Why a diet’s not the answer for COVID-19 weight gain

By Ansley Dalbo COVID-19 has had a big impact on Mary’s life over the last five months. She tried to establish new routines while working from home, but she’s felt stressed about what to do with her kids and virtual learning, she’s worried over money, and has found herself eating because of anxiety a lot…

Friend Or Foe? 5 Things Everyone Should Know About BMI

By Madeleine Ortiz BMI, or body mass index was invented nearly 200 years ago, and though it can still be a valuable tool when it comes to an initial diagnosis of obesity – it’s not without flaws. Here are some things to consider when it comes to BMI and your health.  1. BMI is not…

Evaluating The Impact Of COVID-19

Survey Link: https://www.inetstudy.ca/h How Are Your Doing?…..No, Really, How Are You Doing? Have you ever noticed how often we greet someone with the question “How are you?” or “How are you doing?”. But, in fact, this is more of a greeting than a real question. Our automatic response is to say, “Fine”, even if we…

8 Ways To Jumpstart Weight Loss

By: Madeleine Ortiz A stressful few months of work, a change in the family dynamic, a vacation or even more time than usual spent at home… just some of the many life events that can  cause us to gain weight. Sometimes it happens quickly and sometimes it’s so sneaky we don’t realize what’s occurred until…

5 Tips For Keeping Weight Off During Menopause And Aging

By Madeleine Ortiz Menopause. Women who have gone through it often mark it as the moment they noticed their bodies really starting to change. Weight that used to come off with a few weeks of healthy eating now won’t budge, belly fat that never existed seems to make waistbands tighter than ever before and moodiness…

What To Expect When Getting Medical Help For Weight

By Madeleine Ortiz The most commonly held belief about weight loss is that the key is simply eating less and moving more. Despite the popularity of this view, according to obesity specialist Dr. Sue Pedersen, it’s simply not true. “For most people living with obesity and excess weight,” she says, “diet and exercise alone aren’t…

Seven Things I’ve Learned About Weight Loss

By Madeleine Ortiz Sitting down with Henriette Dumont feels like sitting down with an old friend even when you’ve just met her! She’s so genuine and warm that before you realize it your “quick chat” has turned into an hours-long conversation about everything from NFL football to the healthcare system. “I love people,” she says,…

My Weight Journey – Where I Am Today

By: Corey Van’t Haaff I was going to start my story by saying I’ve always been fat. I was a fat baby, and one of my favourite photos is me in the yard, before I could walk, with chocolate all over my mouth and cheeks. I was a fat kid, always the heaviest in my…

3 Surprising Reasons Physical Activity Is Great For Children

By Madeleine Ortiz According to the World Health Organization, over 80% of adolescents do not get the recommended one hour of physical activity each day. Many experts have attributed the increase in childhood obesity to this sharp decline in physical activity – but weight and body size aren’t the only reasons children should be getting…