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Health & Wellness

Boost your immune system, refresh your mind and invigorate your life with advice from IMPACT’s health and wellness experts.

The Health Benefits of Cold Exposure

In the past few years, cold exposure has grown in popularity, with serious athletes turning to the practice for its long list of health benefits. In less than 30 seconds, you can experience significant...

Creating A Self-Care Routine Based on Four Pillars of Health

What is self-care? This term is often used as a push from the wellness industry. Brands dupe us into thinking that self-care is something that can be bought. Bath salts and tea may provide...

Facts About Keeping Your Bones Healthy

Optimal health is a package deal, so it’s important to be aware of how both exercise and diet impact our overall well-being. Most of us know that strength training (with free weights, weight machines, or...

Physical Activity is Medicine

Inactivity is a modifiable risk factor for chronic disease and, according to the World Health Organization,the fourth leading risk factor for death worldwide. Exercise has demonstrated benefits for dozens of chronic diseases, yet 80...

Understanding Adult ADHD

Jolene, 37 recalls her visit to the Adult ADHD Centre last year. “I had very bad brain fog. I couldn’t remember anything. I just chalked it up to ‘mom brain’ because I do have...

The Simple Way Movement Gives Us ‘Hope’

It shouldn’t surprise readers of this magazine that the more we move, the better off we are. Science has proven this. But when health psychologist and author Kelly McGonigal stumbled across a simple phrase...

An Ounce of Prevention

Do you know what increases your risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease? Your first thought, like most, isprobably genetics. But really, our genes play a much smaller role than we think. Research shows that epigenetics...

Sleep for Better Performance

Sleep is a normal and reversible behavior that is an essential part of the human recovery process. Several studies now recognize the fundamental role that sleep plays to optimize health and human performance. Results...

Morning Routines

Not all mornings are created equal. How you start your morning can have a profound effect on how you feel the rest of the day. From cold showers, to pre-dawn runs, to that perfect...

7 Yoga Poses for Sleep

Sleep is the elixir of life but we are a chronically sleep-deprived society. The way we prepare for sleep is very important because the quality of sleep we receive shapes our emotional, mental and...
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Explore the East Kootenays on a Cross-Country Ski Road Trip

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Vivo for Healthier Generations Expansion Project Nears Completion

Get ready Calgary! Vivo’s $60-million expansion is just a few short months away from its phased opening starting with fitness in the spring followed...

Walk Confidently This Winter with Mark’s IceFX® Winter Boots

IMPACT Magazine was ON-LOCATION in beautiful Banff, Alberta, with Mark’s testing out Mark’s IceFX boots, their new collection designed to create a safer way to walk...