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2015 Prize Winner

Introducing Dr. Lora Giangregorio, this year’s winner of the Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health.

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A Vegan Diet is Easier Than You Think

There is no shortage of information these days onwhat food to eat and what to avoid to achieve optimal health. Deciphering all of the advice can be daunting and downright confusing.

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10 WAYS TO LOWER YOUR RISK OF CANCER ARE YOU FIT TO THE BONE? HOW TO STAY TRIM DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Each day, over 500 Canadians hear the words ‘you have cancer.’ Don’t let it be you. The Canadian Cancer Society has compiled a list of 10 things you can do to lower your risk of being diagnosed with the disease. By taking actions on some of these suggestions, you can have a significant impact on your health and lower your chances of developing cancer by about 50%. Read more >>

Dr. Lora Giangregorio is the recipient of the 2015 McGill University Bloomberg Manulife Prize. She receives the prize in recognition of her clinical research on ways to improve the management of osteoporosis through exercise. Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to become thin and porous; it decreases bone strength and leads to an increased risk of fractures. Read more >>

’Tis the season to be jolly but it can also be a time of stress and straying from your healthy habits. Before you get swept up in the Christmas and holiday season spirit, the following techniques and exercise tips might help keep your eating in check, stress at bay and the scale on an even keel. Read more >>

     
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Keep Calm and Thrive On - an Interview with Dr. Tom A. Hutchinson

One of the key tenets of active health is prevention. Dr. Tom A. Hutchinson, Professor in the Department of Medicine and Director of McGill Programs in Whole Person Care, says healing is relevant at all times, not only when illness is present. Listen to this interview in which he discusses everyday mindfulness/stress management and how it can radically impact wellbeing.

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