Naturopathic Doctors – Halifax, NS

Happy Healthy Halloween!

Halloween is always an exciting time of the year! However, keeping it healthy can be a challenge when sugar is a major ingredient in many treats. The good news is that, you can still indulge in all the flavors of the season whilst nourishing your body; The secret is in keeping it natural!

Both chocolate and pumpkin are staples in the month of October, but the key to enjoying these foods in a healthier way is to consume dark chocolate that is 75-85% cacao over milk chocolate, and to roast your own whole pumpkin over using canned/pureed forms.

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A Great Chance for a Fresh Start!

September is just around the corner and it is usually a time when we get back into our regular schedule and routines, and this makes it a great time for reflection. I encourage you to take some time to reflect on your everyday rhythm and routines. Are they serving you? Bringing you closer to your goals and what you want your life to look like? If not, make a plan to change. We all have room for improvement! Create a routine that reflects your values and goals, and who you want
to be as a person.

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Change your Life with these 3 Habits

1. Walking.

Walking

Walking is a great tool in weight management and it can also drastically reduce stress, and improve mood and mental clarity. You’ll get even better results if done outside! How fast should you walk? You don’t have to power walk to see results. There are just as many health benefits to a slow, leisurely walk, so pick what suits you in the moment (1). Walk with a friend or use this as your personal time for reflection.

Even if you are an avid exerciser, you still need to walk, especially if you work at a desk all day! New research suggests that sitting too much is having a dramatic negative impact on our health (2).

You’ve probably heard of 10 000 step a day? Why not get started today!

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