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Like many people, with the dawning of this past new year I made a resolution to myself.  Mine was to consciously start eating healthier and exercising more with the aim of losing some weight. How is that all going for me?  Well it went well for a couple of weeks. Then with the long, dark, dog days of winter, I started slipping. I know I need to get back on track and I am determined to do just that. I have thought a lot about what I need to do to achieve my goal and I have come up with … [Read more...]

Make Health Last. What will your last 10 years look like? {Healthy Living}

The Heart and Stroke Foundation asks: What will your last 10 years look like?  Do you know the steps to Make Health Last? I know what many of you are thinking...that's so far away, I can't possibly worry about that now.  Trust me when I tell you your 30's and 40's will whiz by at the speed of light and before you know what hit you, you too will be mulling this dilemma in your mind. … [Read more...]

Travel Health: What Can You Do? {Healthy Living}

There's nothing like getting away on a vacation to help you relax and unwind from the stresses of today's busy lifestyles. This being said, you will want to make sure that you take precautions in order to stay healthy on your trip and return home healthy. … [Read more...]

Fall is the perfect time to test for radon in your home {Healthy Living}

What is radon? Radon is a radioactive gas that is produced naturally by the breakdown of uranium in the ground. Since radon can't be seen, smelled, or tasted, it can get into your home undetected. In outdoor air, radon is diluted and therefore not a concern. But in confined spaces like your house, radon can build up to high levels and become a health risk. Radon can enter your home any place where the house touches the soil and there is an opening. Possible entry points into your home … [Read more...]

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...]