine

If you’re feeling stressed, getting a good night’s sleep can be difficult. Stress affects the quality of your sleep, making it hard for you to fall asleep, and stay asleep. “We need to get enough sleep to reduce stress and stay healthy,” says Christine Won, medical director of the...

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Is your job hurting your health?

Do you feel more like a zombie after a day at work than a superhero? Feeling exhausted, unmotivated and in physical pain, each day from your job?  That can lead to some pretty serious consequences for both your mental and physical health.

Let’s take a closer look at the top 3 ways your job could be hurting your health and what you can do it fix it.

1)The issue: Too much Stress 

Avoiding stress at the workplace and throughout the day can be difficult. Nearly one-third of us are stressed during the workday and about 40% of us blame long hours for that stress, says the Atlantic. Although a 40-hour workweek is supposed to be the standard many of us put in a long hour at our jobs each day leading to a host of health issues. 

Chronic stress leads to both physical and mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, weight gain, sleeping problems and heart disease. No one wants to be stress, but when we factor in long commutes, longer hours and the...

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What is Wellness?

Wellness is being in good physical and mental health.
Because mental health and physical health are linked, problems in one area can impact the other. At the same time, improving your physical health can also benefit your mental health and vice versa.


It is important to make healthy choices for both your physical and mental well-being.

What Are the Eight Dimensions of Wellness?

1) Emotional: Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships.

 2) Financial: Satisfaction with current and future financial situations. 

3) Intellectual: Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills

4) Occupational: Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work.

5) Physical: Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods, and sleep.

 

 6) Social: Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system

7 )Spiritual: Expanding a sense of purpose and meaning in life

8) Environmental:...

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DonĀ“t miss the amazing opportunity to lean about Work Psychology with the Talented Kim Pereira !!

Don´t miss the great opportunity to learn about work psychology at our upcoming workshop with the talented Kimberly Pereira!
 
Her workshop will be taking place at the Bloor Islington place Centre Tower, 2nd floor Conference Room.
 
Date: October 21, 2019 - Time: 12:15pm - 1:00pm
 
She will be talking about how to use EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) to learn more click here and Muse headband that connects to your mobile device through Bluetooth.
 
 
What is the Muse band ??
 
Muse is an EEG device widely used by neuroscience researchers around the world. It uses advanced signal processing to interpret your mental activity to help guide you
 
 When your mind is calm and settled, you hear peaceful weather. Busy mind? As your focus drifts, you’ll hear stormy weather that cues you to bring your attention back to your breath.
 
Once connected, you only need to start the Muse Meditation app, put on...
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Emotional Freedom Technique

Good morning beautiful people !!! We want to start your day by talking about EFT l (Emotional Freedom Technique) This is an easy exercise you can use anytime you feel anxious or when you find yourself having self-limiting beliefs. It involves tapping near the endpoints of “energy meridians” located around the body to reduce anxiety, tension and stress Later today we will be sharing some tapping routines you can implement anytime !!

 

 

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Fuelling the Brain for Productivity

Good day Optimal Living Summit Community!

We have an upcoming nutrition workshop and there's still time for you to reserve your seat!

Guest speaker: Dr. Dominique Vanier (Naturopathic medicine)

When: July 23,2019

Time: 12:15pm to 1:00 PM 

Where:  3280 Bloor St W, Etobicoke, ON M8X 2X3  (Centre Tower, 2nd floor Conference Room)

Cost: $10 at the door. 

Here's a little nutrition tip for you.

Our whole lives we are told to eat healthily or we will end up with heart disease, high/low blood pressure, diabetes, etc. Unfortunately, nobody ever mentioned how a bad diet will not only hurt our body’s but will also hurt our brain. For many people, keeping our brains and bodies running effectively can be a full-time effort. What if I told you that fueling your brain to feel better is actually quite simple? In fact, healthy eating can increase our brain function by 20% throughout the day. Naturopathic Doctor, Dominique Vanier, has...

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