Category: Health & Wellness

The No. 1 brain sport

By Mark Dekeyser How do we stay mentally sharp as we age? Some try computer programs such as Lumosity (www.lumosity.com) or Fitbrains (www.fitbrains.com), others may prefer puzzles such as Sudoku and crosswords. We may...

How to tackle cancer and stay strong

It can be tough juggling medical appointments, care and treatment options when you or a loved one is struggling with an acute or chronic illness. But research shows a strong support system is crucial...

Conquer gardening pain

The long, sunny days of summer are returning, and that means it’s time to dust off those gardening tools. But if you experience long-lasting body pain, yard work might be easier said than done....

Working through chronic disease

At 50 years of age, Blake Bell was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. At first he reacted like many — experiencing denial and withdrawal. He also suffered from depression, a common symptom of the degenerative...

Springtime salads that eat like a meal

There’s no time like springtime to fill up on farm-fresh greens and crisp vegetables. Take advantage of nature’s peak season by eating easy dinner salads all week. Add protein. Protein transforms a boring side...

Seniors: Keep on smiling

Losing your teeth is not a normal part of aging. Thanks to healthier lifestyles, advances in oral and medical care, and a growing awareness of the importance of dental hygiene, seniors can expect to...

Enjoy your friends, live longer

When Victor Wasaba retired five years ago, he didn’t want to spend his golden years sitting on the couch watching TV. The 71-year-old Winnipegger wanted to use his time away from work to be...