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Why Walking is the Best Exercise

Walking might not seem like the most effective way to get fit – but it actually is! The human body is designed to walk. Not only is walking a fun way to improve your fitness, it is also gentle, low impact, super convenient, and free – and it’s suitable for almost everyone.

Whole Food Plant-based Diet

Plant-based diets are gaining a lot of attention from the medical community. With so many compelling reasons to replace the animal products and processed foods in your meals, it is a great time to shift toward a whole food, plant-based diet.

Nutrients for Brain Health

Do you eat the right foods to feed your brain? Just like the rest of your body, your brain needs carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water to function normally. A key part of supporting brain health is eating a wide variety of “brain foods”.

8 Steps to Improving Workout Recovery

Intense workouts are a key part of improving your fitness. Learn about 8 steps to improving workout recovery to avoid pain and stiffness the next day.

Fibre for a Healthy Heart

For something that just passes through your digestive tract without actually being absorbed, dietary fibre contributes a lot to your health – especially heart health.

Nutrients for SAD (seasonal affective disorder)

Short days, limited sunlight, and cool wet weather can make many of us feel “blue” at times. The concern is when your gloomy mood follows a seasonal pattern and impacts your ability to function normally.

5 Healthy Lifestyle Changes

When it comes to your health, your lifestyle choices are much more dominant than your genes. It’s always a good time to adopt new habits to improve your well-being. Learn about 5 healthy lifestyle changes that could have the most significant impact on your health.

How to develop a New Year’s theme that works for you

Fewer than half of New Year’s resolutions are successful within the first six months of the year. The problem is that typical resolutions are too concrete, making them difficult to stick to. “Lose 20 lbs”, “exercise more”, “spend less money”; whatever it may be, many resolutions don’t have the wiggle room to accommodate real life. And this can be a set-up for disappointment.

What You Should Know About Diabetes

Now is the time to strengthen your game plan for preventing and managing diabetes, and your first step is to become more informed. Here’s what you should know about preventing and managing diabetes.

Oil of Oregano – Your Secret Weapon this Cold & Flu Season

Arthritis is an age-old problem, and often a problem of old age, but chronic joint pain and reduced mobility need not be inevitable in our later years. Let’s take a look at some of the most interesting arthritis research from the last little while.