Exercise is an effective stress reduction activity, yet less than half of Canadians do

Exercise is an effective stress reduction activity, yet less than half of Canadians exercise to reduce stress Exercise is an effective stress reduction activity. Yet, a recent research study out of McMaster University found that only 40 percent of Canadians exercise to reduce stress. The researchers analyzed Statistics Canada’s Canadian Community Health Survey data of nearly 40,000 Canadians 15 years … Read More






Want a natural way to reduce stress by 70 percent?

A study by University of Sussex researchers found that reading for as few as six minutes reduced stress by as much as 70 percent, and that reading reduced stress better and more quickly than other methods like listening to music (a 61 percent reduction), drinking tea or coffee (a 54 percent reduction), or going for a walk (a 42 percent … Read More






It’s been a while!

It’s been a while since we’ve posted to our blog as most of our attention has been focused on the information in the member’s area. But we also wanted to interact with our non-members more, so we’ll be more active in our blog. We hope you enjoy the posts and discussions here. Don’t be surprised if you see the design … Read More






Barriers to overcoming anxiety disorder and its symptoms – Part 2

Believing you know what to do, but haven’t done it yet, thinking some day you will do what it takes to recover Another reason some people struggle with anxiety disorder and its symptoms for years is that they are fully convinced they know what to do to overcome their anxiety disorder but just haven’t done it yet. This type of … Read More






Barriers to overcoming anxiety disorder and its symptoms – Part 1

Too many people focus on their anxiety symptoms as if the symptoms themselves are the problem. But anxiety symptoms are just an indication (symptom) of the problem, and not the cause of the problem itself. And unless the cause of the problem itself is dealt with—our unhealthy underlying factors—it’s unrealistic to expect the symptoms of the problem to diminish, or … Read More






Screen time linked to psychological problems in children

A recent study of over 1000 children between the ages of ten and eleven found that children who spend longer than two hours in front of a computer or television screen are more likely to suffer psychological difficulties, regardless of how physically active they are. The authors of the report conclude that limiting children’s screen time may be important for … Read More






Anxiety, depression, and nutrition

The body’s physiological makeup and our psychological and emotional wellbeing are influenced by the foods we ingest, the lifestyle we adopt, and the environment we live in. And just as the foods we ingest can have a positive influence on our physiological, psychological, and emotional health, they can also have a negative influence. For example, many diseases and illnesses are … Read More