Have you ever had pain radiate from your low back, through your hips, and down one leg? If so, you may have experienced sciatica. What exactly is it, and what can you do to treat the pain? In this blog post, we will explore what you need to know plus offer some tips for relief.
The week of April 4–8 is ParticipACTION’s Sneak It In Week. It’s a reminder to Canadians to find small opportunities to sneak-in a little more activity throughout the day. It’s become increasingly common in Canadian workplaces to spend more time sitting in front of a computer, including eating lunches at our desks. The average Canadian
Food and nutrition labels on food are packed with helpful information. Often they’re our go-to source for calorie, fat, and carbohydrate information, but they have a whole lot more to communicate to consumers. Here are some fast facts about what information you can find on food labels, and what it really means: All ingredients lists
We all know that water makes up most of our body weight and is essential for life. We don’t just get water from drinking, it also comes from the food we eat.1 Water is a vital nutrient: it transports other nutrients throughout the body and exchanges wastes. It also helps to regulate body temperature, lubricate
We know that physical activity and a good diet go hand in hand when it comes to our health. We also understand the importance of personal hygiene practices, like brushing our teeth and bathing. But do we place a similar emphasis on our sleeping patterns? Sleep plays an important role in maintaining a person’s health
With many different kinds of supplements out there, it’s often very difficult to know which one to take. We all strive to have healthy lifestyles and improve our overall well-being by balancing our diets and physical activities. In honour of Women’s Health Month, here are certain nutrients that women should consider adding to their diets: