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Belly fat: These two words seem to be the bane of many a dieter’s existence. They’re also marketing gold. There’s no shortage of supplements, diet books, and web articles promising new ways to target the tummy region.

It turns out that many researchers and health experts are equally preoccupied with belly fat — though for […]


How to Tell If You’re Overtraining or Just Sore

You’ve likely heard the saying, “no pain, no gain.” If you’ve gotten the impression that some soreness while working out is normal, you would be correct. But it can be a fine line between when that soreness becomes classified as pain. Walking this line correctly is […]


While some health trends, like eating more whole foods, are worth the effort, others are more hype than fact-based. If you’re lucky, an ineffective wellness product or routine turns out to be a simple waste of money or time. In worse cases, these products and techniques pose potentially serious health risks.






Want to step it up a notch? Start with this walking schedule and keep building as you get more fit.

Walking is a gentle, low-impact cardio exercise that can ease you into a higher level of fitness and health. It’s safe and simple. And regular brisk walking can provide many of the benefits of more […]


Explosive plyometric jumps and lifting huge racks of weight may be impressive, but those exercises aren’t for everyone. Lack of strength and flexibility or simple inexperience can quickly turn athletic bravado into a visit to the emergency room. In fact, there are a number of moves that the best trainers generally refuse to do […]


Canadian researchers put numbers on health risk

Originallly Published Dec 4, 2014 by McGill University Health Centre

Tis the season to indulge. However, restraint may be best according to a new study led by investigators at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University. The researchers examined […]



Leg stretch

Sit on the floor with your legs stretched out in front. Keeping your foot to the floor, slowly bend one knee until you feel it being comfortably stretched. Hold for 5 seconds. Straighten your leg as far as you can and hold for 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times with each leg.

Leg cross

Sit on […]


Credit: Healthline
Written by Ryan Wallace
Medically Reviewed by George T. Krucik, MD, MBA on April 14, 2015
Knee pain is one of the most common complications of being overweight or obese. If you’re among the millions of people who suffer from chronic knee pain, even a small amount […]


By DRS. RAJIV GANDHI, and FAHAD RAZAK University of Toronto Mon., March 21, 2016 Published in the Toronto Star Too many people put off joint-replacement surgery because of fear of pain and long recovery times. But with the right support, there’s no need to wait, doctors say. Sandy recently celebrated her […]


Lots of choices out there, from discount gyms to ‘boutique’ fitness centres

 Originally published by: Lisa Wright Business Reporter for the Toronto Star, Published on Tue Jan 05 2016

Losing 45 pounds in six months is tough. Planning to drop another 20 in 2016 is downright commendable.

“I have a bit more weight to lose, […]