Turn Over a New Page this Year with DK Canada! Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 02/15

| January 11, 2016 | 51 Comments

The New Year is upon us! We love making resolutions to try and better ourselves in some way, shape or form. Many of us are looking to care about our bodies. We want to look great and feel better inside an out! DK Canada wants to make 2016 a great year for people to start their resolutions on the right foot with their Turn Over a New Page Boutique! Since I am looking to do some self-maintenance, I chose to review the following titles:

  • High Intensity Interval Training for Women
  • Energy Bites
  • First Aid Manual


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For a lot of people, getting into shape is one of the goals we have for ourselves once the New Year begins. I am always on the hunt for a great workout regime to help keep me in shape, especially with all of the indulging I have done over the holidays. I chose to check out High Intensity Interval Training for Women by Sean Bartram. High Intensity Interval Training (or HIIT) is a type of training many people like using because it helps to lose weight and get healthy quickly with short bursts of targeted exercise. This book provides detailed instructions along with workouts and multi-day programs that fit your fitness goals and are made to fit into your hectic schedule. The best part about HIIT training is that these exercises can be done anywhere!


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I could not wait to crack open the cover to this book and to start to get to work! I was happy to see that Bartram was up front with readers by letting them know what is involved in seeing results with HIIT. The titles of all of the exercises in each section are cute, and either make you giggle or shake your head because the name of said exercise appropriately describes what it is. The routines are easily laid out for readers to follow. It was great that Bertram had photos of exercises used for each of the routines so you can see if you are performing them correctly. My favourite part of this book was that Bertram had four different HIIT programs readers can try to lose weight and keep in shape.


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Now that the workout is over, I enjoy having a bit of a pick-me-up to replenish my energy levels. Energy Bites is a book I wanted to have because I have been looking for snacks my family and I could enjoy looking through and find some of the healthy recipes to make and eat. Energy Bites shares 15 flavourful snacks that provide high protein to increase vitality and wellness in bite-sized balls. There are both bake and no-bake recipes found in this book for users to try. Step-by-step photos, explanations or cooking techniques and a unique infographic feature will get readers snacking on these healthy delights in no time.


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Though Energy Bites only shares 15 fun recipes for readers to try, it does show how there are countless possibilities to be had with various food combinations. I loved how this book shares some of the best ingredients they feel should be used in these healthy snacks and how each of them help your body. There is also a simple guide within this book that shows just how easy it is to put together your own healthy bite-sized snacks. Finally, the recipes are a feast for the eyes, and the illustrations and instructions are easy to follow, so these tasty treats seem fun to make.


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Now that winter has finally arrived, people are having fun doing and taking part in so many different sports and activities. From time to time, accidents happen and someone gets hurt. Even when the fun times occur indoors, there is always a chance for an injury, and it is great to have an idea of what to do when boo-boos, both big and small, happen. That is why I am glad I got to review First Aid Manual. It is a comprehensive guide that demonstrates how to treat people of all ages in an emergency. It incorporates the latest and best practices recommended by Canadian emergency physicians, as well as providing photos, illustrations and easy to follow instructions to help guide users through various situations.


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First Aid Manual is really easy to use. I loved that it educates users how to assess what kind of injury a person has (if they are not sure) and how to care for those injuries. There are also pages within each section that are dedicated to teaching users about certain functional systems in the human body to get a better understanding of how the body works. The flow charts that help readers assess certain injuries are really great at showing what you should to help an injured loved one. Nothing should replace calling for help in an emergency, but at least some assistance can be had the moment an injury happens with the help of First Aid Manual.


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I love that these books from the Turn Over a New Page Boutique from DK Canada are helping me to make a great start this New Year! The tips and guidance these titles give are fun and informative. I cannot wait to see the results I get from using them! Click on the button to visit this boutique and find a great title to help get your 2016 off to a great start!




For more details about DK Canada, you can visit their website or you can connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest pages!


Disclaimer: I received the aforementioned items in order write this review. The views expressed are my own.


A New Year Giveaway with DK Canada!


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DK Canada would like for one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club reader to turn over a new page this New Year by giving away the collection of books in this review! These titles are:

High Intensity Interval Training for Women
• Energy Bites
• First Aid Manual

The ARV of this prize package is $75!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on February 15th, 2016.

Good luck!

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.


Click here to view this promotion.



