Vancouver Wellness Show 2011

Comments 135 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The 19th annual Wellness Show returns this month to the Vancouver Convention Centre. Featuring workshops, demonstrations, seminars, and a cooking stage for all aspects of healthy living, the show also focuses on women’s wellness, kids’ health, pet health, and healthy aging.

Exhibitors include Choices Markets, Dairy Farmers of Canada, Bikram Yoga, and speakers such as Dr. Rhonda Low (CTV), Alessandra Quaglia (The Dancing Chef), Master Zhi Gang Sha (NY Times Best Selling author and world-renowned healer) who will take to the many stages.

Hours are Friday, February 18, 2011 (12:00pm – 8:00pm), Saturday, February 19 (10:00am – 7:00pm), and Sunday, February 20 (10:00am – 6:00pm).

The Wellness Show has offered up a “Best of the West Package” from West Coast College of Massage Therapy for one lucky reader. This includes a spa facial, massage, and pedicure along with two tickets to the Wellness Show.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

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    I will draw one winner at 9:00am next Thursday, February 10, 2011.

    Update The winner is Aileen – have a great time at the Wellness Show!

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    135 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. BrendaTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 2:52pm PST

      Regular exercise and eating things in moderation so that you can occasionally indulge.

    2. CliffTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 2:53pm PST

      Get a proper night’s sleep, at least 7 hours.

    3. TaigiTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 2:54pm PST

      Try to see a the brighter side of life, and drink lots of water instead of energy drinks.

    4. JenniferTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 2:55pm PST

      I found that building the gym into my daily schedule works wonders.

    5. Lindsay BarkerTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 2:58pm PST

      Make sure to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day!

    6. AndreaTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 2:59pm PST

      Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.

    7. sharTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 3:02pm PST

      YOGA! Sun salutations are the best remedy for stress.

    8. Donna LTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 3:02pm PST

      I always wash and prep my veggies as soon as I get home from grocery shopping. That way they’re ready to get in my belly! No excuses for not having food ready to eat.

    9. AliciaTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 3:04pm PST

      Well, oprah and Goldie hawn said last week to take a minute out of your day to breathe in silence. Even for a minute to feel relaxed and happier! This is good for your overall well being! 🙂

    10. BrendaTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 3:04pm PST

      Breathe deeply! Just making sure you’re breathing well makes a huge difference!

    11. Michael KwanTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 3:15pm PST

      Black coffee is (virtually) zero calories. Learn to ditch the cream and sugar and you can still have your cuppa joe in the morning.

    12. ValerieTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 3:29pm PST

      A good nights rest!

    13. A.J.Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 3:34pm PST

      Looking away from the computer screen and resting your eyes for a few minutes every hour will help reduce strain on your vision!

    14. mariaTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 3:52pm PST

      Gym and a good nites sleep!

    15. XingTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 3:59pm PST

      Exercise and get lots of sleep!

    16. heatherTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 4:00pm PST

      Sleep long (8 hours), eat well and exercise regularily!

    17. Nicole PTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 4:08pm PST

      Start your day off with as much water as you can drink. You will see a difference in your skin if you continue this day in and day out.

    18. Rachael QTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 4:20pm PST

      What has been working for me for the last 5 months is smaller portions, eating a good breakfast and walking for 20-30 minutes everyday.

    19. AmyTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 4:46pm PST

      Get a massage when you start feeling tension in your shoulders, don’t wait until it’s too late!

    20. KatieTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 4:55pm PST

      Eat Breakfast! and take the stairs

    21. JohnTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 5:33pm PST

      Incorporate circuit training workouts in your home by performing various body weight exercises such as squats, planks, and jumping jacks ! Its a great form of cardio as well as muscular strength and endurance =)

    22. NatalieTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 5:42pm PST

      drinks lots of water and get a good night sleep 🙂

    23. moneca yardleyTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 5:42pm PST

      use zero point energy pendant to make you cellular stronger…computers and cell phones have a negative effect on the human body, think about microwaving your skin when you have it next to your ears!!! call me, i can explain…or read my blog.

    24. Sunshine GTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 6:31pm PST

      Get enough sleep and eat spinach at least once a week!

    25. AnnaleaTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 7:39pm PST

      Buy local products – this way you know where your food, clothing, beauty products come from – it’s usually healthier – and you support your local economy.

    26. MeaganTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 8:22pm PST

      Bike to work!

    27. SherryTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 8:49pm PST

      Positive visualisation really works. Give it a try in your life.

    28. BrendaTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 9:04pm PST

      Get enough sleep!

    29. Rachel GoodineTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 9:22pm PST

      Go to bed and get up at the exact same time every night. And make sure it is for at LEAST 7 hours!

