Healthy Lifestyle

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

Brent Bishop | Posted 02.24.2015 | 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 02.13.2015 | 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 02.05.2015 | 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 01.30.2015 | 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 01.29.2015 | 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 01.29.2015 | 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 01.29.2015 | 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 ...

20 Workout Songs To Get Pumped For The Gym

Huffington Post Canada Music | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 01.23.2015 | Canada Music

We’re still in the early days of 2015, which means that many people are still in the early days of their fitness-related New Year’s resolutions. A...

30 Cauliflower Recipes We're Probably Going To Devour In 2015

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada Living

Cauliflower may have been the superfood of 2014, but we're here to give it another long and delicious year of respect. This inexpensive cruciferou...

14 Mouthwatering Food Markets From Around The World

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada Living

In a foodie's ideal daydream, they would be sipping on freshly squeezed pomegranate juice from Dubai in the morning and eating Hainanese chicken rice ...

5 Easy Ways To Save Money When Joining A Gym

CP | Leanne Italie, The Associated Press | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada Living

NEW YORK, N.Y. - How's that new year, new you fitness pledge going?January, the start of New Year's resolution month, sees a healthy uptick in sign-up...

Your Brain Is A Smart Organ When It Comes To Fat Burning

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.19.2015 | Canada Living

The brain could be a powerful fat burning tool, say scientists at Monash University in Melbourne who discovered that two naturally occurring hormones ...

See, Feeling Cold Is Contagious!

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada Living

We're not talking about catching colds, as in the rhinovirus: scientists are now saying the feeling of being cold is contagious, too. Watching some...

How To Use Yoga To Overcome Seasonal Sadness

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 01.19.2015 | Canada Living

Feeling down about the weather is more likely to make you curl up into a tiny ball rather than stretch out your arms and legs. Seasonal affective d...