Knowing what’s going on behind the scenes can result in a much briefer and safer hospital stay. Check out these surprising secrets to help you make the best of the situation.
Multiple Sclerosis is a nerve disorder that affects some 50,000 Canadians, ranging in severity from mild, recurring tingling symptoms to paralysis. May is MS awareness month, so here’s an update on the condition and what you can do to delay its progress.
If it seems like someone turned down the volume a couple of decibels, don’t panic. Just try one of these little-known tricks to stave off hearing problems.
Air quality studies show that the inside of homes is often worse than the outside, according to Katie Albright of the Sierra Club of Canada. Here’s how to keep the air in your home as chemical-free as you can.
Going to the doctor can be confusing and time-consuming. Here’s how to take your healthcare into your own hands, and make it out of the clinic in a reasonable time.
Often wish that you could hide under the nearest piece of furniture to avoid having to speak? Chances are that your sticky situation isn’t as bad as it seems. Here’s how to extract yourself from some common conundrums painlessly, and without stepping on any toes.
While you can’t control all of the factors that impact your work/life balance, there are some things you can control. Acting on these tips will help you achieve better work/life balance, and make you more productive at work.
You were up too late watching that show that was just too good to turn off (we’ve all been there), and now morning has come way too early. Here’s how to wake up on the right side of the bed and start your day with a sunny disposition.
Making time to laugh and play can boost your health. Experts say that laughter increases endorphins, strengthens your immune system, and sends extra oxygen coursing through your veins. Find out why some researchers believe laughing is as good as a mild workout.
Laughter can strengthen your immune system and reduce your risk of heart disease. And it’s not just good for our bodies—it can also strengthen our bond with other people, make school interesting and increase our sense of self-worth. So, go on, get the giggles going.
When spring comes the air is filled with music and allergens. Don’t let your itchy, scratchy, sneezy nose ruin the season. Try one of these natural antihistamines for instant relief, or prevent the problem with these tips for avoiding pollen.
Before you rush off to fill a new prescription or to alleviate a chronic condition with over-the-counter drugs, ask your doctor whether you should first try lifestyle changes.
There’s been great news about the health benefits of alcohol in recent years. But drinking too much takes away the potential benefits —and adds plenty of risks.
Insomnia can become a real nightmare as the clock ticks on into the night and you’re awake to notice. Find out how a relaxing cup of tea, a whiff of lavender oil, smarter scheduling of sleep, and other tactics can summon the sandman naturally.
Want to keep your brain fast and nimble? You need two kinds of exercise- aerobic and neurobic. Find out how they work and try them out.
Air pollution is a key contributing factor to the increasing prevalence of asthma, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer, and a host of other diseases. Learn about common air pollutants, and find out how to avoid them and breathe easier.
The best way to protect yourself from the adverse health effects of polluted air is to keep tabs on the Air Quality Index (AQI) in your area. Every day, cities across Canada measure the concentration of ozone in the air, and convert the reading to an AQI number on a scale of 0 to 500.
A long soak in the tub can boost your circulation, alleviate your arthritis, tame your tension, and more. Just add these all-natural ingredients to the water and enjoy.
They are two of your most precious possessions, but chances are, you take your eyes for granted. Read on to see how you can get protection for your peepers.
How we shower can say a lot about us. Can you find your shower personality in the list below? We do it naked and privately. For some people, it’s over in five minutes, and others can take 20 minutes or more. And how we do it reveals a lot about us. Yes, it’s taking a shower.