Outdoor Activities

A Fungus May Soon Save You From The Poison Ivy Itch

Jason Tetro | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada
Jason Tetro

Poison Ivy grows freely in Canada -- with the exception of Newfoundland. Because of the presence of urushiol, there are no known predators. Our only defenses have been through the act of prevention. The first is best described by the rhyme, "Leaves of three leave it be," which essentially advises people to simply know the look of the plant and then avoid touching it.

Being Healthy Should Be Your Goal, Not Losing Weight

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Healthy should be the goal. As a nation, we are caught up in a thought process and mission to get skinny, or muscular. We lost sight of healthy. We should care more about feeling healthy and being stress-free, than about how we look. Here is how to make the paradigm shift from losing weight to staying healthy.

Spring Cleaning For Your Child

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 07.19.2014 | Canada Living
Dr Dina Kulik

This time of year we all need some personal spring-cleaning. The winter is a time when we get too little exercise, eat more comfort foods (remember those unhealthy holiday meals?), spend too little time outside, and often gain weight. Our kids do the same, following our behaviours.

Our Favourite Spots for Outdoor Adventure

Brian Simpson | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada Travel
Brian Simpson

From deserts to tropical rain forests, mountain ranges to waterways, there is certainly no shortage of adventure awaiting you in the great outdoors. Travelocity.ca has put together a list of the best countries around the globe for outdoor travel and a few of our favourite spots in each.

The Greenest Way to Deal With Stress

David Suzuki | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

The good news is that researchers have built an increasingly persuasive case for what most of us know intuitively: nature is good for us. Being regularly immersed in a natural setting can reduce stress while boosting immunity, ingenuity and energy.

I Lost Fifteen Pounds...By Tobogganing!

Jenna Em | Posted 04.15.2013 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

On January 1 of this year, I made a resolution to get my family more active, and eat healthier foods together. The quintessential resolution, right? But would you believe that I lost 15 pounds in six weeks by sledding? Yes! As in with a toboggan!

Active Video Games Are No Replacement for Activity

Kelly Murumets | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Living
Kelly Murumets

Lately, there's been a lot of buzz about active video games being a new tech solution to the inactivity crisis in Canadian kids. While active video games -- also called exergames -- may seem like a plausible way to get kids to exercise more, a recent review of academic literature suggests this may not be the case.

INFOGRAPHIC: Why You MUST Get Outside This Weekend

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.28.2012 | Canada Living

When was the last time you felt the grass beneath your feet? If statistics are anything to go by, you probably can't even remember. Thanks to more ...