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

How to set up healthy team challenges at work

Carebook’s nutritionist and wellness expert shares how to help kick-start a healthy team challenge. Workplace challenges can: Raise awareness around specific health and wellness practices Provide education and knowledge that wouldn’t otherwise be addressed Foster social support and competition and collaboration—both are important behavior change techniques that can increase participation Cultivate a healthier team culture by increasing morale and relationships... Read More

No Sugar Coating—Part 2!

The Carebook Team’s 30 Day Sugar-Free Challenge! How a shared goal made our team healthier and stronger. After a solo sugar experiment where I gave up sugar for 30 days, some Carebook team members encouraged me to write about it. (Admittedly, it felt a bit weird to share my highly personal sugar addiction and the journey I went on to shake... Read More

Good Sleeps 101

Happy National Sleep Week! Getting enough sleep can change your life. In fact, studies show that with enough sleep, you can enjoy greater health, feel better, help stabilize your blood sugar, and enjoy an improved sex life—not to mention lessen your risks of injuries and accidents related to sleep deprivation. Here are a few tips to help you create the... Read More

“Eat your veggies!” 7 tips to help with picky eaters

The last thing you want to do when you get home from your day is have an “eat your veggies” battle. Here are a few tips to try if you’ve got a picky eater in your house.     Set the example of healthy eating, and eating a variety of foods If you’re asking your family to eat all their veggies, but... Read More

Food for thought

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."—George Bernard Shaw To kick off National Nutrition month, we’re going to be bold and say that for most of us, food is a really important part of our lives! It's woven into so much of daily living, we tend to forget it’s there. Often we shop quickly, and eat out... Read More