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  1. kathy downey says:

    What a beautiful set of books,i would love to try some of the recipes in the Energy Bites book!

  2. Shara W says:

    My resolution is to not make a resolution :p I want to get in better shape but that’s an ongoing goal.

  3. Silvia D says:

    I didn’t make one but will just keep up my healthier eating and taking more time for me when I can.

  4. Dana Miller says:

    My New Year resolution is to get 1 hour of fresh hour minimum every day.

  5. Fan R says:

    My New Year resolution is start new hobby or learn something new.

  6. Jesse L. says:

    New years resolution is to shred 10lbs and gain in overall physical strength!

  7. Lia says:

    My new years resolution is to better to myself. I have been slacking over the years and I need to remind myself to take care of me.

  8. Melissa C B Marie says:

    We are going to try eating healthier and getting outdoors more.

  9. Jonnie says:

    My resolution is to start meal planning

  10. jan says:

    i want to get outdoors more frequently in winter

  11. Angela Mitchell says:

    My resolution is to spend more time outdoors this year.

  12. heidi says:

    floss ever night

  13. Amy C says:

    I’m trying to drink more water.

  14. angela eagle says:

    my new years resolution is to make more time for fun

  15. anna key says:

    My new years resolution is to spend more time with friends

  16. Deb Philippon says:

    My New Year’s resolution is to be better to myself so I can be better for others.

  17. toni v says:

    my resolution to not eat what I am allergic to, no matter how good it looks!

  18. Kasey says:

    My goal is to lose weight

  19. Crystal Porter says:

    To be healthier, although i don’t consider it a resolution as much as a goal.

  20. Domenique says:

    My goal is to become healthier.

  21. mrdisco says:

    resolve to walk more

  22. Mary Jaglowitz says:

    To face my fears and live healthier.

  23. aarone mawdsley says:

    to travel more

  24. surinder gurm says:

    start by taking the stairs

  25. Holly O'Gorman says:

    To be more active.

  26. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I resolve to continue monitoring my nutrition and exercise.

  27. maria says:

    To socialize more.

  28. Elizabeth R says:

    My new year’s resolution is to eat less junk food.

  29. Karina H. says:

    To wake up earlier

  30. Theresa C. says:

    My New Year’s resolution is to get outside and walk more!

  31. SueSueper says:

    My goal is to eat in moderation and watch sugar intake.

  32. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    My New Year’s Resolution is to eat more heart healthy and finish building my new wheelchair.

  33. Nicole says:

    My New Year’s Resolution is to drink more water.

  34. Jennifer L. says:

    My resolution is to work out 3-4 days a week and eat a cleaner diet (not sugar, no gluten, no dairy).

  35. wobbles13 says:

    Stay healthy, be active, eat better

  36. surinder gurm says:

    not be so hard on myself

  37. SweetPanda says:

    My New Year’s Resolution is to lose 10 lbs and exercise more often

  38. Treena C says:

    I am definitely getting more active! I’m going to exercise like I used to 10 years ago to get my fit body back!

  39. Darren Scrubb says:

    My New Year resolution is to make 2016 the best year financially in business, up to this point in my life.

  40. Mary Jaglowitz says:

    I want to increase my activity level and meet my weekly goals of a number of steps increasing gradually. Drink more water and keep my diabetes well controlled.

  41. jordan alice says:

    To eat more animal and environmentally friendly

  42. sandra says:

    I do not make resolutions. I am trying to be my best self everyday….

  43. Amber Y says:

    My new years resolution is to eat more fruits and veggies. So far so good!

  44. Amber B says:

    I started back at the gym in the new year, so that’s kind of a new years resolution for me!

  45. Tricia Hope says:

    My New Years’ resolve is to grow more produce this year.The price at the store is stupid!

  46. Sarah says:

    My goals include taking better care of my mental and physical health.

  47. Carey Hurst says:

    I honestly do not make resolutions. I prefer to live in everyday and each moment

  48. Angela Mitchell says:

    My resolution this year is to cut down on my sugar intake and to increase my time outdoors.

  49. Sarah De Diego says:

    I’d like to drink more water and walk more. I’m doing well so far!

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  50. Athena says:

    To get in shape

  51. Karen Ung (@playoutsidegal) says:

    My new year’s resolution is to spend more time on me – squeezing in exercise when I can and down time.

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