Definitions is excited to announce the award of the Physical Employment Standards Testing for ExxonMobil operations in Newfoundland. This contract consists of the testing of physical fitness of offshore workers in various self rescue and fire team simulations. The testing protocol was develop by Dr. Farrell Cahill from Definitions as well as our colleagues at Memorial […]
STATE OF THE ART WELLNESS FACILITY OPENS IN ST. JOHN’S August 30, 2016—ST-JOHN’S, NFLD.— Definitions Health and Wellness opens comprehensive state of the art wellness facility, the only one of its kind in Newfoundland. Definitions, a St. John’s based wellness company opens a facility that provides clients with a comprehensive approach to improving and maintaining their […]
On December 4th Definitions Health and Wellness presented at ExxonMobil’s Drilling Safety Leadership Forum in their “Improving the Drilling Environment”. This presentation highlighted the importance of addressing health concerns in the work place and making our workers “Fit for Purpose”. The Drilling Safety Leadership Forum’s objective is to convene a group of key drilling and […]
Whether you have had a long day at work, been busy driving the kids around, or have been pushing yourself hard with extracurricular activities, fatigue is bound to happen at some point. Fatigue can make everyday activities seem more difficult, reduce productivity and concentration, and even negative...
#tastytuesday is back with a healthy vegetarian taco!
Quinoa Taco Meat 1 cup quinoa, uncooked 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth ¾ cup water ½ cup salsa (slightly chunky is best) 1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast 2 tsp. ground cumin 2 tsp. ground chili powder ½ tsp. garlic powder ½ tsp. each sea salt and black pepper 1 Tbsp. olive or avocado oil
1. Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once hot, add rinsed quinoa and toast for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently.
2. Add vegetable broth and water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover with a secure lid, and cook for 15-25 minutes, or until liquid is completely absorbed. Fluff with a fork, then crack lid and let rest for 10 minutes off heat.
3.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 C).
4.Add cooked quinoa to a large mixing bowl and add remaining ingredients (salsa, nutritional yeast, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and oil). Toss to combine, then spread on a lightly greased (or parchment-lined) baking sheet.
5.Bake for 20-35 minutes, stirring/tossing once at the halfway point to ensure even baking. The quinoa is done when it's fragrant and golden brown. Be careful not to burn!
6.The quinoa taco “meat” is great for hard and soft-shell tacos, burritos, salads, and nachos. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen for longer storage.
The holiday season is once again upon us! While there will be plenty of opportunities to overindulge, there’s no reason to throw good health and nutrition completely out the window. Read on for simple tips and strategies to have a healthy, happy, and enjoyable holiday season!
Heart disease, the leading cause of death in America, can be combated by implementing a simple walking regimen. Researchers found that moderately intensive walking improves cardiovascular risk factors in the short term.