Category: Health & Wellness

How to Talk to Your Teen About Substance Abuse

  Much like talking to your kids about sex and relationships, the topic of substance abuse can be one that’s rather touchy, which is why you should approach a conversation like this one prepared and well-versed.   Plan ahead  As aforementioned, this is not a conversation that should be had impromptu or without proper foresight, […]

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5 Health Checks You Need to do Regularly

  A large part of being healthy is taking preventative measures in an effort to ward off the unhealthy. These measures can include anything from exercising to maintaining a healthy diet to getting enough sleep at night. One often overlooked measure is performing routine checks and self-checks. Keep reading for five health checks you should […]

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Tips to Protect Your Hair During Pregnancy

  It is a common misconception that the regular intake of those prenatal vitamins during pregnancy automatically means thicker, longer, and more luscious hair. The reality is oftentimes not as such. During pregnancy, the growth cycle for hair tends to halt, meaning no new hair will replace the strands that naturally fall out over the […]

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The Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are inexpensive, delicious, and nutritious; so why aren’t we eating more of them? Keep reading for four very convincing reasons why we should all have a little more sweet potato on our plates.   They help to ward of cold, flu, and disease. Sweet potatoes contain vitamin C, which helps the body fight […]

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5 Ways to Develop Stronger Intuition

  Much like confidence and self-awareness, being intuitive is a practice that can be cultivated and learned. Intuition is a powerful and often underestimated tool that we all encompass; but there’s a difference between simply possessing intuition and understanding it to the point of trusting it. Learn how to heighten the impact of your intuition with […]

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How to Develop Self-Awareness

  A few weeks ago, we wrote about habits that build confidence, and this week we’ve got one more for you. Self-awareness, when practiced habitually, not only builds confidence but can be the cornerstone of a content and successful life. Here are three steps to take to promote healthy self-awareness in your life.   Understand […]

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Reno Johnston’s 6 Keys to Creating a Successful Mindset

Get Over Yourself If you’re sitting here reading this right now, get over yourself. And I say that with the utmost love. Get over yourself because that’s the first issue. You are so caught up in yourself and thinking you’re not actually improving, you’re not growing. Progression is so important. It’s fundamental. If you’re not […]

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Habits that Build Confidence

  There’s little in this world more attractive, more magnetic, and more coveted than confidence. Successful people tend to be confident, as do happy people, so if confidence is not already something you have or are working towards gaining, maybe you should be. Here a few everyday habits you should consider developing if you’re aiming […]

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Tips for Creating a Healthy Work Lunch

When it comes to packing a lunch for work, it can be tempting to opt for something quick, easy, and microwaveable or forgo the packed lunch all together and eat out instead. It’s a widely known fact that you are what you eat, meaning that what you consume for your lunch can directly affect your […]

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Hair Care Tips For Men

Contrary to common belief, men care about having good-looking hair too, (even though they’re not flipping their shiny manes around in shampoo commercials). That said, boy hair really isn’t that different than girl hair and should be treated with the same amount of TLC no matter whose head it’s on. Keep reading for some not-so-secret […]

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6 Ways to Green Your Morning Routine

A refreshed morning routine on a cold winter morning can warm up your day and get you started on the right foot. Whether it’s brewing a hot pot of coffee or taking a warm shower, why not make your morning routine a bit greener? TD Friends of the Environment Foundation has six ways to help […]

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5 Ways to Make Your Mornings More Productive

When it comes to mornings, we’re often so busy that we forget the small steps we can take to keep our health on track for the full day ahead. While we all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, new research shows that 37 per cent of Canadians who do eat breakfast […]

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5 Reasons Your New Year’s Resolution Should Include Volunteering

The new year is a time for new resolutions. Instead of pledging to drink less caffeine or start using that gym membership you bought last January, why not take on a resolution that is both sustainable and beneficial to your health? Volunteer work is the new health regimen. A recent study conducted by Harvard University […]

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10 New Year’s Day Hangover Remedies

As our year comes to a close, many of us will be out celebrating and plenty of people will be feeling “under the weather” the next morning. Here are some “under the weather” remedies for New Year’s Day. Remedy #1: New Year’s Hangover Cure Remedy #2: Hangover Routine! Recovery, Beauty & Food! Remedy #3: Top […]

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5 Healthy Eating Trends to Watch for in 2017

If naked eating, bugs, and healthy party food make your mouth water, then 2017 may be an exciting year. Here Nema McGlynn, registered dietitian at Loblaws, shares her predictions for five nutritious eating trends. 1. Alternative proteins. “Although meat isn’t going anywhere, plant protein sources like nuts, seeds, beans, and grains are playing a greater […]

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Donate These Items to a Holiday Food Drive Near You

We’ve all done it before — headed into our pantry to round up those never-been-eaten canned goods or strange spaghetti to cobble together a food drive donation. But are those odds and ends what food bank recipients need the most? “While the food bank is grateful for any and all non-perishable donations, some are better […]

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Creative Ways to Give Back this Year

The holiday season is not just about receiving gifts — it’s also about giving. It’s no secret that Canadians are generous. In 2015, Canadians ranked sixth on the CAW World Giving Index ranking with 65 per cent of Canadians donating money and 38 per cent volunteering time. This year, learn how to give back in […]

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How to Achieve a Stress-Free Holiday Season

The holidays can be hectic, with a lot of work going into gift-giving, cooking, setting up decorations, and planning parties. Fortunately, there are ways to find time to slow down, take it all in, and enjoy time with family and friends. One of the top holiday stressors is dealing with finances, which is also one […]

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Add Delicious, Affordable Superfood Barley to Your Winter Menu

Some seven million acres of farmland in Canada are dedicated to barley, yet a surprisingly high number of us don’t regularly include it in our meals. Not only is barley delicious on its own and a great natural ingredient, this affordable superfood packs a significant nutritional punch. As a whole grain, it contains protein, insoluble […]

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Marie Kondo’s Three-Step Approach for Living in Sync

Organization has been a lifelong passion for Marie Kondo. Since the age of five, the author, entrepreneur, and founder of the KonMari method has made it a priority to streamline her living space and surround herself with things that bring her joy. Now, many years and a global reputation later, Kondo is bringing this passion […]

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Healthy Snacks on the Go

In a hurry? Opt for one of these healthy snacks!  

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Proper Form: Bicep and Hammer Curls

Do you have a pair of dumbbells sitting in your basement, unused and neglected? Well, we have a simple exercise you can do at home to put those forlorn dumbbells to good use.   How to do a proper bicep curl: First, make sure you’re standing up straight and tall, with no arch in your […]

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5 Fitness Tips for New Moms

Being a new mom comes with a seemingly endless roster of fresh responsibilities; unfortunately, keeping up with personal fitness often doesn’t make it to the list. Luckily, the internet is brimming with ways to stay fit between diaper changes and laundry loads, some of which even call for getting baby involved. Here are five of […]

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Stroller Exercises for New Moms

Finding exercises to do while taking care of a baby has proven difficult for parents. A new spin on the classic stroller has made it a lot easier for families to get outside and workout. The Bugaboo Runner is designed specifically for people who want to go for a jog and need to bring their […]

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The Truth About Portion Control

Eating all the right foods but not losing any weight? Health expert Jordan Cieciwa has some advice on how to make sure you have the right portions. Eating healthy does not mean you can eat as much as you want and that is where a lot of people struggle. After eating unhealthy for many years, […]

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