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.
If you’ve been diagnosed with insomnia or are having difficulty sleeping, these 5 natural, non-medicinal therapies can be effective treatment
What if you discovered a medication capable of preventing or treating dozens of diseases? Luckily, this magic medication exists; exercise!
How to chiffonade kale. It sounds fancy but it’s easy!
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.
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.
When dietary “trends” come and go like last season’s fashion line-ups, making sense of it all can get a little overwhelming.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UBC Workplace Psychology expert Sandra Robinson and Neuropsychologist Dr. Elisabeth Sherman speak to mental health in the workplace.
Why do some athletes thrive under high stress conditions, while others crumble under pressure? The answer often lies in their levels of mental fitness.
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.
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.
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 does not have to be scary. We should all feel hungry before a meal.
As consumers we are busy and trust food labels to guide us in making good food choices. Remember though, that the marketing…
Greek yogurt contains more than double the amount of protein and considerably more healthy probiotics than most regular type yogurts.
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!
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.
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.
Did you know 2 ounces (60 grams) of full fat cheese contains your saturated (animal) fat for the day? Be mindful of your portions.
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.
Potassium can help to lower blood pressure. Why?
4 prawns contain 20 calories and only 35 mg cholesterol.
Boost your fibre intake by adding bean/legumes to your meals this week.
Fortified soy, almond, and rice milk are alternatives to cow’s milk for calcium.
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.
In addition to fish and omega 3 eggs you can try adding these vegetarian sources of omega 3 fats to your diet
Pulses (dry peas, lentils, dry beans and chickpeas) are the edible seed of legumes.
Spices do more than add flavour to your meal!
Sweet potatoes are pretty sweet! They make a great alternative to potatoes.
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.
Did you know quinoa is a source of iron containing 1.7 mg in ½ cup?
Make sure your dinner plate is ½ filled with vegetables. Most people’s downfall is not eating enough produce.
Downsize your dishes. Research shows that when we eat and drinking from smaller dishes that we eat less.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Try chia seeds – also known as salba. These little seeds are a nutritional powerhouse!
Your body needs carbs to operate efficiently. You can meet your daily requirement with 3 pieces of fruit and 2-3 cups of dairy.
Trying to lose weight and getting frustrated focusing on how much sodium/ sugar/ carbs you should be getting? Thinking too much makes success difficult!
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.
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.