Show your heart some love

Valentine's Day Heart Health

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air this time of the year…and in the chocolate boxes, bouquets and greeting cards of happy couples.  Whether you’re single or attached though, Valentine’s Day is a good opportunity to think about hearts. After all, a happy, healthy heart is something everybody can love. This year, why not [...]

Shake up your protein powder routine with these recipes!

Whey Protein Isolate

Protein. It’s essential to the development and maintenance of every cell in your body, but are you getting enough? Whether you’re an athlete looking for a source of protein that can easily be metabolized into muscle or a senior hoping to limit muscle loss and support bone density, whey protein isolate is an excellent low-fat and low-carbohydrate option. [...]

Guide to Surviving Mealtimes with a Picky Eater

Picky eaters

There’s a whole world of delicious and nutritious meal options to choose from. But try telling that to a picky child. If your kids are insisting on chicken nuggets and cheese pizza seven days a week, you understand the challenges that mealtimes can present. While preparing food for a picky palate can be frustrating, there [...]

New Year’s Fitness Goals: 4 Ways to Reduce Muscle & Joint Pain

New Year's Fitness Goals & Joint/Muscle Pain

Now that the Christmas trees have come down and the last bites of fudge and turkey leftovers have officially made their exits, it’s time to take stock of our New Year’s resolutions. Did you make one this year? Are you sticking to it? Of course you are, and we’re proud of you! If you resolved [...]

Travel healthier this holiday season

Holiday travel tips

  There’s no place like home for the holidays—unless you have to get there on a delayed, crowded plane that loses your luggage. But despite the hassles of holiday travel, many of us will be heading out to visit family and friends this season. Here are four handy tips to help you stay healthy while [...]

Ward Off Winter Wear on Skin, Hair & Nails

Winter skin, hair and nails

There are lots of great things about winter in Canada—crisp fresh air and gentle falling snow for a start. Unfortunately, the colder weather, dryer air and unforgiving winds can also do a number on your skin, hair and nails. Central heating has a drying effect on your body indoors, and outdoors the cold air and [...]

Ho-Ho-Hold the Stress this Holiday Season

Stressful holidays

  The holidays are a special time. A time for gathering with friends and loved ones, for eating yummy foods, and for being thankful for all of the good things in your life. The holidays can also be a time for juggling multiple social commitments, checking off lengthy and expensive shopping lists, and trying to [...]

5 Tips for Fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder

SAD Winter

  As winter approaches and the days become colder and shorter, you may find yourself wistfully longing for the warm and sunny days of summer. You’re not alone. Many Canadians experience some form of winter blues brought on by dark and dreary conditions this time of year. But for some, these winter blues can take [...]

6 Steps to Prep for Cold & Flu Season

Cold and flu

Now that it’s November, the days are getting shorter, the air is getting colder and our calendars are starting to fill up with holiday plans and parties. It’s also the time of year for our two least favourite visitors to start arriving—no, not Aunt Edna and Uncle Steve—we’re talking about cold and flu. Cold and [...]