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Comfortable shoes don’t have to be ugly

Comfortable shoes don’t have to be ugly

Confucious said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” But if taking that single step causes pain or discomfort, it’s time to pay more care and attention to your feet. When should people be concerned when it comes to their feet? “Pain is a good indicator,” Robin White says. “Don’t ignore pain in [...]

March 1, 2012 Lynda Frappier Health/Beauty/Active Lifestyles 0

Sweet dreams

Sweet dreams

A comfortable bed is important to getting a good night’s sleep. Herb Verhoeven, the owner of North Star Bedding in Sudbury, will tailor-make a bed for you. He still produces the same mattresses and box springs as he did when he started 22 years ago. He doesn’t mass produce, doesn’t cut corners, and still chooses [...]

November 1, 2011 Liz Cullen Health/Beauty/Active Lifestyles 0

Simply irresistible

Simply irresistible

A 15-minute VibroGym workout can achieve the benefits of a one-hour strength workout. Sound too good to be true? Sudbury Living talked to Simply The Best Slimming owner Marisa Schroeder. What is a VibroGym? The machines are based completely 100 percent on vertical vibration. Based on Russian research, they are totally medically approved. They build [...]

November 1, 2010 Sudbury Living Magazine Health/Beauty/Active Lifestyles 0

Are you at risk of developing diabetes?

Are you at risk of developing diabetes?

When Rene Trottier was first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, he was concerned. But soon he realized, “It wasn’t a death sentence…(but) I have to be careful.” Trottier volunteers with the Canadian Diabetes Association, and he teaches information seminars about the disease. “The most common question people have about diabetes is, ‘Does sugar cause it.’ [...]

November 1, 2010 Sudbury Living Magazine Health/Beauty/Active Lifestyles 0

Chiropractic care helps people live with ease not disease

Chiropractic care helps people live with ease not disease

The Ontario Chiropractic Association reports approximately 1.43 million Ontarians visit a chiropractor each year. In this province alone, 11 percent of the population chooses chiropractic care. The benefits of chiropractic extend far beyond pain relief. Treatment can be effective for many situations, health conditions and ages. Chiropractors can help adults, teens and children achieve better [...]

September 1, 2010 Judi Koski Health/Beauty/Active Lifestyles 0

A Woman’s Story

A Woman’s Story

In 2010, an estimated 23,200 women in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer. That is an increase of 500 from 2009. On average 445 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer every week. One in nine Canadian women are expected to develop breast cancer during their lifetime. Mercedez Quinlan was diagnosed with breast [...]

September 1, 2010 Sudbury Living Magazine Health/Beauty/Active Lifestyles 0

Can you see ok?

Can you see ok?

Prolonged use of computers, cell phones and Blackberries is affecting the eye and vision health of Canadian baby boomers. A survey conducted by Leger Marketing indicates, on average, baby boomers (now are between the ages of 63 and 44) are spending 7.5 hours daily in front of these potentially eye-straining devices. The survey found optometrists [...]

June 1, 2010 Lynda Frappier Health/Beauty/Active Lifestyles 0

Electropollution, fact or fiction?

Cellular telephones, wireless internet, satellite radio, television, and microwave transmissions, while invisible, are considered by some science researchers and medical experts to be electropollution. Questions have been raised about the health effects of being exposed to the radio frequency (RF) energy emitted by these modern-day conveniences. Scientists haven’t been able to assess the effects of long-term [...]

January 6, 2010 Judi Koski Health/Beauty/Active Lifestyles 0

Journeying to new sight

Journeying  to new sight

For those who wear glasses from the moment they wake to the moment they go to sleep, the idea of spending a day without spectacles is appealing. Very appealing. Not that wearing glasses is a bad thing — there’s a growing trend of perfectly sighted people who wear prescription-less frames as a fashion statement or [...]

March 1, 2009 Wendy Bird Health/Beauty/Active Lifestyles 0

Nip/Tuck

Nip/Tuck

Feeling good about oneself from the “outside-in” with the help of plastic surgery has become more mainstream and acceptable in today’s society.Winter 2008Feeling good about oneself from the “outside-in” with the help of plastic surgery has become more mainstream and acceptable in today’s society. In fact, within the last decade, national and international demand for [...]

November 1, 2008 Adelle Larmour Health/Beauty/Active Lifestyles 0