Idividuals that experience both negative and positive life events have lower levels of stress and depressive symptoms, indicating that even if someone experiences stressful negative life events, positive life events can actually serve as a protective factor (Dixon and Reid, 2000).Read More
The power of touch and social bonding can be extremely beneficial to humans and has many positive effects on overall health, which can be attributed to one very powerful hormone, Oxytocin.Read More
The average person will spend more than five years of their life on social media (Mediakix, 2017). This puts daily usage of social media around 2 hours. With such a significant amount of time being dedicated to social media, let’s explore the science behind its usage and also uncover how for many of us, it has become a source of daily stress.Read More
According to the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines, adults aged 18-64 should be engaging in 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic physical activity per week to reap the benefits of building physical strength, mental well-being, fitness, and decreasing the risk of physical ailments such as premature death, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and obesity (CSEP Guidelines, 2012).
So what is it about exercise that is so powerful? Let’s take a look at how we can define exercise and what happens to our bodies when we exercise.Read More
Stress can wreak havoc on your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. Practicing yoga is one way in which you can begin to find balance in these four essential health domains.Read More