Suicide—factors and prevention

Suicide is a global health crisis. According to the World Health Organization, 800,000 people die due to suicide every year. It’s the 10th leading cause of death in the United States—and 2nd amongst 10-34 year olds. It’s the 9th leading cause of death in Canada—2nd among those aged 15-34. There’s no one single cause that can explain it or predict... Read More

Functional fitness

Functional fitness is for everyone—and it might be for you if you’re looking for a program that helps train your body to do everyday activities efficiently and safely. Most of us exercise as a means to stay healthy, maintain our ability to move without pain/restriction, and try to delay the effects of aging. While some people are exercise enthusiasts who... Read More

Fitness trackers

With the landscape of technology evolving every day, it’s no surprise how much it’s been incorporated into every aspect of our lives. Got health goals?  With fitness trackers, you can store, track and analyze data related to your activity patterns. The benefit of seeing data and activity trends can be highly motivating—and can help you attach some rewards to those NSVs... Read More

Dealing with Grief and Loss—A Personal Journey

Death is a topic most of us tend to avoid—until we’re faced with times when we don’t have a choice. One of the people on our Carebook team shared some personal thoughts around the death of her father. “Accompanying my father in his fight with cancer was a very difficult and beautiful privilege. That time served to bring us closer... Read More

Caregivers—a powerful force!

The population is changing and people need more care.   Caregiver: "A person who provides direct care." MW Dictionary "Caregivers"—a general term used to describe people who take care of others, including children. But the term caregiver is changing a bit with our aging population as more and more people are “sandwiched” between generations who need care—not just children, but... Read More

My Yoga Experiment

What happened when I finally started to practice yoga.   I put off doing yoga for YEARS. I knew I should be doing something to help lower my stress levels and become stronger. But I was intimidated by the gorgeous yoga people I see on Instagram, and had visions of doing misaligned faceplants instead of elegant downward dogs. Then, last... Read More

Push-ups for every level

Start where you are! Push-ups allow you to access and develop many muscle groups at once, but most of us can’t jump in and start doing full push-ups to start. Based on your fitness level and ability, try these modifications and build up to a full push-up. Anytime you feel a push-up in your lower back, modify it down a... Read More

Proven, positive effects of meditation

What can meditation do for you? According to science, it can do a lot to improve your health and wellness! Even a meditation practice that’s ten minutes a day while you walk on your lunch break can: Help reduce: the risk of heart disease, pain, depression, and anxiety Help increase: immune system functioning, energy, and happiness What’s the science behind this?... Read More

Celebrate health and fitness!

From weight reduction to an improved sex life, better sleep, and feeling good—regular physical activity can improve almost every aspect of your health and wellness.   Physical activity and your heart Studies show regular exercise can help your heart, and can prevent conditions like obesity, high blood pressure, and unhealthy cholesterol levels. When you exercise, you’re helping lower your risk of... Read More

7 things to help increase workplace (or family!) health & wellness

Carebook is lucky enough to have a nutritionist with workplace health experience on who sets up our team challenges at work. Josée Thibodeau has put together a few specific things that every organization can do to help their staff be healthier. This works for a family, too! Josée strongly believes that building a healthy culture is the most important thing... Read More