6 Ways To Fend Off The Flu

Bryce Wylde | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Living
Bryce Wylde

Germs are everywhere and sometimes you can't avoid them, but you can avoid touching your face, eyes and nose. By avoiding these areas you reduce your chances of catching and spreading the germs.

Arianna Huffington's Advice To Her Younger Self: Go To Bed

The Huffington Post Canada | Lisa Yeung | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Living

"Stop worrying. And get a good night's sleep."

10 Tricks To Help You Wake Up Earlier

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Living

And most of them start the night before.

The Canadian Hotels That Prioritize Your Sleep

The Huffington Post Canada | Angelyn Francis | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Living

There are hotel beds ... and then there are HOTEL BEDS.

Shorter, Uninterrupted Sleep Better For You Than Long Restless Nights

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Living

Bring on the 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. sleeps.

Maximizing Your Workout By Getting A Good Night's Sleep

Brent Bishop | Posted 10.31.2015 | Canada Living
Brent Bishop

From sleep apnea to brain drain, from too much melatonin to not enough magnesium -- it's hard to know what can really be causing your sleep issues. Sleep is one of the most important things we do for ourselves, and may be the most important. Lack of sleep can lead to lowered concentration, increased stress, and even greater susceptibility to colds and flus.

5 Lifestyle Factors That Determine Your Weight Loss Potential

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Everyone has a different potential or ability to change their weight. Of the many aspects of weight management, those that can be modified are exercise, food (portions, type, timing of meals, etc.), relationship with food, stress levels and sleep. Many people forget that all of these influence weight and lifestyle choices -- it is NOT just about food and exercise.

How to Help Your Teen Have a Successful School Year

Maria Boublil | Posted 09.18.2015 | Canada Parents
Maria Boublil

Having a good start to the school year can set the tone for many months to come. It is always a difficult transition for teenagers to head back to school after summer. Now that the first few days of back to school frenzy are behind us, it's a good time to set the foundation for a positive school year for students.

The Secret To Falling Asleep Is Up To Your Feet

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 09.18.2015 | Canada Living

This good old trick never fails.

10 Tips for Living a Healthy and Long Life

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 08.19.2015 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

You can't choose your parents or age, but there are many things you do have control over. The secret lies in eating a varied and balanced diet, and making sure you put your body's needs are at the top of the list. Remember that if you have too much of one thing, you're likely missing out on another! Be wary of health crazes and fad diets. You need to ask yourself, "Can I do this forever?" Here are 10 top recommendations from Sunnybrook experts to help you achieve a long and healthy life.

How I Get Through My Sleepless Nights

Keeley Milne | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada Living
Keeley Milne

I am awake late again tonight, longtime sleep warrior that I am. Sleep and I, we have not yet found a way to comfortable exist together. I am forever hopeful. Bouts of insomnia tend to make one feel isolated, cut off from the world, so I try, these dark hours, to think of all the other people awake right now.

14 Signs You're a Sleep Deprived Parent

Glynis Ratcliffe | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada Parents
Glynis Ratcliffe

I know I'm not the first person out there to write about being a sleep deprived parent. If you have kids, there is a 99 per cent chance that you've had a period of time where you weren't getting enough sleep. And if that's not true, I don't want to hear about it from you -- you and your smug face can leave.

'Doctors Are Humans, Too'

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 05.20.2015 | Canada Living


How I Get my Son to Sleep on Planes

Angie Campanelli | Posted 05.10.2015 | Canada Parents
Angie Campanelli

Some travelling parents totally spaz over getting their baby to nap (on schedule or not). On point, I stressed over this issue for nights leading up to our first family trip. Throughout our travels, my husband and I tried many different methods to get our son to sleep in transit. Here are some tips that helped us succeed.

Five Steps to Better Digestive Health

Jane Dummer | Posted 06.20.2015 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Spring is the perfect time to refresh and renew with simple steps towards better digestive health. The body constantly requires adaptation in response to related periods of life, the change of seasons, as well as everyday environmental and lifestyle factors. I'm thrilled to share with you my top five steps to refresh and renew your digestive system this spring season.

Sleeping Pills Are Not the Answer to Insomnia

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

It can be tempting to use sleeping pills in such circumstances. But they can be habit-forming. And you may develop a tolerance to the pills so that you need a higher dose to have the same effect. Prolonged use can cloud your thinking and dampen your mood.

Try This Simple Trick to Get More Energy

Mandy King | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Living
Mandy King

A factor that can often be overlooked when dealing with the determinants of one's energy levels is routine. Do you have one? Do you go to bed at the same time most nights? Do you wake up at a similar time each morning? Do you eat your meals around the same time each day?

10 Soothing Songs To Help You Sleep

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.13.2015 | Canada Living

Soothing lullabies can put even the fussiest babies to bed, and as you get older serene songs can have the same effect. In 2005, researchers studi...

Blue Is Better For The Bedroom

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.06.2015 | Canada Living

Whether you sleep too much or sleep too little, it's the quality of sleep that counts. After all, sleep has been linked to weight loss, a stronger ...

18 Tiny Sounds Guaranteed to Keep Your Baby From Falling Asleep

Glynis Ratcliffe | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Living
Glynis Ratcliffe

If your child is anything like mine, he can sleep through the apocalypse, once he's deep in sleep. Seriously, 15 minutes into a nap, the fire brigade could pull up in front of our house with sirens wailing, and he wouldn't do anything more than sigh deeply and roll to one side. However, falling asleep requires a special kind of silent juju that I still haven't got straight, after two kids.

The Female Viagra May In Fact Be Sleep

AFP/.Relaxnews | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Living

In the midst of controversy over whether or not a female Viagra should be made available to women, U.S. researchers say we could be overlooking one ba...

How to Beat the Winter Blues and SAD

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

SAD tends to present in adulthood and affects eight times more women than men. As we gain a deeper understanding of how circadian and seasonal rhythms are at play within our bodies, we will be better equipped to help patients combat wintertime blues and SAD. Here are six steps to get started.

Taking Care of Yourself This Valentine's Day

Mary Donohue | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Living
Mary Donohue

On the way to an appointment the other day I heard two teenage girls discussing Valentine's Day. One was distraught because her boyfriend had just bro...

Wellness in the 21st Century

Marcia Sirota | Posted 04.04.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Wellness isn't simply about getting enough exercise, eating our greens and ensuring that we have enough good-quality sleep. Wellness is also about paying attention to all the other things that constitute well-being: it's considering the toxins we're being exposed to every day.

Get That Tablet Out Of Your Kid's Room. Now.

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.05.2015 | Canada Living

Children who have access to tablets or smartphones in their bedrooms get less sleep than children who do not have the devices with them at night, a U....