Picture this: you’ve never tried yoga but you decide to sign up for a class. There are a number of studios in your area to choose from. You have some concerns as you injured your knee a few months ago. How do you know what studio and teacher will be right for you?
October 20, 2016 | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:
My first time going the gym was when I was in university. Some friends in residence invited me to go lift weights with them. I was lucky; they showed me how to get my membership, where to get towels, and various weightlifting techniques. Hopefully you’re also fortunate to have a friend or family member who can show you the ropes but just in case, here’re some tips.
October 18, 2016 | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:
Cooked oatmeal with fruit, oatmeal cookies, oatmeal pancakes and even overnight oats may be some recipes that come to mind when you think of oats, but have you considered using this whole grain in a savory dish?+ MORE
October 13, 2016 | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:
Hiking is an excellent aerobic activity that can be done year round. Fall hiking offers stunning shades of orange, yellow and red coloured leaves, cooler temperatures, and fewer bugs. In winter hiking, it’s fun to spot wildlife footprints on snow and the sun’s reflection off snowy pines is breathtaking. Hiking is a fantastic way to exceed the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity per week. It helps with balance, plus it’s a great way to connect with nature.+ MORE
October 11, 2016 | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:
Eggplant, the berry that eats like a vegetable. That’s right… eggplant is actually classified as a fruit because it has small edible seeds. Although native to Asia, eggplant is widely used in many parts of the world, including Greece, France and Morocco. It is available year-round and contrary to what you might think, it’s easy to prepare and can be included in many types of dishes. It provides fibre, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals to help keep you healthy and prevent disease. Cooking with eggplant is just one more way to fill half your plate with fruits and veggies. Read on to learn more and get recipes to try this week.