Monday, January 17th, 2022

Health rss

  • Couch to 5K: Let the Countdown Begin

    Michele Broxton & Lorrita Hedge-Mace (Photo: Michele Broxton)So we’re 34 days from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 5K in September and I can safely say that the thought has crossed our minds to panic. Susan and Dana are doing fabulously. They run like gazelles being chased by a lion and cross the finish line smiling. Melpo is adorable and will finish her scheduled 5K training two weeks prior to the deadline. I’m almost done with the training but am hanging on by a veritable thread. Life just gets really big sometimes, you know, so big that it tries to push everything else out of its way.

    Anyhew, it was a good week in that we all kept going and we survived another three training days of our feet hitting the sidewalk. The bad news is that I’m drinking soda like the exhausted mother that I am and talked my husband into bringing me some of the little mini chocolate donuts.

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  • Living Green INSIDE Your Home with Feng Shui

    Do you know which plants you can put into your home to help keep the air clean? What colours promote sleep and relaxation in the bedroom? What to do you to make your bathroom more like a spa? Gail Cole tells how you can use Feng Shui to create a ‘green’ environment indoors.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Balance,Health ] • [ 6/20/12 ]
  • How-to: Tackle Difficult Issues

    Carmen Jubinville gives steps you can take to tackle the issues in your life that are causing you stress or pain. While it’s difficult to face them, it’s easier in the long run to take care of it now, than letting it continue to hurt you day-in and day-out.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Balance,Health ] • [ 6/20/12 ]
  • Couch to 5K: OMG Has It Been That Long?

    With one week left to go, Michele experiences her worst week yet. Everything that can go wrong, does. With one day left in the week, she hears an inspirational message that gives her a sense of renewed strength and commitment.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Health ] • [ 6/20/12 ]
  • Couch to 5K: Our Personal Best!

    Michele and her team accomplish new achievements; Michele reveals a weakness for chocolate treats and skips a workout.

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  • Couch to 5K: Holy Cow We’re Runners

    After a week away from the program, Michele battles doubts and meets up with a new member of the Couch to 5K program

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  • Couch to 5K: Vacation, Disney and Chocolate

    Michele shares pages from the diary she kept when she decided to participate in the Couch to 5K program between July and September of 2011. In this post, we follow Michele through Week 6: still dealing with the sad loss of her father, a road trip, and a family reunion.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Health ] • [ 3/21/12 ]
  • Couch to 5K: Losing My Dad

    Wanting to get healthier and run a marathon for charity, Michele Broxton joined the “Couch to 5K” program and chronicled her experiences between July and September of 2011. Each month, she shares with us another page of her diary. This post, Michele faces a family tragedy.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Health ] • [ 2/25/12 ]
  • Tips for Keeping Your Food Safe!

    Consumers expect their food to be safe, as farms, food processors, etc. are required to undergo rigorous inspections by health inspectors on a regular basis. Unfortunately, despite these health inspections, millions of people are still affected by foodborne illness every year. Corinne Kantor gives tips on what YOU can do to keep your food safe.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Health ] • [ 2/14/12 ]
  • Mineral Deficiencies Can Cause Fatigue, Low Mood

    Mineral deficiencies can cause all kinds of problems, from fatigue and difficulty thinking and remembering, to insomnia, headaches, even hair loss! Dr. Jenny Schmidt-White gives information on four of the most common mineral deficiencies, including the types of foods you can eat to counteract them and information on supplements.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Health ] • [ 1/24/12 ]
  • Achieve Greater Results with Smaller To-Do List

    Full disclosure involving a cat. Goal-setting tips to start the year off right. And a brand new mission to help you get a few steps closer to achieving Work/Life Balance. Karen Dodd gives you what you need to stay healthy and grounded as you navigate the hectic life of an entrepreneur.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Balance,Health ] • [ 1/18/12 ]
  • Couch to 5K: Storms and Skinny Jeans

    After a couple of weeks where ML Broxton was tempted to quit, then had a “do-over” week, she finds the determination to go jogging in a torrential downpour and a new runner joins her team. Follow Michele on her journey to go from couch potato to marathon runner.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Health ] • [ 1/18/12 ]
  • 6 Healthy Eating Tips for a New You in 2012

    It’s that time of year again – time to make your New Year’s resolution! One of the most common resolutions that people make is to live a healthier lifestyle during the new year by eating better and exercising more. Corinne Kantor, a.k.a. The Food Cop, reveals the six easy nutrition tips you need to help you succeed in leaving healthier.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Health ] • [ 1/06/12 ]
  • Stay Healthy at Work During Flu Season

    Dr. Jenny Schmidt-White, Naturopathic Doctor, gives tips on how you can best maintain a healthy immune system when everyone around you is getting sick. Too late? Already have a cold? Find out how you can bounce back and return to work as quickly as possible.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Health ] • [ 12/27/11 ]
  • Eat and Cook Healthier with Just a Few Substitutions

    Corinne Kantor, a Registered Dietetic Technician, provides a wonderfully varied list of ingredients you can use as substitutes when cooking meals or baking desserts. Now you can make your favourite yummy dishes AND feel good knowing they’re healthier.

    [ Read More ] • [ 1 Comment ] • [ Filed under Health ] • [ 12/06/11 ]