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Get on the Move (and Get Healthy While You’re At It)

There are literally dozens of ways you can incorporate more movement into your day, even if you spend a lot of it at the office.

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Healthy Heart Necessities

What can we do to improve our cardiovascular fitness and live life to the fullest?

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When You Need to Take Your Body to the Max

Here are some tips to get you started!

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Heart Smart Eating- How Healthy Food Choices Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease

According to the Heart Research Institute, nine in ten Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease or stroke. It’s a sobering outlook, but a statistic is not necessarily a prophecy. There are things you can do right now to improve your health.

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Healthy Heart and Healthy Pregnancy

You’ve just discovered that you’re pregnant. Congratulations! It’s time to shop for nursery furniture, establish a college fund, and start taking care of yourself so that you’re ready for a healthy pregnancy.

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Healthy Body, Healthy Heart

Did you know that an estimated 60% of Canadian adults are overweight? This means that a substantial percentage of this country’s population is: Four times more likely to develop diabetes, Over three times more likely to have high blood pressure, Twice as likely to develop heart disease.

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Lutein Benefits Brain Function When Consumed Late In Life

We know the importance of lutein and zeaxanthin (L and Z) for the eyes in protecting against macular degeneration. More recently, studies have shown a connection between L and Z and brain health. L and Z accumulate in human brain tissue and account for more than two-thirds of the total carotenoid in the brain.

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Migraines Are a Risk Factor for Heart Disease

The lifetime prevalence of migraines in Canada is estimated to be 24% in women and 9% in men (CADTH, 2017). Migraines can be debilitating causing cognitive dysfunction, neck pain, depression and anxiety. Migraines are caused by inflammation of the nervous system.

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Multivitamins- The Building Block You Need

A combination of good nutrition, exercise, and multivitamin supplementation will replace nutrients lost by these stressors and give your body what it needs for optimal health.

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How Can Seniors Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season?

The flu causes as many as 12,200 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths in Canada annually. People over 65 are especially at risk due to weakened immune systems and possible underlying conditions. The Winter of 2017 was dominated by the influenza subtype known as H3N2 causing the most confirmed infections, and is expected to do so again in 2018. This strain of the flu virus tends to hit older people a lot harder and causes amplified symptoms.