After a long, dark winter, many of us can’t wait for the long, light filled days with blue skies and lots of sunshine. But did you know that the very thing that causes the sky to appear blue…
There is an observed link between physical activity and the protection of cognitive function as we age, but few high quality, long-term, randomized or prospective studies exist. The objective of this study was to determine whether greater cardiovascular fitness in midlife is associated with a decreased risk of dementia in women followed for 44 years.
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.
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.
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.
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.