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5 tips to help you quit smoking for good

Whether it's a night out with friends, a stressful work day, or even a morning coffee, every smoker and current quitter experiences trigger moments that can make it very difficult to quit. A recent survey shows the most common scenarios that usually trigger cravings for Canadians are after having a meal, being with friends who smoke, consuming alcohol, and drinking coffee. The most common stressors are family-related.

Fortunately, there are simple ways you can deal with your triggers to fight your cravings. Here are five easy tips that'll help you quit smoking for good.

Snow Removal Tips & Obligations

(NC) Walking in a winter wonderland isn't so jolly when you're slipping and tripping over ice, slush and snow. Clearing snow off your driveway and sidewalk is about more than simply making the trek easier and convenient for everyone who walks on your property, it may also be required by law for safety reasons.

While the specifics vary according to municipality, you can use these tips to quickly and efficiently remove snow and avoid any potential slip and fall lawsuits.

January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month

January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. An estimated 564,000 Canadians are living with dementia. By 2031 this figure is expected to rise to 937,000, an increase of 66%. Women represent 72% of Canadians living with Alzheimer's disease. Experts believe this is because women, on average, live longer than men and age is the biggest risk factor. Other risk factors include smoking , high blood preassure, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, lack of physical activity, age and genetics. 

5 tips to for a stress-free back to school eve

Do you get more worked up about BTSE (Back to School Eve) than New Year's Eve? Approximately two thirds of Canadian parents say the first day of school is the time of year when their family's routine and schedule changes the most, according to the recent Centrum Small Steps Survey. And for parents with children under 18 at home, back to school trumps the New Year as the biggest period of change. But don't let September changes sideline your family's health goals. Leading nutrition expert Theresa Albert says there are small steps parents can take to support their health during the hectic fall season.

Try these simple tricks to boost your fibre intake

Despite its recognized health benefits, most Canadians only get half the recommended daily fibre intake. One of this year's hottest food trends, fibre keeps our digestive systems running smoothly. But what most don't know is it has also been shown to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, assist with weight management and mitigates the risk of Type 2 Diabetes by improving blood sugar levels. For men, the recommended daily fibre intake is 38 grams and for women, 25 grams. Getting your daily dose is easy with these creative hacks to incorporate fibre into foods you love.

15 health hacks that take 15 seconds or less

You've heard the saying that it takes 21 days to develop a healthy habit, but this length of time can seem daunting when you're committing to cooking from scratch or going on a daily run. Even the most time-crunched can get one small step closer to being heathier though – try these 15 health hacks that take only 15 seconds to implement in your daily routine.

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