health Tag

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...

Mindfulness and meditation are often associated with states of deep relaxation, focus, peace and insight. Though the experience is different for each participant, through regular practice, many will experience some of the following benefits: A reduction in pain Reduced feelings of anger, anxiety...

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...

Our favorite super foods are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, that minimize the cell damage that can lead to heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases. Although one of the best ways to stay healthy is to eat a wide variety of vitamin-rich foods,...

One of the biggest struggles when trying to optimize one’s lifestyle is transforming nutritional habits.  By far, the most common questions I get as a coach and friend are related to food composition, the what of nutrition.  What are good proteins? Fats? What...

When it comes to health risks, what's more important, genes or lifestyle? This is an age-old question that is relevant to all of us because of the diabetes and obesity epidemic facing so-called western civilization today. An easy way to understand the interaction between genes...

Getting an outdoor workout is easier than you think. In fact, boosting your health and fitness over the next several months could be as simple as leaving the car parked, and using active transportation to run errands, get to and from work, meet...

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...

Many Canadians are unaware that heart disease and stroke take a life every seven minutes. Just as alarming is that according to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, a whopping 90% of Canadians have at least one risk factor. To help evaluate your risk, see...