10 Tips for Staying Healthy with MS Want to maintain your ability? Here are 10 things you can do right now to reduce MS symptoms, stay healthy and feel great.

10 tips for staying healthy with MS

12 Secrets to Smooth, Supple Skin Skim your finger across your cheek. Is the surface silken - or rough? Look at your face in the mirror. Is your skin plump and firm - or thin and papery? Here's help to pump up the plump and smooth out the rough spots.

12 secrets to smooth, supple skin

4 Steps to Post-holiday Rejuvenation Where's the reset button? During the busy holidays, you might have less time to sleep, exercise, and relax than usual. Reset, replenish, refresh, and relax your way to recovery this holiday season.

Refresh your routine Reset your body

5 Tips for Men on Aging Well You're going to get older. Here are 5 tips for men on how to age well and healthily.

5 Tips for men on aging well

5 Tips for Women on Aging Well Aging is inevitable. Here are 5 tips for women on how to age well and healthily.

5 Tips for women on aging well

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

Don't let arthritis keep you down

AFib: 5 Outdoor Exercise Ideas! Don't let atrial fibrillation prevent you from having some outdoor fun! Learn about 5 outdoor exercise ideas and what you can eat to help you live an active lifestyle.

AFib: 5 outdoor exercise ideas!

Anemia Overview Do you know what you need to about anemia?

Iron deficiency anemia Types of anemia

Arthritis Over 6 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.

Don't let arthritis keep you down

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

Fall for 10 healthy autumn eats Turkey tips

Back to School: A Healthy Start It's September and the back-to-school bell is sounding. As a parent, you want to help your child get off to a good start for the school year. The place to begin is here, where you can find a selection of healthy tips for boosting your pint-sized pupil's physical and emotional well-being.

Detecting back-to-school stress Packing healthy lunches Start a walking school bus

Childhood Obesity 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?

Food, fitness, and fun for the whole family

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

Selecting running shoes and other athletic footwear

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD is a chronic lung disease that affects many Canadians. Knowing more about the condition will provide better management of its effects. Together with proper treatment and coping strategies can go a long way to help. Learn more about how to best deal with having COPD.

Coping with COPD

Colorectal Cancer: Cutting the Risks Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the second most common cause of cancer deaths in Canada. Every day, about 67 Canadians are diagnosed with it, and an average of 26 Canadians die of it. While certain risk factors can't be changed like your age or family history, there are measures that you can take to lower your risk. Participating in regular screening can help to detect it early on and improve the success rate of treatment. Find out how lifestyle choices and regular screening tests can significantly cut your risk of this disease.

Get active! How food choices can affect your cancer risk

Cooking: Good Health in the Kitchen Sticking to a nutritious diet can be a whole lot easier when you stock your kitchen with the handiest, healthiest cooking tools and the right pantry staples.

Choosing the right cooking oil Cooking vegetables without losing nutrients The healthy pantry makeover Tricky issues of 2 cooking methods

Crack the Colour Code for Healthy Eating A healthy diet includes fruits and vegetables in a rainbow of colours. Discover the nutritional benefits colour-coded into the fruits and veggies you eat – or should be eating – every day.

10 ways to eat all across the rainbow A shopping list for eating across the rainbow Crack the fruit and veggie colour code The benefits of eating fruits and vegetables

Cutting Your Cancer Risk Did you know that you can reduce your risk of certain cancers by changing your lifestyle? Research has shown that simple lifestyle changes could make a dramatic difference. Here's what all of us can do to cut the risk.

More things you can do to cut your cancer risk Three strikes: smoking, drinking, and obesity

Detoxing: What You Need to Know You may have heard of detoxing - a process to rid your body of the toxins you've built up from bad foods and the environment. But do you know what it involves? Here's what you need to know about detoxing.

Detox diet: do or don't? The truth about detoxing

Diabetes and Healthy Living Diabetes is a chronic condition and requires specific, lifelong management. Living with diabetes can be challenging at times, but you can still live and enjoy a healthy life by planning ahead.

Eating out when you have diabetes

Diabetes: Managing Your Condition Diabetes is a serious condition that affects the body's ability to control its blood sugar levels. The good news is that it also responds well to your efforts: you can do a lot to combat diabetes by eating right, watching your weight, and listening to your doctor.

Nutrition and exercise to control diabetes

Eating for Two - Nutrition During Pregnancy During your pregnancy, enjoy the opportunity to nurture yourself and your growing baby with healthy food choices. Be good to both of you! Learn more about nutrition ahead of time to ensure your pregnancy is the best it can be.

How many extra calories do I need while pregnant? Nutritional variety and important nutrients Vegetarianism during pregnancy What foods or substances should I avoid? Will I require vitamin or mineral supplements during pregnancy?

Fad vs. Fat: Popular diets 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.