    30. Steph :)Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 9:26pm PST

      Eat your fruits and veggies…drink lots of water…exercise…and get lots of sleep.

    31. TracyTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 9:47pm PST

      do cardio once a week!

    32. AngieTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 9:48pm PST

      Drink lots of water everyday. Add squeezes of lime, lemon or a splash of cranberry/pomegranate juice for additional flavour. This keeps you hydrated with way less sugar intake.

    33. Maria KTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 9:51pm PST

      Eat more veggies and fruit everyday.

    34. KatTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 10:33pm PST

      Reduce your sugar and sodium intake by using herbs and spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, mint, basil, cocoa powder!

    35. MeghanTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 10:41pm PST

      Drink lots of water!

    36. JayTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 10:45pm PST

      Substitute cards with vegs!

    37. SharonTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 10:56pm PST

      get lots of sleep!

    38. TracyTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 11:54pm PST

      Eat breakfast and small healthy snacks throughout the day

    39. EllenWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 12:40am PST

      colon cleanses, MMS baths, enemas, eating nutrient dense foods, eating less, breaking bad habits.. you can do all these things together at once for a start on a healthy path.

    40. AmyWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 6:42am PST

      Exercise at least 5 days a week, 60 minutes

    41. NinaWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 7:22am PST

      I’ve been incorporating my spinach every day by having it my smoothie in the morning! Actually, really yummy!

    42. ParkerWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 8:20am PST

      Express your feelings as you feel them, rather than letting them bottle up.

    43. BettyWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 8:52am PST

      take a day off every once in a while to rejuvenate oneself 🙂

    44. SandraWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 9:00am PST

      Don’t eat foods with artificial sugars and definitely cut down on the sodium intake as well.

    45. PooyaWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 9:37am PST

      Drink lots of filtered water !

    46. ChristineWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 10:23am PST

      Take the stairs whenever you can and drinks lots of water.

    47. MichelleWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 11:13am PST

      Hydrate throughout the day – Drink water instead of pop.

    48. Michelle WilliamsonWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 11:40am PST

      Sleep and water are the cure for 95% of all illnesses!

    49. JennyWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 11:56am PST

      Sleep solves everything. Make sure you sleep at least 8 hours a day!

    50. JessicaWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 12:31pm PST

      Practice yoga. At home, outside, and at class. Especially if it’s Yin yoga with my favourite teacher in Vancouver: Danielle Hoobanoff. Om.

    51. SarahWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 2:04pm PST

      Breathe deeply, exhale negativity.

    52. BlakeWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 3:29pm PST

      Stop playing video games.

    53. HollyWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 4:18pm PST

      All of these are great tips! The Wellness Show is so much fun to go and check out — there’s always lots of ideas and products. You just go away feeling, healthier!

    54. LucretiaWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 7:30pm PST

      My number 1 wellness tip would be to never assume that what worked for you will work for someone else or vice versa — listen to your own body, talk to some folks in the know and do what feels right and brings benefits to YOU.

    55. MelissaWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 7:56pm PST

      Park the car away from the entrance and take the stairs whenever possible….Every step counts!

    56. KarenWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 7:56pm PST

      Forgivness….ans staying in the present.

    57. Cadi JordanWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 8:14pm PST

      Be sure to ‘unplug’ from your computer from time to time and any related devices! Take mini breaks and vacations when you can!

    58. RubyWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 9:53pm PST

      I squeeze fresh lemon into my water to encourage myself to drink more water during my day.

    59. JeanWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 10:03pm PST

      Practice yoga. It will keep you fit physically, and help find your inner peace which is important in dealing with the ever changing events happening.

    60. JeanWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 10:03pm PST

      Practice yoga. It will keep you fit physically, and help find your inner peace.

    61. MWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 11:38pm PST

      love, laughter and friends make for a more balanced life!

    62. Lindsey SimpsonThursday, February 3rd, 2011 — 6:59am PST

      Choosing the active alternatives.. walking instead of driving, stairs instead of elevators. It is the little things that ultimately makes a difference in the quest to stay fit 🙂

    63. VanessaThursday, February 3rd, 2011 — 7:25am PST

      Avoid processed foods

    64. jeffThursday, February 3rd, 2011 — 9:28am PST

      A great way to alkalize is to drink lemon/lime in your water.

    65. SitaThursday, February 3rd, 2011 — 9:48am PST

      Take time out for yourself and always keep a positive attitude.

    66. RichieThursday, February 3rd, 2011 — 9:58am PST

      just try to get atleast 30mins of walking in everyday. I little goes a long way.

