Health and Wellness

The Present is a Gift: The Benefits of Being Mindful

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 12.03.2014 | 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?

4 Easy Ways To Start Enjoying Your Workouts

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 08.28.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

I realize that not everyone is going to look at exercising as the highlight of their day or the passion of their life. Although there are things about working out that some may never enjoy there are a few things that will make the experience a little easier to digest. Here are some small, easy changes we can all make to start enjoying the gym a just a little more.

I Think I'm Going to Break Up...With Running

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

For the past two months I have been seriously debating breaking up with running. If you know me, you know, that is a big deal. This experience has caused me to believe, now more then ever, that health is a process. Getting into a routine takes time and patience -- even for a trainer!

Think About Your Relationship With Your Body, Not How It Looks Today

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

I was an unhealthy teenager. I hated my body, and I didn't think that much of the rest of me either. I always felt awkward, so I gorged on things like ultra-cheesy pasta to escape life. I have gradually built self-confidence and slowly replaced most of my bad habits with better ones, but the old me, or at least the memory of the old me, still exists and will always exist.

Are Natural Supplements Really Good For You?

Melissa Ramos | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada Living
Melissa Ramos

And before you go thinking I'm anti-Western med, know that I believe there are some pretty incredible Western medical doctors around doing great things. I simply believe that what we need to do is analyze the entire spectrum of an individual's case rather than group a subset of individuals with similar symptoms (cancer for example) containing multiple root causes.

How Yoga Saved My Life

Lauren Messervey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

If you had told me 10 years ago that I would become a believer in the power of yoga, I would have laughed at you. I would have laughed long and loud before telling you to go back to the hippie colony from whence you came. Back then, yoga was nothing more than a trend to me, a trend that bred an army of vacant, granola-crunching women who were evolving into bizarre contortionist people. I wanted no part in it.

The Next Big Spa Trend?

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada Travel

(Relaxnews) - If the idea of being thwacked by branches and leaves as part of your spa treatment doesn’t scare you, consider signing up for the late...

How I'm Making Every Workout an Adventure

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

About a week ago I decided I needed to try something new to help get myself out of my fitness rut. I went to a boxing class. It did the trick. It put a giant smile on my face. After the class I felt energized and accomplished (as I always do post workout). More importantly, I had fun.

Adult Playground? Vegan Babies? 20 Health And Food Trends For 2013

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Living

There's just something about the idea of adult-sized monkey bars and healthy chocolate that makes us happy about going into a new year. If 2013 pan...

Five Simple Ways to Eat Like a Vegetarian

Charlotte Singmin | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Living
Charlotte Singmin

When it comes to vegetarian eating, many people are intimidated. It's a common misnomer that plant-based meals take more time to prepare, and are lacking in taste and nutrients. In fact, this couldn't be further from the truth. Use these five tips to add a little veggie love to your routine!

Are You At Risk Of Dementia Because Of This?

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, Health Reporter, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2011 | Canada Living

TORONTO - While depression isn't an inevitable part of aging, women are twice as likely as men to develop the mood disorder, and that can have signifi...

Do You Need Vitamins? New Studies Show Possible Risks

The Toronto Star | Marilynn Marchione, The Associated Press | Posted 12.18.2011 | Canada Living

Two studies this week raised gnawing worries about the safety of vitamin supplements and a host of questions. Should anyone be taking them? Which ones...

Four Ways To Cope With Anxiety If You Live In A City

The Huffington Post Canada | Karen Kwan | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada Living

Most city folk (present company included) wouldn't trade living in the downtown core for anything, but the stress of living in the city is indeed top ...

Should You See a Dietitian or a Holistic Nutritionist? Three Questions To Ask Yourself

The Huffington Post Canada | Karen Kwan | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada Living

You've got a concern about your diet and are looking for some professional help. But should you see a registered dietitian or a holistic nutritionist?...

'It's Easy To Be Happy': An Interview With Iman

The Huffington Post Canada | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada Style

Who says things slow down after 50? Iman is an international fashion icon, a mother to two daughters, the creator of Iman Cosmetics, a philanthropist ...

Live A Long Life: Pearls Of Wisdom From A 105-Year-Old

The Toronto Star | Kate Allen | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada Living

His great-grandkids were screeching in the den, one grandkid clamoured to be heard over the next and a small dog yapped shrilly. But when Mohammad Moh...

Are You Competitive With Your Sex Life?

ELLE Canada | Alice Wignall | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada Living

Let’s start with this: The other day, I was standing in line at Starbucks and two women behind me were talking about sex. Or, more specifically, the...