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.
Are you looking for a unique way of getting fit? Try fusion. A fusion workout blends different disciplines or different styles within a discipline to offer variety and a more complete workout. Here, we look at four variations:
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.
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.
Cold sores can sneak up on you, and keep coming back. Catch them early, and fend them off with these home remedies.
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.
Slathering yourself with lotions and potions, but still can’t fight the flakes? Try one of these home remedies to do the trick.
A face can tell a thousand stories, but most of us would rather not have our histories written out in wrinkles. To curb crow’s feet, ditch the pricy lotions and try eating these skin-sustaining foods.
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.
Obsessed with dieting, we’re actually becoming fatter! In Canada, close to half the population is overweight and one in six people is obese. Follow these weight loss tips
Stop popping those pimples! Check out our food prescription to clear your complexion. These days acne is blamed on heredity and hormones, but eating the right foods can make a difference.
Beauty is only skin-deep, but the importance of skin goes a lot deeper. Learn to care for your largest organ so you can put your best skin forward.