Category Archives: Fitness

Welcome to our Okanagan Health & Wellness Magazine Winter 2017 Issue

ITL Fall issue of Magazine

Welcome to our first issue of Okanagan Health & Wellness for 2017! With the beginning of each new year, we here at the magazine have an additional reason for celebration, as the timing coincides with the anniversary of our publication’s inception. Continue reading

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A Simple Winter Equation

By Mary Kozicki

Healthy Minds + Healthy Bodies = Energy

Many studies have found that good nutrition, along with exercise, positively affects the health of our mind. This is especially important in children, from birth to adulthood, in creating a healthy learning environment. A number of studies have shown that students who eat a nutritious meal and engage in moderate exercise are better able to focus and have higher test scores. And according to these studies, the most important meal of the day is breakfast, which many kids and even parents miss. Continue reading

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Welcome to our Okanagan Seniors Health Winter 2016/2017 Issue

ITL Fall issue of Magazine

Welcome to the second issue of Okanagan Seniors Health Magazine! We are excited to bring a lineup of articles and tips that once again are geared toward interests of our older readers while at the same time resonating with adults of all ages. Continue reading

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Dieting concept. Young Woman choosing between Fruits and Sweets

The Carbohydrate Debate and What’s Best for You

By Andy Aussem

With no one-size-fits-all solution, how can you know what’s right for your body?

Carbs are evil … but your brain needs them … but they make you fat and sick … but the Food Guide says to eat plenty of them! 

I’m sure you’ve heard this argument before.  Funnily enough, one of the only things the conventional and holistic health communities can agree on is not having a consistent answer about carbohydrates.  Is it low carb, high carb, or something in the middle? To answer these questions, let’s look at the scientific evidence and review the diets of populations free of modern diseases. Continue reading

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The Humble Joy of Walking

By Mary Kozicki, BScN

Walk for solitude, walk for companionship, walk to be healthy, and walk to be happy.

Researchers have proven that going for a daily walk embraces so many more benefits than we have ever considered. Some have even claimed that it is the perfect exercise and one of the best ways to reach and maintain good health. Walking may be the simplest form of exercise, yet so overlooked as to how enriching and beneficial the walk can be. Continue reading

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