Health

There are plenty of variations to choose from when it comes to lunges, a movement that can be done in the comfort of your home requiring no equipment. Whether you’re pressed for time, new to working out, have a sleeping baby, or just want to start moving, the lunge is a staple that is effective and efficient.

What does your entryway look like? If it's anything like mine, it is overrun with approximately 20 coats. There are four of us living under our roof, and each one of us has a coat for every winter occasion. 

Oxytocin is a hormone and neurotransmitter, produced in the brain by the hypothalamus and released by the pituitary gland. It is perhaps best known for its involvement in childbirth and breastfeeding but its actions and potential benefits go far beyond the period of childbearing.

Loving a dog may be different than a human, but it’s certainly not subpar. The beauty in their inability to verbally communicate with us is that instead, we naturally develop an emotional connection on a different level than those who we can share words with.

As one year ends and another begins, many of us are inspired to take stock of the our lives and the year that has come to a close and resolve to make some changes come January 1st. This year is even more interesting as to some, it is the end of one decade and the beginning of another, so it is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the last ten years of your life and set some goals for the month, year, and decade to come.

It’s January and that means many of us are starting off the New Year with the #FernieStreak. What is the Fernie Streak? It’s about setting the goal to do thirty minutes of self-propelled activity outdoors with intention for as many days in January as possible. For all you activity enthusiasts out there, this challenge is going to be right up your alley as we welcome another fun-filled year in Fernie.

If there’s one thing everyone living in Fernie can agree on it’s that we’re all so lucky to call this place home! Especially if you’re an adopted dog like Gus and London, who hit the jackpot in finding humans who choose to live here.

Times have certainly changed in Fernie. Ten years ago, if you wanted to upgrade your couch, it involved a trip to the City. The choice in town was minimal, and the chances of you finding 'The One' was pretty much non-existent. These days, we're lucky.

January can be a tough month. The days are short, it is cold outside, and there are no fun holidays to keep us celebrating. Participating in activities like the Fernie Streak can be really helpful as they get us outside and moving.

The beauty of dogs is that they enrich our lives in so many ways. We find ourselves training our dogs to suit our lifestyles and in reality, they end up teaching us so much more. There are lots of ways you can return the favour, and one of those is by providing a healthy diet.