Healthy Lifestyle

Women's Brain Health Needs to Be a Priority, Too

Lynn Posluns | Posted 04.23.2015 | Canada Living
Lynn Posluns

When I first launched the Women's Brain Health Initiative a few years ago, my primary goal was to create awareness about women's brain aging disorders. It was shocking to me that women suffer from depression, stroke and dementia twice as much as men as they age, but brain health research was male-focused.

Six Tips to Improve Your Self-Confidence

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

Building your confidence is similar to building a house: you need a foundation, strong walls and a good roof. It takes time, as you may need to break years of bad habits and negative perceptions, basically rewiring your brain to think differently. Here are some simple yet powerful strategies that will help you re-frame your situation and to put you on the path to building your self-confidence:

18 Ways You're Running Wrong (And Why You Should Do It Right)

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada Living

With the sun shining and the heat rising, it's time to put on your running shoes and start sprinting outdoors — and why not? Marathon season has alr...

Maple Syrup May Fight Off Bacteria: Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Joanna Adams | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Living

New research suggests Canada's sweetest export may help fight off infection-causing bacteria and lessen the need for antibiotics. According to McGi...

3 Ways to Lose Those Pesky Pounds

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 04.17.2015 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Are you connected to your workout? Guess what, there is no app for that. If you want results in the gym, you need to buckle down, get focused and be part of your workout. Exercise needs to fit your time schedule. It needs to be fun, functional and effective.

Try This Simple Trick to Get More Energy

Mandy King | Posted 04.16.2015 | Canada Living
Mandy King

A factor that can often be overlooked when dealing with the determinants of one's energy levels is routine. Do you have one? Do you go to bed at the same time most nights? Do you wake up at a similar time each morning? Do you eat your meals around the same time each day?

How to Choose the Right Personal Trainer for You

Brent Bishop | Posted 03.16.2015 | Canada Living
Brent Bishop

The weather is warming, those initial resolutions haven't gone so well and soon everyone is wearing less clothing. This can create panic and urgency for some people -- often the solution is to get professional help and hire a personal trainer.

How to Have a Happy, Healthy and Well-Equipped 2015

Brent Bishop | Posted 04.26.2015 | Canada Living
Brent Bishop

Is 2015 the year you have vowed to get fit? Are you already in top shape, and determined to stay that way? Or are you cheerleading for someone who has declared their fitness goals? No matter which of these scenarios you fall into, the right equipment and inspiration goes a long way. Here are a few product suggestions for anyone who is embracing fitness this year.

Do You Know How These Foods Affect Your Mood?

Nikki Fotheringham | Posted 04.15.2015 | Canada Living
Nikki Fotheringham

Bananas contain dopamine and a wealth of B-vitamins which help to boost mood. They are especially rich in vitamin B6 which helps to calm the nervous system. Bananas are packed with magnesium which promotes a positive mood. Blueberries and black berries contain anthocyanins, which are antioxidants that help your brain to produce dopamine.

Four Healthy Ways to Kickstart Your February

Dr. John Dempster | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. John Dempster

I am a huge fan of the month of January. For those of you who just raised your eyebrows and HATE winter, my apologies to you. For me, January has always been a great time for self-reflection and self-improvement -- something I'm a big subscriber to. This is a great time of year to reset, tighten up and re-focus our personal goals on all levels.

These Women Prove That Fit Is Sexy

The Huffington Post Canada | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 02.05.2015 | Canada Style

Fit girls of the world are here to show us that strong is definitely sexy! So to all those who never thought defined muscles on females could look...

A 30-Second Fix For Knee Pain

The Huffington Post Canada | Amy Legate-Wolfe | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada Living

When knee pain starts we may feel like we're getting old, but feeling weak in your knees isn't just about age. About 620,000 Canadians suffer from...

Three Reasons to Grow Your Pubic Hair

Carlen Costa | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

2014 may have been the year of the nipple (#FreeTheNipple), but 2015 is definitely the year of the bush (#PubeGame). Pubic hair is so popular right now, it's vogue. From mild to moderate tuffs, harbouring tiny strands of love in between your legs has been all the rage so far this year and it has no intention of slowing down.

9 Things You Need To Know About Loose Skin

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 01.30.2015 | Canada Living

Our skin is remarkably elastic, but sometimes it just doesn't retain its shape and strength after being stretched out by weight gain. Skin is an or...

13 Healthy Foods To Eat When You Can't Poop

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 01.29.2015 | Canada Living

Constipation is absolutely awful. It's painful, uncomfortable and it really makes you wonder where all that poop is sitting in your body. Constipa...

Should You Avoid Your Doctor's Office in Cold and Flu Season?

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Respiratory viruses can also be spread through droplets. Stand at least 2 metres away from anyone who is coughing or sneezing. That's the distance germ-infected droplets can be propelled in a cough or a sneeze.

Be Street Smart When Eating from Food Trucks

Steven Burton | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Living
Steven Burton

Food trucks offer unique and tasty culinary experiences and have become a part of the cultural heritage in the cities they serve. Market trends have clearly established that the food truck phenomenon is here to stay. Eating from a street vendor can be a satisfying and a delicious experience... provided you're street smart enough to choose the right truck.

5 Ways to Fight the Stigma Around Mental Illness

The Reply | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Living
The Reply

The best way to break away from stigma around depression and suicide is to talk about it. This post was originally published by Charlotte Ottaw...

Why It's Time To Do Away With Perfectionism

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada Living

When you’re at a job interview, do you claim your biggest weakness is that you’re just too much of a perfectionist? You’re probably not fooling ...

Drink Coffee For .. Skin Cancer Prevention?

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada Living

Drinking coffee can lower your risk for malignant melanoma, according to a new study from the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the Nati...

What Can Manuka Honey Do For Your Health?

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 01.29.2015 | Canada Living

Nutritionists have been telling us to avoid processed foods and sugar, so it's no surprise that ingredients from different parts of the world are taki...

11 Ways To Turn Yourself On

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada Living

Sex is less taboo today than it has been at any other point in modern history: you can buy sex toys at your local drugstore, and 50 Shades of Grey too...

12 Ways To Get Vitamin C (Not Just Oranges, People!)

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 01.22.2015 | Canada Living

Your idea of getting a "good amount" of vitamin C may just be eating an orange and drinking a glass of juice — or at least, this is what you've been...

Study Suggests It's OK For Pregnant Women To Eat Fish

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.22.2015 | Canada Living

Eating fish during pregnancy could be beneficial after all, say researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center who voyaged to the Seychel...

Planning Your Pregnancy In Your 20s, 30s, 40s And Older

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 01.22.2015 | Canada Living

Whether you've given yourself a deadline by when to get pregnant or are just going with the flow, preparing for a baby at any age means understanding ...