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Research proves that exercise makes us happier and healthier. It helps prevent disease; keeps us young in mind, body and spirit; is more effective than some medications in treating anxiety and depression; and can even add years to our lives. Few Canadian adults however, are active...

Did you know that one in five Canadians will experience a mental illness? Did you know exercise has proven benefits for our physical and mental health? Experts believe exercise enhances our mental health by releasing feel-good brain chemicals (neurotransmitters and endorphins); by reducing immune...

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...

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...

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...

In recent years, health professionals have reawakened to a powerful therapy with healing benefits for us all. Called Nature Therapy or Ecotherapy, the prescription is simple: get outside. Spending time in nature on a regular basis can be as effective in treating depression as...

December is synonymous with an abundance of eating and drinking, a lack of exercise, too many late nights, and far too much stress. The key to not only making it through this busy month, but actually thriving, is being particularly mindful about one's health and...

When it comes to physical activity, don't undervalue the incredible health benefits of a daily walk. Research tells us that there are health benefits to exercise -- even periods as short as a few minutes. It also reveals that these benefits are increased when we...