Home // Blog Articles // Mental Health // There’s a holiday tune for everyone at the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation

There’s a holiday tune for everyone at the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation

by | Dec 18, 2018 | Mental Health

The team behind Don’t Change Much has a confession to make: We started playing holiday music in the office in October!

Seeing Canadian men live healthier lives makes us merry and bright, after all, and like so many of these guys we can’t wait to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. On that note, we’d like to wish you and yours a very happy — and of course a very healthy — festive season!

Then there’s the fact that some of the season’s most popular tunes were practically made for our staff members. Here, they reveal the songs that suit them best:

[metaslider id=”13695″]

Winter Wonderland: Krystal, Marketing Strategist

“Walking in a winter wonderland, or anywhere for that matter, is a big part of what Don’t Change Much is all about. The more you walk, the healthier you’ll be! I fit in some extra walking by going for strolls on my lunch break and breathing in the fresh air. It really energizes me!”

Silent Night: Timothy, Digital Media Manager

“Sleep in heavenly peace? Sounds good to me! There’s nothing I like better than a solid night’s rest. In fact, getting enough sleep is good for everyone because it keeps our hearts healthy, reduces stress, and even makes us smarter. To sleep well, I always make sure to block all the light sources in my bedroom, drop the thermostat, and leave my smartphone in the kitchen.”

Peace on Earth: Cassondra, National Partnership Manager

“The holidays can be really hectic, so I always try to take a step back and live in peace, like the song says, even if it’s just for a few minutes. I stop everything and take five super-deep breaths and long exhales. Then I can stay in the holiday spirit!”

The Christmas Song: Wayne, President

“From chestnuts roasting on an open fire to cayenne-spiked stove-roasted almonds, I much prefer nuts to greasy, salty potato chips. It goes to show how easy it is to swap tasty, nutritious snack foods for unhealthy ones.”

A Holly Jolly Christmas: Dianna, Web Developer

“Having a cup of cheer is a holiday tradition, but I’ve learned never to overdo it — two cups is plenty — and to have a tall glass of water before and after my jingle juice holiday punch.”

Frosty the Snowman: Joe, Program Manager

“Like Frosty, I love to mix up my exercise to keep it fresh and fun. Thumping (or snowshoeing) over fields of snow, dancing, running here and there all around the square, it’s all good! Personally, I love outdoor skating, tobogganing and making Finnish snow angels in winter.”

Santa Baby: Sarah, Corporate Partnerships Manager

“I love this adorable tune, and I admire the singer who made it famous. Eartha Kitt’s work with underprivileged teens showed the world how exercise and staying active can make a difference in anyone’s life.”

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen: Leland, Digital Marketing Coordinator

“I’ve learned that having a night out with the merry gentlemen in my life — my buddies — is good for my overall health. We go to movies, to the pub, to the gym, bowling, anywhere we get to hang out and enjoy ourselves. It’s good for me, and it’s good for my friends too.”

Have yourself a merry little Christmas: Seshley, Office Administrator

“I always try to have a positive attitude. It makes life look brighter and promising. With positive thinking, it’s easier to achieve success, have better health, improve relationships, and enjoy life overall. By letting your heart be light, your troubles really will be out of sight.”

Let It Snow: Ryan, Solution Architect

“If the snow doesn’t show signs of stopping, and I’ve brought some corn for popping, I don’t douse the snack with salt. Too much salt contributes to high blood pressure, after all, and that can lead to heart attacks, stroke and other health problems. Instead, I like to put sesame oil or spicy paprika on there. Let it snow!”

Adam Bisby
Adam Bisby

Adam Bisby is a Toronto-based freelance journalist and father of two. His award-winning stories have appeared in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and National Post newspapers, in magazines like Explore, Reader’s Digest, International Traveller and Canadian Family, and on websites including MSN, MSN Canada, and DontChangeMuch.ca. Visit Adam’s website for more details on his award winning work.

Do You Like This Blog?

As a national charity, we depend on your donations to provide our services to Canadians. Every contribution counts.

Your Donations Make a Difference

Donate

Your contribution will further men’s health programming, tool development, and research.

Don’t Change Much is a movement inspiring men and their families to lead healthier lives. With reliable information and easy tips, we know every guy and their family can make small changes that will have a big impact on their health.

More From

Mental Health

3 Life Hacks All Dads Need to Know

3 Life Hacks All Dads Need to Know

It’s tough juggling work and family on a good day — let alone taking care of our health — and champion triathlete Simon Whitfield can relate more than you’d think. These days, as a business owner and father, Simon joins millions of other guys in a different kind of...

COVID Hair? How to Cut Your Own Hair: Men’s Survival Guide

COVID Hair? How to Cut Your Own Hair: Men’s Survival Guide

What do men talk about at home these days? Sports, news, hunting? COVID hair? There’s nothing worse for your self-image than finding oneself in desperate need of a haircut with no place to go due to COVID-19 lockdown. Tempted to take out the ol’ weed whacker and have...

Tackling COVID-induced Grocery Shopping Anxiety with Kindness

Tackling COVID-induced Grocery Shopping Anxiety with Kindness

Social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic is creating some elevated stress and anxiety for many, even in menial chores like grocery shopping. In one jarring hour, I experience thoughts of hyperawareness in the new COVID reality and turn to kindness to cope. My...

How to conquer cabin fever while you’re holed up in your castle

How to conquer cabin fever while you’re holed up in your castle

We all love quality time with family, but QUANTITY time with family can be another story! Staying home for weeks on end during the COVID-19 pandemic can make you stressed out, restless and impatient. Speaking of impatience, working from home with the kids around is...

Let’s Talk!

Did you enjoy this article? Let us know in the comments.

2 Comments

  1. Avatar

    Hi Kevin,

    Nice to know our little prompts help remind and motivate you throughout the year. And, big time congratulations on the 26lb weight loss and competing in 5 km runs. Keep it going for 2019.

    All the best in health and happiness for the upcoming year.

    Team CMHF

    Reply
  2. Avatar

    Thanks guys and gals for doing this; a few little prompts throughout the year has been helpful. I have started running again, participating in 5k runs and have lost 26 pounds since May.

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Our comments are moderated and are made live after they’ve been reviewed. If you disagree with anything in the article or comments please do let us know, but be polite so we can have a constructive discussion where everyone has the opportunity to learn.

Pin It on Pinterest