In our fast-paced Western culture, it’s no surprise that so many Canadians have difficulty falling asleep. Since it is not often possible to change our culture and our environment, another way to find some peace within the chaos of the world is through yoga.
Whether you’re training for a competition or involved with recreational sports, you can expect to see a decrease in exercise performance if you are selling yourself short on sleep.
Our evening TV, movies or other electronic habits that we use to quiet our brains may actually be working against us when it comes to a restful sleep.
It’s called jet lag, and it’s caused by the temporary difference between the sleep and wake cycle generated by our internal body clock at home, and the environmental rhythms of our destination time zone.
Food relates directly to serotonin production – a key hormone that helps promote rest, so it’s important to consume more of these foods and avoid those that tamper with your natural sleep patterns.
Tis’ the season for barbequing. It’s a convenient, quick, and versatile way of cooking that can be done with no added fat. But is it as healthy as we think it is? Barbequing can be a healthy way to prepare food if you follow a few precautions.
Everyone looks forward to the warm summer sun and the outdoor sports and activities that accompany it. While the UV radiation from the sun provides us with many benefits, there are important risks to keep in mind with overexposure.
Too much of a good thing can be harmful if the right precautions to protect yourself are not taken. Finding an appropriate balance between the risks and benefits of sunlight is critical.
Believe it or not, the rewards of exercise extend far beyond adding muscle tone or slimming down. Exercise also helps improve the look, feel and age of your skin.
Dr. Michael Koehle and Dr. Chris Dawkins share insight on predicting your health future through family history and genetic testing.