    67. DebbieThursday, February 3rd, 2011 — 11:18am PST

      laugh every day, love every day, be kind to yourself

    68. loriThursday, February 3rd, 2011 — 11:51am PST

      I try to eat the ‘old fashioned’ oatmeal 5 days a week and instead of brown sugar, I use bananas as a sweetener and I sprinkle ground flax seed on it after it is cooked.

    69. darcyThursday, February 3rd, 2011 — 11:52am PST

      I get a minimum 8 hrs sleep, and eat at least three fruits a day.

    70. Eileen HThursday, February 3rd, 2011 — 12:29pm PST

      My sister just turned 40 and is really getting into the “Wellness” lifestyle. Can’t imagine what she’ll be like when she’s 50.

    71. LoriThursday, February 3rd, 2011 — 12:56pm PST

      Have a prune every day – has very high ORAC and helps your brain stay healthy as you age.

    72. Laura McNaughtThursday, February 3rd, 2011 — 1:19pm PST

      Best tip for healthy living: Take 1000iu of Vitamin D, every day.

    73. DanThursday, February 3rd, 2011 — 2:46pm PST

      Eat a low salt diet.

    74. LoriThursday, February 3rd, 2011 — 2:46pm PST

      walk a lot!

    75. SanazThursday, February 3rd, 2011 — 3:41pm PST

      Drinks tons of water and make sure you do some form of physical activity for at least 20 minutes a day

    76. BonsThursday, February 3rd, 2011 — 9:16pm PST

      Spend a few minutes each day meditating.

    77. AlexThursday, February 3rd, 2011 — 9:19pm PST

      Drink 8 glasses of water, and limit caffein intake.

    78. LindsayFriday, February 4th, 2011 — 11:06am PST

      I am going to go to this regardless if I win or not, it is amazing…the spa package would be nice though 😉

    79. BrianFriday, February 4th, 2011 — 12:18pm PST

      Speedwalk to work!

    80. Amy W.Friday, February 4th, 2011 — 8:52pm PST

      Take the stairs instead of the elevator!

    81. willFriday, February 4th, 2011 — 8:52pm PST

      sleep at least 8 hrs a day

    82. kelseyFriday, February 4th, 2011 — 8:53pm PST

      eat a balanced diet

    83. TSaturday, February 5th, 2011 — 6:52pm PST

      Laugh everyday & make sure to hug someone.

    84. Aileen ReardonSaturday, February 5th, 2011 — 7:20pm PST

      Invest in a scale and measuring cups so that you can learn proper portion sizes.

    85. auSunday, February 6th, 2011 — 12:24am PST

      regular eating & avoid temptation. . .that’s healthy living for sure!

    86. PingSunday, February 6th, 2011 — 8:37am PST

      eat a balanced diet.

    87. KarinSunday, February 6th, 2011 — 10:11am PST

      moderate exercise

    88. Lauren SSunday, February 6th, 2011 — 1:15pm PST

      Smile everyday!

    89. MelodySunday, February 6th, 2011 — 1:54pm PST

      Melody Laughter is the best medicine

    90. LindaSunday, February 6th, 2011 — 6:15pm PST

      balance! faith, family, work, health, social life.

    91. KatieSunday, February 6th, 2011 — 6:28pm PST

      Positive thinking does wonders!

    92. MonicaSunday, February 6th, 2011 — 10:56pm PST

      Don’t deprive yourself of what you like to eat. Everything in moderation is a rule I live by.

    93. BedrockMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 6:33am PST

      # 1 tip for healthy living, remember to breathe – actually move your lungs and take oxygen in!

    94. Sunshine GMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 8:06am PST

      Start actually getting eight hours of sleep a night!

    95. TomMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 9:46am PST

      Join a running group.

    96. courtneyMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 9:53am PST

      drink lots of water

    97. malloryMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 9:54am PST

      do something active everyday

    98. kmazzMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 10:59am PST

      A few tips here. Take a brisk 20 minute walk rain, snow or shine, first thing before breakfast daily.

      Drink two glasses of tepid filtered water every morning before breakfast.

      A couple of times a week make a green smoothie without dairy or soy and without sugar or honey.

      Don’t eat anything in a package unless it holds only one fresh ingredient.

    99. heatherMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 12:46pm PST


    100. MaryanneMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 1:13pm PST

      Maintain a good sleep schedule! It makes a huge difference on the way you feel in the mornings.

    101. WinnieMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 3:58pm PST

      drink lots of water 🙂

    102. JenniferMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 4:45pm PST

      Get enough sleep… yeah right… no seriously…. yeah but… Ok, it’s still important and worth the effort even if darn near impossible.

    103. HildaMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 5:24pm PST

      Get out on those sunny days and suck up the sunshine!

