Leigh Matthews

Articles by Leigh Matthews

5 Healthy Summer Activities

The summer sun can bring out our indulgent side, leading to weeks spent indulging in such activities as: beers on a breezy patio, ice creams by the ocean, and lounging in the garden with a cocktail or two. While your body may be busy synthesizing vitamin D while you’re lazily drinking up the sun, the temptation to be more sedentary during these months can have an impact on your health and fitness later on.

Exfoliation and Your Skin

The skin’s cells are in constant turnover, but the rate of replacement for dead and dysfunctional cells slows down with age. For someone in their twenties this process takes an average of 20 days. For someone in their mid-forties, the same cell turnover process takes about 40 days. As we age, it takes longer to more…

How to Make Sure You’re Drinking Enough Water

Staying properly hydrated is essential for good health, but keeping on top of hydration can be difficult, especially during the summer months. If you find yourself forgetting to drink enough water while it’s sunny out, take a look at these easy ways to stay hydrated.

What Causes Glaucoma and How Can You Reduce Your Risk?

More than 400,000 Canadians and 67 million people worldwide are living with glaucoma, a condition that causes more blindness than any other disease. In its early stages, the most common form of this condition, open-angle glaucoma, is not painful nor does it cause changes in vision, meaning that it is often undetected for years.

Exercise Bulimia – An Often Overlooked Eating Disorder

Hard to recognise, insidious, and unconsciously encouraged, exercise bulimia is a growing problem that can have serious health consequences. Most of us want to be fit and healthy and so we put in our time at the gym like everyone else, but can we actually become addicted to exercise? How can you tell if things are getting out of control?