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How to Defend Yourself against Contagious Diseases like Coronavirus


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Coronavirus is spreading worldwide, causing people to worry. Many don’t know how to protect themselves, so they cancel their overseas trips. Big food chains like Tim Hortons and McDonald’s now refuse to fill clients’ reusable cups The former even cancelled its “Roll Up The Rim” contest! Hence, today I will be discussing the various ways to defend yourself against Coronavirus, or COVID-19, and all other contagious diseases.

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Relaxing to be well at work


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By Mylène Poirier
Olympe Kinesiologist

Did you know that in Quebec, 40% of sick leaves are linked to mental health problems? And what is most people’s main source of stress? Their workplace.

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Technology Has Your Back


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No matter the field of activity we work in, it is quite likely that our work features ergonomic constraints. Whether we are sitting at a desk all day or performing demanding manual tasks, our work often involves constraining postures. While there are several ways to limit the impact of our work on our body, it is also possible to make our environment more ergonomic thanks to… technology! Indeed, some innovations are especially designed to help us achieve a better posture at work. Here are three products that retained our attention:

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The Social Courage to Exercise


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By Stéphanie Boivin
Olympe Kinesiologist

I was inspired to write this article by a participant in the last Fitness-Ballet class I gave in one of our Olympe centers.

She did not know anybody in the group and had no idea what to expect from a class with a name like Fitness-Ballet. Would she be the only one who had never done ballet? Would she have the physical strength, the flexibility or the coordination needed for such an activity? Would she feel ridiculous?

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Dynamic vs. Isometric Exercises: What’s their Use?


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By Ava Khaksar
Olympe kinesiologist

Kinesiologists often talk about two different types of exercises: “isometric” exercises and “dynamic” exercises. Each of those categories has its own, specific characteristics, particularities and benefits. As a complement to each other, isometric and dynamic exercises are normally combined within a training program according to the goals pursued.

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What are antioxidants and why do we need more of them to fight free radicals?


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By Ava Khaksar
Olympe kinesiologist

Antioxidants are found in certain types of food and offer many health benefits. Among other things, antioxidants can block the negative effects of free radicals.

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When Healthy Rimes With Novelty: 4 Wellness Trends to Try


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Many of us know about traditional wellness activities: yoga, relaxation, spa and meditation are usually part of the lot. In the last few years, many variations have been added to the list of activities that all have the same goal: allow us to find and take care of ourselves. Here are 3 trends and ways of thinking that remind us that wellness is a priority.

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Eat greenly, is it easy?


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For the past few months, we’ve noticed a green breeze going through Quebec: more and more environmental initiatives have made their appearance in different spheres of the daily life. Gestures to reduce our environmental impact are numerous, diversified, and often way simpler than we would think!

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Hydrotherapy: Wellness Above Else


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If water can benefit the practice of some sports, it is also a key element of relaxation and wellness institutions. Hydrotherapy, this method of treatment which uses water at the heart of its activities, comes in three different forms with different uses. Let’s explore three aspects of a this sometimes funny, sometimes serious, but always enjoyable cure.

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Varied Activities for Varied Spheres


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If many companies still haven’t undertook actions related to health and wellness, many other businesses are well-advanced in the implementation of their program.

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