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Vancouver Wellness Show 2011

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 2:45pm PDT
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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:

  • Leave a comment on this post with a tip for healthy living (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • I entered to win a massage/spa package & tickets to @TheWellnessShow from @Miss604

    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!

    Current contests on


    1. Brenda says:

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

    2. Cliff says:

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

    3. Taigi says:

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

    4. Jennifer says:

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

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

    6. Andrea says:

      Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.

    7. shar says:

      YOGA! Sun salutations are the best remedy for stress.

    8. Donna L says:

      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. Alicia says:

      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! πŸ™‚

    10. Brenda says:

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

    11. Michael Kwan says:

      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. Valerie says:

      A good nights rest!

    13. A.J. says:

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

    14. maria says:

      Gym and a good nites sleep!

    15. Xing says:

      Exercise and get lots of sleep!

    16. heather says:

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

    17. Nicole P says:

      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 Q says:

      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. Amy says:

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

    20. Katie says:

      Eat Breakfast! and take the stairs

    21. John says:

      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. Natalie says:

      drinks lots of water and get a good night sleep πŸ™‚

    23. 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 G says:

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

    25. Annalea says:

      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. Meagan says:

      Bike to work!

    27. Sherry says:

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

    28. Brenda says:

      Get enough sleep!

    29. Rachel Goodine says:

      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 :) says:

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

    31. Tracy says:

      do cardio once a week!

    32. Angie says:

      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 K says:

      Eat more veggies and fruit everyday.

    34. Kat says:

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

    35. Meghan says:

      Drink lots of water!

    36. Jay says:

      Substitute cards with vegs!

    37. Sharon says:

      get lots of sleep!

    38. Tracy says:

      Eat breakfast and small healthy snacks throughout the day

    39. Ellen says:

      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. Amy says:

      Exercise at least 5 days a week, 60 minutes

    41. Nina says:

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

    42. Parker says:

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

    43. Betty says:

      take a day off every once in a while to rejuvenate oneself πŸ™‚

    44. Sandra says:

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

    45. Pooya says:

      Drink lots of filtered water !

    46. Christine says:

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

    47. Michelle says:

      Hydrate throughout the day – Drink water instead of pop.

    48. Michelle Williamson says:

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

    49. Jenny says:

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

    50. Jessica says:

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

    51. Sarah says:

      Breathe deeply, exhale negativity.

    52. Blake says:

      Stop playing video games.

    53. Holly says:

      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. Lucretia says:

      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. Melissa says:

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

    56. Karen says:

      Forgivness….ans staying in the present.

    57. Cadi Jordan says:

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

    58. Ruby says:

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

    59. Jean says:

      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. Jean says:

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

    61. M says:

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

    62. 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 πŸ™‚

    63. Vanessa says:

      Avoid processed foods

    64. jeff says:

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

    65. Sita says:

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

    66. Richie says:

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

    67. Debbie says:

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

    68. lori says:

      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. darcy says:

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

    70. Eileen H says:

      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. Lori says:

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

    72. Laura McNaught says:

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

    73. Dan says:

      Eat a low salt diet.

    74. Sanaz says:

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

    75. Bons says:

      Spend a few minutes each day meditating.

    76. Alex says:

      Drink 8 glasses of water, and limit caffein intake.

    77. Lindsay says:

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

    78. Brian says:

      Speedwalk to work!

    79. Amy W. says:

      Take the stairs instead of the elevator!

    80. will says:

      sleep at least 8 hrs a day

    81. kelsey says:

      eat a balanced diet

    82. T says:

      Laugh everyday & make sure to hug someone.

    83. Aileen Reardon says:

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

    84. au says:

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

    85. Ping says:

      eat a balanced diet.

    86. Karin says:

      moderate exercise

    87. Lauren S says:

      Smile everyday!

    88. Melody says:

      Melody Laughter is the best medicine

    89. Linda says:

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

    90. Katie says:

      Positive thinking does wonders!

    91. Monica says:

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

    92. Bedrock says:

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

    93. Sunshine G says:

      Start actually getting eight hours of sleep a night!

    94. Tom says:

      Join a running group.

    95. courtney says:

      drink lots of water

    96. mallory says:

      do something active everyday

    97. kmazz says:

      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.

    98. heather says:


    99. Maryanne says:

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

    100. Winnie says:

      drink lots of water πŸ™‚

    101. Jennifer says:

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

    102. Hilda says:

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

    103. Doris says:

      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!!

    104. Mary says:

      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

    105. Doris says:

      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!!

    106. Meg says:

      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!

    107. Tooth Fairy says:

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

    108. Emiley says:

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

    109. Ennie says:

      Exercise regularly.

    110. Mark says:

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

    111. Emma says:

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

    112. Steven says:

      run every day!

    113. Ian says:

      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!

    114. Grace says:

      Excerise! haha

    115. Cassandra says:

      Everything in moderation.

    116. Jennifer says:

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

    117. Areta says:

      Get lots of sleep and eat healthy!

    118. Julia says:

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

    119. Helen says:

      Eat 5-7 servings of veggies and fruits daily.

    120. Marta says:

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

    121. Ann says:

      Try to integrate more raw food into your diet!

    122. Michelle says:

      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.

    123. Matthew says:

      Massages. We all need that touch.

    124. Zu says:

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

    125. Harjit says:

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

    126. Roland says:

      A great place to increase Health IQ.

    127. Manuel says:

      Drinking tons of water is really important.

    128. Raju says:


    129. Brandi says:

      absolutely postive thinking! negativity rots the body.

    130. Dana says:

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

    131. Bonnie says:

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

    132. Michelle says:

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

    133. HOlly says:

      Lots of walking, sleep and H2O!!

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