World Health Raises Over $10,000 for Wellspring with Toupee for a Day

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You may have walked into a World Health fitness centre on Wednesday, March 5 and thought, “What is everyone wearing on their head?” Let’s start with the background story. Over the last few years, World Health has held an Annual Charity Golf Tournament for members and staff that supports Wellspring Calgary – a warm and welcoming community that provides a … Read More

Holistic Nutrition: Camu Camu Vitamin C

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There are not enough good things that can be said about Vitamin C. It works as an anti-oxidant keeping us young and free of toxicity. It helps in the production of neurotransmitters and hormones keeping our brains sharp and our bodies toned. It forms collagen giving us beautiful skin. It helps us beat the common cold and other infections, and … Read More

Holistic Nutrition: The Benefits of Omega Fatty Acids

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How important is it to supplement Omegas? First of all, what are they? Omega-3 fatty acids are a group of three essential fats: ALA, EPA, and DHA. By ‘essential’ I mean you need them in your diet; your body can’t produce them naturally. Among the many benefits: Omega-3 fatty acids are powerful anti-inflammatories, lower triglycerides, and contribute to lower levels of … Read More

World Health Recognized as One of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in Canada

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World Health has been recognized as one of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in Canada. This annual award recognizes top employers that display leadership and innovation in engaging their workplaces. “We are very excited to be recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Most Engaged Workplaces,” said Scott Wildeman, Sr VP of Operations, World Health. “We are a people organization. … Read More

Make Healthy Choices While Dining Out

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The season of holiday parties, dinners with friends and events is upon us, and while it might not seem like much, overindulging in a night out for dinner can assist in throwing your weight loss goals off track. Here are some tips to help you make smarter healthy choices while dining out, so you won’t regret having dessert. Plan ahead of time — Many … Read More

Holistic Nutrition Recipe: Healthy Seafood Paella

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Spanish food is definitely a favourite of mine. In particular, whenever I see Paella on a menu it is always my first pick. One issue with most international dishes is the oils are that are used to cook them. Ideally, your better off cooking with a saturated fat like coconut oil or butter, then finishing your dish with olive oil … Read More

Exercise as Medicine: A Prescription for Heart Health

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Many doctors agree that if exercise were a pill, it would be the most prescribed. It can help you lose weight and trim inches from your waistline even when the scale isn’t budging. It can boost self-esteem, improve quality of life, reduce stress, and plays an important role in the treatment and prevention of many chronic diseases including diabetes, heart … Read More

Holistic Nutrition Recipe: Pumpkin Almond Flour Pancakes

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Pumpkin is the true staple fruit of the fall. It’s that time of the year where you can’t go far without smelling pumpkin pie, and no Thanksgiving dinner is complete without a slice. The question from a health perspective is: are there any nutrition benefits? Believe it or not, there are. Pumpkin, unlike its more traditional food counterparts, does not contain much … Read More

Charity Golf Tournament Raises $27,764.22 for Wellspring Calgary

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On Tuesday, September 24, staff from World Health, Spa Lady and Bankers Hall Club presented Wellspring Calgary with a donation of $27,764.22, raised at their Charity Golf Tournament. “World Health, Spa Lady and Bankers Hall Club are committed to making our community a great place to live and lead a healthy and active lifestyle regardless of the challenges life brings,” … Read More

How to Get Started at a Calgary Gym

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You get to the gym, change into your workout clothes, and head out to the fitness floor. What now? The vast number of strength training equipment and cardio machines can be overwhelming. Where do you start? The unknowns can be intimidating, but given the benefits of exercise it’s important to remove these barriers in order to get started. One way … Read More