Even though it’s only the first week of August, kids and adults are both starting to think about that exciting first day of school! But if teens are suffering from frustrating acne breakouts, they often don’t feel the same enthusiasm about heading back to class. Fortunately, Clearasil Canada has some proven skin-care tips to help achieve smooth skin in as little as one month! If you have a child battling acne, make sure they’re following these tips for the clearest skin possible!
Taking care of our families is rewarding in so many ways. There may be struggles here and there, but creating a healthy and happy home for people you love is one of life’s most satisfying experiences.
Sometimes, though, we’re so busy taking care of everyone else – children, friends, parents, neighbours, lifelong loves – that we forget to take care of ourselves. Have you ever noticed that? Other people’s needs seem more urgent than our own, so whatever we need to feel inspired or uplifted can be set aside for another day. [Read more…]
No matter what good habits we try to teach our kids, they have a natural fondness for sweet foods. That doesn’t mean they’re destined to spend their lives eating cupcakes and junk cereal but teaching them about healthy choices doesn’t automatically override their preference for sweets.
Most moms weren’t surprised when the world’s largest member-based food & drink research center, CCFRA, studied children age 8-10 to see if knowing about healthy food made them more inclined to eat it. When told to pick healthy foods from a lineup, they did just fine. But when told to pick whatever they liked and that no one was watching them, their choices changed dramatically.
So knowing that it’s hard for kids to make good choices no matter how well they’ve been taught, how can we keep them on the right track? Here are seven ways: [Read more…]
Summer is a time of activity, which is one of the reasons that summer is also a time that many people start thinking about getting into shape. Of course, wanting to look good in summer’s skimpier clothing and bathing suits plays a role as well! I tend to put on some weight every winter since my activity level goes down so much and this year I’ve been making a conscious effort to get back on track with some healthy habits.
If you’re embarking on a journey to better health, remember to take into account a few different strategies. Healthy eating, exercise and appetite control should all be part of your plan. Here are three easy tips to get you on the path to better health!
And make it a breakfast high in protein if possible. A recent study at the University of Kansas found that while all breakfast eaters showed reduced hunger for the rest of the day, those that consumed a high protein breakfast had an even greater reduction in appetite that lasted all day long.
Switch it up!
There are all kinds of easy healthy recipe substitutions for some of the most common foods that have more vitamins, more nutrients, more fibre or fewer calories. Use brown flour, rice and pasta instead of white to add more fibre to your diet and feel full longer. Substitute applesauce for oil or butter in your favourite baked recipe and enjoy delicious low-fat home-baked treats. Or put evaporated skim milk into your coffee instead of cream to enjoy the same creamy taste with a fraction of the fat.
Plan your meals!
Meal planning can save you money on your monthly food budget, but it can also save your health! By planning healthy meals in advance, you won’t have to settle for quick and unhealthy convenience food or be tempted to eat out.
In my experience, it’s the little changes that make the biggest difference when trying to live a healthier lifestyle, because they’re the ones that can be maintained long-term. I may not be able to head out for a five-mile hike once a week year-round, but no matter what the weather is like, I can always cook with brown rice instead of white! So take it slow, make one or two changes a week and start moving towards a healthier you!
When I was about twenty years old, I read a study that had determined the best way for women to prevent osteoporosis was for them to ensure that they were getting the recommended daily intake of calcium throughout puberty. As I finished reading, I thought about how much I wished I had found the article before I had already reached adulthood. Fortunately, research also showed that women were able to increase their bone strength at any age with simple measures including taking a calcium supplement and exercising regularly.
Osteoporosis is scary, there’s just no other way of putting it. Any disease that shows no symptoms until a serious injury has occurred is a frightening disease in my book. I can’t imagine how horrible it would be to be an elderly woman who has a minor slip and ends up with a badly broken bone as a result. Yet for one out of every four Canadian women over 50, such a tragedy could happen at any time.
Thankfully, Canadians have access to a wealth of information, resources and treatments where Osteoporosis is concerned, and an innovative new website has combined all of the best knowledge about Osteoporosis in one convenient place. On The Go Women is a great new website that helps women both to assess their risk of osteoporosis and to learn about ways of increasing bone strength and managing the disease. The website offers useful features like a Personalized Conversation Guide and a comparative listing of the various osteoporosis treatments.
On the Go Women contains so much useful information for women of all ages. From the food chart that lists the best sources of calcium and vitamin D to the risk assessment quiz to the quick Fact or Fiction questions that help increase overall osteoporosis knowledge, there is something for every woman on this informative site.
I may only be 29 years old, but as the article I read so many years ago illustrates, when it comes to something like osteoporosis, it’s never too early to start ensuring that your bones are strong and your lifestyle helps to keep them that way. But best of all, it’s never too late either! To learn more about osteoporosis prevention and possible treatment options, visit On the Go Women today and help ensure that osteoporosis will never slow you down!