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Vancouver Wellness Show 2013

Monday, February 4th, 2013 — 6:29pm PDT
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The 21st annual Vancouver Wellness Show is bringing workshops, demos, healthy activities and products together under one roof at the Vancouver Convention Centre East from Friday, February 15th to Sunday, February 17th.

Stop by the Kids Activity Zone or Pet Wellness exhibits, attend Tea Talk and Tastings, and sit in on the Dairy Farmers Cheese seminars. The Celebrity Cooking Stage will feature celebrity chefs, restauranteurs and food writers while the Seminar Stages hosts medical professionals, therapists, and nutritionists. Get moving with fitness, yoga, and dance on the Demonstration Stage, and attend many more workshops.

Show hours are 12:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday, 10:00am to 7:00pm on Saturday, and Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Tickets are $16* (general admission), $14* (seniors), $6* (children 6-15), children 5 and under are free. You can also purchase a 3-day pass for $30* or a family pack (2 adults and 2 kids) for $35*.

If you would like to attend the Vancouver Wellness Show, I have two tickets up for grabs along with a prize pack from Organika (one of the show sponsors) valued at $200.

  • Organika Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Organika Organic Coconut Sugar
  • Organika Organic Coconut Vinegar with Mother
  • Organika Organic Coconut Vinegar with Raw Wild Honey
  • Organika Organic Greens – greens superfood drink mix
  • Organika 2013 calendar
  • Organika Stylus pen to use with your smart phone or tablet

Organika® is proud to offer a progressive selection of over 477 superior NPN-licensed supplements formulated by industry specialists in our state-of-the-art facilities in Richmond, BC. Leading clinical research, premium formula development and continued support from health retailers places Organika® as a frontrunner in the global market. Positively impacting the health of people around the world is empowering.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment with a quick everyday wellness tip (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • RT to enter to win tickets to @thewellnessshow & an @organikahealth prize pack from @Miss604

    I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, February 8, 2013. Follow the Vancouver Wellness Show on Facebook and Twitter for more event, speaker, and exhibitor information. Follow Organika on Twitter and Facebook to learn more about the company.

    *All prices include HST. Check official show page for exact pricing information.

    Update The winner is Cecilia!

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  1. Ana says:

    Take stretch breaks at work to break up your work day and get some physical activity.

  2. Shirley says:

    Drink more water

  3. Teresa says:

    Hot water (especially with lemon) makes a good, caffeine-free warm up on a cold day. Starting your day with a cup is said to aid digestion, as well.

  4. Amy says:

    Lots of water throughout the day and most importantly, sleeping well at night

  5. Lindsay Marsh says:

    Taking 5 deep breaths at least 3 times a day can help relieve stress.

  6. Don says:

    Eat a balanced breakfast every day

  7. Phedran says:

    Take a walk, it’s not only good for your body but it can be great to relieve stress and boost creativity!

  8. Stacy says:

    Start every day by drinking a glass of warm water with freshly squeezed lemon juice.

  9. Hillary says:

    Take a deep breath when times are tough & make sure to take some me-time.

  10. Sunshine G says:

    Get more sleep!

  11. Stephanie says:

    a few drops of Oil of Oregano under the tongue will chase away colds!

  12. Anne says:

    If you sit at a desk most of your work day, put up a sticky note to yourself with a reminder to get up and walk or stretch. Set regular walk/stretch breaks.

  13. Nancy says:

    Drink room temperature water. Ice cold water shocks your system, which is at 37C, even though it goes down great in your mouth.

  14. luc says:

    Greek yogurt for breakfast

  15. azin says:

    remove the salt shaker from your dining table, and also put it to the back of your spice cabinet.

  16. lisa says:

    a hot cup of green tea to start the day!

  17. Jeff MacLeod says:

    eat 1 fish fillet per day to increase your omega 3 intake as well as two fruit and vegetable smoothies with 1 tbsp ground flaxseed in each. Cut out bread, potatoes, rice, pasta, and other high starch foods out of your diet. As well you can eat 1-2 eggs per day as this will increase your good cholesterol. Buy no sugar added juices and replace pop with carbonated lemon or lime water. Eat at least 1 salad per day and your morning breakfast cereal should have low sugar and high vitamins such as multigrain cheerios or all bran.

