Healthy Holiday Activities: Non-Couch Potato Style!

  I hadn’t realized how deeply ingrained was the idea of keeping In Balance’s second “A” letter, Activity, a part of our family holiday festivities, until I recently came across a clipping of an article I wrote for Canadian Living magazine over 2 decades ago. Called Great Party, the article focused on three secrets of how to keep guests entertained, engaged, enjoying the holiday season AND...
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Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas

At a time of the year where “joy” is supposed to be an integral part of the season, it is a commodity found in surprisingly small amounts some days. In fact joy – in In Balance terms, Laughter and Play – is an essential component to the wellness journey. The health benefits of incorporating laughter and play in our lives are numerous, and include increased endorphin production as...
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Activity for “Fit, Not Fat” this Holiday Season

For most of us the holiday-Christmas season is full of busy days we anticipate and embrace. However, our desire and decision to be all-in with heart and soul can position ourselves for eating more (especially the sometimes* foods); not sleeping as well in a strange bed and a different environment; and managing schedules more than a little off kilter –  all of which can mess up our...
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Three Cheers for Holiday Fun!

The holiday season: busy days bursting with joy and bliss, stress-less and anxiety-free because everyone’s in the spirit of happiness, kindness and health. Who am I trying to fool?! However, planning for plenty of laughter and play  – the L in our BALANCE acronym – does help make it possible to experience positive attitude and energy in the 12 BALANCEd days of Christmas. Read on for...
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Have a Healthy Halloween!

In Balance RHN, Karen, loved Halloween as a kid – especially trick or treating! Her generous stash of sweet treats from relatively few houses was made to last until Christmas. Like many homes 50-plus years ago, candy was a treat, and not on the daily diet plan. Her childhood habits and “need for sweet” extended to her adult years: until five years ago. Learning, applying, and now teaching...
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Go Outside And Play!

[This post is by guest blogger, In Balance Consultant Rebecca Mullins, RHN NNCP. You can find out more about her over at: wallacehealth.com] Remember our parents telling us that when we were children?  And nothing has really changed – sometimes the simplest choices in life can lead to the highest quality health – and it doesn’t necessarily even have to cost anything!  And bringing more...
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