Heart Month and Cardiovascular Fitness

February is heart month. Heart disease currently affects more than 1.4 million Canadians and is a leading cause of death. In fact, more than 33, 600 Canadians die from heart disease each year. The good news is that many of the key risk factors are lifestyle related and include such…

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Many people think of meditation as something of value only to monks and followers of “new age” philosophy. However, the truth is that meditation is something that can benefit all of us. It has been shown to improve focus, reduce stress, ease anxiety and improve memory. Meditation refers to a…

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Heart disease and stroke take one life every seven minutes in Canada. A key cause of heart disease and stroke is high blood pressure. This is because having high blood pressure causes increased stress on the walls of your blood vessels. Over time, this stress causes these walls to become…

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Emotional eating, eating out of boredom, stress eating, social eating and eating for various other reasons that simply aren’t related to hunger and/or fueling our bodies are key reasons why we feel lethargic, gain weight and compromise our health; this is especially true if you’re not eating healthy foods. Of…

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This dish is a nutritious take on a Chinese classic.           Ingredients: 3/4 lb (350 g) top sirloin steak, cut into thin 1/2-inch (1.25 cm) cubes 1 tbsp (15 mL) sodium reduced soy sauce 1 tsp (5 mL) cornstarch 1 tsp (5 mL) dry sherry 1/4…

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