August 29, 2016

Backpack Safety – Pack light and wear it right!

Kids may think it’s “cool” to strap on their backpacks and head out to school. But if they don’t know exactly how to choose, load, lift and wear them, backpacks can become a pain in the back. Carrying a heavy load incorrectly can result in poor posture. This can cause muscle strain, headaches, back, neck and arm pain, and even nerve damage. For example, a heavy backpack, carried on one shoulder, […]
August 28, 2016

Recipe of the Month! Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes!

Oatmeal makes a great base for these hearty, chewy pancakes, which are lighter in texture than they sound. Kids always love pancakes and these are healthier than most, with fiber and protein. INGREDIENTS 2 cups rolled oats 500 mL 2 1/2 cups buttermilk, divided 625 mL 1/2 cup whole wheat flour or oat flour 125 mL 1 tsp baking powder 5 mL 1 tsp baking soda 5 mL 1/4 tsp […]
August 28, 2016

Does Weather Really Influence Migraine Headaches?

Migraine headaches are a common occurrence, affecting nearly 2.7 million Canadians(1).  Causes for migraines can vary greatly, and can include the following: Hormonal changes Food additives Alcohol Stress Medication Another common cause of migraine headaches is the weather. Nearly 73% of people with migraine headaches reported weather as a trigger. Although there is no direct evidence that weather can trigger a migraine, there are a few theories about the relationship […]
August 28, 2016

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Breakfast (Video)

On a busy weekday morning, it might be tempting to skip breakfast. Here is why that is not a good idea. Breakfast provides the body with the right nourishment after an overnight fast (that is where the name originates from!). When waking up, the body is depleted of nutrients. If left unfed, a person could experience brain-fog, tiredness and lack of energy. Hunger can set in, making a person to […]