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

Carebook in the Globe & Mail

In an article titled How companies can use technology to boost employee wellness, Carebook's very own Dr. Sheldon Elman talks about the vision of Carebook in the Dec. 21 2017 edition of the Globe and Mail. It says there's "potential to transform the current health and wellness landscape through advanced technology by making personalized, immediate and real health issues visible by... Read More

For patients who want to drink less alcohol

  • Carebook
Research says that abstaining from or limiting alcohol consumption is important to help you stay healthy. While some studies show that moderate drinking might have a protective effect on the heart/circulatory systems and may help protect against type 2 diabetes and gallstones, most health risks linked to drinking alcohol (including the risk of many cancers) go up with any amount... 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 finances

Do you try to live within your means? You’re more than your bank account balance, but the state of your finances can sometimes influence other areas of your life. Your finances may not be the first thing you think of when considering your overall health. But studies show that there’s a link between your finances—not how much you have, but... 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

8 Dimensions of Health—Your body

How much effort do you put into taking care of your body? You’re more than the number on a scale, and being healthy is more than the absence of a disease or condition. Keeping your body healthy involves different things like being active, eating a balanced diet, sleeping well, and limiting or abstaining from alcohol, tobacco, and recreational drugs. It... Read More

8 Dimensions of Health—Your work

Do you enjoy what you do? Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent, a CEO in an office, or a remote freelance worker traveling from coffee shop to coffee shop, you’re health and happiness is impacted by the work you do. This dimension refers to how satisfied you are with your work, and how you manage to make time for fun, too.... Read More