Health

A Couple of Lucky Boys and Fitness for Dogs

If there’s one thing everyone living in Fernie can agree on it’s that we’re all so lucky to call this place home! Especially if you’re an adopted dog like Gus and London, who hit the jackpot in finding humans who choose to live here.

Posted by Val Lanthier on Jan 12, 2020 in Health

Home Sweet Home

Times have certainly changed in Fernie. Ten years ago, if you wanted to upgrade your couch, it involved a trip to the City. The choice in town was minimal, and the chances of you finding 'The One' was pretty much non-existent. These days, we're lucky.

Posted by Emma Polit on Jan 06, 2020 in Health

Motivation and the Five Minute Rule

January can be a tough month. The days are short, it is cold outside, and there are no fun holidays to keep us celebrating. Participating in activities like the Fernie Streak can be really helpful as they get us outside and moving.

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Jan 02, 2020 in Health

Golden Boy George and Fresh Foods for Dogs

The beauty of dogs is that they enrich our lives in so many ways. We find ourselves training our dogs to suit our lifestyles and in reality, they end up teaching us so much more. There are lots of ways you can return the favour, and one of those is by providing a healthy diet.

Posted by Val Lanthier on Dec 21, 2019 in Health

Holiday Immune Boosting

December is such an action-packed month, whether you are celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas, Winter Solstice, or none of the above. It is so easy to get swept up in the energy of the season and before you know it, find yourself fighting off one virus after another and winding up spending your cherished holidays bundled up in bed instead of enjoying your family and friends. 

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Dec 18, 2019 in Health

The Season of Tabata

Some of us may be travelling near or far while others are staying put, opening their doors to friends and family. Whatever your plans, as the holidays unfold, everything that goes along with them tends to take precedence over our regular fitness routine.

Posted by Maddy Alaric on Dec 14, 2019 in Health

Self-Compassion This Holiday Season

We have all seen the perfect Christmas in the movies. A flawlessly decorated home sets the scene with a perfectly adorned tree. The expectation of the perfect Christmas can leave us feeling lesser than or not quite enough.

Posted by Tyla Charbonneau on Dec 11, 2019 in Health

For the Love of Christmas

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Em freaking loves Christmas. It is so magical. One of her absolute favourite things to do is walk along 2nd Ave in the evening. The stores are open a little later (thank you late night shopping), the sky is the dark and moody blue that only happens in the middle of winter, the lights adorning the trees are ambient and warm, the snow glistens, and her heart swells with love for this town.

Posted by Emma Polit on Dec 08, 2019 in Health

Creating an Intentional Life

The theme for November’s issue of the Fernie Fix is “Intention” and though Taina originally planned on writing an article on the lofty and timely topic of menopause, she decided that this is a great time of year to consider creating a life of intention and purpose. Menopause will always be there, lurking around the corner.

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Nov 18, 2019 in Health

Everyday Mindfulness

It can be challenging to not suffer from ski town stress. How can I find balance? Will I have enough time? How can I hit the slopes today as well as the xc ski track while juggling drinks with friends, loading a posse of kids in the car and making sure everyone has BOTH skis, mitts, etc.

Posted by Francesca Ter P... on Nov 10, 2019 in Health

Goal Crushing 101

When it comes to setting goals or intentions that surround health and wellness, it’s incredibly important to keep them realistic and sustainable. Setting yourself up for success by doing small things each day that bring you closer to the end result, all while enjoying the process it takes to get there.

Posted by Maddy Alaric on Nov 09, 2019 in Health

Fernie Top Three

The sight of snow falling is something that I will never get sick of, especially in the Fall. Excitement in the air. The countdown to Fernie Alpine Resort opening has begun. The town is filling with new people, and we’re gearing up for a winter of fun.

Posted by Emma Polit on Nov 07, 2019 in Health

Inclusive Care in Medicine

Inclusive care is certainly an important issue in maternity care as we see that people who belong to marginalized communities have poorer outcomes but it is important in all aspects of medicine. 

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Oct 24, 2019 in Health

Sweater Weather

Posted by Emma Polit on Oct 17, 2019 in Health

Find Your Flow

When you live in a town full of non-stop adventure and activity ten months out of the year, it often feels weird to take a ‘break’ during the shoulder seasons.

Posted by Maddy Alaric on Oct 03, 2019 in Health