Stress

How to Recognize Stress Before It's Too Late

Dr. Divi Chandna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Divi Chandna

We all know that stress is often called the "silent killer." Given that this has been studied and documented, what steps can we take to prevent our own ride down that slippery slope? This article will give you three tell-tale signs that you are overloaded by stress, and would benefit from making changes. It is said that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

7 Ways Taking Care of Someone Can Make You Happier

Natalie Strouth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Natalie Strouth

I can definitely attest to the many challenges and obstacles that family caregivers contend with on a daily basis. A study by the Change Foundation, 22 per cent of caregivers showed signs of distress, including anger, depression, being overwhelmed and unable to continue providing care. But through it all, you'll also have your eyes and heart opened in amazing ways.

Three Simple Ways to Leave Workday Stress Behind You

Dr. Divi Chandna | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada Living
Dr. Divi Chandna

So many of us associate work with drudgery and stress. It does not have to be this way. Our work is our outlet for connection with other people and hopefully it is something that you enjoy doing. We all want to be productive and efficient in our workplaces, but sometimes lack of self care can actually cause ourselves more problems.

Fight Cravings Caused by Stress and Anxiety

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Since food cravings in response to stress will inevitable occur, whether you fight them or not, it seems more helpful to keep food items around that are healthy and non-fattening, like fruits and vegetables, and to stay away from the chips and candy you may prefer at the moment but will cause you regrets later on.

How to Handle Your First-World Hissyfits

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 11.14.2013 | Canada Impact
Sarah Vermunt

I was throwing a hissyfit over a Facebook 'like' while simultaneously reading about the real life struggle of a young boy literally running for his life during a horrific genocide. To say that I lacked perspective is a massive understatement.

The #1 Secret to Making Things Happen for You

Tanya Raheel | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada
Tanya Raheel

Toronto has gone Hollywood as it does each September, gripped by movie and movie star madness as the Toronto International Film Festival enters its se...

Dealing With the "September Blues" for Recent Grads

Sarah Robertson | Posted 11.08.2013 | Canada Impact
Sarah Robertson

Sometimes when I stop to look around and analyze my life, I notice that I'm not the only twenty-something year old who doesn't have their life figured out. Each September only serves to nail that point home, in a grim yearly spectacle I call The September Blues. The annual march of students back to school feeds the nagging suspicion that I may not be doing this whole "life" thing as well as I could be. I'm not alone.

5 Mental Health Tips for Students

Roger Covin, Ph.D | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Living
Roger Covin, Ph.D

University is stressful and students can develop mental health disorders at this time. In fact, the majority of these disorders tend to develop around this age group. Getting help early on for mental health problems is always a good idea. For example, it is ideal to prevent problematic shyness from becoming Social Anxiety Disorder and normal sadness from becoming clinical depression.

How to Regain Your Adrenaline Edge

Rachel Schipper | Posted 10.20.2013 | Canada Living
Rachel Schipper

The stress that used to fire you up to work harder or faster or better simply stops having that effect, because the physiology of constant stress without recovery has worn out the mechanism that gives you your "adrenaline edge." What's a skeptical adrenaline junkie to do?

Five Overlooked Reasons Why You are Stressed Out

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 09.15.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

When you think of stress you may think of the acute stressors, like a deadline to get your taxes done. However some stresses are more subtle and can in many ways be detrimental to your health, and certainly not great for your health. Here are a few overlooked examples of chronic stress and some tips on what you can do about it.

The Germs That Will Make Your Hair Shiny and Lustrous

Jason Tetro | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Having a bad hair day can be a pain for anyone. While there continues to be an attitude of resignation amongst many, there may be some ways to prevent hair loss and perhaps even return hair to a more normal, if not lustrous state.

Five Ways to Fight Feeling Overwhelmed

Natasha Koifman | Posted 08.20.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

Sometimes, when I feel overwhelmed like this, I get trapped in that mindset where I think, "I can relax when I'm finished." The problem is that life and work don't stop. The key, then, is learning to create those pauses for yourself. Here are five ways to calm down.

