Canada’s New Food Guide Focus on Family and Healthy Meal Choices

By | May 8th, 2019|Member Contributed|

Canada’s food guide has undergone a complete revision and instead of focusing on food groups and portion size, new recommendations encourage us to choose fresh, healthy ingredients and spend more time preparing meals at home and eating together. One of the biggest changes is that proportion is emphasized over portion size. As illustrated by Canada’s [...]

Make Halloween a Little Healthier this Year

By | October 29th, 2015|Member Contributed|

The yearly routine of dressing up in costume and loading up on treats is a highlight of the Fall for kids. It can also be a frustrating time for parents when copious amounts of sweets in the house can throw everyone off of their usual well rounded and balanced diet. Here are a few tips [...]

Rake Without the Ache

By | October 15th, 2015|Member Contributed|

Fall in Canada is a spectacular season full of colour but it can also mean a lot of work around your home. Raking is necessary before the snow arrives whether we like it or not. On the plus side, raking is a great way to stay active outdoors and have fun this fall! Raking can [...]

Stress Less and Discover Your Inner Superhero

By | June 16th, 2015|Member Contributed|

Stress Less and Discover Your Inner Superhero We love to talk about it. It’s the “S” word I hear the most in my practice. It spares no one and it comes in many shapes and sizes. Whether it’s at work, about money or at home, IT is usually present. S.T.R.E.S.S is a six-letter word that [...]

To Stay or To Go – Aging in the Right Place

By | June 16th, 2015|Member Contributed|

To Stay or To Go – Aging in the Right Place Although our company, Next Step Transitions, helps people to stay in their existing homes, it is still the most common question we are asked: “should we stay, or should we go?” And the answer is as variable and unique as the individuals who pose the question. [...]

Listening to the Language of your Body

By | June 15th, 2015|Member Contributed|

The theme of this month is Health and Wellness, and since that’s what I do for a living, I wanted to share. I was fortunate to Strut My Stuff a couple of months ago, and I spoke about listening to the language of your body. Read on: Your body is great.  I’ve said this before [...]

Heal Deeper

By | May 21st, 2015|Member Contributed|

  These past weeks, I’ve been pushing my body – pushing it to work harder, lift higher, and heal deeper. Wednesdays at the gym with my trainer are particularly hard; it’s upper and lower body day, with loads of core work. With each new week, I had honestly dreaded Wednesday at the gym. But now, [...]

Former Ottawa Mayor and Breast Cancer Survivor Jackie Holzman and her Run for a Reason

By | May 20th, 2015|Member Contributed|

Jackie Holzman (left) with her daughter, Ellyn. This year Team Holzman marks 18 years of fundraising at Ottawa Race Weekend to support The Ottawa Hospital. The Ottawa Hospital Foundation is thrilled to have the opportunity through this blog to share stories with the Women’s Business Network of the incredible women in our city who do [...]

Plant & Rake without the Ache!

By | April 28th, 2015|Member Contributed|

Gardening season is in full bloom, but all that weeding and pruning can take a toll on your body if you're not careful. Gardening is a great way to stay active and have fun in the sun. It's nice to enjoy the fruits of your labour but, Green Thumbs, make no mistake, gardening is hard [...]

Are you Body Smart?

By | April 16th, 2015|Member Contributed|

What is Body Smart? In August 2014, I had a fitness evaluation done. My personal profile revealed that I had the ‘body age’ of a 63 year old. That’s 10 years older than my chronological age of 53. Imagine my surprise! In light of this evaluation, I committed to a gentle one or two day [...]

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