Ever wonder why some people seem to love exercise while other people appear to detest it? Whatever camp you fall in has a lot to do with your mindset. Mindset can be described as "a fixed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person's responses to and int...

 

While many may associate yoga with limb-bending contortions, appropriate only for the super-flexible and spiritual, yoga has benefits for everyone. Yoga focuses on achieving peacefulness of body and mind, and can help reduce stress, improve fitness, manage chronic con...

There have been many studies in the news lately touting the various benefits of chocolate - dark chocolate in particular. These benefits range from lowering blood pressure to reducing the risk of diabetes. Excellent benefits indeed! And just by eating chocolate, the on...

We don't tend to equal cereal with junk food, but if we take a closer look at the sugar content of many cereals, we will likely change our minds. According to a new report from the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG), on average children's cereals contain 10.4...

You have likely heard the term "gluten free" by now. As recent as five years ago, the term was virtually unheard of, whereas it is now a $10.5 billion food and beverage industry, growing a whopping 44 per cent between 2011 and 2013. Gluten free diets are heavily endors...

The title story for a recent edition of Time Magazine is simply and provocatively entitled "Eat Butter". The author, a member of Generation Y, relays memories from his own childhood full of margarine, skim milk, and low-fat products (from crackers to salad dressing). B...

The consequences of inactivity can be vast and frightening. Inactivity is linked to variety of health issues, such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, coronary heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. On the contrary, regular physical activit...

Should you stop and pick up that burger, or sit down for what seems like a healthier meal at a full-service restaurant? The belief that the sit down restaurant is automatically the healthier option seems to be ingrained in many of us.  However, studies are showing you...

Quackery has been around just about as long as medicine! In the past, snake oil salesmen went from town to town, preying on people’s fears and offering the ultimate cure-all. Today, the scam is much more sophisticated, often using elaborate marketing schemes and the in...

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