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Thrive articles share local stories about health and well-being.

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Here's how the YMCA is carrying on with its doors still closed

Here's how the YMCA is carrying on with its doors still closed

School board partnerships and a whole lot of YouTube are just a couple of the ways the local Y is staying relevant
Local studio offers free wellness classes to keep you busy, healthy during COVID-19 pandemic

Local studio offers free wellness classes to keep you busy, healthy during COVID-19 pandemic

Jade Wellness Studio owner Shirling Kao recommends her meditation class to anyone working on the frontlines of the pandemic
Local counsellor highlights COVID-19's impact on children: 'Their normal has been taken away'

Local counsellor highlights COVID-19's impact on children: 'Their normal has been taken away'

Kelsey Dugas suggests keeping some kind of routine with children to maintain a sense of normalcy during this disruption to their lives
Iridologist weighs in on isolation wellness strategies

Iridologist weighs in on isolation wellness strategies

Also, what the heck is iridology? Let us explain
Fitness trainers say digital change forced by COVID-19 not harder, 'just different'

Fitness trainers say digital change forced by COVID-19 not harder, 'just different'

Local online classes and instructional videos have been popping up all over social media during the last week as gyms adjust to social distancing
Local psychotherapist offers tips for coping with COVID-19

Local psychotherapist offers tips for coping with COVID-19

When it comes to kids, getting outside can help, as can making sure to listen to their concerns and fears
Discover weightlessness in 1,100 pounds of Epsom salts

Discover weightlessness in 1,100 pounds of Epsom salts

Your chakras will thank you
A local dietician explains why you should drop the guilt when it comes to eating

A local dietician explains why you should drop the guilt when it comes to eating

Karly Meincke calls her outlook on healthy living and eating 'mindfulness-eating'
Local practitioner has been studying Reiki for more than 20 years

Local practitioner has been studying Reiki for more than 20 years

She is also teaching it now
The case for cardio at any age

The case for cardio at any age

A local fitness trainer says cardio is great, but there's more to it than many people think