Health & Wellness

Stay Hydrated with Water

Water is essential to life. Getting enough water every day is important for your health and is the best way to quench your thirst. Why do I need water? Our bodies lose water by sweating, breathing and getting rid of waste. If you lose more fluid than you take in,…

What’s So Bad About Sugar?

You’ve probably heard this a million times before… but it’s worth repeating. Added sugars (like sucrose and high fructose corn syrup) contain a whole bunch of calories with NO essential nutrients. For this reason, they are called “empty” calories. There are no proteins, essential fats, vitamins or minerals in sugar……

Managing Everyday Stress

Spring is a great time to assess the sources of stress in your life, learn about effective coping skills and work on ways to reduce the stress you experience on a daily basis. Statistics show that 1/3 of Canadians feel that they are constantly under stress trying to accomplish more…

What is an Allergic Reaction?

Key Points You can treat allergic reactions with antihistamines, decongestants, and hydrocortisone creams. Allergic reactions can vary from person to person and depend on the type of allergy. Go to the emergency room if you’re experiencing anaphylaxis, even if the symptoms get better. Your immune system creates antibodies to fight…

World Health Day 2018: Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere.

The World Health Organization was founded on the principle that all people should be able to realize their right to the highest possible level of health. “Health for all” has therefore been their guiding vision for more than seven decades. It’s also the impetus behind the current organization-wide drive to…

Spring as a Season of Cleansing and Renewal

6 Tips for Spring Cleansing and Renewal 1. Become Current in Your Life Spring is a time to shed your former self and shift the habits that hinder your progress toward optimal health. It is a season to embrace yourself honestly as you look at all of your habits and…

Let’s Talk It Out! Winter Wellness Drop-in Group

Let’s Talk It Out is a 7-week wellness drop-in group that supports participants as they explore their inner strengths and talents. Participants will learn to develop a growth mindset and resilience through inspirations from Ted Talk discussions and participation in different creative activities such as expressive arts, laughter yoga, mindful movement, writing to…

ASYR to Lead Wellness Collaborative

On August 29, 2017, the Minister of Health & Long-Term Care (Ontario) announced that $222 Million would be invested in addictions over the next three years. In the fall of 2017, the Ministry announced that it was committed to investing in the community and that $70 Million of the $222…

What is Mindfulness?

Should you be doing it? Is it actually worth squeezing into your already busy schedule? In the simplest sense, mindfulness is about being present and accepting your thoughts and feelings. Stress has a way of taking up too much space in our heads, lingering after a bad commute and building…

Ways to Simplify Your Life

“It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.” — Bruce Lee Our lives can get hectic. Lots of commitments, lots of things we want to do and lots to keep up with. It’s no wonder many of us become overwhelmed. Simplifying our lives can help…