I may not be at my preferred weight, and some days I may feel stressed and anxious, but my family is there for me, and I will be there for them: for my loving husband, my children and someday, their children. Quitting has increased my chances of being around for many more Mother's Days to come.
There are far too many "health gurus" preaching so-called "health advice." Problem is? Most of it is just not true. I reached out to the REAL leaders in this industry and asked them ONE simple question: "What's the most sabotaging health myth you wish the mainstream world had not been exposed to entering 2016?"
Chances are most of us have acted as informal, unpaid caregivers at some point for a parent, child or spouse. When we serve in this role, we provide critical support to our loved ones and the health system at large. However, this support often comes at a personal cost.
"Do I REALLY need to eat gluten free?" The answer is no. If you are not an individual who has celiac disease or has been diagnosed with non-celiac gluten sensitivity, then no, you do not need to eat gluten free. However, for many of us, our lives and health depend on it.
As Toronto continues its rapid growth, the limitations of travel by car are becoming ever more apparent. Average commute times have increased to 33 minutes as the city's main arteries struggle to keep up with the more than 1.1 million (2011) vehicles on city roads each day. While the rhetoric around change has been positive, action has been achingly slow.
While I agree the situation is complex, the main reason that younger family physicians are taking fewer patients has nothing to do with either a lack of dedication or desire to help their patients, but rather that medicine has become far more complex in the past 30 years.
Whether the motivation is fitness, mental health, being part of a community or supporting a great cause, everyone has something to gain from a sport as simple as putting one foot in front of the other.
Excessive weight loss worries and an overly restrictive diet can cause heath problems for both you and your baby, interfere with maternal-infant bonding and disrupt the supply of breast milk. So, forget the crash diet and consider instead these 10 doctor- and mom-approved tips to getting your body back after baby.
For 24 years I was a smoker. That's nearly a quarter century of inhaling smoke into lungs that are probably black by now. But I loved it. I'd start the day with a smoke and a coffee, and I'd have that last cigarette at the end of my day. When my partner and I were expecting our first-born, I finally made the decision that I was ready to stop.
It's time for our first sweet harvests of the season -- rhubarb is here and strawberries are not far behind. I get really excited when I see new seasonal produce in the market and whether I have a plan for it or not, I buy it. That is how I ended up with four giant stalks of rhubarb in my fridge.
Although wellness retreats can vary in activities and in ethos, every retreat has a common purpose, which is to help their guests recharge. What I learned on my recent retreat was that in order for every guest to have their best experience, all of the guests have to abide by a few rules of retreat etiquette.
Crushing 20 calories a minute, kettlebell training is one of our favourite tools for fat loss, training muscular endurance and enhancing cardio capacity. As fitness coaches we know, your time matters! When you train it is so important to make sure your time at the gym is well spent.
Microbes in the air and soils of natural environments can be unique. Microbial differences on the skin of those living in close proximity to more diverse vegetation may directly influence immune function throughout the body and may even influence mood.
If you're evaluating your current relationship based on the guidelines listed below, keep in mind that these are ideals to strive for. They are standards that can spark productive conversation with your partner.
I've yet to meet a women who doesn't dread the cold speculum. But the discomfort certainly doesn't seem so bad when you consider a Pap screening test -- where a doctor collects cells from the inner part of your cervix -- is the only way to find early cell changes that might lead to cervical cancer.
If you're trying to shed a few unwanted pounds in time for summer, you may be sabotaging yourself without realizing it. Scientists have now discovered that a shortage of sleep can make you gain weight, regardless of what you eat and how much you exercise.