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Perspiration Is Good for Your Health!


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By Mylène Poirier
Olympe Kinesiologist

As your body’s temperature increases, your sweat glands work harder. These produce sweat that evaporates through the surface of your skin to keep your body’s temperature down. To make this process possible, the water molecules in your body need energy, which they draw from your organism, thus reducing your body’s temperature.

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Three Factors Influencing Your Motivation


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By Stéphanie Boivin
Olympe Kinesiologist

Everyone has tried adopting a better lifestyle at least once. Without having to consult an expert, most of us are aware of bad habits that we would benefit from changing. Nonetheless, despite our best intentions and strong social support, not all of us manage to achieve the desired changes. Indeed, there are a plethora of factors that can negatively impact a person’s motivation and make it hard for them to reach their goals. Today, I will present you with three such factors, namely genetics, treatment-induced motivation and deprivation level.

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Maintain a healthy and active lifestyle while working from home


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By Alexandra Fournier-Gonthier
Olympe Kinesiologist

One of the biggest problems from working at home is inactivity. Our main reaction to a busy workload is to sit for as long as possible until the task is done. Before you know it, hours have gone by and you have not moved from your chair.

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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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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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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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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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Reading, the Key to Well-Being


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Both exercise for the brain and relaxation activity, reading combines many qualities specific to personal fulfilment and well-being. If you’re still hesitating about whether or not to include this activity in your life, this article describing the benefits of reading on the body and spirit will know how to convince you.

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Skin and Sun: Better Information, Better Protection


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By Mylène Poirier
Olympe kinesiologist

Who says summer says sun! Wether you’re at the beach, hiking or practicing your favourite sport, chances are you’re exposed to UV radiation. Tanning lover or not, here are a few things to remember about sun exposure.

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