Happy Friday, Wizefam.
Welcome to the 75th volume of WizeWorld: a weekly collection of stories and sounds to round out your week, pique your curiosity, and widen your wizdom.
This week’s theme is balance.
A new year can inspire big changes and sudden shifts. But sometimes it’s good to recognize where balance can help, rather than hinder, your goals.
We’ll be looking at:
- Why cutting out sugar isn’t always healthy
- An interview with Vancouver-based skateboarder Tanner Tsuji
- Kaleidoscope, the first playlist from #WizeCollective athlete Madeleine Pollock
- How to make exercise work for your mental and physical health
The Conversation reminds us that, when it comes to getting healthy, fruit should still be on the table. The fiber and nutrients found in our favorite plant foods make them much more than just a sweet treat.
Aspiring pro skater Tanner Tsuji talks to us about getting sober, making healthier choices and his lifelong love of skateboarding.
This week's playlist is Kaleidoscope, curated by Wize mountain bike athlete Madeleine Pollock. It's filled with a balance of music that helps her get into the flow — everything from Lorde and The Killers to Taylor Swift, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and more. Hit shuffle and get your sweat on.
Read about five amazing groups that combine exercise with mental health to help people improve their wellbeing from the inside out. From a run club that supports people grappling with grief, to surf lessons for youth with mild to severe mental health issues, these organizations are seeking to change the way people view physical activity.
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