Healthy Lifestyle Resources

Blogs/Websites

Predominant Pollen & Spores in Ottawa

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!

Everything You Need to Know About Vitamin D

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

10 Alternatives To New Year’s Resolutions (Sam Laura Brown)

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.

7 Strategies for a Happy, Healthy Holiday Season (Chopra Center)

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.

The Ultimate "Deskercise" Routine (Healthline)

A collection of easy to follow tutorials to work out those computer kinks!

Extreme Heat (Government of Canada)

An excellent overview on the effects of heat exposure and safety tips you can follow.

Videos

How to Stay Healthy During Cold & Flu Season (Dr. Axe)

Tips & tricks to help you stay healthy during the cold & flu season. Plus, ways to treat when you do get sick.

Avoiding Back Pain or Injury When Shoveling (Alberta Chiro)

Take 30 seconds to learn these important snow shovelling tips for keeping your back healthy and injury free!

Podcasts

Moving Through the Winter (Podcast by Stitcher with Katy Bowman)

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!

Motivated (Podcast by ABC Radio)

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.