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Healthcare, Exercise and your Health

May 31, 2017

Adopting a healthier lifestyle is an active process; no one can force anyone else -- no matter how much they love them -- to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Your loved one has to be at least interested in having the "health conversation." Heal...

Exercise may aid in weight control and help to fend off diabetes by improving the ability to of fat cells to burn calories. It may be as a result of boosting levels of a hormone called irisin, produced during exercise which may help turn or...

Parents and caretakers today have an aversion to letting kids get dirty, in part because of the notion that children may get sick from germs they pick up. Sadly, children spend half as much time outside as they did only 20 years ago. 

For mi...

May 26, 2017

Homo sapiens is a very moody species. Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we now live in an age that ignores or devalues these feelings. 

In our culture, normal human emotions like temporary...

May 25, 2017

Doctor, composer and ADO concert convenor Cathy Applegate said there was a strong link between medical professionals who were also dedicated musicians. “I don’t know if anyone quite knows why it’s so common,” she said. “The fellow who start...

May 23, 2017

Hiroaki Tanaka wants you to smile while jogging. That sometimes seems impossible - especially when people sprint past on a running path as you're chugging slowly behind. 

But according to Tanaka, a professor at the Faculty of Sports and...

May 22, 2017

Bookie speak is totally normal these days due to betting company ads on telly during sporting broadcasts. Football is betting. Betting is football. The two are presented as intertwined strands of the same piece of rope. Kids get this messag...

May 20, 2017

Three quarters of Canadian preschoolers are getting enough physical activity to stay healthy, a new Statistics Canada report suggests, but as soon as kids hit age five, the proportion drops to just one-third.

The results of the study, releas...

May 19, 2017

It’s a pretty universal desire. I’m not talking about the living-forever wish — I mean having a flat belly. Have you ever heard anyone say, “No, actually, I’d like to go with the round, protruding kind.” 

Claims are everywhere. If you believ...

May 17, 2017

It was an ultrasound that changed Chelsea Torres’ life: the expectant mom saw the image of her unborn twin babies — joined at the chest and stomach with their pelvises fused together.


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In the face of holiday stress, better breathing reduces physical tension, promotes mindfulness, and helps us rest. 

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