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10 Steps to Achieving Work-Life Balance

Now, as my children have all left the nest my fitness routine includes finding one hour each day to exercise, another hour to walk two dogs, two hours a week for Pilates and another two hours for weights. You might now be thinking that I spend the day at the gym! Nope! Here are my tips to trying to squeeze everything you can out of your day.
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Get "Stuffed" the Healthy Way This Holiday Season

Turkey is a must during the holiday season. Whether you cook your own roasted turkey or buy one precooked (please no Butterball!), there's always the issue of what type of stuffing to serve. Let's get healthier this holiday season and try some unique stuffings using grains such as quinoa, wild and brown rice and whole wheat bread.
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Easy Ways to Make Menopause a Breeze

Women can begin experiencing symptoms anywhere between the ages of 39 - 51 and they can last for at least 5 years or more. The most common symptoms are hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, weight gain, sleep disturbances, forgetfulness and fatigue. Sounds great? Not exactly. But you must remember that menopause is not an illness nor does it mean it's all downhill after this.
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Keep Your Seafood Consumption Sustainable With This List

The health of fish is undoubted. A great source of lean protein, omega fatty acids and low in fat. But the problem today is that our fish supply is contaminated with mercury and PCB's and the oceans are being overfished. The following fish have been put into three groups. Those to avoid, those that are good to consume and those that can be eaten on an infrequent basis.
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5 Things You Should Know Before You Die

On Thursday May 9, I was one of 10 speakers who was given the opportunity to grace the stage of the Winter Garden Theatre. This was the "Top Ten Event," in support of Autism Ontario. Each speaker had 10 minutes to offer words of wisdom on the "one thing you should know before you die!" Read on for my five survival tips.
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Can What You Eat Really Help You Fight Off Disease?

When we eat a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein, we feel better, have increased energy and improve our immune system. Here are my favourite picks of delicious affordable foods that can help fight chronic disease. And the bonus is that nutrient dense food tastes great!
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Can You Really Maintain a No-Wheat Diet?

A large part of the population suffers from side effects connected to the consumption of wheat. The result has been a strong physical reaction by many to these new forms of wheat including weight gain. Once you cut out wheat your blood sugar stops spiking, your appetite is reduced and thus you lose weight. Easy formula, but challenging to maintain.
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Great Fall Wines, All Under $20

Just like you take your sweaters out of storage, so should you swap out your lighter summer sippers, for more substantive winter wines. Think about the things you like to eat during these blustery, dark, Canadian evenings. Likely stews, casseroles and roasts top your list of culinary go-to's. Those easy, breezy, refreshing whites aren't going to cut it with robust meals. Here's a few of our winter time wine picks, you are welcome to make them yours.
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Five "Diet" Foods That May Be Making You Gain Weight

So often we're led to believe that certain foods we consider healthy are also "diet" foods. For example fruits, vegetables, olive oils, lean protein, yogurts, marinades or anything labelled low fat, low calorie or low sugar have to constitute a healthier diet. But just don't take these foods at face value. You have to be careful of how you consume them. Check out these top five culprits.

Follow Your Nose...To Wellness

The smell factor, also known as aromatherapy, is so powerful. It can uplift you on gloomy days, it can pick you up and it can even bring you back to an early childhood memory. If you're like me, not wanting to depend on medicinal results, aromatherapy is an excellent option. The following are some examples of how aromatherapy could improve your life...