January Wellness Calendar
Happy new year! Cleveland Clinic Canada is here to help you make 2021 your healthiest year yet–both mentally and physically. This month,register for our lunch and learn session on resilience to discover ways to cope with life’s ups and downs, and schedule a break during your work days to join us for live stream yoga classes. Plus, get involved with Bell Let’s Talk Day to join the conversation about mental health.
Live Stream Yoga Classes
Tuesdays & Thursdays • 12:30pm – 1:00pm
Join us for a series of complimentary LIVE stream yoga sessions in the month of January.
Each live session will be broadcast online using ZOOM.us and a passcode will be required to join. These sessions are geared towards all levels, all you need is yoga mat!
Access the yoga sessions on axiis, Bay Wellington Tower Channel.
Weekly Health Tips • Wednesdays
Achieving better health has never been easier thanks to our wellness partners at Cleveland Clinic Canada. Get expert tips on topics such as nutrition, stress, sleep, fitness, heart health and injury prevention every week on the App.
Access the health tips on axiis, Bay Wellington Tower Channel.
Practice Yoga Online Anytime!
Continue your practice from anywhere at any time! Our resident yoga instructor, Naturally Nora has pre-recorded three, all levels yoga videos that can be accessed through her YouTube channel. Flow with Nora at any time and choose between a variety of class options depending on how you are feeling that day. Namaste.
30-minute Restorative Yoga Flow Class – ALL LEVELS
A slower paced, restorative yoga flow class that gently moves you through hip and shoulder openers to relieve stiff and sticky joints.
40-minute Rejuvenating Yoga Flow Class – ALL LEVELS
This practice will cultivate heat in the body and keep your mind focused on your breath and body as you move through the sequence. Towards the end you will feel a calmness throughout the nervous system, allowing you to ultimately relax the mind.
60-minute Vinyasa Power Flow Class – ALL LEVELS
An all levels power flow class to challenge the body and stimulate the muscles. It begins with breath work to help settle the mind and tune into the body. The remainder of the class helps you generate heat and sweat while emphasizing work on the core and lower body.
Access the videos on axiis, Bay Wellington Tower Channel.
PROTECT YOUR HEALTH
Lunch and Learn – Strengthening our Resilience
Wednesday, January 27 • 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Why do some people fare better than others when confronted with a difficult situation? Find out how to use resilience to help you cope better with life’s ups and downs. Join Amy Deacon from Cleveland Clinic Canada’s Psychology team for the second session in our special series on emotional resilience and mental well-being.
Register and learn more on axiis, Bay Wellington Tower Channel.
Bell Let’s Talk Day
Thursday, January 28
When it comes to mental health, every action counts. Bell Let’s Talk is an awareness campaign created by Bell Canada, in an effort to combat the stigma surrounding mental illness in Canada. For every “interaction” on Bell Let’s Talk Day, the company pledges to donate five cents towards Canadian mental health, which is then divided among various community projects and major institutions across Canada. Every use of the #BellLetsTalk hashtag or view of the video posted on Bell’s account counts as one interaction, on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Click here to learn more about how you can get involved and access their mental health tool kit.
Express Care® Online
Exclusive Offer for Brookfield Place Tenants
Skip the waiting room. The Express Care® Online app allows you or your loved ones to get a diagnosis and prescription virtually, from anywhere you have a Wi-Fi connection. On-demand appointments are available 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (EST). Whether you have the flu, allergies or are worried about COVID-19 symptoms, Cleveland Clinic Canada can help. Click here and use promo code BKFDPLCE to receive $50 off the membership rate.
Eight expert tips for coping with stress from Cleveland Clinic Canada
This year, with COVID-19 affecting every aspect of our lives, Canadians are feeling the impact of the pandemic on their mental health. Luckily, there are tools to help get through to the other side. If you map out a plan and do things with intention, you’ll get through this. Try these eight expert strategies to help you cope.
• Change your frame: The way you frame things can make a big difference in your mood and mental health. If you focus on the negative, that’s how you’ll feel — so try to look at challenges in a new way. Instead of telling yourself “I’m so tired of not seeing my friends, I can’t keep doing this,” reframe it to say, “I’m doing something for the greater good, and this won’t last forever.”
• Worry better: Worrying for worrying’s sake doesn’t do you any good — unless it spurs you to make changes. If you find you’re anxious about something in particular, try to problem solve. Instead of dwelling on whether you might lose your job because of the pandemic, take action by updating your resume, looking at job listings or talking to your boss about your concerns. If the worst happens and you find yourself unemployed, you’ll be in a better position to respond.
• Look behind you: You’ve probably gone through hard times in the past. Look back at the times you struggled. How did you get through it? Who was supportive? What good advice did you get? Remember that you’re resilient. Draw on those skills to get through the day.
• Look after yourself: You’ve heard it before: Eat healthy, exercise, get plenty of sleep, don’t drink too much. But it really does make a difference in how you feel. If you’re still using the pandemic as an excuse to indulge (Why not eat this whole carton of ice cream? It’s a pandemic!), it might be time to try a new strategy.
• Keep a routine: Just because you can wear pajamas all day and take lunchtime naps doesn’t mean you should. Routines are good for you. You might need to map out a healthy eating plan, set a regular bedtime and schedule a 30-minute walk each day.
• Reach out:Stay in the present: It’s easy for your stress to spiral if you start thinking, “What if?” To avoid getting lost in a rabbit hole of worry, try to stay in the moment. We don’t know what the future holds. Try to focus on what you’ll do this week instead of worrying about what will be happening a year from now.
• Look for silver linings: Even pessimists and realists can benefit from looking for the little gifts inside this pandemic. Maybe you don’t have to set your alarm quite so early or deal with a commute. Maybe you’re getting to spend more time with your teens now that you’re all staying home. It might be as simple as a new appreciation for the loved ones you’re eager to see again when this is all over. Figure out what your gifts are and pay attention to them.
Kudos to you for prioritizing your health!
PLEASE NOTE: These wellness activities are complimentary and exclusive to tenants of Brookfield Place. Dates and times are subject to change without notice. Brookfield Place and Cleveland Clinic Canada reserve the right to cancel if minimum registration is not achieved.