Physical Health

Is High-Intensity Interval Training Right For You?

As the fitness world innovates new and improved workout methods, we can get overwhelmed with all the choices available to us. A recent exercise format that has been getting more popular is High-intensity interval training, also known as HIIT.  We’ll explore it here so you can learn if it is right for you.  What…

SMART Suggestions for Hitting Your Fitness Goals

Are you considering fitness goals that you want to achieve in the next year? Many people use January as their time to adopt exercise routines and diet plans in an effort to get healthier for the New Year. Whether your goals are to lose weight, run a marathon, put on muscle, or go to…

5 Volunteer Activities That Keep You Fit

We’ve explored the overall benefits of volunteering on this blog before, but what about volunteer activities that keep you fit? It’s easy to find a volunteer opportunity that keeps you active, and helps others in the process! Here are some ideas for combining your workout routine with giving back to the community. House construction…

Don’t Hibernate! How to Stay Active in Any Weather

No matter where you’re living, there are seasons when exercising outside is especially tough.  In places like Canada in the Northern Hemisphere, winters can be a challenge as temperatures drop below freezing. There are other places where summer heat can beat the most fit athletes. So how do you keep active when the great…

Look for the Warning Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

November is well known for “No-Shave November,” a movement that calls attention to men’s health and cancer awareness. It’s also a month that brings awareness to a very common and deadly cancer that affects all genders and ages: Pancreatic Cancer.  Pancreatic cancer may not make it to the “top ten” list of most common…

Signs Your Loved One is Ready for Home Care Assistance

Do you have a family member who is getting older and you’re worried about them living on their own? You may have noticed that their balance is off, or they are forgetting things more often than they used to. Our culture often makes it seem like moving into a nursing home is the only…

It’s Not Just Stress: A Look at High Blood Pressure

When we get upset or stressed out, oftentimes we can feel our blood pressure rise and our hearts pound. This isn’t the only time you can have high blood pressure, though. You might not even know you have it! Chronic high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects over 1 billion people every year,…

5 Posture Habits You Should Break Today

Posture isn’t just something for high-society ladies to worry about. Our posture affects the health of our entire body, no matter who you are. While you don’t have to be able to hold a book on your head like a scene from an Audrey Hepburn movie, you should break these 5 bad habits now…

Is Farming Good for Your Health?

Farmers are a fundamental part of feeding the global population, so we here at Nutrien know how important their jobs are! Beyond supplying healthy food to their communities, here are some of the benefits these farmers get from their rewarding careers.  Working Outdoors is Good for the Body AND Brain A farmer’s “office” is…

10 Exercise Routines That Only Take 15 Minutes A Day

Fitness doesn’t have to take up a lot of your free time. Doing activities that get your heart rate up for just 15 minutes every day can increase your lifespan and lower your stress!  Whether you want high-intensity workouts or low-impact stress relievers, there are lots of great exercise routines you can fit into…