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How to recognize a heart attack

Your heart needs a constant supply of blood to keep beating. When that flow is blocked for any reason, the result is a heart attack.Thousands of Canadians die from heart attacks each year because they don't receive medical treatment fast enough. Recognizing the signs of a heart attack could save your life or that of someone you love.

Snack your way to a healthier you

We all know fruits and vegetables are good for us. For the estimated 87 per cent of Canadian women who will resolve to eat healthier in 2016, adding wholesome snacks like fruit, vegetables and yogurt can be the perfect solution to stay on track and avoid the temptations that can derail a diet.

The 20 minute fitness plan

Most of us don't exercise enough but the good news is that experts agree you only need 20 minutes each day to achieve long-term fitness success. According to the Canadian Health Measures Survey, only 20 per cent of Canadians are getting the recommended 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each week. Doing so provides many benefits, including better heart health, reduced risk of early mortality, improved mental health, and reduction in certain types of cancer.

How to choose the best probiotic

Probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they aid in keeping your gut healthy. Probiotic supplements can be a great way to keep your digestive system happy but with the growing number of products on the market it can be difficult to choose one that best suits your individual needs.

Back-to-school season is the time to organize our lives

(NC) For many Canadian families back-to-school season is the time to organize our thoughts and lives. Clarity and preparation starts at home as a clean and organized home sets the tone for everything we do. One common item many families will come across when fall cleaning their home is old cell phones. While used cell phones are extremely common and are gathering dust in drawers across Canada, many of us do not know how to properly dispose of them.