Carbs be gone? Fat vs. fiction: What diets work? The losing formula for your weight What's the problem with quick weight loss?

Fish: Nutrition and Safety According to Canada's Food Guide, we should be including healthy protein foods, such as fish, regularly in our diet. Get the details about a few nutritious fish you can add to your weekly menu.

Fish: Warnings and safe handling tips Healthy foods: Salmon Healthy foods: Sardines Healthy foods: Tuna

Food Allergy, Food Enemy? If you have a food allergy, you may feel that food is no longer your friend. But knowledge is power. Learn how you can identify your food sensitivity and spot your triggers, even when they appear in disguise.

Allergies vs. intolerances Food allergens: the usual suspects I have a problem with certain foods. What now? Read the ingredients

Food Storage and Shelf Life You unload your bundle of groceries into the cupboards, pantry, and fridge. You want to make sure it all "keeps" - stays fresh and safely edible. Different foods need different storage. Are you sure you're putting everything where it should be?

Food storage: Beans, seeds, nuts, and grains Food storage: Fruits and vegetables Food storage: Herbs, spices, and sundry items Food storage: Meat, poultry, fish, and dairy

Get Away - in Good Health! Get lost in travel without losing track of healthy habits. Here's your flight plan.

Work out wherever you are

Give the Gifts of Fitness and Wellness Good health can be a source of comfort and joy. During this holiday season, give your friends and loved ones gifts that help promote fitness and wellness.

Fitness goodies Home health must-haves Presents for the pantry Wholesome stocking stuffers

Happy Healthy Holidays! 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.

Active living for the holidays Alcohol: be holiday smart! Savour the flavours of the season – without overdoing it! Stay stress-free this holiday season

Headaches Everyone knows what it's like to get a headache. The all-too-familiar throbbing pain and nagging pressure can often strike when we're feeling stressed, tired, or emotionally upset. But there are ways to prevent and relieve headaches. Read on to get the "heads up" on head pain. And while you're at it, get tips on medicine cabinet cleaning – don’t let all that clutter make your headache even worse!

Kids get them too

Healthy Garden, Healthy Gardener 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!

9 healthy herbs for your garden

Healthy Hair Essentials Admit it: we've all looked longingly at the perfect coif of the woman sitting across from us on the bus, enviously wondering how she keeps her hair looking so healthy and well-groomed, and so shiny. What's her secret? What exactly aren't you doing to get healthy, vibrant hair? What's with the split ends, dandruff, and greasy hair? Let's unravel the essentials for healthy hair care.

Answering your hair questions

Healthy Skin by the Numbers Your skin shields your body from the world. Repay the favour by following these healthy habits and skin-sational strategies.

Feed your skin the right foods

Heart Health Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in Canada. There are some risk factors you can't change, such as family history, age, and ethnicity. 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.

The skinny on cholesterol

Heart-Healthy BBQ and Summertime Tips The sound of a sizzling barbecue can make your mouth water. Find out ways to have a heart-healthy BBQ this summer!

Heart-healthy BBQ and summertime tips

Holiday Survival Guide 'Tis the season for feasting, drinking, and family gatherings! It's too bad that these activities often come with some not-so-welcome guests: heartburn, hangovers and stress, which can dampen anyone's spirits. Fortunately, there are simple strategies to send these problems packing.

Holiday Survival Guide

Home Testing Kits 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.

The skinny on cholesterol

How Food Label Savvy Are You? Scan the food labels on supermarket shelves. Do you understand all you're reading? Find out the significance of the numbers and the nutrients behind the names.

4 food label buzzwords explained Food allergies and their label names Food label claims Understand the "Nutrition Facts" box

How to Boost Your Immune System You may be able to fortify your immune system by adopting a few healthy habits - and abandoning a few bad ones.

4 healthy habits to boost your immunity Feed your immune system the right foods The bad habits that can hinder immunity

Impaired Glucose Tolerance More than 5 million Canadians have diabetes, and many of them don't know they have it. Many people with type 2 diabetes develop a condition called impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) before being diagnosed with diabetes. IGT is also known as prediabetes.

Be "sweet" to yourself – keep blood sugar levels in check

Incontinence and the Holidays Worrying about incontinence doesn't have to be on your list of things to do during the holiday season. Learn more about how you can cope with incontinence so that you can enjoy the holidays.

Incontinence and the holidays

Incontinence: Get Active Outside! Urinary incontinence is a problem for men, too. But don't let that stop you from doing the things you enjoy. Get outside and get active, any time of the year!

Incontinence: Get active outside!

Incontinence: Staying Active Women who exercise regularly tend to have lower rates of urinary incontinence compared to women who do not exercise regularly. Get active today!

