February 17 2017

Sparkling Skin for Spring at KurSpa

Cold winter weather may have left your skin looking dull, dry and lackluster while late March marks the beginning of spring, warmer days and finer weather. After months of heavy winter clothing, it’s time to shed some layers and show some skin. Light dresses and sandals await but first let’s rejuvenate our bodies and make […]

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February 17 2017

March Health Challenge – Get Active

March signals the end of winter and the start of spring, and for many of us the first real chance to get outside. The winter months wreak havoc on many of our fitness plans, leading to inactivity and the dreaded winter weight gain! As the temperature starts to rise it’s time to make a plan […]

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February 17 2017

The Heart with Dr. Strauss

The heart is surrounded by the lungs, and all three are surrounded by the ribs, a highly protective casing. At the bottom of the heart is the diaphragm. The space, in which the heart and the lungs sit, surrounded by the ribs in front, the sides, the back and above is called the thorax. The […]

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February 16 2017

Farm to Table – Spruce Up Your Spring Diet

Top 5 Food Items to Add to Your Spring Diet Legumes Beans are one of your best bets if you’re trying to drop pounds, says Joseph Colella, MD, a bariatric surgeon at Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh. “Your body has to work to break down the bean to get through the fiber,” he explains, “so you’re […]

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February 16 2017

Crystal Gem of the Month: Ben

Work Related 1. How long have you been with us at Sparkling Hill? I have been working for Sparkling Hill Resort for a year and half. 2. What do you like most about working for a Health and Wellness Resort? That for the most part you have guests coming that want to relax and get […]

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February 01 2017

The Health Benefits of KingFisher Heliskiing with Sparkling Hill Resort

At Sparkling Hill Resort our priority is your health and wellness. So we understand how hard you work to maintain your life and focus on living a fulfilling life. Maintaining a healthy routine alongside your day-to-day activity is essential – you need energy both physical and mental to perform your best. Physical activity boosts your […]

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February 01 2017

Sparkling Hill Resort; Refreshed & Renewed

Welcome to Sparkling Hill Resort, refreshed, renewed and open to provide you with unparalleled service and amenities preceding our annual closure. Our dedicated team worked day and night to ensure a deep clean was achieved, paying attention to the finest of details. This year’s focus on in room amenities for every guest ensuring a delightful […]

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February 01 2017

Our Body is a Marvelous Machine with Dr. Strauss

It actively monitors and regulates itself to remain nearly constant, or within narrow ranges in all aspects of its existence. It keeps its own temperature at between 36.4—37.2 ° Celsius. It keeps its blood saturated with oxygen between 95 and 100%. Blood pressure is kept between 60 and 80 diastolic and 90 and 120 mm […]

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February 01 2017

February Health Challenge – Kitchen Cleanse

February is the month of love AND CHOCOLATE. Unfortunately it is also the time when our lifestyle reverts back to its old unhealthy self. For our second installment of Sparkling Hill’s lifestyle challenge that we began last month, we are still keeping it simple. Remember that being healthy is a lifestyle change that is meant […]

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February 01 2017

Crystal Gem of the Month: Matt

Work Related 1. How long have you been with us at Sparkling Hill? I have been working for Sparkling Hill Resort since June 2016. 2. What do you like most about working for a Health and Wellness Resort? The overall concentration, I have lots of health issues myself and find the resort and its health […]

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February 01 2017

Farm to Table – Chia Seeds

5 reasons to add chia seeds to your healthy diet, but also your athletic diet as well! Chia seeds are versatile as they are nutritious. The seeds are tasteless so they won’t affect the flavour profile of your food, which makes them easy to integrate into your meals. They can be sprinkled whole on top […]

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January 04 2017

Neuroplasticity VIII with Dr. Strauss

The ability of the brain to adapt to new circumstances and its ability to create pathways and connections to manage those circumstances is called neuroplasticity. I remember many years ago in medical school one of my lecturers telling us that the brain has a finite number of neurons and that every time, for instance, one […]

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January 04 2017

January Health Challenge – More Vegetables & Fruit!

January. It’s that time of year of again. When New Year’s Resolutions are made, gym memberships are purchased, and pounds of Christmas chocolates are thrown away. NEW YEAR… NEW ME is declared worldwide; with the ultimate goal of becoming healthier and sexier.  All too often this goal is never realized and the idea is simply recycled […]

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January 04 2017

Farm To Table – Chickpea Flour

Chickpea Flour is “the” new Gluten-Free Ingredient Chickpeas were one of the first cultivated crops by humans and are still one of the most popular legumes around the world today, so it’s not surprising that some cultures have used chickpeas to make a grain-free, versatile flour for centuries. Eating more chickpeas and chickpea flour is […]

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January 04 2017

Winter Wellness Tips

1. Stay hydrated The dry hot air from the heaters in your homes, offices, and cars can be just as dehydrating as a sweat filled workout. Dehydration makes you more prone to infection, and also makes cold and flu symptoms worse if you are already sick! Try to drink 2-3 liters of fluids per day. […]

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January 04 2017

Crystal Gem of the Month: Brandy

Work Related 1. How long have you been with us at Sparkling Hill? I have been here for 8 months, since May. 2. What do you like most about working for a Health and Wellness Resort? I like people to feel good about themselves, it is also why I became a personal trainer previously. I […]

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November 16 2016

Neuroplasticity VII with Dr. Strauss

As regular readers of my series on neuroplasticity know, I am fascinated and in awe of how our brain changes and how much control we have in the process of that change. Before I visit two aspects of neuroplasticity today, I want to talk about how it works that the brain creates permanent memories only […]

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November 16 2016

Exercising In The Cold

  With winter just around the corner; don’t let cold be an excuse to stop exercising outdoors. Exercising in the cold can be just as comfortable as in the heat, as long as you prepare and use some common sense. Here are some tips to help keep you warm, comfortable, and safe while exercising in […]

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November 16 2016

Winterizing Your Hair

With winter fast approaching, we need to ensure we are protecting and keeping our hair healthy from the elements. Snow, rain, blistering cold winds and high heat from the indoors can wreak havoc on our hair causing it to be dry and brittle. With a few easy pointers this doesn’t have to happen. Minimal washing: […]

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November 16 2016

Farm to Table – Pomegranates

For the winter season, Sparkling Hill Resort will feature different winterized fruits and vegetables that hold key health benefits from their natural makeup. Chances are you’ve tasted pomegranates in their newly popular juice form. And from a heart-health perspective, that’s probably a good thing. Pomegranate juice is rich in antioxidants (more so than other fruit […]

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