Increase your good cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fat found in your blood. Your body needs it to build cell membranes, make certain hormones, and more. Cholesterol is transported in the blood by LDL and HDL. HDL transports cholesterol to the liver where it can be excreted. That’s why it’s commonly called the “good” cholesterol. By comparison, LDL (the “bad” cholesterol) contributes to the buildup... Read More

8 Areas of Family Health!

A new approach to a happier, healthier, higher-functioning family Want to take our family quiz? Gather your family and click here to answer some questions and see how your family is doing as a team! YOU’RE MORE THAN A NUMBER We believe your health (and happiness!) is more than the number on your scale. It’s more than the number of... Read More

Move more

Research shows that moving more can have a huge, positive impact on your overall health and happiness. The best part? You don’t have to do all the moving in one big chunk! Split it up over small chunks of your day or week, and your efforts will add up to positive results over time! Your goal is to reach 150... Read More

Lower your blood pressure

High blood pressure (hypertension) means your blood moves through your arteries at a higher pressure than it should. It’s often called the “silent killer” because often there aren’t any obvious signs or symptoms. Your blood pressure is shown as two numbers: The first is called systolic pressure and the second is called diastolic pressure. If you haven’t visited your health... Read More

It’s not just WHAT you eat, it’s HOW you eat!

How does Canada’s New Food Guide affect you? With a new look and simplified recommendations, the new Food Guide may inspire you to make some healthy changes—not just what you eat, but how you’re eating, too! What’s changed? As always, the Food Guide encourages Canadians to focus on getting lots of fruits and vegetables. But this update has taken the... Read More

Tiny habits for lasting change

What’s a habit? A habit is your brain’s way to automate a behavior. When something is automated, you don’t have to think to do it—and that’s a powerful tool! If you know there are certain habits that you could be doing that will get you closer to your goals, making them automated will make things so much easier! How do... Read More

8 Dimensions of Health—Overview

You're more than a number We believe your health and happiness is more than the number on your scale. It’s more than the number of likes you have on Facebook. It’s more than the square footage of space you own or your bank balance. Carebook believes your health and happiness are made up of eight broad dimensions. They overlap, intertwine,... Read More

8 Dimensions of Health—Your emotions

How much happiness do you experience in your life? Emotional health is the ability to cope with the ups and downs of daily life. When you’re emotionally healthy, you’re able to identify and process your emotions and you probably have an optimistic outlook. You’re resilient to stress, have confidence and the ability to express and handle a full range of... Read More

8 Dimensions of Health—Your relationships

How much love and support do you feel? You’re more than the number of Facebook likes you got today. The quality of your social support system has real impact on your life. Taking care of your relationships involves finding nurturing, supportive, genuine social interactions. When your relationships are healthy, you’ll feel a sense of belonging, feel loved and cared for,... Read More