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World suicide prevention day

[media-credit name=”” align=”aligncenter”][/media-credit] One person dies from suicide every 40 seconds around the world and it is the second leading cause of death for Canadian youth. Those numbers from the recent WHO report on suicide prevention are staggering. The #raiseHOPE social media campaign plans to change that. Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day on September […]

Tricks to prevent you from falling off the fitness wagon

[media-credit name=”” align=”aligncenter”][/media-credit] I’ve finally found a way to actually stick with my fitness routine and will soon be running my first half-marathon. Here’s what worked for me: 1. Set a goal. And then set another goalI got married this summer so of course I felt pressure to shape up for the big day. Signing […]

Event: Le Burger Week hits six Canadian cities

[media-credit name=”” align=”aligncenter”][/media-credit] What better way to end the summer than a good old burger competition? This year, from Sept. 1 to Sept. 7, Le Burger Week will take place in six Canadian cities (Montreal, Ottawa, Gatineau, Quebec City, Toronto and Winnipeg). This is the third year for the competition (which originally launched in Montreal), […]

Best Health Wire: The top stories from around the web on our radar this week

[media-credit name=”” align=”aligncenter”][/media-credit] Trans fatYou’re eating more than you think. ‘ TIME ALS Ice Bucket ChallengeWhy it might be bad for you. ‘ Maclean’s Diabetes and distressThe link between the disease and emotional distress. ‘ The Toronto Star The e-cigarette debateWhy WHO thinks indoor use should be banned. ‘ The Globe and Mail Reworking memoryIt’s […]

Ford designs cars with moms in mind

[media-credit name=”” align=”aligncenter”][/media-credit] I went from zero to eight months pregnant in under a minute yesterday! Ford gave me the chance to test drive their Escape SUV wearing an Empathy Belly, a pregnancy simulation suit used to assist in ergonomic design. I’m not a mom, but I’m pretty sure real pregnancies aren’t this easy! The […]

A Canadian charity that helps kids celebrates 25 years

[media-credit name=”” align=”aligncenter”][/media-credit] I hate to say it, but’.the new school year is just around the corner. Ack! As a mom of three, that strikes fear into my heart. That’s not because I don’t love the routine of my kids being in school (I’m a bit of a nut for routines, love how peaceful they […]

Live Facebook Chat: Brent Bishop will answer your fitness questions!

[media-credit name=”” align=”aligncenter”][/media-credit] Join us on the Best Health Facebook page Tuesday, August 26th from 12:00-1:00 PM EDT for a live chat with Brent Bishop, fitness expert, celebrity trainer and owner of Think Fitness Studios in Toronto. Brent has shared many tips with the Best Health audience over the years, including how to maintain motivation […]

Avon Calling: Marking 100 years in Canada

[media-credit name=”” align=”aligncenter”][/media-credit] Hooked on Avon’s reputation for innovation? There’s a new product campaign every two weeks. Eye Dimensions Eyeshadow, $10 Avon is marking its 100th anniversary in Canada this year, and yes, the business has been struggling worldwide, according to reports in the business press. So we wanted to know: to what degree has […]

Are Insects the New Energy Food?

Before you recoil in disgust, you need to read this. As reported in the September issue of Best Health magazine, crickets, mealworms and other creepy crawlies really could become a common food ingredient in the future. (The topic is to be the focus at an upcoming conference in Montreal, August 26-28, called Eating Innovation: the […]

Meatless Monday: Garden Fresh Pasta Bowl

[media-credit name=”” align=”aligncenter”][/media-credit] I love this time of year: the vegetable garden in our backyard really comes into its own. Until now, there have been herbs and raspberries, Swiss chard and kale. But when the tomatoes finally ripen, it’s happy days. I made this tomato sauce using only herbs and vegetables from the garden, and […]

Best Health Wire: The top stories from around the web on our radar this week

[media-credit name=”” align=”aligncenter”][/media-credit] Robin Williams’ Parkinson’sThe link between the disease and depression. ‘ TIME CanFitPro fitness trends 5 top trends from CanFitPro Toronto 2014. ‘ RunSoulCycle You might not be getting enough saltNew study shakes up current sodium guidelines. ‘ Toronto Star Healthy comfort foodThree good-for-you foods that combat stress. ‘ Joyous Health Take a […]

Hands-on care: Even more new gadgets to help your health

[media-credit name=”” align=”aligncenter”][/media-credit] In our September issue, we featured new hand-held health technology that’s coming soon. Here are two more devices that are changing the way individuals can keep healthy. Neoji is an all-in-one smart home device. According to a press release, Neoji adapts to what is safe and ordinary in the home. It has […]

Beauty tip: 3 ways to get longer, stronger hair

[media-credit name=”” align=”aligncenter”][/media-credit] 1) Viviscal Maximum Strength SupplementsThese supplements help nourish thinning hair and promote more healthy growth. The active ingredients in Viviscal Maximum include a patented AminoMar C marine Complex, Horsetail Extract (an organic form of silica which increases the strength of hair) and Vitamin C. Take two tablets daily for the first three […]

Get to Know Best Health’s New Team Member

[media-credit name=”” align=”aligncenter”][/media-credit] Hi! I’m Chloe Berge and I’m thrilled to introduce myself as Best Health’s new Associate Editor. ‘Read, write, exercise, repeat’ is a good summation of my daily routine ‘ it’s not as boring as it sounds, promise! ‘ and I feel very lucky to have all three passions be part of my […]

Meatless Monday: Roasted Vegetable Bowl with Black Beans

[media-credit name=”” align=”aligncenter”][/media-credit] On the weekend I went to the grocery store and stocked up on lots of fresh produce. I looked at a few recipes online and got what I needed, but when I got home late from a yoga class last night, I didn’t feel like following a recipe, but I did want […]

Sweet Summer Recipe: Peachy Cream Ice Pops

[media-credit name=”” align=”aligncenter”][/media-credit] We’re loving this Ice Pop Maker from David’s Tea ($15 at davidstea.com). Turn your favourite tea blends into cool snacks to beat the summer heat. Try this recipe for Peachy Cream Ice Pops. Ingredients‘ 8 Tbps of Just Peachy loose leaf tea‘ 2 cups hot water ‘ 1/2 cup peach nectar‘ 1/4 […]

Meatless Monday: Vegan Bolognese with Lentils

[media-credit name=”” align=”aligncenter”][/media-credit] I spent the weekend away with friends but when I came home yesterday evening, I knew that I needed (and wanted) to make something to bring in for lunch today. The only problem? It was late and I was tired and had no groceries. In any case, I dragged myself to the […]

Beauty tip: How to make neon nail polish really pop

[media-credit name=”” align=”aligncenter”][/media-credit] I love the hot neons that I’m seeing this summer. After such a long, cold Canadian winter (thanks to the Polar Vortex!), bright neon nails are my way of celebrating the fact that summer is finally here in full swing. The trick to making neon nail polish really pop is to first […]

Tory Burch for Fitbit accessories – the prettiest way to track your fitness

[media-credit name=”” align=”aligncenter”][/media-credit] I love the extra motivation I get from wearing an activity tracker. It keeps me accountable by providing data on how many steps I’ve taken, calories I’ve burned, and even how well I’m sleeping. But let’s face it, while an activity tracker might be the most hardworking accessory, it’s certainly not the […]