Having a glass of wine with dinner, or enjoying a pint at the local pub can help you unwind, and can even offer some health benefits. But alcohol abuse – when intake rises above moderate levels – presents serious health risks like cirrhosis of the liver, and stroke.
Fellow workers driving you crazy? Feeling tense? Slash stress and carve out a sliver of inner peace with these two five-minute exercises developed by Vancouver yoga and meditation expert Padma, host of the television show Living Yoga with Padma.
Your heart is pounding, and your breath is coming in short gasps. The world seems to be closing in around you. But you are not alone: Many people experience debilitating anxiety attacks. Prevent panic with these 10 tips.
If you find yourself turning up the volume on your speakers, you’d better perk up and listen to your ears. Once your hearing is gone it’s not coming back, but there are ways to bring hearing-loss to a stop.
If you set goals for yourself—either at New Year’s or any other time of year—you may find your willpower lags long before you’ve lost that weight, quit smoking or saved money. That’s because willpower is over-rated. Here’s why.
We’ve all done it—made New Year’s resolutions. But how many of us are successful? Here are some tips on picking a resolution you can achieve, and strategies for sticking with it.
Say good night to sleep problems, and stop counting sheep. With these tips you can finally snuggle in and get a solid night’s sleep.
You’re not the only one with the winter blues. Seasonal affective disorder has many people feeling down in the winter months. The good news: there are natural ways to lift your spirits.
Dare to bare your teeth. If you feel self-conscious about your smile try these tips. Your chompers will be white in no time.
Do you have the breath of a fire-breathing dragon? Whether you need a fast fix before an important encounter, or are looking for a way to permanently evict the odour-causing bacteria that inhabit your mouth, these tips can help.
If you keep nodding off at meetings, and yawning your way through lunch, it might be a simple case of lack of sleep. But be careful, constant blah-ness may be a symptom of a more serious illness like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Can’t recall the name of someone you just met? Learn the tricks the experts use and keep your memory sharp at any age.
Find yourself dive-bombing the couch by mid-afternoon? Feeling more sluggish than a hung-over sloth? Believe it or not, a few easy changes to your daily routine can make the seemingly permanent imprint of your backside on the La-Z-Boy rise up and vanish, along with your inertia.
Finding it hard to deal with the daily commute? Here are some simple ways you can avoid road rage on the way to and from work.
Canadians are spending more and more time commuting to and from work — and finding inventive ways to pass the time.
Breathing deeply and directing your thoughts inward, not on the long drive ahead of you, may help to alleviate the stress of your daily commute. Try these simple exercises before you get in the car, or as soon as you arrive at your destination.
If you’re a student who’s signed up for too many after-school activities, your academic performance could suffer. Or if you’re a parent who’s exhausted from driving your kids to ballet, soccer and karate, chances are they’re tired too. Here’s how to maintain a balance.
Want to live to a ripe old age? Start now. "It’s what we do with our health behaviours throughout our lives that’s going to get us there," says Thomas Perls, a geriatrician at Boston University Medical Centre and lead author of Living to 100: Lessons in Living to Your Maximum Potential at Any Age. Here are some simple tips on how to make it happen.
While some degree of hardening of the arteries is normal as we age, atherosclerosis can lead to heart disease and stroke. Find out what you can do, and eat, to help control this potentially deadly condition.
It’s fall and you’re starting to spend more time indoors – along with billions of microscopic creatures that call your bed, carpeting, drapes and furniture "home." You may find your allergies are worse, even though allergy season should be winding down. What can you do to battle these indoor allergens?