We all live in the Okanagan for various reasons, but it’s safe to assume that most of us, if not all of us, love that we’re so close to water. Clean, warm, freshwater lakes are ours to enjoy, and hopefully protect, throughout the year. They play a key role in the environment, our culture, even in our economy as they attract people the world over to experience what we’re lucky enough to enjoy every day.
So take a moment to appreciate our lakes. Be good to them and keep them clean, respect them and understand their power, and most of all enjoy them–particularly on a warm summer day when they offer a cool and relaxing haven from the dry Okanagan heat. Continue reading
It’s summer in the Okanagan and at OHW Magazine we are overjoyed at its arrival! Like most locals, we’re looking forward to those warm summer days, balmy summer nights, and all those other wonderful things that are associated with summer in the Valley. Like the vast variety of outdoor activities that are just outside our doors, the loads of fresh produce available from our own gardens or the local farmers markets, the beautiful scenery that ranges from rolling farmland to dry desert beauty, and just an overall feeling of wellbeing.
I hear so often from people who want to improve their fitness but don’t want to join a gym and have myriad ‘reasons’ why they can’t work out at home. Ok so you may think you don’t have the space for it but hey, you’re only one body; you’ll be surprised at how little space you actually need. Here are some answers for those other ‘reasons’; Continue reading
First of all, we’d like to thank everyone who picked up and read our first issue of Okanagan Health and Wellness Magazine; judging by the feedback we’ve received there were lots of you! Thank you all for your positive feedback, ideas and suggestions, we’re looking forward to incorporating many of these into future issues.
Like many foods we eat, there has been much debate over the health effects of coconut oil. Naysayers claim that coconut oil contains saturated fats and, as a result, can cause problems like heart disease and obesity. Others claim that coconut oil is composed of medium chain triglycerides that can actually increase good HDL cholesterol and lower bad LDL cholesterol levels. As a consumer it’s often difficult to determine the truth around this highly controversial food.