  18. Angela says:

    Enjoy music to centre yourself, rejuvenate, and calm your soul.

  19. Coral says:

    Juice for a body boost!

  20. Sandy says:

    remind yourself to breath. remember that & everything will be possible.

  21. Michael Kwan says:

    Take regular breaks away from your computer, both for the sake of your back and your eyes.

  22. Maureen says:

    Despite the busyness of work and life, find small moments every day to laugh and smile.

  23. Harjit says:

    Take time to slow yourself down if possible and get to bed at a decent time. A good nights sleep does wonders for mood, being alert, and overall health.

  24. leah says:

    get plenty of sleep! It makes a difference

  25. Linda says:

    Smile at people on the street

  26. Arjun Rudra says:

    Supplement with Vitamin D. Take 1000iu’s for every 25 pounds of bodyweight.

  27. Stotes says:

    Remember to breathe–take a moment to stop and take some deep breaths–it helps refocus you.

  28. Rachel says:

    Make sure you get enough sleep every day!

  29. Nilos says:

    Healthy diet with lots of fruits, veggies and whole wheat products plus exercising and enough sleep!

  30. Debra says:

    Don’t let little things bother you.

  31. Tracey Flattes says:

    Water, exercise, and plenty of rest work wonders!

  32. Andy says:

    Drink a smoothie every morning:
    1 1/2 cups frozen berries
    1/2 cup oatmeal
    3/4 cup low-cal pomegranate juice
    3/4 cup low-fat yogurt
    1 TBLSP honey to sweeten

  33. jan says:

    take you vacation time each year

  34. yasmin Hall says:

    Make sure you get enough sleep every night. Don’t drink caffeinated drinks after 6pm.

  35. Vince says:

    Take time just for your self – even 15 min – every day!

  36. Erin says:

    Drink your water!

  37. tanya ci says:

    Take a probiotic or consume fermented foods for gut health. (Hopalong15)

  38. Archana Aggarwal says:

    If you feel sick, rest for a day (or two!) and let yourself get better! Don’t push through it risking infecting others and prolonging your own illness! Take care of yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Cecilia says:

    Practice yoga often!

  40. Judy Ho says:

    Detox on a regular basis not once a year.

  41. Renfrew says:


  42. Sharylin says:

    Be sure to hug someone every day ~ a hug can release endorphins that can make a person โ€˜feel goodโ€™. It can lower the heart rate and blood pressure, plus reduce the production of cortisol and thereby improve oneโ€™s immunity against disease.

  43. tracy says:

    set aside some time to do some meditation.

  44. liz eynon says:

    Try to drink more water and go for a walk daily to de-stress your mind and body.

  45. Raju says:

    Drinking lots of water!

  46. Rebecca says:

    Do yoga, meditate, drink green tea, eat healthy, and love yourself.

  47. Mary says:

    Wellness tip: Your skin is your largest organ. Have a regimen. Get a good cleanser, toner, moisturizer & sunscreen.

  48. Kristyn says:

    Get enough sleep is the number one thing you can do for wellness!

  49. Ro says:

    Laughter is the best medicine!

  50. Eileen says:

    Lemon juice in my water

  51. Becky says:

    Take the stairs instead of the escalator/elevator, and replace that cup of coffee with some refreshing water ๐Ÿ™‚

  52. Robyn says:

    love yourself before anyone and anything else

  53. Elysia S says:

    Dr. Oz says drinking green tea will help with your digestion

  54. Janine says:

    Drink more water!

  55. Mary says:

    Sleep is the best thing for you and sometimes the last time on people’s minds. Don’t forget to get enough sleep for you.

  56. Lisa North says:

    Watch your words, use gentle positive supportive words towards yourself, and others,your body hears everything you say! also take 4 deep breaths when ever you feel you are drifting into negativity, boredom, or weariness1

  57. Andrea says:

    Green Juice in the morning!

