Healthy Lifestyle Resources
The Ottawa Outdoor Club organizes daytime, evening, and multi-day, environmentally-sound, outdoor recreational activities year-round at minimal cost for residents of and visitors to the Ottawa and Gatineau communities. Check out their website if you have an interest in:
- Social activities
If you’re interested in running and would benefit from doing it with others, Meetup has a list of Ottawa and area running groups. Maybe you’re looking for accountability or maybe you’d love to turn running into a social event. Whatever your reason might be, this is a great place to start!
Motivated is an upbeat podcast for people who simply want to learn more about health, nutrition, and wellness. During the episodes, Schiavocampo interviews fitness experts and doctors about interesting health trends.
A collection of easy to follow tutorials to work out those computer kinks!
It’s hard to feel motivated to exercise outside during the winter months. In this podcast episode, learn why it matters not only that you get outside, but that you move outside. They also share tips and tricks for getting the entire household moving before you all feel a case of cabin fever take hold!
The following are a listing of meditation/mindfulness resources in the Ottawa area.
Do you experience moderate anxiety or depression or have a history of depression?
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) might be a great fit for you. MBCT is an evidence-based group therapy for preventing depressive relapse. It also reduces acute depression, anxiety and stress. The Centre for mindfulness studies can help you to learn to manage anxiety & prevent the relapse of depression.
Simply Meditation offers free meditation workshops, kirtan, yoga asana classes, day retreats, and other activities in the Ottawa, Gatineau, and Wakefield areas.
The casual, welcoming atmosphere is a great place to make new friends.
The Metta Movement and Meditation Studio devotes itself to bringing the genuine elation of authentic, natural movement, along with the joyful bliss of mindful meditation, to the people of Hintonburg and beyond.
The Ottawa Shambhala Meditation Centre is part of a global community that aspires to awaken kindness, goodness and wisdom within society. This vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness.
Cathy Cochrane’s holistic approach to nutrition is refreshing. If you are interested in digging deeper where your food journey is concerned and come out of it feeling nourished in your body, your soul, and in your life, we encourage you to reach out to Whole Health Services for a consultation.
Cathy also works out of the Ottawa Integrative Health Center.
The Ottawa Farmer’s Market offers a market in 4 convenient locations across the city!
Living in the northern hemisphere means that we struggle to keep our vitamin D levels at an optimal level, especially as the winter lingers on. This article tells you:
- Why vitamin D is so important
- 3 ways to get vitamin D
- Spells out how much you need based on your unique circumstances
- Just how much we can take in before worrying about toxicity
Take 30 seconds to learn these important snow shovelling tips for keeping your back healthy and injury free!
Tips & tricks to help you stay healthy during the cold & flu season. Plus, ways to treat when you do get sick.
Be better prepared for the seasonal allergy season by knowing when particular pollen & spores are at their peak in the Ottawa area. If you use their app you can join their pollen forecast alert program to be really in the know!
These alternatives to traditional new year’s resolutions are sure to provide you with inspiration for ways to work towards your health, wellness & personal goals.
An excellent overview on the effects of heat exposure and safety tips you can follow.
We care deeply about your overwell wellness & stress will wreak havoc on our well-being. Because the holiday season can turn into a source of heightened stress, we’re bringing you a great list of strategies you can use to take care of yourself around this time of year.