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Kick Start Your Metabolism

Kick Start Your Metabolism
January 29, 2018 09:56 PM

Now that we’re through December and well into January and heavy, holiday foods have left us feeling bloated and sluggish, it’s time to figure out how to get back in the swing of things. And, if you’ve set New Year’s Intentions that include healthier eating and activity, then starting with a kick start to your metabolism can help make the difference to living your intentions well.   These are some of our favourite ways to get your metabolism back into gear: Stay Satiated Even if you’re...Read more

High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure
January 26, 2017 10:53 PM

High blood pressure if often not felt and only discovered in routine doctor's appointments. What is blood pressure? It is the pressure that the blood creates when pumped and pushing against your arteries. The first number is the systolic pressure which measures the pressure when the heart is pumping the blood. The diastolic pressure is the second number and measure the pressure remaining when the relaxes. Just like a plumbing system, when there are things that clog arteries or the walls of t...Read more

February is Heart Month!

February is Heart Month!
August 29, 2016 01:02 AM

According to Health Canada, more than 1.4 million Canadians have heart disease and it is one of the leading causes of death. Risk factors for cardiovascular disease are: Smoking High blood pressure (>140/90 mmHg) or on blood pressure medication Low HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) Diabetes Family history of heart disease Age (men > 44 years; women > 54 years) It is recommended that if you are male age 40 and older or female age 50 and older, you should get your choleste...Read more