Important, preventative health screenings

Making time to get screened is a healthy habit, like all your other ones—eating well, moving your body, and being mindful! Below, check out these essential health screenings—it's not an exhaustive list, but it’s a start! Different countries have different age and frequency recommendations for these screenings, and every individual is different, so it’s important to talk to your health... Read More

Gut health and your microbiome

You’ve got a microbiome! And this ever-changing system inside of you can greatly influence your health and happiness. Most of us have heard the term “gut health” recently because there’s a lot of research about it. Here, we’re answering a few questions to help you understand the basics of gut health—because inside your digestive tract (or “gut”) is your very... Read More

Fall Family Fitness

Get outdoors and have some active, family fun! With the school routine back in full swing and the weather changing, it’s still a great time to head outdoors with your family for some physical activity! Research shows that along with improving overall health, getting outside for some physical activity with your family can improve your child’s success in the classroom.... 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

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

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