Wellness

The Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) has consulted with industry experts and released the top five natural health trends to look out for in 2017 to help Canadians achieve their goals of healthier eating.
Women with high concentrations of vitamin D have been found to have a much lower chance of developing cancer, according to a recently published study.
CHICAGO – When it comes to aging, the focus is not just on living longer, quality of life is equally important. According to the National Institute on Aging, people aged 50 and older need more of some vitamins and minerals than younger adults do.
A new study found that eating less fiber, more saturated fat and more sugar is associated with lighter, less restorative, and more disrupted sleep.
Carbohydrates are the body's main energy source during high-intensity, prolonged running, a new study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology reports.
The Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) today announced the top five trends Canadians should be aware of when shopping at their local health food store in 2015. With winter in full swing, Canadians are eager for the inside scoop on new, effective ways to optimize their health, naturally, throughout the season and into the New Year.
Getting physical exercise within a week of suffering a concussion may reduce a young person's risk of experiencing ongoing symptoms, say researchers, whose finding runs counter to conventional guidelines calling for strict mental and physical rest following the common brain injury.
It's never too late to reap the benefits of exercise, and that includes older adults with arthritis and other muscle and joint conditions, according to a study. Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) found that a low-impact exercise program in senior centers in New York City's Chinatown and Flushing, Queens communities helped decrease pain, improve mobility and enhance quality of life for many participants.
More than 2,200 organizations have used Canada's Healthy Workplace Month as a resource hub to launch their workplace wellness initiatives, strategies, and award-winning employer-of-choice performances, according to Excellence Canada, an independent, not-for-profit organization.
RED BANK, N.J. – Riverview Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health in New Jersey, was named an affiliated treatment center by the National Lymphedema Network. An affiliated treatment center is a center in which more than one therapist is a certified lymphedema therapist, and is properly trained to successfully treat and manage lymphedema affecting various parts of the body.
In a novel controlled clinical trial, participants in a six-day Ayurvedic-based well-being program, which featured a vegetarian diet, meditation, yoga and massage therapy, experienced measurable decreases in a set of blood-based metabolites associated with inflammation, cardiovascular disease risk and cholesterol regulation.
Complementary therapies, such as yoga, massage therapy acupuncture, have high potential for managing chronic pain, according to a review conducted by the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).
Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. What can you do to gain the benefits of prevention?
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary.
NEW YORK – Don't count on smartphone health apps in an emergency: A review shows many don't warn when you're in danger.
OTTAWA – The Trudeau government is being urged to make mental health a top priority as it negotiates a new health accord with the provinces and territories.
HAMILTON – If you're angry or upset, you might want to simmer down before heading out for an intense run or gym workout. A Canadian study ties heavy exertion while stressed or mad to a tripled risk of having a heart attack within an hour.
VANCOUVER – The Registered Massage Therapists' Association of B.C. (RMTBC) is taking advantage of the observance of Massage Therapy Month this October to update and educate the public on the benefits of massage therapy to physical and mental health, a press release from the RMTBC said.

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