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6 Easy Ways To Get Healthier That Have Nothing To Do With Exercise

6 Easy Ways To Get Healthier That Have Nothing To Do With Exercise

When it comes to getting healthy, it’s not all about working up a sweat. In fact, there are tons of practical and beneficial habits you can work into your day-to-day that have nothing to do with hitting the gym or making rounds on the ClassPass circuit. Some of these lifestyle adjustments involve eating more mindfully, which includes techniques like slowing down as you eat and paying attention to signals that let you know when you’re full. But getting enough sleep,…

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How to Manage Your Motivation to Live a Healthier Life

How to Manage Your Motivation to Live a Healthier Life

How motivated are you to live a healthy life? Perhaps there’s no single thing you can do more to prevent chronic disease than to actively engage in healthy lifestyle choices. World Health Organization research suggests that in the Western world chronic disease killers such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes could be greatly reduced by making better lifestyle choices. In fact, healthy lifestyle choices could eliminate 80 per cent of all heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes…

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How Fat Has Become the New Normal

How Fat Has Become the New Normal

Peter Nieman, a well-known pediatrician based at Calgary’s Pediatric Weight Clinic, says that more often than not, when he sits down with parents of children who are overweight or obese, they don’t even realize there’s a problem. Then, Nieman shows them growth charts and explains the trajectory their children are on: continued weight gain resulting in a significantly increased risk for high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and many other serious conditions. Mounting research shows the majority…

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7 Simple Ways to Make It a Better Day

7 Simple Ways to Make It a Better Day

When someone visits a psychiatrist for the first time, it’s usually at an inflection point: Something big has happened, is happening, or is about to happen. Helping patients navigate their way through such transitions is the goal. Over the years I have learned an important lesson. In addition to discussing the “big issue” that brings a patient through the door, it is equally important to focus on the everyday. Talking about how the person spends their time and conducts their…

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Helpless to Prevent Cancer? Actually, Quite a Bit Is in Your Control

Helpless to Prevent Cancer? Actually, Quite a Bit Is in Your Control

North Americans seem very afraid of cancer, with good reason. Unlike other things that kill us, it often seems to come out of nowhere. But evidence has increasingly accumulated that cancer may be preventable, too. Unfortunately, this has inflamed as much as it has assuaged people’s fears. As a physician, I have encountered many people who believe that heart disease, which is the single biggest cause of death among North Americans, is largely controllable. After all, if people ate better,…

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Buddha’s Keys to Unlocking Change in your Life

Buddha’s Keys to Unlocking Change in your Life

By Luke Miller     Saturday April 9th, 2016 There are no guarantees the life we are living today will be the same tomorrow There are very few certainties in life but one thing that will remain consistent through your life is, you will continually have challenges and problems to overcome and while these challenges will differ from person to person, the solution for any problems can be broken down into 7 key areas for development. In a sacred text…

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Keep Busy! Stay Sharp!

Keep Busy! Stay Sharp!

Study suggests a full schedule may enhance your mental prowess By Amy Norton    HealthDay Reporter   WebMD News from HealthDay TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) – Although people complain when their schedule gets too busy, new research suggests that being overbooked might actually be good for the brain. The study of older adults found that those with packed schedules tended to do better on tests of memory, information processing and reasoning. Researchers said the findings don’t prove that…

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How the 80/20 Rule Can Help Improve Your Health and Life

How the 80/20 Rule Can Help Improve Your Health and Life

Chris Freytag      03/14/2015       National fitness expert, speaker, contributor to Prevention magazine, author of several books and fitness DVDs Okay, short history lesson – don’t let your eyes glaze over. Have you heard of the 80/20 rule? It’s also called the law of the vital few and was originally called The Pareto Principle. It started way back in the early 1900s when Vilfredo Pareto discovered that 80 percent of the land in Italy was owned by 20…

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26 Ridiculously Easy Ways To Be Healthy

26 Ridiculously Easy Ways To Be Healthy

BY SADIE SALAZAR    JUNE 18, 2014 You want to be healthy, but sometimes it seems like being healthy is a constant uphill battle. But what if being healthy was as easy as ABC? It can be with these easy steps: Avoid processed foods and artificial sweeteners. Become familiar with the names of these ingredients (i.e. high fructose corn syrup, aspartame, etc.) Breakfast. This is an important meal to eat every day. Focus on fueling your body with whole grains,…

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