Overscheduled Kids and Parental Guilt

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 08.18.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

The trend towards kids having rigorous schedules is a relatively new phenomenon. Perhaps a result of the pervasive guilt that so many of us share because of our need to work longer hours, we've put our kids in as many lessons as possible, some for practical reasons (after-school lessons and sports practice keeps our kids busy until we can leave work and pick them up) and some...well...not so much.

Stressed, Overwhelmed And Suicidal

CP | Adam Miller, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.17.2013 | Canada Living

Canadian post-secondary students feel stressed, overwhelmed, lonely and some have even considered suicide in the past year, a new study released Monda...

Why Taking Vacations Is Important for Your Health

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

What's often not discussed is that not taking time off regularly can lead to serious health problems. Often people get into a mindless routine at work and home, which can be broken if they distance themselves once in a while.

Before You Start Complaining ...Don't

AskMen.com | Posted 07.19.2013 | Canada Living
AskMen.com

Was your car stolen? Complain. But if you couldn't find a parking spot, you stubbed your toe, your phone bill was too high last month or the coffee you're drinking is just a little too bitter, swallow the complaint, don't vocalize it and move on.

Four Ways Vitamin C Helps Your Body

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

Believe it or not, vitamin C has benefits that extend far beyond simply boosting your immune system. In fact, it should take a permanent place in your supplement arsenal and can help you prep for bringing out your sexy side in time for Spring. Here are four great reasons to take it daily that will help you handle stress, shed stomach fat, and spike your stamina.

How to Cure Your Spring Fever "Hangover"

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

The transitions between season don't always go smoothly. In any case, hormonal imbalances take place that can cause all sorts of physical and mental responses. Some experts say that spring fever or spring fatigue are a bit like having a "hangover" after a period of dormancy, perhaps a lighter version of what hibernating animals go through.

Five Ways to Deal With Your Kids in Public Bathrooms

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

The thought of entering a public bathroom with your kid is more than you can bear. Have no fear the next time this scenario presents itself. There are, thankfully, some very simple tips and strategies that parents can use. Following are the top five ways to deal with public bathrooms when out with the kids.

How Important is Exercise to Your Well-Being?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

"Health is not everything, but without it, nothing is anything." I am a great believer in that. I know now that my physical health is the foundation of what I can do in life, whether it concerns work or leisurely activities. The happier I am, the more fulfilled I feel, the easier it seems to stay healthy and fit.

The 10 Mom Types That You'll Find at the Park

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Moms at the park playing with their kids are a common sight in most neighborhoods. Not surprisingly then, is it any wonder that there are as many different types of moms at the park as there are days of the week? Read on and you'll find that you'll likely recognize at least a few of these parents at your local playground.

9 Scary Symptoms Of Stress

Everyday Health | Kristen Stewart | Posted 02.28.2013 | Canada Living

By Kristen Stewart; Medically reviewed by Niya Jones MD, MPH When most of us think of the physical effects of stress, our minds jump to common ...

The Reason You're Gaining Weight

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

People get fat from eating too much and exercising too little. At least that's the most widely held explanation for the growing obesity crisis around the world. But it's not that simple, says Dr. Achim Peters, a professor of neurology at the University of Lübeck in Germany.

Snug Vest Is Therapeutic, Stylish Hug For Kids With Autism

John F. Gray | Posted 04.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia
John F. Gray

While volunteering and working with autistic children, Lisa Fraser noticed one of the key therapeutic devices of the day was, in her eyes, really ugly. The weighted vests was like slapping a label on kids and saying "Hey, look at me! I'm different." She believed that bringing a better design and even some style into these kids' lives, was an endeavour worth pursuing.

Why the Older You Are, the Happier You Get

Neil Seeman | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Living
Neil Seeman

There is one inalienable truth about happiness. Grumpy old men, and women, are not grumpy whatsoever -- contrary to popular myth. In fact, this truth remains the most contrarian of all research on happiness, and, to the best of my knowledge, is still the most evidence-based.