Don’t let bone and joint pain slow you down!

Working out with bone & joint pain

If you suffer from bone and joint pain, you may be tempted to avoid physical activity to spare yourself discomfort. Don’t! When you avoid exercise, you’re not doing your body any favours. Physical fitness plays an important role in gaining and maintaining strength and flexibility. But that doesn’t mean you should ignore your pain and [...]

Women and stress: 4 calming strategies

Laughing lowers stress levels

In today’s hectic world, anyone can be susceptible to stress, but it turns out that women are reporting higher stress levels than men over everything from finances to relationships. While some stress is natural and can actually be a motivating factor, unnecessary, excessive, or chronic stress takes a mental and physical toll. Tension, anxiety, depression, digestive issues, hair loss, insomnia, decreased [...]

Gardening is good for body and soul

Benefits of gardening

As Canada finally catches up with spring this year, it’s finally time to get growing! You don’t have to live on an acreage (or even have a yard) to reap the benefits of what you sow when it comes to planting. There are plenty of opportunities for everyone to get their garden on: from windowsill [...]

Fight seasonal allergies, naturally!

Pollen allergies

After a long Canadian winter, the milder spring season brings a sense of relief—unless of course you spend most of it sneezing, sniffling and dabbing at your runny eyes. The spring’s pollen-filled air is no friend of the seasonal-allergy sufferer, whose immune system attempts to fight back by releasing antibodies that raise histamine levels and [...]

Recipe Roundup: Easter treats you can feel good about

Healthier Easter treats

This time of year, chocolate bunnies and glazed hams are everywhere. And don’t get us started on crème-filled candy eggs. Easter treats are a sweet and comforting indulgence that we wouldn’t begrudge anyone, but if your focus is on a healthier balanced diet, it IS possible to have your Easter cake and eat it too. [...]

Colds and flu: facts vs fiction

Cold and flu season

The 2017/18 flu season has been a nasty one in Canada. And while cases can vary in severity from a couple of days on the couch to hospitalization (or worse) for high-risk groups such as young children, seniors, pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems, the flu certainly isn’t a good time for anyone. Then [...]

4 Valentine’s Day treats for your heart

Healthy heart tips

  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 [...]

Resolution reality check: 4 easy goals for 2018

New Year's resolutions

So now that we’ve officially passed the halfway point of January, some of will be passionately charging full speed ahead with our New Year’s resolutions. Some of us will have started to lose interest. Some of us will be saying, “resolutions, what resolutions”? Whether you’re a repeat resolution-maker or not, January can be a good [...]