Healthy Lifestyle

The holiday season is a time where fun and festivities usually come with too much food and drink, and too little exercise. With much of December spent meeting deadlines at work, holiday shopping, attending school concerts and other festive functions, and visiting with friends and...

It's recommended that we get seven to nine hours of sleep every night. In fact, just like good nutrition and exercise, enough quality sleep is essential to our health. We all have a restless or wakeful night now and then, but if you struggle to...

Do you live with discontent? Are you waiting for happiness to find you? You may be waiting a very long time! Happiness doesn't just arrive at the front door and let itself in, it's something that has to be cultivated.  In fact, science is telling...

Intermittent Fasting is arguably one of the biggest health trends in recent years and has been associated with numerous related benefits.  I wrote about this topic over a year ago (check my original blog here) and thought now would be a great opportunity to revisit...

As a continuation from my Carbohydrate 101 article, I have broken down another well-known macronutrient called protein.  In this post, I will take you through what proteins are, how they are created, and some common foods that contain them. What are proteins? Proteins are organic compounds made...

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to our Medical Director, Dr. Randy Knipping. Yesterday he won the Canadian Masters 10000 m championship in Surrey BC yesterday taking home the gold medal for Toronto West Athletics in a time of 43:21.   Dr. Knipping knows all about setting goals and working...

As summer approaches, it's time once again for a reminder about protecting exposed skin from the harmful effects of the sun. Make no mistake, even a light tan, or what you might think of as a "healthy glow," is sun damage. Being sun safe means being...

Hitting the pool a few times a week offers incredible health benefits for people of all ages. When submerged to waist depth, our bodies bear just 50 percent of what we weigh, and when submerged to our necks, just ten percent. Swimming, though beneficial for us...

What goes through your head when you step onto a scale? Is it trepidation at the "number" about to appear? Unfortunately that's the case for many, including some of our clients at DeerFields. The bottom line? We place too much emphasis on total scale weight. ...

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