Down and Give Me 20

February 12, 2018 | abbas

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In an era of time saving, high impact, revolutionary workouts to help you keep fit in the shortest amount of time, look no further than the old fashioned push-up. Push ups have been part of workout routines for as long as the idea of building muscle has existed but maintaining...

Good Night Brain: The Science of Sleep

January 31, 2018 | Reagan

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Truth be told, I have always been a good sleeper. In a lumpy bed, with or without a pillow, even on the floor, I can sleep just about anywhere. But when life throws you a curve ball and suddenly this thing you have taken for granted is now something you...

Help with your New Year's Resolutions

January 12, 2018 | Cathy

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Like my colleague Reagan, I did not make any New Year's Resolutions this year. But just in case you made resolutions or if you are looking for some interesting science books, check out the following: Ever wonder why the latest nutrition research seems to contradict the findings of other studies?...

Say NO to the Self-Improvement Movement

December 28, 2017 | Reagan

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Is it just me or are we all dreading the upcoming "New Year, New Me" posts, tweets, snaps, Insta pics and conversations? Fear not, this is not that! I was listening to CBC radio when Svend Brinkmann came on talking about his new book, "Stand Firm: Resisting The Self-Improvement Craze"...

Cup, Cup and Away with Inflammation

December 20, 2017 | abbas

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Myofascial therapy, better known as 'cupping', is an ancient Egyptian and Chinese alternative healing method that helps restore healthy blood flow and assists in quickly removing inflammation from the body. This is achieved by placing a cup over specific trigger points or sites of pain and imbalance, adding suction to...

Plight of the Honey Bee

November 30, 2017 | Cathy

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Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons As a child, I suffered from apiphobia or melissophobia -- the fear of bees and bee stings, but now I fear for the health and well-being of the honey bee. I must admit that many of the useful roles bees play in agriculture, I first...

Health Apps

November 17, 2017 | Cathy

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image courtesy of Flickr It seems like every week there is a new app available to help us with our health. But how do we know which ones we should use, if any at all? This was an issue raised at a health librarians' conference a few years back. The...

Is Your Environment Healthy?

October 27, 2017 | Cathy

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Image Credit: Environment CC BY-SA 3.0 Nick Youngson When people resolve to be more healthy, they usually think about diet and exercise. But the environment plays an important role in our health. Learn what you can do to create and maintain a healthy environment in a presentation by Health Canada....

Cozy Customs

October 12, 2017 | Reagan

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I don't know about you, but as soon as the cold weather hits and the leaves start to change colour I start obsessing about getting cozy. No I don't mean the cozy mystery books, to me cozy means a feeling of comfort, warmth and relaxation, which is definitely something that...

New Health Books – Read and Recommended!

September 29, 2017 | Cathy

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Recently, I read many of the popular science titles the library received this year to help my colleague compile a Popular Science recommended reading list. There were so many good titles that I decided to make a separate list of health books. Here they are: Suggestible You: A Remarkable Journey...