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Healthy Swellness: Sodastream GIVEAWAY!


I go through ups and downs when it comes to hydrating well. I drink plenty of water when I run, but am not so great about hydrating any other time (even when I’m doing “well” that just means a couple of glasses of water). But what I have found to really help me is to drink carbonated water. And while I’ve had a nutritionist tell me to drink plain water is better, for me, drinking any water is better than none and so if it being bubbly is what gets me to drink water, then that’s what it is!

I have a Sodastream and love the convenience of it. It’s helped me drink soft drinks less often (I have them only as a treat when I’m out and stopped stocking pop at home years ago). If you recall, I partnered with Sodastream a couple of years ago.

Besides helping me drink more water, I love the cocktails you can make with it, too, like this Raspberry Rosé Punch!

And continuing my giveaway bonanza, I’m giving away one Sodastream Fizzi One Touch! It’s valued at $179.99 and I hope it helps one lucky winner hydrate better!


How to enter? Here you go:

Check out my Instagram post of the Sodastream giveaway and enter there (details are on the IG post). But you can get an additional entry by commenting on this blog post by sharing how much water you currently drink.

This giveaway ends at 5 p.m. EST on Sunday, March 10, 2019. It is open to Canadian residents. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on my Instagram Stories on Monday, March 11, 2019.  The prize is awarded as is.

Aaaand stay tuned for more giveaways!


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Beauty Swellness: Elmwood Spa Holiday Glow GIVEAWAY

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRIES. Congratulations to Jennifer K., the winner of the Elmwood Spa Holiday Glow package! (Jennifer, check your email for more details about your prize, enjoy!)

Are you making a list and checking it twice? The past few years, I feel like I’m buying fewer gifts and choosing instead to give either something homemade (such as an addictive caramel popcorn that I make) or by taking someone out to dinner or to an amusement park, for example. And research shows that experiences, such as vacations, provide more enduring happiness than material purchases.

Which is why I think a gift card to the spa is a fantastic gift idea for the person in your life who could use a little me-time but rarely gets to indulge in it. Elmwood Spa (one of the first spas I ever went to in Toronto so it holds a special place in my memories) has several spa packages that would make a lovely gift for someone on your list. You could make it even more special by, say, offering your babysitting services so that your bestie doesn’t have to worry about finding someone to watch the littles. Or, even better, give your friend a gift card, and invest in the same package for yourself so that you can go together and decompress and spend some quality time together. Surely this will be more memorable than a pair of pyjamas, wouldn’t you agree?

To make your shopping a little easier, I’ve got one sweet giveaway (that you can choose to either give to a loved one or keep for yourself!). Enter to win one Elmwood Spa gift card for a Holiday Glow package (valued at $225). The Holiday Glow package includes one 50-minute Swedish massage, ElmLine Essential Facial, three-course lunch at the Terrace Restaurant, and water therapies in the spa’s pool, whirlpool and steam room.

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To enter this giveaway, you must be a Canadian resident.

You can enter to win the Elmwood Spa Holiday Glow gift card  in three different ways (you can enter once via each method):

  1. Email me at healthandswellness@gmail.com with your name and mailing address (please put “Elmwood Spa” in the subject line).
  2. Twitter. On Twitter, follow me (@healthswellness) and Elmwood Spa (@elmwoodspa) and tweet:

I want to get an #elmwoodglow this holiday season by winning this @healthswellness #giveaway! http://bit.ly/1MlvUvk

  1. Facebook: “Like” the Health and Swellness page on Facebook and comment on the Elmwood Spa photo about what your favourite spa treatment is.

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and you can enter up until 12 p.m. EST, Thursday, December 24, 2015. The winner will be chosen at random and notified via the method they’ve won. If they do not claim their prize within five days, another winner will be selected at random.

Good luck!


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Healthy Swellness: Being “regular” (+ a giveaway to win an #ownthethrone prize!)

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We all know how important “being regular” is when it comes to our bathroom habits. Even though it’s not a topic we often talk about (except runners, runners talk all the time about their bathroom habits and port-o-potty trips when it comes to running races and our bathroom needs)

But the truth of the matter is that one in four Canadians suffer from constipation. In the Dulcolax Bowel Health Poll, nearly one-third of Canadians find that constipation interferes with their quality of life, and one in seven people feel their bowel movements are inconsistent and more than one in nine have uncomfortable #2s.

(Interesting tidbit: being “regular” with your BMs is different for everyone. One person’s regular might be four times a day, and another person’s regular might be once a day.).

More than one in four Canadians avoid bathroom situations at the office. Hand up if that’s you! I know I’ve talked to people about awkward office and public washroom situations! Although most of us don’t talk about it (only two in five of us would discuss with our partner and the number is even smaller when it comes to chatting bathroom issues with a friend, parent or co-worker—I guess I have an open bunch of friends, haha!).

What can you do to get more regular? Well, maybe try to talk to people about it, your doctor, for one, and your best friend, for example. Your regularity or lack thereof could be an indicator of your health so it’s definitely something you should bring up to your doctor, and as for your BFF, maybe he or she’s been in the same situation, and wouldn’t it be comforting to know that? Also, develop habits that’ll promote regularity: get active, keep well hydrated by drinking water and limiting dehydrating bevvies (that’d be those with alcohol or caffeine), and eating a diet rich in fibre. And, lastly, you don’t have to be uncomfortable and just wait it out. For the occasional bout of feeling blocked up, a product, yes, one such as Dulcolax, can be taken when you hit the sack at night, and the next morning, you’ll be able to go in the comfort of your own bathroom (no need to stress about using that office washroom!).

And jot this down in your calender: on June 18th, there’s a Dulcolax-Best Health Twitter chat from 1 to 2 p.m. EST (with one grand prize and five second prizes to be won). To take part, follow @besthealthmag on Twitter, and the hashtag for the chat is #BHownthethrone. I’ll remind you closer to the date. But in the meanwhile, here’s a fun giveaway I’ve got for you!


A few weeks ago I was at the Toronto Bridal Show with Dulcolax and talking about #ownthethrone. Well, now I’ve got a fun little prize from them to giveaway. The pretty pink box of the #ownthethrone prize, which is valued at $100, is filled with:

  • an #ownthethrone branded T-shirt
  • a water-resistant Bluetooth Shower Speaker
  • a 24-oz. autoseal Grace Water Bottle
  • an Own the Throne Moleskine notebook
  • coupons for Dulcolax

There are three ways you can enter (feel free to enter once in each way):

  1. Email. Email me at healthandswellness@gmail.com with your name and mailing address (the address you’d like the prize to be sent to if you win!). Please put “own the throne” in the email’s subject line.
  2. Twitter: Follow me on Twitter (@healthswellness) and tweet:

I want to #ownthethrone and #win this #giveaway from @healthswellness. http://bit.ly/1cdfISs

  1. Facebook: Like the Health and Swellness page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/healthandswellness), then comment on the photo of the #ownthethrone prize about which part of the prize you’re most excited to win.

The giveaway is open to Canadian residents only and closes at 11:59 EST May 14, 2015. The winner will be chosen at random and notified via the method they’ve won. If the winner does not claim their prize within five days of notification, another winner will be randomly drawn. The winner will be announced on this blog on June 11, 2015.

Good luck!

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