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Bust a Rut, Lose Your Gut

Do you go to the same vacation spot every year? Have pizza for dinner almost every Friday night? Always hit the stationary bike or treadmill at the gym? While it can be comforting to stick to the familiar, being more adventurous can improve your relationships, health and mental well-being, says Dr. Frank Farley, a psychologist at Temple University...

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P90X: Bring the pain? Or bring me a donut?
P90X: Bring the pain? Or bring me a donut?

Health questions? Talk to a mentor confidentially According to Statistics Canada, 23.1% of Canadians aged 18 or older (5.5 million people) are obese, with another 36.1% (8.6 million) are overweight. This means that over half of Canada is overweight. Although I am not overweight myself, neither is my lifestyle particularly healthy. But about...

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Make a Run for It
Make a Run for It

If you’re looking for a new challenge or just want to kick start your fitness plans, look for a community Run/ Walk in your area.   These 5 or 10 kilometer runs happen in most cities throughout the year and can be a great boost to your workout.  Training to run the distance can take several months but almost anyone can walk it, as long as they...

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“Bodybuilding Sins” That Cause Back Pain and Missed Workouts
“Bodybuilding Sins” That Cause Back Pain and Missed Workouts

It’s one thing for someone who sits at a computer all day and never exercises to have back pain, but for a bodybuilder, someone who spends hours and hours each week pouring everything they’ve got into building muscle, it should be criminal! The reason we say this is because, if you are going to spend so much time, money, and energy trying...

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Taking Care of Yourself
Taking Care of Yourself

Here are some ways to take care of yourself every day: Get enough physical activity Physical activity is an excellent stress-buster and provides other health benefits as well. It also can improve your mood and self image. Try to accumulate 30 minutes of physical activity a day through walking, yoga, dancing, housework, yard work or recreational...

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Work Out Your Stress
Work Out Your Stress

Stress is part of life. Caregiving, work and family demands, illness and financial pressures all can cause stress. So can special occasions like birthdays and holidays with their many demands and expectations. If you don't control stress it can lead to health problems. Stress can disrupt not only your concentration but also your sleeping and eating...

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Diabetes: Slowing the Epidemic
Diabetes: Slowing the Epidemic

In 1995, 1.5 million Canadians were diagnosed with diabetes. Today, it’s up to 2 million and by 2010 it will rise to an alarming 3 million. While there are two major types of diabetes, 90% of diabetics have Type 2 or Adult Onset Diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is one of the fastest growing yet preventable chronic diseases in Canada today, and the focus...

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Don’t Blow Your Diet: Our Top 10 Binge Busters
Don't Blow Your Diet: Our Top 10 Binge Busters

You've canned the ice cream, bagged the potato chips and yet vivid visions of juicy junk food continue to dance seductively through your mind. Who ya gonna call? Binge Busters! Digest these Top 10 tips and you'll help yourself not help yourself to gooey goodies that leave you feeling oh, so guilty! You may not be able to turn back time, but you...

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