Category Archives: Health & Fitness

Town Talk: Folk who helped make 2017 what it was

Future historians may wonder how we stayed calm in the face of 2017’s global economic and nuclear threats let local drug overdosing, homelessness and, for many, unreachable real-estate prices. They may also conclude that 2018’s perils vastly exceeded those before. For now, though, here are some folk from this column who helped give 2017 its agreeable flavour. malcolmparry@shaw.ca, 604-929-8456 http://www.leaderpost.com/entertainment/celebrity/town+talk+folk+helped+make+2017+what/16516119/story.htmlPlease

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Housing anxiety drives B.C. residents to seek professional help

As hope fades that Metro Vancouver’s housing crisis will end anytime soon, counsellors say they are helping more clients tackle the shame and misery that comes from sleeping in rodent-infested basement suites or staying with abusive partners while struggling to find a better home. Clients are identifying housing as having a major impact on their relationships, mental health and well-being, said Michelle

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Stranger than science: Seven really weird discoveries from 2017

When an apple fell from a tree and Sir Isaac Newton wondered why, he probably didn’t expect the answer to profoundly change how we understand the world — yet this is what science is all about. And sometimes the questions and resulting explanations are staggeringly odd. Here’s a roundup of some of this year’s strangest scientific discoveries. Two-headed porpoise  The

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A woman went into labour at a grocery store — and the butcher helped deliver it

A pregnant woman walked into a grocery store and meat market in Fresno, Calif., where’s she’s a regular customer, and made her way to the soda fountain. As ice was falling into her cup, she started screaming. “I heard her scream ‘Oh my God, I think I’m having my baby!’â€� said store owner Issamar Sepulveda. “It happened in like seconds.â€�

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Fitness column: Active, healthy living provides better results than what social media stars peddle

Here’s a New Year’s resolution question I never get asked. “Is pairing a balanced diet with vigorous physical activity the best way to achieve one’s health and fitness goals?� More likely, I’m being asked about a diet that attempts to replicate primal eating patterns (weeds and mammoth) or the single best exercise to carve new-found abs in under two weeks

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Beauty Bar: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick

What it is: A long-wearing matte lipstick formula from the buzzworthy beauty brand Fenty Beauty by Rihanna. Dubbed Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick, the formula promises to provide a “petal-soft matte finish� that won’t feather or fade.  “Lipstick is all about having fun and expressing your mood at any given moment,� Rihanna said in a news release. “This collection makes it

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Top Nutrition and Food Trends for 2018: "plant based" tops the charts

As more people are learning their so-called “gluten-sensitivity� might not have anything to do with gluten, they are exploring a low FODMAP (Fermentable, Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides and Polyols) diet for digestive issues and seeking out the help of registered dietitians to help them figure out the complexities of this diet plan.  In addition to a focus on gut health (or

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Yoga for detained B.C. youths helps those living with trauma trust their bodies

The yoga for youths in a Metro Vancouver detention centre may not look exactly like the yoga you’d find in a studio in Kitsilano. But despite the outward differences, it’s the kind of yoga that’s proving to be effective in helping incarcerated teenagers feel safe in their bodies. During a yoga session, for example, yoga mats are placed side by

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