Incontinence: Staying active

Indoor Exercises for Seniors Staying active doesn't mean you have to go outside (especially when it's too hot, too cold, or raining). Learn different ways you can stay active indoors.

Indoor exercises for seniors

Keep Your Resolutions 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.

Eat right Exercise more

Keeping Fit Fitness is, we're happy to observe, very popular these days. But there are a lot of ideas of 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.

Beverages with buzz: the bottom line Home gym on a shoestring The good news about "bad foods" Your best home workout moves

Life with Incontinence You can live everyday to the fullest, despite living with incontinence. Don't let incontinence get in your way!

Life with incontinence

Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis How do you keep living life well when you have rheumatoid arthritis?

Diet and nutrition with RA Physical activity with RA

Menopause Menopause is an important health issue. This health feature offers information about menopause: how to tell if you're entering it, the role of estrogen replacement therapy, and tips on making yourself more comfortable - and staying healthy - as your body adjusts to this new phase.

Staying healthy after menopause

Milk Milk whips up much controversy - especially since it seems like such a simple drink. Let's spill the facts about milk alternatives, allergies and intolerances, and the nutritional benefits and potential drawbacks of this most familiar of beverages.

Alternatives to cow's milk Lactose intolerance The nutritional profile of cow's milk Why we drink milk – and why some people can't

MS and Exercise We've all heard that exercise is good for us. But for people with MS, exercise has extra benefits. Learn how exercise can help and how you can make it a part of your life.

Exercise safety with MS Too tired to exercise? What types of exercise are best for MS? Your "secret weapon" to fight MS

MS and Exercise Benefits Regular, moderate physical exercise is good for your body, mind, and spirit. And exercise also has specific benefits for people with MS.

Benefits of Exercise Careful exercise is best! How to Make Exercising Easier Manage Fatigue with Exercise

MS and Healthy Eating Staying healthy with a well-balanced and carefully planned diet can help you control your symptoms.

A balanced diet - simple is best! Bladder and bowel Managing fatigue Special needs: chewing and swallowing

MS and Nutrition Good nutrition is a powerful tool for people with MS. Find out how to improve your energy through simple diet changes and overcome the challenges that make it hard to eat well. Plus, discover the truth behind some common MS diet myths, and learn how to decode your food labels.

Decoding your food labels Eating for energy to deal with MS fatigue Foods that heal? Debunking MS diet myths The easy way to eat healthy when you have MS

MS: Exercise Tips Exercise does a body good, but people with MS have different challenges when it comes to staying active. Extreme tiredness, loss of coordination, and muscle spasms can complicate even the simplest of daily living activities for people with MS. However, research has shown that exercise is still beneficial for people with MS. Read on about recommended forms of physical activity, how to start a fitness regime, and general tips for keeping cool during physical activity.

A fish out of water Beware of getting into hot water Swimming upstream Testing the waters

MS: Managing Your Weight Reaching a healthy weight can help you avoid MS complications, manage fatigue, avoid some types of disability, and enjoy a more active lifestyle. Find out how making a few simple changes can help you can manage your weight.

Do your eating habits need a makeover? Exercise: what works for you?

Multiple Sclerosis What is multiple sclerosis, and how does it affect you? Find out about living with this condition.

Navigating life with multiple sclerosis

Nutrition and Fitness Only about 17.5% of Canadians get enough regular physical activity. But it's easier than you may think. Read on for exercise and nutrition tips to stay active and fit.

Foods to fuel fitness Physical activity ideas What to eat before, during, and after a workout Why exercise?

Nutrition Edition 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!

DASH for high blood pressure relief The growing obesity epidemic Trans fat FAQ

Nutritional Supplements 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.

Bone-building buddy

Osteoarthritis: Don't Let It Spoil Your Winter Fun! Whether you love winter or hate it, you'll get more out of the season if you can enjoy some winter activities.

Don't let OA spoil your fun this winter!

Osteoarthritis: Get Active This Spring! Tired of being cooped up all winter? Spring is a great time to get outside and get active, especially for people with osteoarthritis (OA).

Get active this spring, OA or no OA!

Osteoporosis Keeping your bones healthy and strong is a lifelong project, but it's never too late to start. Find out what causes osteoporosis and how to help you keep your bones as strong as possible.

Bone building blocks Keep moving, keep living

Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment How do you prevent osteoporosis - and how do you treat it if you have it?

Calcium and osteoporosis Osteoporosis: prevention

PMS: Are You Prepared? Premenstrual syndrome happens to many women each month. But it's about more than mood swings and cravings.

Eat to beat PMS

Prostate Cancer: One Man's Story What do Robert De Niro, Nelson Mandela, Rudy Giuliani, and Arnold Palmer have in common? They all overcame battles with prostate cancer, the most common cancer diagnosed in Canadian men. Read one man's story and find out how prostate cancer is prevented, diagnosed, and treated.

