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For some athletes, taking pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil (NSAID) to ease muscle soreness after a hard workout is second nature. However, while pain relievers may have their place in lessening discomfort, pain can also be an important signal from the body that you’ve overdone it. So, how do you know when to [...] Read more
There’s a difference between nice and being kind—even our bodies recognize the distinction. Kindness not only pours a lot of good into the world, but it’s also good for one’s own health. It doesn’t take much to harness the power of kindness, and it can be as simple as wishing someone a good day over [...] Read more
Diet culture is the pervasive belief that appearance and body shape are more important than physical, psychological, and general well-being. It's the idea that controlling your body, particularly your diet—by limiting what and how much you eat—is normal. Diet culture also normalizes labeling foods as good or bad and thinking of food as transactional—something that [...] Read more
Healthy eating is an excellent goal, but when taken to an extreme, pursuing the so-called "perfect" diet can actually become an unhealthy obsession. When people become fixated on eating “right” to the detriment of their mental health or overall wellness, they may be diagnosed with an eating disorder known as orthorexia nervosa—sometimes simply called orthorexia. [...] Read more
When we think about soups, one of the things that usually come to mind is HEALTHY. But not all soups are created equal. That delicious bowl of decadent creamy soup you savoured in your favourite restaurant may contain a lot of calories you are not aware of. We're not saying that you should not indulge [...] Read more
The term "fight or flight" is also known as the stress response. It's what the body does as it prepares to confront or avoid danger. When appropriately invoked, the stress response helps us rise to many challenges. But trouble starts when this response is constantly provoked by less momentous, day-to-day events, such as money woes, [...] Read more
Many – perhaps most – people have tried to drop a few pounds at one time or another. But not everyone needs to lose weight. In fact, some people could benefit from gaining weight. About 1.6% of the U.S. population over the age of 20, for instance, is considered underweight, according to the Centers for [...] Read more
At age 18, Kate Badgett was your typical young runner. She clocked about 20 miles a week, usually on the road, and took spin classes and did basic core work to cross-train. However, like other dedicated athletes, she soon experienced a femoral stress fracture, a hairline fracture of the thigh bone. This type of injury [...] Read more
Fitness is an essential component of a healthy and fulfilling life. However, not all fitness habits are created equal. Some practices that are touted as healthy may be doing more harm than good. Whether it's due to misinformation or lack of awareness, these habits can negatively affect your physical health and well-being. In this article [...] Read more

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