Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How do I make 'OK in Health' my Homepage!
To see our site immediately when you sign on to the internet and make us your browser's home page. Here's how to do it!
1. Go to www.OKinHealth.com 's front page.
2. Go to the "Tools" menu and choose "Internet Options."
3. Click on the "General" tab.
4. Click on the "Use Current" button.
5. Click "OK". That's it!
When did OK In Health start?
We first started in 2004.
Is your membership free?
Is your eMagazine free?
Yes it is
How do I become an OK In Health member?
By simply signing up for a monthly free eMagazine you become a member.
How often do you e-mail your members?
We will only e-mail you your magazine once a month unless we have some information to share our members that is time sensitive or we have some new tickets to give away. On average we would only e-mail our members once or twice a month.
You will not be inundated with constant emails. In fact this is one of the reasons why we started OK In Health. At the time many people were receiving so many emails about this event, that event, 7 places left, 5 places left, 1 place left. What was happening, was people weren’t even reading emails and were deleting from the frustration of so many emails. This is why we started OK In Health and our event calendar, in hopes that if everybody puts all the workshops and events in one place then people can choose which events they are interested in. We can combine all the different events and send them in one monthly eMagazine.
How do I post my upcoming workshops or my wellness business?
By simply, going to our advertising page or go to our events page or wellness business page. There you will find forms to fill out.
Would it be published straight away?
Due to our quality control policy all information needs to be approved before publication on our web site or in eMagazine. This is normally done within 24 hours.
How do I pay?
Once approved you can either pay by cheque or by PayPal.
Do you offer free tickets and contests?
We have regular contests that normally run for several weeks. This contest offers many complimentary treatments and prizes. You can enter any of the contests within your area. We often have free tickets to events or special movies, so keep an eye on our web site and our eMagazine. At times we may e-mail you if we had tickets to offer within the month.
Why did you start OK In health?
At the time there was no one place to find a wide range of health and wellness events and courses. We also wanted to find a way to post different events that share the information from people across a wide area. We also wanted to find an environmental way that didn’t involve driving, printing, or using paper. We wanted a way to have current information that could easily be updated. The solution was to have one website and network that supported many different events.
It is always better to hear about an event before rather than afterwards. OK In Health post events many months ahead of time as well as events just announced.
When did you start to list practitioners and wellness businesses?
As a practitioner myself, no matter where I advertised, I rarely got results. A local practitioner asked me if we would place an advertisement for her practice in our eMagazine. For the first year we only focused only on the event calendar but we felt it was a good idea to add a wellness directory as many of our readers were interested in finding practitioners and wellness centres as businesses in their area. We added a wellness directory in 2005 and since then it has become one of the main places to find health and wellness practitioners and businesses.
What does the ‘In’ mean in OK In Health?
OK In Health believes in a combination of both traditional and conventional medicine. That by working together we can have a more balanced Health Care. An example would be if you are feeling unwell, we recommend going to see your Doctor or Naturopathic Doctor and having a complete check up. If your Dr. says you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol then you might also look at ways to naturally lower your levels by looking for healthy recipes, go see one of our nutritionist, look at ways to improve your fitness levels. This could involve taking a yoga class, joining a walking group, or attending one of the many events and classes listed on OK In Health’s calendar. This is just one example of the many ways of integrating traditional and conventional wellness.
Where is OK in health based out of?
We are based in Penticton, which is in the Okanagan, in British Columbia, Canada.
What areas do you cover?
Our main area is within the Okanagan and we also cover the Interior, Vancouver area, Vancouver Island, the Kootenays, across B.C, Alberta, and across Canada as well as western U.S.A and Ireland.
How do you promote OK In Health?
Most people find OK In Health through search engines as we are very highly ranked. Many of our members refer their family, friends, and their clients. We also attend many wellness and health shows and events during the year.
Why do you attend so many health fairs?
We try to attend as many health and wellness shows as we can. At our booth we invite new members to sign up for our free eMagazine. Many of our members volunteer to help at our booth and will also hand out the different practitioner’s business cards that are listed in our wellness directory. They also answer any questions about upcoming events coming to that area. This is an opportunity for local practitioners and small wellness businesses to join together and network together at the OK In Health booth.
Can anyone submit articles?
No, all articles are by invitation only. Authors must pass our strict quality controls and guideline. Most of our authors are experts in their field and are highly thought of by our readers. If you are interested in writing for OK In Health, please contact our office.
Do you also build web sites?
Yes we do build web sites for members only. Our web programmer, web designer, and customer service team work together to build you a web site that is high quality, very affordable, and are designed especially for your business.
Do you organize events as well?
Yes, we organize a range of different events from workshops, courses, to international speakers. We have been involved with bringing to the Okanagan: Chris Stormer from South Africa, Dr. Martine Alderson Faure from Paris to teach the Cranio-Sacral Reflexology Course, to International speaker Dr Deepak Chopra. We have a few very exciting speakers and new courses coming soon, so keep an eye on your OK In Health eMagazine.
Who is the OK team?
Our OK In Health team is our publisher, our web programmer and web designer, our specialty managers, our area representatives, our proof reader, our wellness experts and our authors.
If you have a question not answered here, please email us at our office.
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