How Better Sleep Leads To Better Health

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By Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDCES Getting enough sleep is critical for overall health… and it’s also important that our sleep be of good quality, meaning that it is uninterrupted and deep.  Many of us consider getting enough sleep a luxury, but we really need to think about it as an essential part of daily…

The Info Doctors Need To Treat Excess Weight

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By Madeleine Oritz The Canadian Obesity Guidelines (written with the help of 60 authors and the review of over 500,000 research studies) confirm that obesity is not something we should take on with diet and exercise alone. According to the guidelines, obesity is a chronic medical condition that’s caused by over 150 different genetic, metabolic,…

3 Surprising Reasons Physical Activity Is Great For Children

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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…

A Great Morning Starts With A Good Night’s Sleep

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By: Madeleine Ortiz Having a meaningful morning often means a happier, healthier day- and according to experts, one of the best ways to ensure you’re starting your day on the right foot is to get a good night’s sleep.  If you’re reading this and thinking, getting a good night’s sleep is easier said than done,…

How Stress Can Impact Weight… And What To Do About It

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By Madeleine Ortiz Stress is the body’s reaction to a challenge or demand, and in the short term, stress is actually beneficial. It keeps us alert in dangerous situations, helps us stay focused when we have to finish something by a deadline and, according to Dr. Michael Lyon, is even the reason most of us…