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Empty Nest Syndrome

by Sonia Chartier, on 13 May 2015, Healthy Eating, Stress and sleep
syndrome du nid vide

A new stage for exploration in life 

Empty nest syndrome is a time in many women’s lives where they can feel a lost sense of purpose, lonely and confused about their feelings.   Stress levels may increase and coping with day-day issues may seem more difficult due to changes in motivation or mood. This phase of life creeps up on people gradually, so it’s easy to be unaware of what’s going on. More awareness and discussion will prevent women feeling isolated and as if they’re the only one unable to cope. Continue reading >

7 tips for a healthful holiday!

by Sonia Chartier, on 7 July 2014, Healthy Living, Stress and sleep
tips for a healthful holiday!

It’s never too early for holiday planning. Not just getting the tickets and the itinerary, but ensuring that you stay healthy and happy throughout every minute of it.

#1 Be Zen

Does the mere thought of boarding a plane or boat throw you into a panic? Sure, letting your fears get the upper hand means never having to deal with motion sickness—but you’re also missing out on a whole lot of great memories.

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Stress Management 101

by Sonia Chartier, on 27 April 2014, Stress and sleep
Stress Management

Everyone goes through stressful periods in their lives, and some of us suffer from chronic stress. Learning how to cope is the key to living an enjoyable and healthy life – thankfully there are natural  ways to beat stress.

What is stress?

Stress may be defined as the mental state when we are unable to cope comfortably with events facing us. These can occur suddenly and be short-lived or be around us for long periods of time.

This results in the release of specific chemicals or hormones into our bloodstream, namely adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol, triggering a stress response in the body.

When we speak of stress, we usually refer to stress on the mind or psychological stress, rather than that on the body (physical stress).

Stress symptoms

Many of us are so used to living with stress daily that we may not even understand what stress symptoms are. Here are some signs: Continue reading >

Healthy Living: Your Road Map to Optimal Health

by Sonia Chartier, on 27 April 2014, Healthy Living
Healthy Living

Healthy living. Isn’t that just what you are doing? Or at least hoping that’s what you are doing? What is healthy living exactly? It is not an easy question, yet the answer lies in one word: balance.

Balance is key for your weight and fitness, your digestion, your sleep pattern, your stress level…and it’s not boring! You will find that by living a healthy, balanced lifestyle, you will actually have more time for your favorite hobby or to spend with your family. Continue reading >

10 Tips for Starting a New Fitness Program

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 March 2014, Exercise, Healthy Living
10 Tips for Starting a New Fitness Program

Getting Started

We all know that living a healthy lifestyle includes regular exercise, yet many of us don’t know where to start or how to stay motivated.

Here are ten tips to help get you started, and keep you going.

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