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  • Fitness: Is the 7-Minute Workout too good to be true?

    Fitness: Is the 7-Minute Workout too good to be true?

    The problem with the popular workout is that its exercises don't all demand the same level of intensity.
  • Jennifer Allford: Watching the street go by improves our health

    Jennifer Allford: Watching the street go by improves our health

    I have a secret parking place in Kensington. I can’t tell you where, obvs, but I can tell you why I love it so much. One, I don’t have to drive around looking for a parking spot because there’s always room. Two, it’s free. Three, and best of all, it’s a few blocks from the […]
  • Julia Lipscombe: Important time to talk to children about racism and prejudice

    Julia Lipscombe: Important time to talk to children about racism and prejudice

    The events in Charlottesville on Aug. 12 — where a 32-year-old woman, Heather Heyer, was killed while standing up to hate-spewing neo-Nazis during a Unite the Right rally — were terrifying. (Vice News’ Charlottesville: Race and Terror, is particularly eye-opening.) Also terrifying are U.S. President Donald Trump’s subsequent comments in which he asserted that the […]
  • Take the kids to Walt Disney World, but take your golf clubs, too!

    Take the kids to Walt Disney World, but take your golf clubs, too!

    What’s better than taking the kids to the “Happiest Place on Earth?” Letting them sleep in while you slip in nine holes at the “Happiest Place on Turf!” All four championship golf courses at Walt Disney World offer a Sunrise 9 and Sunset 9 package to start or end your day with a perfect putt. […]
  • Mountaineering in the Canadian Rockies takes you to a higher place

    Mountaineering in the Canadian Rockies takes you to a higher place

    We need adventure. We may have left behind that wild lifestyle hundreds of years ago, but deep inside we still have that urge to be intrepid, to explore. Our connection to nature is even more vital in today’s world of hyperdrive, hustling blacktop time, worrying about overdue bills, and complaining about the trivial stuff, like […]
  • Olympians’ dream voyage to the Arctic aims to inspire youth to pursue their own dreams

    Olympians’ dream voyage to the Arctic aims to inspire youth to pursue their own dreams

    Kelly VanderBeek watched in wonder as Inuit athlete Brand Killiktec performed a feat of strength and agility – holding his body weight up with one hand while touching his foot to a string dangling from the ceiling. The young man was demonstrating an Arctic sport to the Olympic alpine ski racer and her husband, David […]
  • Travel notes: Galloping around in exotic places and getting the kids in free to San Diego's best spots

    Travel notes: Galloping around in exotic places and getting the kids in free to San Diego's best spots

    Horse-lovers’ holidays around the world HORSEBACK ADVENTURES – Imagine riding horseback through central Mongolia past ancient Tibetan temples and through the same fabled ancient regions where Genghis Khan forged the Silk Road and hot springs and volcanos dot the landcape.   Or, perhaps you can see yourself in a gentler backdrop, riding one of […]
  • YYC Xpress Yourself improves mental health by giving those who need it a chance to be heard

    YYC Xpress Yourself improves mental health by giving those who need it a chance to be heard

    Sometimes all we need is a chance to talk. YYC Xpress Yourself is a Calgary initiative that tries to make a positive impact on mental health simply by letting people have their say (or song or poem). At a YYC Xpress Yourself event, everyone who wants to has the opportunity to speak for five minutes. […]
  • Fitness column: Common myth-directions clarified for best ways to get fit, lose weight

    Fitness column: Common myth-directions clarified for best ways to get fit, lose weight

    Many clients ask why the protocols we use with clients to get results aren’t common knowledge. The facts are out there if you know where to look. Unfortunately, evidence-based best practices are too often overshadowed by misinformation, quick fixes and myths. Exercisers tend to mimic the skinny person, who copies the muscle guy, who saw […]
  • An Australian researcher may have developed a long-term cure for peanut allergies

    An Australian researcher may have developed a long-term cure for peanut allergies

    Eighty-two per cent of children with peanut allergies who underwent the clinical trial suddenly found themselves able to tolerate the killer nut

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