April Wellness Calendar
Live Stream Fitness Classes: Strengthen & Stretch
Wednesdays • 12:30pm – 1:00pm
Join us for complimentary live stream fitness classes in partnership with Cleveland Clinic Canada. Led by Cleveland Clinic Canada’s Faiza Abdullah, these 30-minute, full-body sessions use Pilates-based floor exercises to help improve your strength, flexibility, posture and balance. Faiza is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist and certified Stott Pilates instructor. She believes movement is a pillar of health and uses exercise as a way to help people manage and prevent chronic conditions. All levels are welcome and you only need a yoga mat. Just find a comfortable place in your home and use your smartphone or computer to stream the sessions.
Access the registration on axiis, Bay Wellington Tower Channel.
PROTECT YOUR HEALTH
Digestive Health Q&A with Jaclyn Pritchard, RD
Thursday, April 29 • 12:00pm – 12:30pm
It’s normal to experience digestive issues from time to time. But when they start to happen frequently, it can really disrupt your life. Fortunately, changes to your diet and nutrition can make a big difference when it comes to managing digestive issues such as acid reflux, bloating, heartburn or IBS. Join us for a Q&A chat with Registered Dietitian Jaclyn Pritchard, Clinical Lead of Nutrition at Cleveland Clinic Canada. Jaclyn will shine a spotlight on gut health and share tips on how you can improve your digestion naturally.
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.
Need a mental health boost?
Watch these recordings from our winter mental health series and see how you can strengthen your mental well-being to effectively manage the emotional ups and downs as the pandemic stretches on.
• Practicing Self-Compassion
• Strengthening our Resilience
• Power of Positivity
Need to talk to a clinician? There is an app for that.
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.
Spring clean your diet
There’s no better time than the turn of the season to spring clean your lifestyle and get back on track. The objective of spring cleaning your diet is to refocus on trying new foods and making healthy choices. Out with the old and in with the new — foods, that is!
It’s often helpful to think about the foods you can have (as opposed to the foods you can’t), and focus on creating an eating style with a variety of those choices included. This may require taking bites of new foods that are unfamiliar.
The spring cleaning challenge:
1. Commit to trying a new fruit and vegetable each week during the month of April. If you have kids, make this fun by having them rank the new food on a scale from 1 to 10.
2. Plan your meals to include different coloured vegetables throughout the week. For example on Mondays, you could find a new yellow vegetable to try.
3. Swap out your standard grain for a whole grain half the nights of the week. Or try a new grain entirely, such as quinoa or couscous.
4. If you frequently order in or rely on takeout, make it a goal to cook a meal at home one or two nights during the week.
5. Substitute plant-based proteins into one of your standard recipes. For example, use beans in place of meat in chili, tacos and more.
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.