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...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time

Why should we care about a little thing like plastic bags? … [Read more...]

Healthy Living – Nine weeks in and doing…?

Like many of you,  my New Year resolution was to be more active, eat healthier and lose a few pounds. How am I doing 9 weeks in...I'm doing OK, better than I was, but still working on it. … [Read more...]

Healthy Living – DEATH LOVES PROCRASTINATION

Act.  There are so many ways you can Make Death Wait. … [Read more...]

Healthy Living – Basic principles of physical activity

Like many, many, many people my New Year resolution was to be more active and eat healthier.  How am I doing 6 weeks in...I'm doing OK, but not amazing! Yesterday, I was reading this article by the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation (February is Heart Month) and was re-inspired.  I thought I would share it with you and hopefully, if you need motivation, it will help you too! … [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...]

Feb 5th – 11th is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

The aim of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is to educate the public on the relationship between dieting, body dissatisfaction, and eating disorders, as well as to increase awareness of the social factors (including media) that can contribute to the development of body image issues and eating disorders. … [Read more...]

Today is World Cancer Day

 Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide and accounted for 7.6 million deaths (around 13% of all deaths) in 2008. Each year on 4 February, WHO supports International Union Against Cancer to promote ways to ease the global burden of cancer. Preventing cancer and raising quality of life for cancer patients are recurring themes.Related links … [Read more...]

Healthy Living – Make Death Wait

 February is Heart Month! Your gift of just a few hours helps us all get more time Heart disease and stroke take 1 in 3 Canadians before their time and it is the #1 killer of women. By volunteering in your neighbourhood for Heart Month this February, you can help change these alarming statistics. … [Read more...]

Healthy Living – Why is a hysterectomy performed?

The most common reason a hysterectomy is performed is for uterine fibroids. The next most common reasons are: abnormal uterine bleeding (vaginal bleeding) cervical dysplasia (pre-cancerous condition of the cervix) endometriosis uterine prolapse I referenced the following sites for the information contained in this post … [Read more...]