    104. DorisMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 6:04pm PST

      Stat away from processed foods, try to eat organi,(or at least locally grown, plant a vegie garden if possible, and…appreciate herbs….they are nature’s medicine!!

    105. MaryMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 6:04pm PST

      Don’t smoke! Eat lots of fruits, vegetables and protein. Get out of the house and move your body. Vancouver has great outdoor sites and wonderful community centers. Have fun with it

    106. DorisMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 6:05pm PST

      Stat away from processed foods, try to eat organic,(or at least locally grown, plant a vegie garden if possible, and…appreciate herbs….they are nature’s medicine!!

    107. MegMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 6:22pm PST

      Walk whenever you can–walk to the store to get groceries, walk with a friend to chat instead of sitting at coffee. If you have to drive, park far away!

    108. Tooth FairyMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 6:30pm PST

      Tip for healthy living: Brush + Floss, since your mouth is the gateway to your body! ☺

    109. Tooth FairyMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 6:30pm PST

    110. EmileyMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 7:27pm PST

      Limit your junk food in take, replace chips with dried fruit!

    111. EnnieMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 8:49pm PST

      Exercise regularly.

    112. MarkMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 9:03pm PST

      Youngr Wellness Management can help, but of course exercise, healthy diet, and managing stress levels are essential 🙂

    113. EmmaMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 9:23pm PST

      Drinks lots of water and always try to get a good night’s sleep!

    114. StevenTuesday, February 8th, 2011 — 12:33am PST

      run every day!

    115. IanTuesday, February 8th, 2011 — 12:34am PST

      Only eat when you’re hungry! And eat things that are made from scratch, not premade! trust me, itll be amazing in taste and extremely healthy!

    116. GraceTuesday, February 8th, 2011 — 12:35am PST

      Excerise! haha

    117. CassandraTuesday, February 8th, 2011 — 7:56am PST

      Everything in moderation.

    118. JenniferTuesday, February 8th, 2011 — 8:49am PST

      Move around as much as you can. Go for short walks, strolls, dance to the radio, generally just keep moving!

    119. AretaTuesday, February 8th, 2011 — 9:46am PST

      Get lots of sleep and eat healthy!

    120. JuliaTuesday, February 8th, 2011 — 10:24am PST

      Do some stretching exercises daily or at least 2-3 times per week to help relieve those aches and pain and even stress! :o)

    121. HelenTuesday, February 8th, 2011 — 10:58am PST

      Eat 5-7 servings of veggies and fruits daily.

    122. MartaTuesday, February 8th, 2011 — 11:18am PST

      Incorporate some silence into your daily life. Oh, and sex.

    123. AnnTuesday, February 8th, 2011 — 11:40am PST

      Try to integrate more raw food into your diet!

    124. MichelleTuesday, February 8th, 2011 — 12:04pm PST

      Some great tips here! A couple I live by:
      Eat breakfast everyday, Oatmeal is the best!
      Try an apple for energy instead of coffee
      Cut your sugar intake, try stevia instead (lots of “portable” options available, so no excuses)
      Veggies should take up half your plate, protein and starch, a quarter.
      Stock up on veggies to snack on. Peel and cut them up all at once-most keep well if refrigerated in a bit of water.
      Go for dark greens and broccoli daily if possible.
      A piece of dark chocolate for cravings is yummy and good for you (in moderation).
      Love life and spread it around.

    125. MatthewTuesday, February 8th, 2011 — 1:35pm PST

      Massages. We all need that touch.

    126. ZuTuesday, February 8th, 2011 — 5:41pm PST

      Walk as much as you can… for body, mind and soul.

    127. HarjitTuesday, February 8th, 2011 — 9:37pm PST

      Love this song for mental well-being: Four hugs a day thats the minimum, four hugs a day~not the maximum.

    128. RolandWednesday, February 9th, 2011 — 1:50am PST

      A great place to increase Health IQ.

    129. ManuelWednesday, February 9th, 2011 — 8:51am PST

      Drinking tons of water is really important.

    130. RajuWednesday, February 9th, 2011 — 4:19pm PST


    131. BrandiWednesday, February 9th, 2011 — 9:22pm PST

      absolutely postive thinking! negativity rots the body.

    132. DanaWednesday, February 9th, 2011 — 9:44pm PST

      Take a little time for a walk in a park and relax and enjoy nature.

    133. BonnieWednesday, February 9th, 2011 — 9:56pm PST

      My healthy living tip is to be active by doing lots of walking every day.

    134. MichelleWednesday, February 9th, 2011 — 10:41pm PST

      Sleep, drink lots of water and cry when you need to.

    135. HOllyThursday, February 10th, 2011 — 3:58pm PST

      Lots of walking, sleep and H2O!!

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