Health and Wellness

A New Emphasis On Mental And Emotional Well-Being In Healthcare

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Many of the mental and emotional damages people suffer from have been inflicted early in life. Negative childhood experiences can lead to lasting consequences later on and sometimes persist for a lifetime.

5 Nutrition Keys To Follow After Surgery

Jamie Logie | Posted 06.07.2016 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

If you have gone through any form of surgery, have it upcoming or know someone who does getting informed on how to heal and nourish yourself after will be a huge step in helping the recovery process. To allow your body to heal efficiently and quickly you want to make nutrition a priority as I found myself having to do not long ago.

Rising Student Debt Causing Mental Health Issues, Schools Fear

CP | Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada Business

TORONTO — Many of this year's new post-secondary graduates have left the academic world carrying tens of thousands of dollars in debt. Meantime, tho...

4 Reasons You Need To Drink More Water

Jamie Logie | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

Your brain needs water to function properly and if more people were hydrated there's a good chance Donald Trump would not be getting the votes that he is.

Food Isn't Good Or Bad, It's Just Food

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Yes, some food choices are healthier than others, but sometimes both choices can be healthy. Especially if we are looking at whole, natural foods rather than highly processed, packaged foods. You really can't go wrong!

How To Choose The Best Personal Trainer

Jamie Logie | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

You don't need a personal trainer or coach to get fit and healthy, but it sure does help. This is why elite level athletes and Olympians need trainers and coaches, their work ethic is second to none but at some point guidance, motivation and the ability to progress is required.

How Ayurvedic Massage Can Put Your Life In Balance

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada
Sacha DeVoretz

I try to care for myself throughout the year. Not just the holidays or when it is stressful at work. If I am in a more balanced frame of mind, I can t...

5 Reasons To Start Using Chia Seeds

Jamie Logie | Posted 11.28.2015 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

It's amazing how much is packed into this little seed. Just consider it the mighty mouse of the food world.

If You Think You're Going To Catch A Cold, You Probably Will

AFP / Relax News | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Living

Think positive thoughts.

Can We Have Fun With Health?

Dr. Rhea Mehta | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Rhea Mehta

If play opens people up, will they be more receptive to dry or challenging topics? I believe that the philosophy of health can be covertly inserted into play like a soldier hiding in a Trojan horse. In fact, didn't our parents send us out to play but were actually getting us to exercise?

A Healthy And Full Life Can Start At Work

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

If you want to be healthy, and you work for a large corporation answer me this. Do you use your benefits package? If you want to get ahead at work, use your benefits program. The healthier and more energetic you are, the better your performance.

The Dangers Of Health Obsession

Jamie Logie | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

Health obsession might not seem like a bad thing, but when a person is reaching the point that they have created stress over missing a certain healthy food item, or that they had to cut their gym session short, they might be heading in the wrong direction in regards to finding true wellness.

There's More to Health Than Physical Beauty

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

We have made body image more important than body function. You can be healthy, beautiful and happy at any size. You can be unhealthy and unhappy at any size as well. If our children hear us say all that matters is health, but see us with fitness magazines on our coffee tables and weight-loss products in our cupboards, what message do they really get?

The Mission of Finding Happiness at Work

Amanda Cupido | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Living
Amanda Cupido

Sometimes the best thing you can do for your health is quit your job. When it comes to work, a lot of us get caught up in the momentum. Many people are driven, have goals and want to be successful. So when people are unhappy at work (especially if their job looks great on paper), they find it hard to leave.

Nutritional Health Is Most Valued Among the Young and Affluent

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 08.14.2016 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

You would have thought, "the older, the wiser." But when it comes to diet and lifestyle choices, today's young people seem to be doing better than any living generation before them.

3 Simple Moves to Whip Your Booty in Shape

Kia Khadem | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Living
Kia Khadem

When the topic of glute training comes up, the majority of people think that squats and lunges are the go-to exercises. Especially with all the #squats on Instagram. While those are great to do, they're not the only exercises you should do.

Let's Stop Being Busy

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

Think about your plans for tonight. Do you plan on sitting on your back deck with a beverage trying to see how many bird calls you can recognize? What about watching a sunset -- when was the last time you did that?

How to Stay Fit on Vacation

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 06.26.2016 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

A recent study published in Journal Obesity found that after just five days, eating a high-fat diet can lead to problems such as weight gain, obesity and other health issues. Here are a few of my tips to help maintain diet and exercise while on vacation.

Our Search for Happiness Is Getting in the Way of Our Happiness

Alyson Jones | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Do we really want to feel happy all the time? Is every moment a choice to feel happy? I don't think so. In fact I think that would create an inauthentic and boring world. We need all of our emotions. They all have purpose, and they are all there to assist us in moving forward and growing in life.

Must-Read Books For Alzheimer's Caregivers

AlzLIVE | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada Living
AlzLIVE

Having a written source of best practices, stories, and experiences from those who've been there can be enriching and useful to add to one's set of skills. For instance, there is a wonderful, practical Canadian book called Doris Inc. Author Shirley Roberts struggled mightily when she was first thrust into the role of caring for her mother Doris, who was suffering from Alzheimer's Disease. But instead of throwing up her hands in surrender, she went to work on a solution.

Can You Really Wipe Out Allergies By Washing The Dishes?

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 02.24.2015 | Canada Living

When it comes to washing your dishes, you might want to leave some bacteria behind. A new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatric...

4 Steps to Creating Achievable Goals for the New Year

Alyson Jones | Posted 03.06.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

As a therapist, I encourage people to set goals that are practical, realistic and attainable. Avoid the disappointment and discouragement of lofty resolutions by being patient and committed. In order to achieve this, I offer some simple and practical points of reflection and planning strategies that can reveal your priorities and assist you in moving forward.

The Present is a Gift: The Benefits of Being Mindful

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

Driving. Eating. Cooking. Brushing our teeth. Applying lipstick. Even, having sex! Most of the things we do in life are done mindlessly from memory, and not actively aware. It wasn't until I took a mindfulness meditation course that I realized what we are all missing out on!

A Workout You Can Do From Bed

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

Let's be honest, some days it's hard just getting out of bed, let alone hauling a** to the gym for a workout. So I crafted a workout routine we can all do from the comforts of bed. That's right, an exercise series that openly welcomes eye boogers, pyjamas, night guards and bed head.

Cottage-Friendly Workout Tips

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

So, you've come to grips with the fact that the only workouts you plan on getting are the continuous long treks up the stairs to refill your pitcher of sangria. But before you get too comfortable with this soothing summer schedule, what if you could bring workout equipment to the cottage that will increase exercise intensity, reduce total time AND won't even take up space in your suitcase?