Every Tuesday, I go to a grotty old man's gym tucked underneath a railway bridge for a boxing class. It's gruelling. Most of us are there because it's an unrelenting class that makes us toned, strong and gives us a really positive sense of empowerment. Oh, and beating the living crap out of a boxing bag can be extremely therapeutic. But as I looked around at the women in my class, sweat pouring down my face, thinking murderous thoughts about our Bulgarian trainer bellowing the words 'press up tuck jump burpee!', I had a revelation about body image and assumptions.
There are some hidden dangers you need to know about if weight gain is a concern, if you want to take advantage of summer activities to slim down or if you have health concerns that need to be kept in check. Here are four summer foods, disguised as healthy choices, that may actually be causing you to gain weight.
Many religious people have been through events of different kinds that have led them to a crisis of faith for whatever reason, and I suspect that I can speak for at least some of us about what goes wrong in the process
The promise of sex, before you lost your virginity, before you lost a decade of your life hurting yourself and letting the people you love hurt you, was simple: sex feels good. The promise was a lie.
The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers travelled 5,000 kilometres from Whitehorse to perform onstage at the Aboriginal Pavilion, as part of the 17-day Indigenous arts, culture and sports festival that ran parallel to the Pan Am Games.
When I'm helping clients set goals for their careers, one of the most important questions I ask them is "why?". Why are they setting that particular goal? That simple question helps them determine whether the goal is aligned with what they actually want.
For a rookie chardonnay sipper like myself, I was eager to learn about the masterful combinations created in this wine style. And I believe that's the beauty of this event. It is open to the public and provides an opportunity for you to try a multitude of wines from around the globe.
The legacy debate this week is now about whether the Pan Am Games will lead Toronto to an Olympic bid. The reality is it doesn't matter. Toronto has already won by hosting a pan-American event that has taught us we can make this city any way we choose.
There is constant food prep for each child you have with celiac or allergies; three meals a day plus snacks seven days a week, 365 days a year. At first I was scrambling trying to figure out what to feed my kids until I learned to manage it all with these six simple time-saving ways to prepare meals and snacks. Today this is my gift to you!
With the unlucky loonie continuing to drop, Canadians are pinching their pennies and watching their savings. According to a recent survey from digital offers site RetailMeNot.ca, 73 per cent of Canadians are worried about the nation's economy. However, a little savvy spending will help to satisfy needs and wants.
Will some people have hurt feelings if you decline their invitations and delete their messages? Probably. That's tough to accept, but the alternative is worse. Trying to manage other people's emotions while tuning out your own is exhausting. It harms your health and your relationships.
Am I lucky to have a husband like mine? Well, I guess in some ways, yes. I am lucky that he is healthy. I am lucky that he is here. I was lucky that I met him in the first place, but really, that is where the luck part of it ends. The rest is about choice.
Tea has been soaring in popularity, especially among those looking to boost metabolism or anyone wanting a java-free caffeine kick. Meanwhile, researchers have been exploring the possible benefits of tea for mental health and cognition.
This Netflix cleanse was obviously not on purpose and I don't advocate it for everyone. But by forcing myself to be alone and engage in activities that I like such as organizing and chatting on the phone I was allowing myself to be with my thoughts and be present in the moment. It was kind of awesome.
It happened to me, before I realized it was "happening to me." Of course I still loved my family and friends. But, all of a sudden, they weren't really my top priority. I wasn't really my top priority. This is the biggest faux pas you can commit in your romantic relationship: making each other your entire life.
Nutrition and sleep are both hot areas of research right now, and recent studies have found that what we eat affects how we sleep, and that in turn, how we sleep can affect what we eat.
By far the most common challenge for keeping up a healthy diet is giving up food addictions. If you could break free from your cravings, healthy habits would take over and your new lifestyle would become a breeze. Wouldn't that be nice? Easier said than done.
There's no shame in being a woman and there's definitely no shame in being a woman who has a period. There's also no shame in being a woman who wants to have sex while on her period.
Things are worse. They are so much worse. I cannot express how bad things are getting. It's because I love the work so much, that I have to leave. I've spent the last two years thinking about going. I've felt increasingly sorrowful that I simply cannot do all that these kids need and deserve me to do.