Are You Score Obsessed?

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When I was at Carleton University, I couldn’t wait to log on to the website after an exam to get my score. Same thing when I have taken an IQ test (is 182 good?). When my husband and I play Mario Kart, I’m always trying to get the best score (especially if I’m beating Julio, which I usually do). When I take a spelling test that someone has shared on Facebook, I wait anxiously to learn my excellent score. It’s natural to be competitive and to measure your abilities and success based on how you “score,” but are we focused on the score that really matters? Growing up, I didn’t know (or care) what my credit score was. I thought it was a random figure assigned to me by credit card companies based on whether I paid my bill on time. I would later learn the hard way that this number would have the most affect on my life. Continue reading “Are You Score Obsessed?”

5 Ways to Stay Healthy on a Budget

As a Nutritionist, I get asked a lot of questions about how to stay on track with your health without blowing up your wallet into a million tiny pieces. Yeah, I get it – the health industry can be expensive sometimes. But what you invest your time, energy and money into, is indicative of what really matters the most to you. And frankly, I feel like investing in myself first is always the best option. With that said, do you need to break the bank every time you wanna do yoga while eating kale on a mountain (wait, do people actually do that)? Heck no! You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on new kitchen equipment. I was recently asked how much someone should spend on a new blender and I told them that the quality of the product is more important than the price tag. I also told them they should read some reviews (like this oster blender review) to educate themselves on the best product for their needs rather than just buying the most expensive product. Being healthy doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg!!

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