March 2016 Edition

Celebrating Five Years of Promoting Healthy Living

In celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health, an expanded roster of events, centered around this year’s winner – Dr. Lora Giangregorio – helped to heighten public awareness of the award and its ambitious goal: to bring about a real and lasting change in the way we live. Read more

The Downsides of Detoxing

Detox programs, which last anywhere from three days to one month, are said to help us manage our weight, build a stronger immune system, improve our skin, clear our mind, boost our mood and even prevent aging. But are they safe? Read more

How to Keep your Commitment to Exercise

Those of us who have decided to get fit know that sticking to an exercise program can be tough. But did you know that there are strategies for building a sustainable exercise routine that you will actually enjoy? Read more

The Benefits of Meditation

Although people around the globe have meditated for centuries, a growing awareness of its associated health benefits has made meditation an increasingly popular activity in today’s fast-paced world.  Read more


Positive Buzz for Coffee

Although we may have been told to eliminate coffee from our diet, at all costs, no study has ever demonstrated overall adverse health effects resulting from its consumption.  Read more

How to Gain Power Over Your Willpower

Are you one of the lucky few who managed to stick to your goals for 2016? If you broke your resolutions, all is not lost. There are ways to gain power over your willpower.  Read more

Bean and Barley Soup

Soup's on!

There is nothing quite like a bowl of steaming soup. This hearty and healthful bean and barley soup is sure to become a family favourite.



McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE)

Desautels Faculty of Management

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