What is your risk of prostate cancer?

Psoriasis: Managing and Preventing Flare-Ups Many safe, effective treatments can improve psoriasis and reduce recurrences of swelling, redness, flaking, and itching.

Lifestyle modifications

Reduce Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk Type 2 diabetes is an increasingly common chronic disease. But you can prevent it and reduce your risk by making a few key lifestyle adjustments.

Diabetes prevention: Be more physically active Diabetes prevention: Eat healthier Diabetes prevention: Manage your weight

Run... for Your Life 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?

How do you start running? Isn't running bad for you? What kind of running should you do? Why run?

Sports Injuries 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.

Shouldering the burden The heat is on

Staying Active During COVID-19 Sitting around at home more than usual? COVID-19 has affected many of the ways we stay active and maintain our physical wellbeing. Read on to learn ways to exercise during this time.

Exercising in public indoor and outdoor spaces Indoor and outdoor activities Recommended amount of physical activity based on age groups Should you exercise outside during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Stress 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.

Helping your body beat stress Stress and illness

Stroke Risk: What Every Caregiver Needs to Know When you're a caregiver, you want to do everything you can to help the person you're caring for. What if that person is at risk of a stroke? Find out what you can do to help.

Stroke risk: What every caregiver needs to know

Summer Beauty from the Inside Out Even in the extreme heat, humidity, and sunshine of summer, let your inner health and beauty shine through.

Prevent summer skin setbacks

Time for Spring Cleaning! Make spring a time of renewal for your head, heart, and home. Clear out the old, unsafe, or out-of-date items from your home and welcome in a healthy, new season.

The healthy pantry makeover Your best home workout moves

Water: What's New? Water is being talked about everywhere these days and it's even in the news. Lots of questions are being raised: how much water should you drink and what kind of water should it be? Which type of bottle is safest for storing water? And what's actually flowing in our water supply?

How much water do I need?

Weight Loss 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.

Do fad diets work? Do you really need to lose weight? Living healthy Reality check: the problem of obesity in our society

Weight Management and Incontinence Are you wondering if losing a few pounds will help you with incontinence? Learn more about the relationship between weight and incontinence.

Weight management and incontinence

Weight Management: Why is it so hard? 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.

Appetite and willpower Gathering resources How weight loss works Setting goals

What Puts the ''Super'' in Superfoods? Phytochemicals are at the heart of the "superfood" debate. Learn more about a few of the most common of these celebrity nutrients.

Carotenoids Flavonoids Phytochemicals Phytoestrogens

What You Need to Know about Salmonella Salmonella is a type of bacteria that can make you sick. Find out about salmonellosis and learn about food safety tips to prevent it.

Salmonella: do's and don'ts

Wintertime Health and Safety 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...

Rough sledding?

Working Out in a Winter Wonderland 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.

Bring your winter workout indoors Rough sledding? Shoppercise Want to head out into the cold?

Workout Guide: Pilates, Spin, and Zumba 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.

Pilates: What is it, and is it right for me? Spin class: What is it, and is it right for me? What you need to know before starting a new workout Zumba: What is it, and is it right for me?

Yeast Infections: Fact vs. Fiction Think you know all about yeast infections, what they feel like, and how to control them? When it comes to separating yeast infection fact from fiction, you might be surprised. While there's a lot of info out there, it's not always sound. Can you handle the truth?

Are you what you eat?

Yoga: Mind over MS Did you know there's a popular form of exercise that can help you maintain your flexibility, increase your strength, and relax? It's called yoga, and it's a great choice for people with MS.

MS and yoga: getting started Stress and MS – and yoga Why yoga for people with MS?

Yoga: Stretch for Your Health 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.

Benefit from yoga Getting started Styles of yoga What yoga is – and isn't

You are what you eat 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.

Avoiding foodborne illness Eating when you're not well Nutritional labelling: get to know it Organic basics

Your 20s: A Health Guide for Women Your 20s can be exciting, scary, fun, and formative. This decade of your life brings challenges and choices that can shape your life - and your health - for years to come.

Your 20s: time to establish healthy habits

Your 30s: A Health Guide for Women Your 30s are a time to find a balance. Even as you juggle all of your responsibilities, find a way to make your health a priority.

Your 30s: maintaining wellness with healthy habits

Your 40s: A Health Guide for Women Your 40s are considered a mid-point, the top of the hill. It's a big milestone - but you've got miles yet to go! Don't let body changes and health hazards send you downhill.

Your 40s: body basics Your 40s: healthy habits

Your 50s: A Health Guide for Women Your 50s mark a milestone, a golden anniversary of the wonder of you. But you may be left wondering, "What happened to my body?" Don't let menopause and other changes tarnish your overall health.

Your 50s: body basics Your 50s: healthy habits