Category: Health & Wellness

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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DIY Bath Products You Can Make at Home

DIY bath products make great gifts for friends and family – or just to spoil yourself once in a while!  

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5 Household Products You Didn’t Know Could Double As Beauty Products

You don’t have to spend a fortune at the drugstore to amp up your beauty routine, you just need to raid your pantry.   For your skin: There are a million products on drugstore shelves that claim to work with essentially the same magic: to hydrate, reduce redness, and to ease lines, wrinkles and skin […]

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Spinning For Fitness

  As the weather starts to cool down, you might be finding it hard to get out for that jog, walk, hike or bike that you normally would; which is precisely why indoor fitness activities, like spinner, exist. Taking a spinning class is a great way to keep yourself motivated and in shape over the […]

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Quick Breakfast Ideas

The quality of your breakfast can directly determine the kind of day you will have. Research shows that people who have a healthy breakfast on a regular basis, have better concentration, better creativity, and for children, eating breakfast can result in better academic performance at school.   According to Amanda Nash, from the Heart and Stroke Foundation, a good […]

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10 Simple Lifestyle Changes That Decrease Your Risk of Heart Attack & Stroke

According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, “An estimated 1.6 million Canadians are living with heart disease or the effects of a stroke.” That said, up to 80 percent of heart disease and stroke can be prevented by making simple lifestyle changes.   Get sufficient exercise and engage in activities that involve large […]

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Improve Your Oral Health in Less Than 5 Minutes

It takes fewer than five minutes a day to maintain or improve oral health. Dental hygienists recommend brushing twice a day, with a soft toothbrush, for two minutes using fluoridated toothpaste. You should also use an oral device to clean between teeth and scrape or brush the tongue once a day. Improve your oral health […]

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How to Handle Acne Naturally

Despite what movies and television shows may lead us to believe, acne isn’t just a problem teenagers face during puberty. In reality, acne can be a lifelong problem for many adults and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Fortunately, there are great natural remedies available that can help minimize or even prevent annoying zits. The […]

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What Does Your Sleeping Position Say About You?

The link between sleep positions and personality has been the subject of examination for decades, and though you may not put much thought into what position you doze off every night, experts suggest that the way a person sleeps suggests a lot about their personality. There are three main types of sleep positions – side, […]

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