Can Exercise Boost My Mental Health?

Both mental and physical health are discussed openly in our day to day lives. As we become more accepting of the mental health issues that each individual struggles with, we begin to look for alternative avenues for improving one’s mental health. This month, we want to talk about the effects exercise has on the brain;…

How does exercise change my heart?

The heart is muscle and a very important one at that. It is needed to provide oxygen to our brain, lungs and all other structures in our bodies. Everyone knows that exercise leads to a healthy heart but do you know why? Exercise acts as a form of stress on the heart, but good stress.…

Featured This Month: Our Vision and Hearing

As we age, we all experience varying changes throughout our bodies. Two areas that we want to focus on in this month’s blog is our vision and hearing. As we age, the structures that support out eyesight and ability to hear deteriorate at a slow but steady pace. Although it is normal to experience difficulties…

Diet, Exercise and Cancer Prevention

Many studies have been performed looking into the lifestyle behaviors that can have an effect on the risk of developing and dying from cancer. Lifestyle behaviors such as poor diet, physical inactivity, excessive alcohol and an unhealthy increase in body weight can account for over 20% of cancer cases. The World Cancer Research Fund and…

November is Osteoporosis Awareness Month in Canada

To start, what is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease that causes the weakness of bones as a result of low bone mass. Osteoporosis can cause a decrease in quality of life, loss of mobility, disfigurement and a lack of independence. There are many risk factors associated with the onset of Osteoporosis, those that can be…

World Mental Health Day

October 10th is mental health awareness day. It is a day where, as a society, we recognize the effect of mental illness on many of those around us and acknowledge that asking for help does not show weakness. Exercise has been proposed as a beneficial and effective form of treatment for mental health issues. The…

September is Healthy Aging Month!

So how can you ensure healthy aging for yourself and your loved ones? There are 5 key areas that can promote and improve healthy aging in all individuals! 1) Social Connectedness Social connectedness relates to the value and quality of our relationships and has a positive affect on our wellbeing and ability to cope with…

The brain-changing benefits of exercise

What’s the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today? Exercise! says neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki. Get inspired to go to the gym as Suzuki discusses the science of how working out boosts your mood and memory — and protects your brain against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. Wendy Suzuki | TEDWomen 2017