• An active lifestyle is the key to keeping fit and healthy. Read on for tips on nutrition and injury prevention.

  • Millions of Canadians suffer from allergies and asthma. When your immune system identifies a normally harmless material as a threat, it can set off symptoms like sniffles, sneezes, rashes, or breathing problems.

  • Over 4 million Canadians have some form of arthritis. In fact, it's one of the leading causes of long-term disability in Canada today. Appropriate treatment, as well as learning how to manage this chronic condition, can go a long way to help. Find out about the differences between the most common forms of arthritis and what you can do to help manage the symptoms.

  • Prepare yourself for piles of leaves, a Thanksgiving feast, and the festive, fun foods of the fall harvest.

  • On weekends and after school, your kids have more time than ever to watch their favourite television shows and play their favourite computer games. But could these sedentary hobbies be putting your child in danger for developing obesity?

  • Whether you wear shoes for fashion or for function, you should always wear shoes that fit and that minimize pain and risk of injury.

  • Have you used a herbal remedy to relieve a headache, or tried massage to relieve stress? If so, you're not alone. Studies show that more than 70% of Canadians have used some form of alternative or complementary medicine. Read on for more information about complementary medicine and tips on safety.

  • You've read about them… You've seen the testimonials… You probably have friends who have lost several pounds on them. And they're popular - all those people can't be wrong, can they? Weight loss is healthy, right? So why shouldn't you go on one of the latest popular diet plans? What have you got to lose? Well, more than just weight, perhaps.

  • Food plays a key role in our lives, both when we're sick and when we're well. How much do you know about how it affects you? Grow your knowledge about the food you eat and the food you buy.

  • During the holiday season, many of us find it challenging to maintain healthy habits. Here's how to get through the season in good form.

  • A garden provides so much: a bounty of wholesome foods and herbs, a place to relax, and a natural way to get some exercise. Dig into this healthy hobby!

  • Heart disease is the leading killer of Canadians. There are some risk factors you can't change, such as family history, age, and race. However, there are many important risk factors that you can work on: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, and a sedentary lifestyle. Whatever your age, you can work towards a healthier heart.

  • Wish you could check your blood pressure or cholesterol in the comfort of your own home? You already know that do-it-yourself pregnancy tests are on hand at pharmacies, but did you know they also stock self-testing kits for a range of health conditions? We give you the lowdown on two home kits now available.

  • Integrative medicine – what does it mean? Is it dangerous? Find out how to know what's right for you.

  • We're happy to observe that fitness is very popular these days. There are a lot of ideas about what you need to do, where you need to do it, and what you need to eat and drink (or avoid) to maintain top form. We're here to give you some straightforward, level-headed, and economical advice.

  • What's your resolution this New Year? To exercise more, eat better, perhaps quit smoking - or do you just want to try to relax more? Let's take a fresh look at things you can do to keep your resolutions.

  • Our Nutrition Edition provides information on key dietary terms that you and your family should be familiar with. Trans fats, obesity, the DASH diet - stay in the know regarding the latest in nutrition!

  • Nutritional supplements are big business. Every day, ads and news stories tell us about supplements promising to prevent heart disease and cancer, improve our memory, and much more. But is it all true? We sort through the hype to bring you information you can trust.

  • Running is quite popular these days - walk down the street or stroll in the park and you're likely to see a few people trotting past in their running gear. So why the heck do they do it? And what keeps them doing it?

  • Canada's population is graying, with almost 5 million seniors - people aged 65 and over - making up almost 14% of our population as of 2009. And that number is growing fast as more of us are living longer, healthier lives. Here are some tips for healthy living in your "golden years."

  • With all the health benefits of staying active and physically fit, exercising might be an important part of your day-to-day life. While you might not think of whatever you're doing as being hazardous, sports injuries often go with the territory. Here are some tips to help make your workouts safer.

  • Feeling stressed? Most of us feel pressured by the demands of daily life. But sometimes too much stress can make you sick. Reducing stress can help improve your overall health and energy. Find out how to simplify your life, get support, and use relaxation techniques to fight stress.

  • Enjoying the outdoors is a great way to get exercise and fresh air. Here are some pointers on staying safe and dealing with common health issues.

  • Don't let the warm weather and hot sun catch you with your guard down. Be prepared for sun and travel.

  • At last – it's time for that well-deserved sunny vacation. To make sure that illness doesn't spoil your fun, read our practical pointers on staying healthy and avoiding some common infections and other travel ailments.

  • Been meaning to lose a few pounds for a while? Read more about weight loss for optimal health, common dieting myths, and healthy lifestyle tips.

  • Losing weight can be challenging - and keeping it off can seem harder than losing it in the first place - but it needn't be. There are just a few straightforward things to keep in mind.

  • Winter is a wonderful time of the year – except for winter driving, endless snow shovelling, winter sport injuries, chapped and dry skin, colds and flus... Is the thought of black ice and white snow giving you the blues? It needn't be. Being prepared can make winter an enjoyable and safe time of the year. Here's how...

  • Stay safe throughout the cold and blustery winter weather, whether you're trudging around outside or bundled up in front of the fire.

  • Trudging through the winter months, we bundle our bodies away under layers and layers of woolly sweaters, scarves, leggings, and boots. It's easy to forget there's a body under there, and to just put off your fitness routine until after the holiday shopping… until after the big parties… until after all those epic feasts.

  • Get the facts about a few of the most popular fitness workouts – Pilates, spin classes, and Zumba – including the benefits and warnings about each so you can determine which is right for you.

  • Yoga: the word may bring to mind pictures of people holding seemingly impossible poses - but it's about more than just flexibility. The ancient art of yoga endures in our modern world for many good reasons.

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