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Strategies to ward off winter illnesses

9 Strategies to Ward Off Winter Illnesses

Want to stay healthy this cold and flu season? Here are 9 tips that are proven to reduce the risk of falling ill during the winter months.

Natural sleep therapies

5 Non-Medicinal Treatments for Insomnia

If you’ve been diagnosed with insomnia or are having difficulty sleeping, these 5 natural, non-medicinal therapies can be effective treatment

Exercise as medicine

The Miracle Medication: No Prescription Required!

What if you discovered a medication capable of preventing or treating dozens of diseases? Luckily, this magic medication exists; exercise!

how to chiffonade kale or any other greens

How to chiffonade kale (or any other greens)

How to chiffonade kale. It sounds fancy but it’s easy!

When knowledge is not enough overcoming psychological roadblocks to lifestyle change

When knowledge is not enough: Overcoming psychological roadblocks to lifestyle change

While knowledge can be empowering, knowledge alone does not necessarily translate into healthy living. Research suggests a number of psychological roadblocks can, and often do, sabotage our efforts at healthy living, even if our lives depend on it.

Reboot your exercise routine: 5 easy tips to meet your fitness goals

Reboot your exercise routine: 5 easy tips to meet your fitness goals

Is your resolution for 2015 to finally reach your health and fitness goals? It’s not as daunting as it may seem. Follow these five easy tips to get the most out of your workout.

6 disease-preventing diet changes

6 disease-preventing diet changes

When dietary “trends” come and go like last season’s fashion line-ups, making sense of it all can get a little overwhelming.

the non-smoker's guide to lung cancer

The non-smoker’s guide to lung cancer: how to protect yourself from the invisible killer

About 16 per cent of lung cancer deaths, or 3,000 cases per year in Canada, occur in non-smokers. The leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers is an invisible, tasteless, odourless gas called radon, which exists in harmful levels in almost 7 per cent of homes in Canada.

Know your fitness personality our top picks for wearable technology

Know your fitness personality: our top picks for wearable technology

We’ve selected our favourite apps and wearable tech to suit every kind of fitness personality and help you stay on course to reach your goals.

Apps and gadgets to keep you honest top picks for weight loss tools

Apps and gadgets to keep you honest: top picks for weight loss tools

Whether dropping a few extra pounds or cutting down on daily fat intake, most of us need a source of accountability when taking on new health challenges.

Your pathway to a better night’s sleep Treatment options for insomnia

Your pathway to a better night’s sleep: Treatment options for insomnia

Most adults will experience an episode of poor sleep at some point in life, which is often triggered by a stressor. For many adults, sleep difficulties naturally subside as the triggering circumstances resolve – but for others, this is the onset of insomnia.

barbeque safety

3 Tips for BBQ Safety & Safely Cooking Food

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.

New insights on combating Rosacea

New insights on combating Rosacea

While a subtle, rosy glow reflects good health and inner radiance, the persistent ruddiness experienced by over 2 million Canadians with chronic rosacea is not the glow they’re looking for. The good news is that there are new developments in treatment for this chronic skin condition.

Food on trial: How your diet makes your skin glow – or not

Food on trial: How your diet makes your skin glow – or not

How diet affects skin health remains controversial, but as research progresses, certain nutrients are starting to stand out as either harmful or helpful to your skin’s glow. Let’s put popular food sources on trial and see how they hold up.

A complete guide to sunscreen and sun protection for healthy summer skin

A complete guide to sunscreen and sun protection for healthy summer skin

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.

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Bad bosses take their tolls on employees and companies alike

UBC Workplace Psychology expert Sandra Robinson and Neuropsychologist Dr. Elisabeth Sherman speak to mental health in the workplace.

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The psychology of performance

Why do some athletes thrive under high stress conditions, while others crumble under pressure? The answer often lies in their levels of mental fitness.

top tech fitness apps and gear

Train like the pros: top tech fitness apps & gear

Using a high tech device or even a simple app on your phone can give you precise information about how you’re doing in your training and how you can improve over time.

Get the most out of your training sessions by fuelling your body with the right food at the right time

Sports nutrition Q&A

Get the most out of your training sessions by fuelling your body with the right food at the right time.

Exercise in the city: could you be doing more harm than good?

Exercise in the city: Could you be doing more harm than good?

If you live in an urban centre and enjoy exercising outdoors, you may have wondered if air pollution might be undoing the positive effects of your workout.

brazilian food

Hot trend in food: Brazil

A couple of months ago, Brazil launched a new version of their national dietary guidelines which takes a look at food and nutrition in a new and interesting way.

feeling hungry is healthy

Feeling hungry is ok!

Feeling hungry does not have to be scary. We should all feel hungry before a meal.

do you trust your food labels

Do you trust your food labels?

As consumers we are busy and trust food labels to guide us in making good food choices. Remember though, that the marketing…

A sweet protein boost with greek yogurt

A ‘sweet’ protein boost

Greek yogurt contains more than double the amount of protein and considerably more healthy probiotics than most regular type yogurts.

helping a smoker quit

Helping a smoker quit!

Do you have a friend, family member or colleague you want to help quit smoking? Supporting someone through the quitting process can be a challenge and is one of the key factors to quitting success!

exercising for a healthy heart

How Hard Should You Exercise For A Healthy Heart?

The fitness centres and gyms fill up this time of the year with folks eager to meet their New Year goals. Many of you might jump into exercise without considering your existing fitness status, medical issues, medication side effects and how intensely you should be exercising.

