Mental Health

Menopause Symptoms: Four Management Strategies

Menopause is a normal part of aging for women and can involve physical and emotional changes. The changing hormone levels that occur during menopause can result in a host of symptoms including hot flashes, mood changes, changes in body composition, decreased libido and changes in vaginal and vulvar tissues. [...]

What is Self Care, How to Build a Routine and Teach Others

The term self care has been used to describe everything from spa treatments to napping. In actuality, self care is a holistic lifestyle approach to help prevent and treat illness and injury. Taking the time for self care is far from selfish or indulgent. It requires self reflection, self [...]

5 Healthy Ways to Show Yourself Some Love on Valentine’s Day

Do you find yourself prioritizing ‘productivity’? If you choose work, housework or relationships over taking care of your body and mind too often you’re not alone. Our culture incentivizes and rewards a busy and hectic lifestyle. However, these ideas are dangerous and counterproductive. They often lead to exhaustion, fatigue, depression, [...]

The Benefits of Physical Activity & Mindfulness on Women’s Mental Health

Women have been especially vulnerable to the physical and mental health effects of COVID-19. As we mark International Women’s Day, we want to highlight the need for policies and programs that address the inequalities that have led to less favourable outcomes for women. And as physiotherapists and exercise professionals, we [...]

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