Sleep Health and 5 Ways to Sleep Better

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Sleep Health and 5 Ways to Sleep Better

Sleep is a necessary function in the body, and getting quality sleep, getting enough of it, and during the proper times are factors nearly as important as food and water to the human body. Considering you’ll spend almost a third of your life sleeping (if you’re doing it correctly), it’s important to know what not getting enough sleep can do to you…

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3 Ways Exercise Helps to Reduce Stress

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3 Ways Exercise Helps to Reduce Stress

Everyone reaches points in their life when they feel stressed out. Maybe they’re anxious, or worried about current and future events. But how do we deal with these moments? You can try many different “destressing” tactics. Everything from taking a nap, to spending a night out at the bar with some friends. While these things can help you to feel better in the moment, nothing has the long-term benefit that you get from exercise, why is this?

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Exercise and Skin Health

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Exercise and Skin Health

Our skin is the gateway between us and the outside world. Not only does it act as an important barrier between us and a harmful environment, it’s also the first thing we see when we look in the mirror. This doesn’t mean our appearance determines our self worth, but skin is undeniably related to our mental health.

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Inside or Outside, “To be or not to be” that is the question.

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Inside or Outside, “To be or not to be” that is the question.

Early Sunday morning, arriving at the Calgary airport from a trip to Toronto, I received a text from a close friend.  They were in Canmore (my home) wondering if I wanted to catch up and get some outdoor exercise. In Toronto, I sat on the Prescription to Get Active panel regarding the need to support people doing exercise at home and in the outdoors.

 

I had already made plans to head to the gym for a quick 45 minutes of exercise. But I had a dilemma: Inside a box or out in the mountains? We were to meet at the local mountain creek to build a watering hole, like we did many years ago.

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The Skinny on Obesity

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The Skinny on Obesity

What is Obesity?

 Obesity is a complex progressive chronic disease that involves abnormal or excessive adipose tissue or fat which may negatively affect your health. Adipose tissue however is not just “dead” weight we carry around, it’s an organ which produces certain substances that can have a negative effect on the body.

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Living a Life Based on your Values

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Living a Life Based on your Values

Here at GoGet.Fit we’re grateful to have amazing contributing writers. This week we’re proud to present another contribution by Dr. Dan Burton of Healthcare Evolution!

Our values dictate our attitudes, beliefs and behaviours, often without us even realizing it. So, how do we determine what our values are and actually put them into words?

This can be a challenging question for many people. Part of the reason is that our values are so deeply ingrained within us, that they’re driven by emotions and instinct instead of intellect… What do I mean by this? 

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Reducing Screen Time

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Reducing Screen Time

We all spend too much time around screens. Whether it’s our TVs, phones, or computers, they’re all having an effect on us… But they may be effects that we haven’t noticed, or that we haven’t heard of yet.

            If you’ve ever wondered things like: What are the effects of too much screen time? How much is too much? Or how can I reduce the time I’m spending in front of one of the above? We’re happy to help with the evidence-supported answers.

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Eating Healthy and Saving Money

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Eating Healthy and Saving Money

We’re all told to eat healthy. It’s probably the most common knowledge in our modern society… So why doesn’t everyone do it?

            It’s most likely for a few reasons. Maybe we don’t know what’s healthy. If this is the case, you should read our article on why to eat Unprocessed Foods as opposed to following a processed diet. But for most of us, it’s a matter of convenience, and price. Today, we’re going to talk about some different ways that you can mitigate the issue you’re having with the affordability of eating healthy, and some ways that you can help with the convenience as well.

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11-Minute Stretching Routine To Jumpstart Your Day

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11-Minute Stretching Routine To Jumpstart Your Day

How best to start the day is a consideration many of us have. But if stretching and mobilizing before you get started isn’t something you’ve given a thought to, it might be time to start.  

            Stretching regularly helps to protect your mobility and your independence as you age. It keeps muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and physical therapist David Nolan says that stretching is something that must happen regularly and should be a daily practice.

For those of us who can’t find time to add a stretching routine into our daily lives we’re running the risk of developing short, tight muscles that can lead to joint pain, strains, and muscle damage.

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