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Meet Lawrence Bloomberg

Lawrence Bloomberg talks about why he chose to support the field of active health.

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Six tips for a good night’s sleep

Research studies show lack of sleep is associated with increased risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and depression. According to Statistics Canada, about one in seven Canadians aged 15 or older, has problems going to sleep and is considered to have insomnia.
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Dad, eat your vegetables

Did you know, a father’s diet and lifestyle could significantly impact the health of his unborn offspring? Are there dietary or lifestyle interventions that can help?
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2014 Winner Announced
Nutrition expert Dr. David J.A. Jenkins wins the 2014 Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health.

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SIX REASONS YOU NEED A VACATION IS SITTING KILLING YOU? WHY YOU CRAVE JUNK FOOD
A staggering 20 per cent of Canadian workers don’t take all of their allotted vacation time according to a recent survey. Maybe you are among them. McGill stress expert Dr. Jens Pruessner weighs in on why it is wise for you to take time off now. Read more >> From commuting to work, to sitting in front of a computer, research shows Canadians spend 75 per cent of their day sitting or reclining. Being sedentary is associated with a 15 to 20 per cent higher risk of heart disease and cancer, and as much as a 90 per cent increased risk of developing diabetes. Here’s how you can counter the negative effects of sitting. Read more >> We often blame unhealthy eating habits on lack of willpower. Dr. Louise Thibault, registered dietitian and Associate Professor at the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at McGill, says food cravings have little to do with willpower. The real culprit is how we’ve programmed our brain. Learn about the root cause of your cravings and how to stop them. Read more >>
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Don't be a slouch! Improve your posture with these quick tips
Bad posture can lead to many aches and pains. Watch this video in which Julie N. Côté, PhD and Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at McGill provides tips on proper posture while working at your computer.

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