iHeart 7 Week Challenge: Week 3 | Drinking Well

By Kelsey Wood, Jun 21, 2016 | Lifestyle, Diet, Fitness, 7 Week Challenge

Another week of the iHeart 7 Week Challenge has passed and I can honestly say that I am sticking to my new habits! They are small, simple changes that have been pretty easy to introduce but if I keep them up I can expect significant improvements for my health and wellbeing. I think writing about my experience has also helped to keep me accountable. In case you just got here, this is where I’m at on the challenge: Read More

iHeart 7 Week Challenge: Week 2 | Conscious Eating

By Kelsey Wood, Jun 15, 2016 | Lifestyle, Diet, Nutrition, 7 Week Challenge

Well I was right about one thing, this part of the challenge was very interesting! I am a bit embarrassed to admit it, but conscious eating is incredibly difficult for me. I didn’t realize how ingrained my distracted eating habits had become. I really have to make a concerted effort to avoid doing other activities that distract me from the pleasure of meal. Read More

iHeart 7 Week Challenge: Week 1 | Take A Walk

By Kelsey Wood, Jun 6, 2016 | Lifestyle, Diet, Fitness, 7 Week Challenge

Last week I started the iHeart 7 week challenge. Week 1’s challenge was to take a 30 minute walk in a park-like setting every day. I monitored my health with iHeart using a baseline internal age recording in the morning before any food or drink to compare to my internal age recording after my walks. I saw a steady decline in my internal age across the week and after each walk. On Day 4 my internal age finally matched my actual age, 29! Read More

On a Personal Note: Why I Use iHeart

By Kelsey Wood, May 31, 2016 | lifestyle, diet, fitness, 7 Week Challenge

This year, I am turning 30. I have been lucky to live a healthy life so far. I try to eat well although I tend to eat a lot. I try to head out for a run, go to boot camp and drop-in to a dance class at least once a week but sometimes none of these things happen and I end up watching a whole season of House of Cards on Netflix instead. I try to sleep 8 hours a night and go to bed on the right side of midnight however if I’m being honest the right side of midnight really only happens a couple ti… Read More

Eat Better – Melanie’s Top 10 Food Choices.

By , Apr 3, 2015 | diet

I spend a large part of my time researching, learning, and teaching the benefits of good nutrition. It saddens me to see how the food industry has been taken over by greed, and how, in many cases, poor quality products have taken the place of wholesome food. Health Canada continues to warn of the increasing incidence of obesity and obesity related diseases in this country. It is predicted that if our young people continue on this path of self-destruction, they will be the first generation unlike… Read More

Food and Mood: 10 Steps to Happiness

By , Nov 24, 2014 | diet

With all the information that is available to us today, and all that research has to offer, you can begin to select food that can power your brain, modify your moods, and consequently make you a more effective, motivated and likely even more happy individual. Read More

3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Diet

By Leanne Gerich, Oct 10, 2014 | Diet

In this day and age, nutrition can be confusing. How can we improve our diet? How can you eat to reach optimal health? There are many theories out there, but let’s not make how we eat stressful. Follow these guideline to achieve a sustainable, balanced, healthy lifestyle each day. Read More