prevention Tag

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 system...

These days, one doesn't have to look hard or travel far to find a yoga studio or class. Yoga practice has become increasingly popular with participants of all ages and abilities and continues to gain followers who upon giving it a fair try,...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...