Encouraging Health Behaviour Change — Creating Health Habits Series post #1

Submitted by guest blogger Amber Johnston, School of Kinesiology There are several things that one has learned from the last three years navigating through a pandemic. At the forefront is the importance of our health and wellbeing.  We can determine our health in many ways — where positive, successful behaviour change influencing our decision making … Read more

Employee Fitness Challenge – Coldest Night of the Year Fundraiser Walk — Feb 26/22

JOIN THE STRIVE TO THRIVE TEAM – The Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser is intended to support fellow community members who take shelter wherever they can find it. By walking in the cold and dark and leaving the comfort and warmth of your home, you will gain an understanding of the challenges faced by … Read more

Employee Fitness Challenge – Mocktails Anyone?

Sometimes the stress of our daily grind makes us really crave an alcoholic beverage to help us take the edge off at the end of the day, but I hope you are all incorporating other relaxation techniques into your lives this dry-February. If you are anything like me, sometimes just the “look” of the drink … Read more

January 14 – Employee Fitness Challege High Five Friday Message

Welcome back everyone and Happy New Year! Sorry it has taken me a bit of time to send this and to welcome you to the Winter, 2022 edition of the Strive to Thrive Employee Fitness Challenge. I’m just settling in to the new year, as I’m sure you all are and I’ve been battling some … Read more

November 26 – Employee Fitness Challenge High Five Friday Message

Happy Friday everyone and I hope you’re having a great day. It was another whirlwind week of emotions as we all deal with Mother Nature’s wrath! I hope you are staying safe and managing your mental health. We all know that a big part of that is good physical health so although this weather isn’t … Read more

November 12 – Employee Fitness Challenge High Five Friday Message

Happy rainy Friday everyone. It’s hard to believe that we’re already half-way through November. I was off this week taking care of my husband who received a new hip on Monday so unfortunately didn’t have much time to concentrate on my wellness, but I’m looking forward to picking it up again next week. This week’s … Read more

November 5, 2021 – Employee Fitness Challenge High Five Friday Message

Time is flying by – it’s November already! I hope you had a great week and were able to accomplish some of your wellness goals. There is lots of news to report today so here we go! Tomorrow (Saturday, November 6) one of our awesome HR Sr. Advisors, Zoe Strazza, will be leading a glorious … Read more

October 29 – Employee Fitness Challenge High Five Friday Message

Happy Friday everyone. I’m super excited about Halloween this weekend and especially because the weather is supposed to be nice for the little trick or treaters! I hope you try to abstain from too much candy though! Tomorrow’s (Saturday, October 30) weather promises to be nice too so that is great for the group bike … Read more

KETO Recipe: Pan-Seared Chicken with Balsamic Cream Sauce, Mushrooms, and Onions

Submitted by Treena Peters This recipe will have your friends and family feeling like they are eating at a fine-dining restaurant. The acidity of the balsamic vinegar and the richness of the heavy cream come together to create an amazing flavorful sauce. Pan-Seared Chicken with Balsamic Cream Sauce, Mushrooms, and Onions Ingredients 1.5 lbs. boneless … Read more