Physical Activity Is Great For Your Health!

Being physically active is great for your health. From relieving stress to improving fitness, having an active lifestyle provides lots of benefits, including reducing your risk of heart disease and stroke. Regular activity helps prevent and control high blood pressure, high cholesterol,type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, certain types of cancer, and...

Are you at Risk ?

There are many RISK FACTORS associated with heart attacks and strokes. Of these risk factors, there are some that you can control and some you cannot. Risk factors you cannot control include gender (male), age, family history of heart disease, and ethnicity (for example, South Asians).The South Asian (people from...

The First Step is always the Hardest

The other day, I walked into the gym, ready to workout and witnessed a disturbing situation. A young, overweight women, wearing a traditional hijab, gold bangles, and comfortable clothes (not “gym” clothes), walked in. She looked nervous and scared. It was obvious she was at the gym for the first...

START YOUR DAY WITH A BANG! BREAKFAST TRENDS 2016

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.With a new year comes a fresh start, a clean slate and an opportune time to embrace the best of what the future promises. A great place to start is at the beginning...

WHAT’S IN YOUR SANDWICH?

With the recent news, by the World Health Organization, that cured and processed meat causes cancer, parents will want to take a closer look into their child’s eating habits. The most common meals high in processed and cured meat are breakfast and lunch. Fun lunch at school? Hot Dogs are...

Today, Ask Her About Her Heart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbHfWv8KKbkOver the years, there are have been significant improvements in the number of patients surviving from heart attacks, stroke and heart failure. However, this can easily change. There are two factors that could easily send these numbers up again. First of all, many ethnic groups, that make up Canada’s ethno-cultural...

TO SALT OR NOT TO SALT

Is salt really that important? YES! Limiting salt is very important, especially for South Asians with high blood pressure. People of South Asian descent are particularly sensitive to the effects of too much salt and therefore are at higher risk of health conditions such as coronary heart disease and stroke.Salt...

CHOOSE YOUR FAT WISELY…UNDERSTAND THE SMOKE POINT

The healthiest oils are those that are high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, such as flax, soybean, canola and olive oil. These types of fats can help lower your risk of heart disease when used instead of saturated and trans fats. However, remember that oil is still fat, and fat...

EATING FOR ACTIVITY

Would you put cheap gas in a Ferrari or Porsche? So, why would you put unhealthy fats and added sugar into your body? Having a great game or work out is more that just training, practicing and “keeping in shape”. Athletes have unique nutrition needs, especially teens. Eating for sports...