How to choose foods with less sodium {Healthy Living}

Photo by By Noemi Margaret (cc) Canadians eat about 3400 mg of sodium each day. This is more than double the amount we need. Sodium is an essential nutrient found in salt and many foods. Our bodies need a small amount of sodium to be healthy, but too much can lead to high blood pressure, a major risk factor for stroke, heart disease and kidney disease. Sodium intake has also been linked to an increased risk of osteoporosis, stomach cancer and severity of asthma. Do you know how much sodium … [Read more...]

The Arthritis Society is Launching a Month-Long Campaign For Arthritis Awareness Month {HEALTHY LIVING}

Did you know there are 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis? ABOUT THE ARTHRITIS SOCIETY The Arthritis Society is dedicated to a vision of Living well while creating a future without arthritis. It is Canada’s principal health charity providing education, programs and support to 4.6 million Canadians with arthritis and their loved ones. Since its founding in 1948, The Society has been the largest non-government funder of arthritis research in Canada by investing more than $180 million … [Read more...]

West Nile Virus – Symptoms and Health Effects {HEALTHY LIVING}

{Mosquito - Image source: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca} West Nile Virus has been a hot news topic of late, even here in the relatively cooler climate of Canada.  I thought I would take this opportunity to familiarize you with some West Nile Virus facts: … [Read more...]

Get the facts, “World Hepatitis Day” is July 28th {#HealthyLiving}

“It’s closer than you think” is the theme of this year’s World Hepatitis Day, which takes place on 28 July 2012. The campaign focuses on raising awareness of the different forms of hepatitis: what they are and how they are transmitted who is at risk the various methods of prevention and treatment … [Read more...]

How To Keep Your Family Safe When Tenting

We still tent a lot, but when our kids were little we spent most of our summer week-ends tenting and we were always aware of some basic tenting rules.  Before you and your family set out on your next camping trip, do you know how to tent safety? … [Read more...]

Healthy Living – The Heart Truth

The Heart Truth™ is heart disease and stroke is the # 1 killer of women in Canada, but most don’t know it.   Heart disease is not a “man’s disease”:  women are more likely than men to die of a heart attack or stroke. … [Read more...]