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Understanding the key to healthy eating

Lasting results are achieved through balance

A vast amount of information has been written about nutrition and healthy eating habits. However, the opinions of these authors often seem contradictory, and what’s good for our health one day seems to be bad for our health the next…

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Five ways to stay active while on the road

By Maryam Siddiqi, for Participaction

I’ve been travelling a lot lately, mostly for work, sometimes for fun. I’m always excited to see a new place and to get out of my routine at home, but this also means interrupting my fitness routine. While it’s nice to give my body a rest every now and then, I’ve learned that it’s nicer to keep it moving. But will I have access to a gym? Will that gym have the equipment that I need? Will I even have time to break a sweat?

Fortunately, hotels, fitness centres and even airports are making it easier to stay active while on the go, and the best bit is that you can usually sightsee while doing so. Here are five ways to keep moving while on the road.

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Four ways golf brings your fitness up to par

by BrighterLife.ca

Want to exercise more? Don’t limit your options to a gym membership — consider golf. It has more health benefits than you think.

Here are four ways hitting the links can have a positive impact on your overall health:

1. You’ll walk lots

If you leave the cart at the pro shop and walk with your clubs, golf is an excellent cardiovascular and strength-bearing activity.

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How to survive a long-haul flight

By Lisa Ng, BrighterLife.ca

Heading off on a lengthy flight? Extended air travel isn’t much fun, but here’s how to make your flight as pleasant as possible.

I recently completed my first 13-hour flight to Tokyo and it was by far the longest flight I have ever been on. Long-haul flights can be intimidating if you don’t do them often. I actually get a little claustrophobic and anxious when I fly, so I invited suggestions from friends and added them to a few of my own favourite tips on how to survive a long-haul flight: 

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Aging well

Shared  from Sheppell fgi

I was born in 1949, and this year I’m hitting a significant milestone.  There is no real magic at 65 and yet, in our culture, it is a formal marker for the beginning of “old age”.  The other day when my 90-year-old father expressed frustration at his inability to remember a fact that in years gone by would have rolled off of his tongue, I said with a smile, “It’s okay Dad – you’re just getting older”. I am happy to say that my Dad is healthy and his body and brain function as well as that of a much younger person. I’ve learned a lot from my dad.

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My Doctor Says I have Diabetes – now what?

by Anne Levy-Ward, BrighterLife.ca


You get a call from your doctor’s office to come in and discuss some test results. “Let’s get right to it,” your doctor says. “I’m afraid the test shows you have type 2 diabetes.” Maybe she hands you a sheaf of pamphlets and the phone number for a diabetes clinic. Probably she says something about what to do next. But you are so upset that all you can hear through the fog of emotion is the odd word: diet … exercise … medication. But mainly, you hear your own voice inside your head: “No! No! Not me!”

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Six reasons to use your bike for transportation

By Catherine Cameron April 21st, 2014

At ParticipACTION, we’re urging Canadians to, Park the Car. Why? Because eight-five per cent of Canadian adults aren’t active enough to meet the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines and therefore aren’t active enough for health benefits. Our sedentary lives – think desk jobs, long commutes in the car, and hours in front of screen – are making us sick and have the potential to take years off our lives.
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Sick on the job: 10 ways to stay healthy at work

By BrighterLife.ca

Is the coughing in the next cubicle making you nervous?

With the annual cold and flu season in full swing, it’s hard to stay healthy at work — especially as a steady succession of co-workers shows up sniffling and sneezing.

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Heading off diabetes

By Anna Sharratt, BrighterLife.ca

Chuck Pusateri is throwing everything he’s got at type 2 diabetes, despite the genetic odds stacked against him. “My grandfather had diabetes, so did my dad and my uncle — I’ve sure got diabetes in my family history,” says the 59-year-old Victoria, B.C. native.

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