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Why Over-Exercising May Be Sabotaging Your Health

What!?!?  Is Julie actually implying that exercising is detrimental to my health?  If that’s what you’re thinking (and now your confused or worried), hang on a quick minute and let me explain.

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6 Signs That You May Be Dehydrated


So, the other day, one of my colleagues asked me the secrets of my youthfulness. What a compliment, right? The whole conversation came up in a work meeting when I had mentioned that I was turning 40 next year and they were all surprised (in a good way). “Really?” “Almost forty?” “I can’t believe it!”

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Palm Springs Recap + Super Power Breakfast Muffins (vegan/gluten-free)

I’ve just returned from a trip to California where we spent some time in Palm Springs/Desert and a couple of days in the Newport Beach area.  It was nice to finally get a stretch of time to rest and relax.

Normally, when we’re travelling, we do like to stay in hotels that may have kitchen’s available and we really, REALLY love Marriott’s Shadow Ridge Resort in Rancho Mirage – isn’t it gorgeous?  We’re now hopping over to The Westin Mission Hills Gold Resort and Spa mostly because I’m curious since I work with a Westin Hotel myself. But, what I love about Westin Hotels is that they are a very health conscious hotel chain with state-of-the-art exercise equipment and lots of health food options that include an array of superfoods and even their own juice bar.

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Our Favourite Wellness Apps (mostly FREE!)

Wellness apps

What in the world did we do before apps on our phones?  There are both good and bad elements to apps but in this post, it’s all goodness. No video games to distract you, just pure simple blissful goodness.

Today, I wanted to share with you our favourite wellness apps that I use on a somewhat regular basis depending on what I need at the time.  For example, jazzing up my meditations, amping up my gym workouts or just simple (but get to the core) conversation starters.  Most of these are free and the couple of paid versions are all under $5 (all available on iTunes but also available on other applications)

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5 Ways to Stay Healthy on a Weekend Getaway

5 Ways to Stay Healthy on a Weekend Getaway

James and I decided to take a quick getaway to Bellevue, Washington (a suburb of Seattle) for the weekend.  It is a about 2 hours from Vancouver.  We love the area. It’s close to the water and surrounded by lots of parks and away from the hustle and bustle of Seattle.

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Who Inspires You To Be healthy?



Who inspires you to be healthy?

Am I right is saying that this is one tough question?

Here’s what happened to me a couple of weeks ago.  I received an email from Andrea, the Outreach Coordinator from Oscar Insurance who asked me this very question.  Oscar Insurance is based out of New York and they offer many features that help members to be proactive about their health.

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{GIVEAWAY} Dr. Segal’s Compression Socks


When I think of compression socks, I always think of long distance runners.  I wouldn’t exactly call myself a runner even though I have a 3x weekly treadmill run on my calendar. I admire committed long distance runners.  In fact, I’m just a wee bit jealous of the commitment they have and seeing them speeding past me on the sea wall with their brightly coloured tight socks.  What the heck are those for exactly?

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Raw Lemon Protein Bites


You may have noticed that I have been on a homemade protein / energy bite kick!  I couldn’t get enough of these Coconut Matcha Protein Bites that I made a few weeks back.

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The 10 Easiest Lifestyle Changes you can make TODAY! (Slideshow)

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Lifestyle Series Interview: Running on Real Food



In our first Lifestyle Series interview, I am spotlighting Deryn Macey from the popular healthy living blog, Running on Real Food.  She’s the real deal – wife, animal-lover, career girl and passionate about life.  Deryn is like many of us trying to fit a healthy lifestyle into an often chaotic life.  And, she manages to do it with the biggest smile on her face!

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