Practical tips for the cold and flu season

It’s that time again: Practical tips for the cold & flu season

In order to help you deal with the months ahead, we’ve outlined the causes, symptoms, preventative steps and basic treatment methods for both the common cold and flu.

Dietitian-Health-Tip-Mind-your-portions

Dietitian Health Tip: Mind your portions

Did you know 2 ounces (60 grams) of full fat cheese contains your saturated (animal) fat for the day? Be mindful of your portions.

Fitness Tip Plan ahead

Fitness Tip: Plan ahead

Plan ahead! Try scheduling your exercise session into your calender, pack a gym bag the night before and bring it with you in the car for an after work fitness session.

Dietitian Health Tip Choose foods high in potassium

Dietitian Health Tip: Choose foods high in potassium

Potassium can help to lower blood pressure. Why?

Dietitian Health Tip-Prawns protein low in calories

Dietitian Health Tip: What’s delicious, full of protein and low in calories?

4 prawns contain 20 calories and only 35 mg cholesterol.

Dietitian Health Tip Boost your fibre intake

Dietitian Health Tip: Boost your fibre intake

Boost your fibre intake by adding bean/legumes to your meals this week.

Dietitian Health Tip-Dairy isn't your only source for calcium

Dietitian Health Tip: Dairy isn’t your only source for calcium

Fortified soy, almond, and rice milk are alternatives to cow’s milk for calcium.

Dietitian Health Tips Beware liquid calories

Dietitian Health Tip: Beware liquid calories

According to a study done at the Harvard School of Public Health there is a link to a greater genetic susceptibility to high body mass index (BMI) and increased risk of obesity.

Dietitian Health Tip Vegetarian sources of Omega 3

Dietitian Health Tip: Vegetarian sources of Omega 3

In addition to fish and omega 3 eggs you can try adding these vegetarian sources of omega 3 fats to your diet

Dietitian Health Tip-Pulses gluten free low fat low GI

Dietitian Health Tip: Pulses – gluten free, low fat, low GI

Pulses (dry peas, lentils, dry beans and chickpeas) are the edible seed of legumes.

Dietitian Health Tip-Sweet potatoes are pretty sweet

Dietitian Health Tip: Sweet potatoes are pretty sweet

Sweet potatoes are pretty sweet! They make a great alternative to potatoes.

Dietitian-Health Tip The benefits of Vitamin D

Dietitian Health Tip: The benefits of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is known to have a role in bone health but recent studies look into the relationship between Vitamin D and cancer, heart disease, diabetes and multiple sclerosis.

Dietitian Health Tip Did you know quinoa is a source of iron-

Dietitian Health Tip: Did you know quinoa is a source of iron?

Did you know quinoa is a source of iron containing 1.7 mg in ½ cup?

Dietitian Health Tip-Eat more produce

Dietitian Health Tip: Eat more produce

Make sure your dinner plate is ½ filled with vegetables. Most people’s downfall is not eating enough produce.

dietitian health tip downsize your dishes

Dietitian Health Tip: Downsize your dishes.

Downsize your dishes. Research shows that when we eat and drinking from smaller dishes that we eat less.

dietitian tip shop the perimeter

Dietitian Health Tip: Shop the perimeter

Shop the perimeter of the grocery store – this is where you will find all the whole foods that are the foundation of a healthy balanced diet. Up and down the rows is where you will find all of the tempting extras. When you must venture into this zone, make sure you have a list […]

Dietitian Health Tip-Eat mindfully

Dietitian Health Tip: Eat mindfully

Eat mindfully. Ask yourself: Am I truly hungry? Are the calories in this food going to put me over my daily amount of calories? Avoid eating bowls of nuts or candy available for grazing – this kind of mindless eating can easily sabotage weight control efforts.   Learn more about our Registered Dietitian Services For dietitian-approved […]

Dietitian Health Tip-Learn portion sizes

Dietitian Health Tip: Learn portion sizes

Learn portion sizes. Know what one cup of pasta, rice and potatoes looks on your plate. Buy smaller portions of meat. Not sure what portions you should be eating? Speak to a Registered Dietitian to get yourself on track. Learn more about our Registered Dietitian Services For dietitian-approved tips and recipes sign up to our monthly […]

Dietitian Health Tip - Try chia seeds-

Dietitian Health Tip: Try chia seeds

Try chia seeds – also known as salba. These little seeds are a nutritional powerhouse!

Dietitian Health Tip - Your body needs carbs to operate

Dietitian Health Tip: Your body needs carbs to operate

Your body needs carbs to operate efficiently. You can meet your daily requirement with 3 pieces of fruit and 2-3 cups of dairy.

Dietitian Health Tip - Trying to-lose weight and getting frustrated

Dietitian Health Tip: Trying to lose weight and getting frustrated?

Trying to lose weight and getting frustrated focusing on how much sodium/ sugar/ carbs you should be getting? Thinking too much makes success difficult!

Dietitian Health Tip - Patience positivity persistence keys to weight loss

Dietitian Health Tip: Patience, positivity, and persistence are the keys to weight loss

Patience, positivity, and persistence are the keys to weight loss. If you’re thinking about what you can’t have, how unpleasant it is or how slow it’s going you won’t stick to it.

Dietitian-Health Tip - Plan ahead to eat well

Dietitian Health Tip: Plan ahead to eat well

Plan ahead to eat well. If you don’t have a plan in place – what you’ll eat for dinners for the week, lunch for the day, snacks for the afternoon – you’re bound to go with ‘whatever’, and not consider nutrition or calories.