Personal Health

4 Easy Ways To Start Enjoying Your Workouts

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

I realize that not everyone is going to look at exercising as the highlight of their day or the passion of their life. Although there are things about working out that some may never enjoy there are a few things that will make the experience a little easier to digest. Here are some small, easy changes we can all make to start enjoying the gym a just a little more.

Canada's Free Health Care Costs Us Good Health

Dr. Divi Chandna | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Divi Chandna

As consumers of an amazing medical system, I see the benefits of what we have to offer. At the same time I do see the shortfalls. I often wonder if we had a system which emphasized prevention, nutrition, meditation, breathing, routine exercise, living life from a heart based existence and more -- would we have such an expensive health care system?

How Loving My 300-Pound Body Keeps Me Thin

Kelly Coffey | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada Living
Kelly Coffey

We're tormented by our obsession with weight. Losing weight is hard to do, and the overwhelming majority of us gain back whatever weight we lose (and then some). Every failed weight loss effort drags us deeper into depression. Loving thoughts breed acceptance and patience. Sometimes I stray from my chosen path and eat something that triggers my food addiction. Because I love the body I once had and don't fear returning to it, I'm able to respond to these slips in a healthy way. I accept that I've gone off the path. I forgive myself.

Creating Positive Change in 4 Easy Steps

Carlen Costa | Posted 05.27.2014 | Canada
Carlen Costa

When it comes down to it, if we want to change how we experience the world, we must make the choice to change it. Newly enlightened self awareness can...

My Psychologist Says I'm OCD-Free, But I'm Still Obsessed

Eternity E Martis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Eternity E Martis

I left my psychologist's couch three years ago, feeling bitter and yet relieved. "You don't have OCD," she says, "everyone has these compulsions, I wouldn't worry." And yet I was worried. As I've gotten older, the triggers have gotten worse: homework, deadlines, boyfriends, grades, lack of sleep, insomnia over quarter life crises -- you name it.

Technology Improves Healthcare, So Why Is Canada Lagging?

Russell Williams | Posted 11.07.2013 | Canada Living
Russell Williams

The health sector appears to be lagging in the adoption of this kind of technological innovation despite the fact that information technology and smartphones are an integral part of our daily lives. The benefits of leveraging technological advances in the health world seem abundantly clear yet Canada continues to lag behind many countries.

Know Your Limits: Setting Fitness Expectations

Posted 11.21.2013 | Canada Living

In the movies, an average Joe can turn into a ripped body builder after only a few brief scenes of them slugging a punching bag. In reality, getting i...

Learning To Love Food: A Fat Girl's Story

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada Living
Elizabeth Hawksworth

I never spiraled down the path to bulimia, though I considered making myself sick to get rid of all the food I binged on. Instead, I just decided to stop eating. I was down to one meal a day, my skin pale and looking sick, when my friends and my pastor at church started to get concerned.

The Healthy Food Trends of 2013

Carol Dombrow | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada Living
Carol Dombrow

I'm always interested to see if what the experts predict about healthy food trends actually comes true. So, I scanned the internet for the latest healthy food trends and compared them to what I'm seeing in the marketplace. There were a number of predicted trends that I love and hope come true.

Why These Supposedly 'Common' Health Problems May Not Be Normal

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada Living
Dr. Meghan Walker

What do menstrual cramps, hot flashes, one bowel movement every three days and heartburn have in common? They are all symptoms we would classify as common, but none of them are normal. Taking control of one's health means eating well, exercising and sleeping sufficiently -- but also listening to your body.

10 Ways to Stay Healthy

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada Living
Dr. Meghan Walker

I don't know conclusively whether you will live longer because you chose to exercise, eat well or manage your stress in an effective manner. I am certain of one thing however, healthy lifestyle choices are likely to leave your cup in a stronger position to handle the unexpected stressors and well-placed indulgences that we all tend to scoop up along the way.

Are You Worried About Being a "Real" Runner?

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 02.25.2013 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

we all have the capability of creating a negative internal dialogue. Of saying we are not a "real" runner, cyclist, swimmer or gym member. If we let ourselves, we will always define what is "real" as something we are not currently are capable of.

'Personalized Medicine' Gets $67.5M Research Boost

CBC | Posted 04.01.2012 | Canada Living

The federal government is pledging up to $67.5 million for research into "personalized medicine," which tailors treatment to a patient's ...

Ultimate Health Checklist: 7 Things You Should Be Doing Now

The Huffington Post Canada | Dr. John Dempster | Posted 11.18.2011 | Canada Living

With chronic illness being linked more and more to diet, lifestyle and environmental factors, now is the time to reevaluate your current healthcare pl...