Healthy Living

Ready to live your healthiest life? From the best vitamins and supplements to everyday habits that boost your mental health and wellness, these healthy living tips are a great place to start.

Bar Soap vs. Liquid Soap: Which is Better?

When it comes to skin health and killing germs, should you reach for bar or liquid soap? Here are the...


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How to Fall Asleep Without Sleeping Pills: 7 Natural Sleep Aids That Actually Work

It’s 3 a.m. and you’re suddenly wide awake… Instead of reaching for the sleeping pills, try these seven science-backed strategies...


Iron Deficiency Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Close to three per cent of Canadians have anemia. Here's how to make sure you're getting the iron you need.


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10 Vitamins (and Supplements) that Should Always Be Taken with Food

Health experts weigh in on the vitamins and supplements you should always take with food to maximize your body’s absorption.


These Retirement Communities Are Unlike Anything You’ve Seen

Whether you want British Columbia or Ontario to be your home base, you’ll find a wellness-focused senior living community with...


New Retirement Community Wins Coveted Wellness Award

The one-of-a-kind community in Victoria, BC earned the 2021 ICAA NuStep Pinnacle Award for making wellness a way of life.


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How to Stay Focused and Boost Concentration

How do we reduce demands on our lives and boost our ability to stay focused on what matters? It’s easier...


5 Simple Ways to Cope if the News is Making You Anxious

Try these strategies when bleak headlines leave you feeling stressed.

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9 Signs Your Body Needs More Calcium

Calcium is an essential bone-building nutrient, but what happens if you don't get enough? If these symptoms sound familiar, it's...


Handling a Loved One’s Incontinence: 3 Tips for Caregivers

Follow these easy steps for caring for your loved one and the skin they’re in.


This Is the Most Hygienic Way to Dry Your Hands

Yes, drying your hands is just as important as washing them.


Here’s Why You Should Be Bored More Often

John Eastwood, principal investigator at York University's Boredom Lab, tells us why boredom is good, why we resist it and...


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10+ Plant-Based Alternatives For Everything on Your Grocery List

We speak to a registered dietitian about plant-based foods and how to incorporate them into your diet with expert healthy...


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4 Questions You Should Always Ask When Picking Up a New Prescription

Don't leave the drugstore without getting these answers.


Getting a Good Night’s Sleep: 5 Tips for Caregivers

Rest is key for you and the loved one you’re caring for. Here’s how you can both get more of...


I Quit My Smartphone—And It Changed My Life

Giving up your smartphone can feel like a daunting task, but the benefits can be worth it. Here's why I've...

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10 Germ-Spreading Habits to Give Up Now

You probably have some—if not all—of these germ-spreading habits. Here's why you might want to rethink them.


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8 Simple Ways to Save Your Teeth From Coffee Stains

Protect your teeth from permanent discoloration—without giving up one of life's little pleasures.


These Seniors Are Forming Their Own Retirement Communities—Without Leaving Home

Oasis, a program that began in Kingston, Ontario a decade ago, brings the concept of a retirement community into private...


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What Happens to Your Body When You Start Drinking Eight Glasses of Water a Day

You've probably heard you should drink eight glasses of water a day to stay hydrated, but is it really necessary?...


How Stem Cell Therapy is Saving Lives

New medical advances promise relief from back pain, vision loss, multiple sclerosis, osteoarthritis and other diseases—all using stem cells, the...

How to Handle Anxiety and Stress

It's hardly surprising that anxiety is one of the most common mental health issues across Canada. Although stress is unavoidable,...


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How to Rebuild Self Esteem After Your Confidence Has Been Shaken

With the help of these simple techniques, adopting a self-compassionate attitude is well within your reach.


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6 Lifestyle Tweaks For a Healthier Heart

Small changes to your daily routine can yield big benefits to your heart health. Here's how to get in tick-tock...


Five Ways Virtual Pharmacies Can Help You Effectively Manage Your Family’s Healthcare Routine in 2022

Feel confident that you can better manage your family’s health and medications with everything in one convenient place.


10 Tips to Improve Your Eyesight

They're two of your most precious possessions, but chances are, you take your eyes for granted. Read on for 10...


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Here’s How Much Sleep You Really Need, According to Science

Everyone's sleep requirements are different. Here's what you need to know to get the best rest.