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8 Ways To Add 12 Years To Your Life Expectancy

Dr. Christian Turbide | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Christian Turbide

By looking at human physiology, the average age expectancy should be about 90; however, current life expectancy is around 78. While this number continues to rise for women, the facts show that on average, we are leaving about 12 years on the table.

Top Tea Tips and Health Benefits

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 10.26.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

More than a year ago, I stopped drinking coffee. It was making me too jittery and my heart would be pounding. I also started to read more about the benefits of tea. So I made the switch. At first, I found life difficult without my coffee fix, but gradually that faded away and now I enjoy a nice cup of tea in the morning.

Super Healthy Eating and Quick Fitness Tips

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 10.24.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

A morning smoothie is a simple way to start your day with a strong nutritional foundation. It's an easy way to ensure nutrient density, and keep you satisfied until lunch, and is a much better option than other sugar-laden options on shelf.

11 Fall Running Tips

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Recently, I spoke with Ian Adam Smith MacNairn, an ultra runner from Calgary, Alberta, and a The North Face athlete. Ian shared his tips on how to start running, how to pick the best shoes for your feet and much more.

Tips for Eating Healthy While Travelling

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 09.26.2015 | Canada Travel
Sacha DeVoretz

I love travelling, but when I am on the road or a plane, it is easy to go for the unhealthy options. With a little planning, it is possible (and easy!) to stay healthy and eat nutritious foods on your next holiday or business trip.

Matcha Tea Benefits: How and Why You Should Add Matcha to Your Diet

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

About two years ago, I stopped drinking coffee. I found that espresso and cups of coffee made me too hyped up and I would end up shaking and not sleeping soundly. So, I made the transition to tea. Recently, I spoke with Brock Shillington, the co-owner of Let's Matcha. Brock shared more of the health benefits of matcha tea, how to prepare it and who can drink it.

Tips For a Healthy Back-to-School Smoothie

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 08.31.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Whether you are going back to school, back to work, or organizing the family in September, it is easy to get off track with your eating habits. Here are some top tips for a super healthy back-to-school smoothie that you can make quickly and easily.

Top Tips for a Great Day Hike!

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 08.22.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

I love going on a day hike. Nothing is better than being out with friends enjoying nature and having a laugh. But from time to time, when I am on the trail I do see people who look distressed or uncomfortable. Day hikes are much more fun and enjoyable (and safe too!) when you have the top tips to make your outing great.

How to Make a Healthy AND Tasty Summer Smoothie, a post from @SDeVoretz

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.31.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

It's no secret, I love smoothies. Two reasons why I love them so much are that you can make them to taste similar to ice cream and they pack a great nutritional punch! You can pack a lot of veggies into one smoothie.

6 Ways Your Workouts Are Aging You Faster

Lee Boyce | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada Living
Lee Boyce

You can definitely combat the aging process by way of exercise. Proper exercise. If you're not paying attention to your body's balance, biology, and safety, you may be moving towards an injured, decrepit, and immobile body faster than you can say "nip tuck."

How to Protect Your Skin From the Sun This Summer

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

I used to do triathlons in my 20s and loved long bike rides. I was racing in Alberta in a half-Ironman race and was on my bike (in a bathing suit) for almost four hours. With very little shade, no sun protection and sweat pouring from me, I got one of the worst sunburns of my life.

How to Be Super Healthy This Summer

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

It is easy in the summer time for me to grab a bag of chips instead of a healthy snack. I want to stay on track this summer, not just for the way I look but most importantly for how I will feel. I need more energy to fuel all the hikes, cycling and fun I want to have this summer!

Let's Take Inspiration From How These Celebrities Reacted to Body Shaming

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

This is not going to be an article about the obscenely disgusting phenomenon known as body shaming and why it's so terrible. Instead, let's take a look at the inspiring reactions of most recent celebrity victims and how we can all learn to love ourselves a little more, thanks to them.

10 Unique Ways to Stay Fit Without Joining a Gym

Gillian Farber | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada Living
Gillian Farber

For all of you gym haters out there who may want to start working out but aren't quite sure where to start, here are ten unique and fun ways to get fit this spring and ready for the beach this summer -- without stepping foot inside a horrible death maze. I mean, gym.

When it Comes to Your Money, Make Decisions With Intent and Joy

Anita Saulite | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Business
Anita Saulite

The reality is that what we do with our money every day, matters, and could have long-term implications for our financial security. Every day, we are making trade-offs with our money. Living with intent and purpose creates meaning in our lives, and this creates joy. We need to connect the idea of living a joyful existence with our money.

The Unadvertised Health Risks of E-Cigarettes

Dr. Brett Belchetz | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Brett Belchetz

So when no evidence exists to show that e-cigarettes are safe for long-term use by humans, when laboratory studies demonstrate worrisome potential physiological risks, and when strong evidence is mounting that e-cigarettes are leading our youth to consider smoking tobacco cigarettes, I would contend that caution here is the only reasonable approach.

My Top 3 Breakout Body Image Stars of 2014

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 02.16.2015 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

For the most part red carpets are filled with sad, "hangry" stars, full of fillers and botox and empty of nourishment or self confidence. But, if you dig a little deeper you will find that every year there are a few standout women in the spotlight, who are not afraid to breakaway from the B.S. and send a more positive message.

Here Is Your Inspiration To Keep Fit And Enjoy The Outdoors At Any Age!

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada
Sacha DeVoretz

Sacha DeVoretz (author) and "Dundarave Dave" 70 years of age. In August 2013, Outside Magazine named the Grouse Grind one of the most dangerous hi...

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 Doctor's Take on Alternative Medicine

University of Toronto News | Posted 12.29.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Dr. Mel Borins wants to you to be healthy and he wants you equipped with more than just your family doctor's orders. A family physician and associate professor of medicine at the University of Toronto, Borins is a leading expert in health and wellness who has advocated evidence-based, alternative medicine for decades.

Ban These 'Fitness Phrases' From Your Vocabulary... Forever

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 12.27.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

I'm not under any false assumptions that our society's completely unrealistic, unproductive and unhealthy beauty standard will change anytime soon, but I do think that we can start by calling it something different in our own lives. We can change our script, our vocabulary, our vernacular; change our own points of view, if not that of others.

5 Healthy Habits I Adopted in my 30s

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

I've always touted myself as a health conscious person with a passion for fitness, but it is only in the recent years that I realize I've been doing things and thinking about things all wrong. Here are a few of the good health habits I've adopted in my 30s.

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.

Hot Cardio Tricks for the Cold Weather

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 11.24.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

Summer is OVER, people! At the risk of being a total downer/drama queen straight out of the gates, as of this week, it is officially fall. I've slowly started moving my cardio workouts indoors. So, in order to make my time on the stationary cardio equipment a little less dull, boring, and monotonous, I've come up with a few tricks to make the time go faster and get more bang for my (torturous) buck.

I'm Supposed To Be A Compassionate Doctor, But I Dreaded Seeing Some Patients

Dr. Divi Chandna | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dr. Divi Chandna

You may assume that communication between physicians and patients is relatively easy -- which in many ways it is. But no amount of preparation of this connection could have prepared me for the work involved. In primary care, we have a term called "the heart sink patient." This is the patient that dumbfounds you. Nothing you do seems to help them. When you look at your schedule and you see their name on your list, your heart sinks.