Category: Health & Wellness

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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5 Things You Should Do Before Bed

What does your before bed routine look like? If it involves watching five episodes of Stranger Things and snacking on potato chips, then this article is for you! Your nighttime routine greatly impacts the quality of sleep you get, which subsequently affects the quality of day you’ll have, which is why it’s important to ensure you are […]

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Kick That Bad Habit With These 5 Tips

The leaves are changing and so are you — or at least you’re trying to. While most adults aren’t going back to school this autumn, many of us still use this opportunity to start a new routine. This makes it the perfect time to ditch that bad habit you indulged in during the summer, like […]

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Fall Health Checkup: How Are Your Daily Habits?

Autumn brings new weather, new routines, and hopefully some new positive habits. “Creating lasting changes in your life takes serious commitment and purpose,” declares Hina Khan, a psychotherapist and behavioural expert. “These changes will not come easily and are sure to be exciting, challenging and scary. But your efforts will help bring you closer to […]

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5 Tips for Creating a Healthy Sleep Routine

Even though the week can feel like an endless stream of preparations, there’s one prep time most of us are missing — sleep prep. Research shows that 67% of Canadians wish they could get a better sleep, but they can’t seem to figure out how. Experts recommend adding a wind-down routine to your schedule to […]

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5 Surprising Ways a Lack of Sleep Can Affect You

One third of Canadians sleep less than six hours a night. You might be thinking, “What’s the big deal? I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” But research shows that insufficient sleep affects both your health and your work. Here’s how: Brain freeze: Your ability to think, learn and retain new information is powered by sleep. Not […]

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Anti-aging tricks for your face

The fact that your skin is going to naturally age is inevitable, but there are a few ways to mitigate the harmful stress we put on our skin on a daily basis. Check out these six: Take preemptive precautions A healthy diet, plenty of sleep and drinking lots of water are three things that you […]

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Top 6 Tips for Preventing Back Injuries

The last thing you want to happen whenever you leave your home, for anything from work to a much-anticipated faraway vacation, is an injury. Whether you’re going near or far, take the time to consider the weight you are carrying. Here are some valuable tips from the Ontario Chiropractic Association on avoiding injuries from carrying […]

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Pole Dancing, Zumba and more… 7 Unique Fitness Classes to Try

Zumba Getting a little bored with your morning jog or your mid-day gym session? Zumba is a great way to shake things up a little, by injecting your workout with fun and music. Combining Latin dance and aerobic movements, Zumba is a great way to burn calories, tone your physique and improve your confidence. Surfset […]

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5 Hair and Makeup Tips for Working out

Enlist the help of a really good dry shampoo Spraying your head with a healthy quantity of dry shampoo is a necessary preemptive measure to take especially if you’re sandwiching the gym in between work hours. The dry shampoo will absorb your sweat as your work out and prevent it from getting oily.   Put […]

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15 Health Hacks that Take 15 Seconds or Less

You’ve heard the saying that it takes 21 days to develop a healthy habit, but this length of time can seem daunting when you’re committing to cooking from scratch or going on a daily run. Even the most time-crunched can get one small step closer to being heathier though – try these 15 health hacks […]

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Post-Workout Makeup Tips 

So you want to hit the gym on your lunch hour, but you don’t want to spend the afternoon looking like a sweaty, disheveled mess? It is possible to look just as pretty and put together post workout as you did before. Try these five tricks for looking picture perfect after a mid-day gym session. […]

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6 Reasons Why You Should Try Pole Dancing for Exercise

For decades, pole dancing has had a reputation that precedes it. In the past, pole dancing has been exclusively affiliated with shady adult entertainment clubs. In recent years however, it has also become a fun, not to mention effective, form of exercise. With celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Emma Watson admitting to having taken classes, […]

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Skin Care Tips for Working Out

When it comes an active lifestyle, there are so many benefits; but what people often don’t consider is that while they may be building strength and muscle, the impacts on their skin are considerably different. Charmaine Cooper is the Education Manager for Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute, and she shares some great tips of keeping your skin and body healthy. If you’re […]

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Easy Ab Routines For Beginners

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