Lifestyles

Published on Fri, 08/29/2014 by Shepell·fgi (E)

How to combat end-of-summer blues

How to combat end-of-summer blues

August 29, 2014

Which side of the summer fence did you fall on this year? Did time slip by so fast that the deck never got painted, the garage never got cleaned out, or that camping trip never happened? Or was your summer so full of family BBQs and projects and weekends at a cottage that you hate to see the school supplies appearing in the stores?

Published on Mon, 08/18/2014 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Tune out, turn off, drop it. Disconnect and enjoy your holidays!

Tune out, turn off, drop it. Disconnect and enjoy your holidays!

August 18, 2014

Holidays and vacations away, even “staycations”, are great opportunities to unwind, let go of work related stress, and reconnect with family and friends. That is, they are until the emails and text messages sound their pinging symphony and the temptation to “just check on this one thing” disrupts our peace and quiet.

Published on Wed, 07/09/2014 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Nutrition tips for the healthiest summer ever

Nutrition tips for the healthiest summer ever

July 9, 2014

Summer is a fun season for getting outside in some much-needed warmth. It’s also the season when it can be easiest to overlook important things like eating well and staying hydrated.

Summer’s finally here! And after a long, harsh winter, everyone is enjoying backyard BBQs, day trips to the beach, and weekend getaways to the cottage. The foods that often accompany these activities—hamburgers, cotton candy, potato chips and hot dogs—are hard to ignore, but do little to fuel your body with the nutrients it needs.

Published on Thu, 06/26/2014 by Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors

Every day is Allergy Day

Every day is Allergy Day

Most allergies begin – and can be treated – in the gut

“A weekend of healthy eating won’t cure heart disease. The same holds true for allergies.  Treat every day as allergy day.”

By Alfred Hauk, naturopathic doctor

Between March and the first frost, Ontario has three seasons replete with outdoor environmental allergens, as well as year-round indoor environmental allergens, such as mites, dust and pet dander.

Published on Thu, 06/26/2014 by Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors

ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF NDs LAUNCHES NEW HEALTHCARE SERIES

ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF NDs LAUNCHES NEW HEALTHCARE SERIES

(Toronto, Ontario, June 26, 2014) The Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) invites news media and websites to publish a new, free series of columns that will discuss a range of everyday healthcare issues from a naturopathic medicine perspective. 

Published on Fri, 05/23/2014 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Losing weight at work: my friends and co-workers just don't get it

Losing weight at work: my friends and co-workers just don't get it

May 23, 2014

Summer is on the way and it can be difficult to work towards your best beach body when surrounded by temptation

Instead of thinking of your weight loss journey as a diet, think of it as a healthy living plan. 

There never seems to be a shortage of tempting goodies stationed somewhere at work. Whether it’s cupcakes, chocolate, donuts or cookies, they’re everywhere! And when you’re trying to lose weight, these sweet temptations could be your downfall.

Published on Mon, 02/10/2014 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Bringing new life into an old relationship: It’s not just about Valentine’s Day

Bringing new life into an old relationship: It’s not just about Valentine’s Day

Put the sparks back into your relationship by actively showing you care, staying connected and taking the time to stop, listen and appreciate each other.

Fireworks, romance and laughter: that might have been what you signed up for when you and your partner decided to join forces all that time ago. Years later though, the picture looks a lot different; the fireworks have fizzled, the romance retreated, and these days you seem to laugh more at commercials than you do with your mate.

Published on Thu, 01/30/2014 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Squeezing in your main squeeze: making time for your relationship

Squeezing in your main squeeze: making time for your relationship

A healthy relationship is based on compromise and understanding, not on one person coming out ahead. Look for mutually beneficial solutions to strengthen the relationship going forward.

Most experts agree that spending quality time with your partner is an essential ingredient for a lasting relationship. But with work, family and a billion other things on your plate, finding time is easier said than done. Here are a few easy ways to squeeze in more time for each other:

Published on Thu, 12/19/2013 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Volunteer in any season, at any age

Volunteer in any season, at any age

In fact with over 235 events and 1,800 volunteers from coast to coast, Canadians volunteered 10,120 hours for the Nature Conservancy of Canada which means over a year’s worth of work.

Just because snow is on the ground, that doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors and shelve your desire to help until it’s is green again. There are lots of winter time volunteer opportunities for all ages – just in time for the giving holiday season.

Published on Mon, 12/16/2013 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Ways you can best choose where your charitable holiday dollars go

Ways you can best choose where your charitable holiday dollars go

Showing your loved ones that you care by making a charitable gift in their name resonates with the true holiday spirit of giving. But with so many options to choose from, where do you start your search for the right charity?

Sorted by sector the Charity 100 provides a helpful overview to get started with charitable gift giving. Choose your sector and find out which charity will spend your money most effectively.

Make sure your charity of choice is registered

A good first step in choosing where to give is a visit the Canada Revenue Agency’s website (www.cra.gc.ca). Here, you can check if the organization you’re interested in is registered until the Income Tax Act, meaning it’s a recognized Canadian charity.

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