Healthy Habits

This Is How We Can Use The Internet To Improve Health

Jason Tetro | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

The world wide web is filled with health advice. Unfortunately, recommendations may not be all that reliable. That's why many public health professionals look down on this type of consultation. That being said, this trend has risen over the years and shows no signs of slowing.

How To Stay Healthy Over The Summer

Jane Dummer | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

We wait all year for long summer days filled with BBQs, pool parties, cottage weekends and food festivals. But these endless social events can have you overindulging in food and drink more than any other time of year. So how can you stay healthy over the summer? We asked our experts for their advice.

How To Create And Stick With Healthy Habits

Dr. Allana Polo | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Allana Polo

Instead of beating yourself up for your lack of self-discipline, let's talk about what might be missing from your attempt to create a healthy habit. You can't "do better" if you don't know how to put your goals into action.

The Daily Habits Of People Who Are 'Effortlessly Slim'

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 02.12.2016 | Canada Living

A whole lot of fruit and vegetables -- and more.

10 Attitudes That Will Bring You Happiness

Marcia Sirota | Posted 02.09.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

For people who want to be successful in life, there isn't always a clear road map. There are many coaches, writers and experts vying for your attention, each one with their own set of directions that you're supposed to follow in order to achieve happiness and success.

Food Should Be Fuel, Not What Makes Us Fat

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Food has become what makes us fat or skinny -- acceptable levels of fat or skinniness are determined by sex appeal, not by doctors, physiologists or experts in health. We hand select beautiful people who won a genetics lottery, put them on a pedestal in social media, TV and magazines. We covet their qualities, and then we blame bread when we are fatter than them.

4 Super Easy Life Hacks to Make Your Life A Little Healthier

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Living

It's time for that fresh start.

10 Apps To Help You Nail Your New Year's Resolutions

Leah Morrigan | Posted 12.27.2015 | Canada Living
Leah Morrigan

It isn't always easy to strive for lofty resolutions, but if you have a focused intention, you can accomplish anything -- especially when you blend in technology. There are some cool apps available to help people with motivation.

5 Ways To Gamify Your Health

Dr. Rhea Mehta | Posted 12.10.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Rhea Mehta

If we can plant the right seeds to get people excited about getting well, then we've passed the rough waters, and can now focus on education and results. Here are my five suggested methods of using play to inspire health transformation.

Creating An Amazing 2016: It's Not About Making Resolutions

Marcia Sirota | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

It's only through self-acceptance that you can find lasting and sustaining motivation to improve yourself and your life. Positive energy supports positive change; negativity promotes paralysis.

Shorter, Uninterrupted Sleep Better For You Than Long Restless Nights

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Living

Bring on the 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. sleeps.

5 Crucial Steps to Beating Food Addictions

Jonathan Rizzolo | Posted 07.26.2016 | Canada Living
Jonathan Rizzolo

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.

Become a Winner: Adopt the Top Ten Habits of Elite Athletes

Marcia Sirota | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

The Pan Am games are coming to Toronto very soon, and it's got me thinking about how someone becomes a world-class athlete. Whether we're into sports, or just wanting to be the best we can be, it might be worth cultivating some of these habits ourselves.

Without A Gym Or A Diet, She Lost 30 Pounds With Healthy Habits

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Living

Who: Pamela Tourigny Occupation: Marketing/communications City: Ottawa, Ont. Age: 35 By The Numbers: Heaviest weight was 150 at age 25; now 120...

7 Things My Healthiest Patients Do

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Meghan Walker

Even the busiest of the multiple ball balancers find a way to move. Ride your bike to work, walk during your lunch hour or sit on a stability ball at your desk. Anything is better than nothing. You are designed to move. It will increase mental clarity, stimulate your immune system and make you a friendlier person.

Do You Practice These 10 Happy Habits?

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.23.2015 | Canada Living

A new survey has found that self-acceptance is the "healthy habit" people struggle with most. The U.K. charity Action for Happiness, in conjunctio...

7 Everyday Things You Do That Could Harm Your Health

Canadian Living | Martha Li | Posted 04.03.2014 | Canada Living

Whether it's wearing high heels on the regular or neglecting your cleaning habits, we identify common behaviours that could have long-term health effe...

Four Simple Health Habits for Fall

Meghan Telpner | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

This time of year is always bittersweet -- we hate saying goodbye to the sunshine, but we love saying hello to warm soups, cuddles by the fireplace and crunchy leaves under our feet. Fear not. As the weather changes, so should our routines. Staying in tune with the seasons is key to being happy and healthy all year round.

How to Make Flossing a Habit

Mark Burhenne | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada Living
Mark Burhenne

Why is it so tough to remember to floss? I rarely run into a patient who can't remember to brush their teeth twice a day, but even the most conscientious among us come to their hygiene appointment anxious and awaiting the hygienist's lecture about flossing.

How War Made me a Healthy Eater

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.15.2012 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

When the Second World War broke out, I was a young child living in London, England. My older sister and I were lucky to be offered shelter in a little old farm house for the duration of the war. I often looked back to these years on the Andrews' farm with fondness and gratitude -- especially because that's where I gained my deep appreciation for fresh, healthy food.