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5 tips to build and maintain a healthy digestive system

Digestive health is essential to your overall well-being. Poor digestion can affect your energy, mood, and concentration, as well as compromise your immune function. Regular exercise, as well as maintaining a healthy weight and diet, are just some of the ways to nurture a healthy gut. However, proper food choice is important as certain foods can cause discomfort like bloating, gas, or constipation. Fortunately, foods can also be a weapon for improving your digestive system.

Top 3 health hacks for road trips

Heading out on the open road to your favourite destination is both relaxing and exciting. But depending on the distance, the drive can also mean cramped legs, a sore back from sitting so long and not-so-healthy snacks at stops along the way. If this sounds like you on your last road trip, don't be too hard on yourself because you're not alone. It turns out 40 per cent of Canadians fall out of step with their healthy routine during vacations, according to the Centrum Small Steps Survey. But this doesn't have to be the case. Try these health hacks for your next long drive, whether it's to the cottage or across the country.

Celebrate summer's sweeter side with local berries

During the summer months, Canadians across the country are fortunate to have access to fresh and naturally sweet local berries. Whether you prefer to pick them yourself at a local farm or buy them at a farmers' market or a fresh fruit truck on your way to the cottage, berries easily add the taste of summer to any dessert. Ideal for seasonal baking, berries are also rich in antioxidants and high in flavour.

Busting bladder leak myths

Adult incontinence among women is common and affects one in three women between 18 and 75. We can be squeamish and embarrassed about bodily functions, and so the topic can be difficult to discuss openly, which means many myths abound. But being shy about bladder leaks can negatively affect us: 15 per cent of women who experience urinary incontinence say it affects their work or daily activities moderately or a lot, and six in 10 feel like they're living with a secret.

6 simple sun-safety quick tips

After months of dark, dreary days it's finally time for some fun in the sun – and for many of us this could begin with a refresher on how to keep ourselves and our families sun-safe.

How to stay connected during emergencies

Being able to communicate with family, friends and first responders during any dangerous event is critical. However, the everyday communication devices that we have come to rely on may not work at such a time.