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We've all taken a walk in nature and experienced the relaxing and often regenerating, healing impact it can have on us, right?
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The differences between a peach and a nectarine can be a little fuzzy. After all, these two relatives of the almond taste very much alike. But fans of nectarines favour the stone fruit for its smooth skin and smaller pit. The cherry on top is that nectarines are nutritional powerhouses for older adults.
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10,000 steps a day is a trendy goal. We humans like big, round numbers like that. They feel right. But does taking 10,000 steps a day really have anything to do with good health? We should resist the urge to latch onto the big, round, trendy number and instead aim to lead an active life filled with a variety of activities.
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Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaws recently made headlines by announcing they will cover medical cannabis for their employees. But the devil is always in the details. While these two chains should be praised for their progressive steps forward, we also need to ask who this coverage is provided for, how much is being covered, as well as how this fits with the overall long-term strategy to position pharmacies as the front-line dispensers of medical cannabis.
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Pine nuts are edible seeds that come from the cones of pine trees, making them labor-intensive to produce. Not surprisingly, they're expensive to buy (ever made pesto?). But considering their nourishing array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, pine nuts offer a wide variety of health benefits to older adults.
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If there's one question we get the most it's, "What recipe can I make tonight that's easy and healthy?" We get it. Life is busy and we're all searching for new meal ideas that are satisfying and good for us. But we end up falling into a rut and making the same recipes over and over again. Well guess what? We have a healthy and hearty solution for you with lots of alternatives! Sound fishy?
French food isn't all about butter.
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If you are like me, you try to find super foods that are not only super for you but taste delicious. After all, aren't we supposed to enjoy what we eat? Many of the fresh fruits we associate as 'summertime' treats are also some of the most beneficial in terms of their 'functional' benefits!
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It can improve your brain health!
It can do much more than just boost your mood.
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The addition of even a little chili in your meals can add a massive vitamin boost. Chilies give Vitamins A, B3, B6, and K, and a whopping 400 per cent or more of our daily dose of Vitamin C. Chilies are also high in iron, potassium, copper and magnesium.
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As pet owners, we all believe deep down on a visceral level, that having a dog, cat, bird, fish, or other pet in our home makes us feel better and healthier on a daily basis. The presence of a loving animal in our lives makes us smile more often, feel more socially connected, and forces us to be more active and spend more time outdoors.
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A good book can do more than entertain you.
If you want to be healthy, and you work for a large corporation answer me this. Do you use your benefits package? If you want to get ahead at work, use your benefits program. The healthier and more energetic you are, the better your performance.
You'll never look at parsley as a mere garnish again.
If you've been in a health food store lately, you've probably noticed a lot of hemp products on the shelves. From hemp milk to seeds to oils, pastas and even paper — this super plant has plenty of use...
That apostrophe might look a bit unusual to English-speaking eyes, but there’s no reason the essential Middle Eastern spice za’atar can’t find a way into your kitchen. Whether you make authentic Arab...
Right after health care, Canada is often heralded for our maternity leave benefits. True, we Canucks have it pretty good when it comes to parental leave. But let's take a look at where we rank on a wo...
With a wide range of health benefits, cherries -- and more specifically, tart cherries -- are an oft-overlooked superfoods. But whether it's insomnia, joint pain or belly fat you're dealing with, cherries may be just what the doctor ordered. Here's why.
And more than just improving your body's inner workings, physical activity can boost self-confidence, enhance your sex life, introduce you to new people, reduce anxiety, and help save the environment. With all these benefits, it's a wonder getting active is not way more popular.
For the millions of people who count it among their major food groups, recent research suggesting chocolate is good for our health sounds like a beautiful dream. But is that all it is or is there some...
If you're like many busy families, the advent of September means an end to the lazy, hazy days of summer and a return to the stressed-out, hustle and bustle of back-to-school (and back to work). But i...