October 21, 2020

With Canadians reporting increased mental health problems since the COVID-19 pandemic began, local wellness experts are highlighting the practice of mindfulness to reduce stress.

According to Statistics Canada, mental health issues such as anxiety and depression have worsened throughout the country since the onset of the pandemic.

Despite this distress, many local residents are staying positive through mindfulness as it is the practice of being present within your mind, your body and the world around you.

Individuals are using breathing techniques along with other mindfulness strategies to remain calm, maintain a positive perspective and help with the physical and social disconnect experienced throughout COVID-19.

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