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.
If you’ve been working hard at the gym, and your patience is wearing thin try these strategies to boost your weight-loss progress.
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.
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.
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.
You’ve probably heard of all kinds of yoga–but laughter yoga? It combines the stretches, rhythmic breathing and meditation of yoga with a good dose of the giggles. And it provides you with the health benefits of both. If you’re looking to de-stress, reduce pain or build a better attitude, you may want to find the nearest laughter club and sign yourself up.
A first-aid kit should prepare you for almost any health emergency, from poison ivy to a blood-spurting cut. Here’s what you need.
If all that typing is taking a toll on your wrists, but you can’t cut work try these home remedies. There may be a natural way to quench the pain of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
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.
You can’t go running to the doctor for every minor burn, scrape, or dizzy spell. Here’s how to handle those minor mishaps at home.
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.
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.
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.
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.