  58. Melissa Hoffmann says:

    Take the stairs instead of the elevator. All those added steps add up over time!

  59. Alivia says:

    Always wash your hands before eating!

  60. Nancy says:

    My quick everyday wellness tip is to meditate for at least 30 minutes each day in order to reduce stress.

  61. Victoria says:

    Adopt a dog or a cat…

  62. Elaan says:

    Drink water and stretch often!

  63. Here’s my favorite:
    “If you want to eat good food, put good food in the fridge” I.e. if you want to cut down on junk food, stop putting Lays in the shopping cart.

  64. Jas says:

    Go for a walk (yes, even in the rain!) to break your work day!

  65. Atousa says:

    Meditate everyday!

  66. Bryan says:

    Walk to work!

  67. Tracy says:

    Get enough sleep and eat a balanced breakfast!

  68. Jenn S says:

    Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water each day.

  69. Mehr says:

    Meditate in the morning…

  70. Ella says:

    Take a catnap

  71. Chelsea says:

    Lots of sleep and water!!

  72. sounds great, best healthy habit
    is cold showers.

  73. Richard says:

    See a Registered Massage Therapist 1-2x/ month

  74. Brittin says:

    Make sure to get enough vit. D, especially during the winter months. This can either come from being outside more, from your diet, or supplementation. This is important for bone health, calcium absorption, immune system function, etc.

  75. Sarah caroline says:

    Drink a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in warm water in the mornings. It’s good for your digestion, hair and skin.

    Also, a quick blast of cold water at the end of your shower makes your hair nice and shiny ๐Ÿ™‚

  76. Katie P says:

    I always hop off the bus a stop early, that way I get a little bit of extra exercise every day.

  77. Jeanette Brown says:

    I have a shake every morning,drink lots of water,walk every day.

  78. Ceci says:

    Drink water (room temp) right when you wake up in the morning.

  79. dave says:

    juice kiwi+pear+1/2 lemon + apple for a great detox drink!

  80. nance428 says:

    drink lots of water and sleep!

  81. Cheryl says:

    Move! If you job requires sitting, make sure to get up every half hour. Jump up and down, stretch, get out of your chair.

  82. mary says:

    don’t skip breakfast

  83. Katie says:

    Sleep Enough …

  84. Heather says:

    A great way to be well emotionally and physically is to think positive, happy thoughts and be kind to others.

  85. Shara says:

    Facebook ONLY from the treadmill ๐Ÿ™‚

  86. KY says:

    drink 2L of fluids a day

  87. Donna says:

    Got the munchies? Substitute that sweet treat with fresh fruit, veggie sticks, whole grain toast with nut butter (Nutella doesn’t count lol) or a handful of nuts.

  88. Jamie says:

    Eat fruits instead of candy.

  89. Elizabeth says:

    Have a hot cup of tea daily.

  90. Michelle W. says:

    Drink more water.

  91. Adriana says:

    Read instead of watching TV

  92. Felix says:

    Take a walk in a park or forest and hug a tree

  93. Bonnie R says:

    Wellness tip: hugs… lots of them ๐Ÿ™‚

  94. Gary says:

    green tea

  95. Alexandra says:

    Drink plenty of water and get adequate sleep

  96. Maya says:

    cut out white sugar:-)!

  97. Wally says:

    Get enough sleep

  98. Mag says:

    Exercise everyday.

  99. Jennifer says:


    Exercise is a good thing to do. I have been going to dance class 3 times a week. I love it!!!!

  100. Christina says:

    WATER WATER WATER everything else is bonus for your body!

  101. Alex says:

    Do at least 15-20 mins of exercise per day. It can be a brisk walk or mini jog. Keep your heart going strong!

  102. Sanaz says:

    At least half an hour of walking every day

  103. Marianne says:

    Combine all 3-in-1!!

  104. Nina says:

    Make sure to take mini breaks at work, take a walk around the block, go say hi to a collegue..

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