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Protect your eyes from harmful blue light

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…


Physically Fit Women Nearly 90% Less Likely To Develop Dementia

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.


How Stress Affects Your Body And What You Can Do About It

The strategies here can help you remain calm, improve your physical health, and put you in a better position to handle day-to-day stress.


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.


Healthy Heart Necessities

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


When You Need to Take Your Body to the Max

Here are some tips to get you started!


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.


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.


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.


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.