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Register for LINE DANCING


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Join us July 3, 12:00 – 12:45 pm in the Annex for this fantastic Stampede Primer. Professional instructors from Dance Through Life will be leading fun, easy to follow line dances choreographed to current music. You’ll be Stampede ready! No experience necessary. Click here to see the instructors in action. Click here to register. Non-members are also welcome to join by calling the wellness centre at extension 6400 to reserve your place.

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Making Strides – Welcome to Week #2


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Great job on week #1 everyone! We’re seeing a lot of steps being recorded. This week we challenge you to review your daily steps from last week  and, then, plan to STEP IT UP this week. You could arrange a group walk for bonus points or just park a little further from your destination in order to log a few more footprints. To get even more out of every stride, click here for a great article on walking posture or […]

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Olympic Bingo – Day 3


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It’s your choice! Yes, that’s right. Today, you have the freedom to choose whatever event workout you like to move toward the completion of your chosen bingo pattern. Simply click here to browse the complete Olympic Bingo Workout Booklet. The Workouts are also available (with extra copies to use while completing the workout) in the wellness centre at the Olympic Bingo station on the end of the main desk. GO FOR GOLD!

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JANUARY – Train Your Brain #1


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Another 4 days gone and counting! Last Thursday, we held the first of 12 monthly Train Your Brain sessions in Nexen’s Discovery Theatre (replay link below). I began the conversation wishing everyone a Happy New Year and reminding you that you now had 346 days to make this year count. Today marks 341. Have you used each day to take practical steps toward your goals? Training the mind is like training the body. You need a plan done consistently to drive change. I suggested […]

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Week #5 Turkey to Turkey Challenge 2016


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NOVEMBER 7 – 13 After reducing sitting time last week, you’re probably standing up while reading this email so take a seat. This week is all about slowing down, not all the time, at meal times. Check out the full challenge details below: Week #5 Moderate-vigorous exercise to burn: Single Serving: 1450 cal Goin’ for Seconds: 1950 cal Week #5 Wellness Challenge: Eat Slowly Read the Article (below) Slow down your eating pace and take at least 20 minutes to […]

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Week #3 Turkey to Turkey Challenge 2016


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OCTOBER 24 – OCTOBER 30 Week #3 has arrived. The first two weeks you worked on some positive eating habits. Now we turn your attention to technology. Here’s your challenge: Week #3 Moderate-vigorous exercise to burn: Single Serving: 1150 cal Goin’ for Seconds : 1550 cal Week #3 Wellness Challenge: No Screen Time 2 Hours Before Bed Read the Article (below) Avoid using electronics with displays 2 hours before bed (i.e. TVs, computers, iPads / tablets, cell phones, e-readers) Record 1 point on your challenge tracking […]

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The Run Group that Could!


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The Nexen Wellness Centre offered a Stampede Road Race Prep Clinic this past spring. The training started April 28 with Nexen contractor and run coach, Sheena Denscombe. Sheena put the group through their paces every Tuesday and Thursday at lunch for 10 weeks. They trained hard. They had fun. They accomplished their goal. Below, Sheena tells us a little bit about the run club experience and provides a glimpse into their July 6 race day experience. “Here is what Win Together […]

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Choosing your habits


When contemplating the prospect of a healthier lifestyle, your initial thoughts might turn to the bad habits you should give up.  In reality, wellness is not an ethic of self-denial but rather it is a philosophy of self-renewal and self-expectancy.  It doesn’t take long to realize that being healthy is far more than just what’s left after you’ve given up all your bad habits.  Being healthy is an active process that maximizes your vitality and effectiveness. It is true that […]

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Spring Cleaning for Body & Mind


Why not take a more holistic approach to spring cleaning in 2014? Cleaning out the closet and cleaning the windows are two of our traditional spring cleaning activities, but our body and mind would benefit from some attention too! For the Body The essential process of generating energy is dependent on the health of our digestive system. Healers from various disciplines throughout history have pointed out the important connection between good health and proper digestion and elimination. Good Digestion . […]

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