Canadian Diabetes Association Healthy Living Calendar

Canadian Diabetes Association Healthy Living Calendar

Our friends at the Canadian Diabetes Association, the national authority on diabetes prevention and management in Canada, has published their annual Healthy Living Calendar featuring diabetes facts and ways to remain healthy, whether you are already living with the...
Habit Pairing: One Way to Make a New Behaviour Habiutal

Habit Pairing: One Way to Make a New Behaviour Habiutal

Behaviour change can be challenging, I think we can all empathize with that. What makes something like exercising more or eating healthier especially challenging to change is that it is not a rare or one-time thing (e.g., getting a flu shot), it is a behaviour that...
5 Ways To Be More Physically Active At Work

5 Ways To Be More Physically Active At Work

The workplace is one of the most important settings in which to integrate healthy living behaviors. Although it is generally not feasible to get in any exercise while at work, it is certainly possible to accumulate steps during your time away from home. This is...
Facebook and Health

Facebook and Health

As a technologically conscious team, we have integrated several tech tools into our program to help our participants achieve their goals. More specifically, we have developed an app that allows users to track their exercise, step count, and healthy eating behaviours...
Fostering Self-Confidence and Social Support from Friends

Fostering Self-Confidence and Social Support from Friends

Making a positive behaviour change is hard. Trying to move more, sit less, or eat healthier can be a big change from one’s current lifestyle, so it’s important to find ways to maximize the chances you will be able to maintain the new behaviours. Academic research can...
Exercise & Physical Activity: Is There Really A Difference?

Exercise & Physical Activity: Is There Really A Difference?

It is clear the exercise plays a big role in the health of Canadians, and is also a behavior that can be voluntarily changed…that is why it is one of the central pillars of the HealtheSteps program. Over the years, we have seen many of our participants...