Wellness

Canadians – especially young people – are consuming excessive amounts of sugary drinks, a trend that could have future consequences for their health and the overall health-care system, new research suggests.
Doctors are warning about vitamin D again, and it's not the "we need more" news you might expect. Instead, they say there's too much needless testing and too many people taking too many pills for a problem that few people truly have.
TORONTO – A recently released report by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) in the United Kingdom is urging all Brits to take vitamin D supplements, which the Vitamin D Society of Canada says should give Canadians a reason to start looking at their own vitamin D intake levels.
The key to eating for wellness is not necessarily what foods to eat, but how and when we eat them, says Suzanne Judd, associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Department of Biostatistics.
EDMONTON – Researchers at the University of Alberta are suggesting there might not be as much medical benefit to vitamin D supplements as previously thought.
Magnesium is considered one of the three essentials of life, together with water and oxygen. It is the most important mineral for our body, required by more than 327 known enzymatic processes. It regulates everything from basic metabolism, hormones and sleep to healthy blood pressure and bone formation.
CALGARY – Shirley Jager has a wicked right hook and iridescent lime-green boxing gloves and shoes.She's 79 and has taken up boxing as part of her own personal title bout against the ravages of Parkinson's disease.
CHICAGO – Older adults who suffer from arthritis need to keep moving to be functionally independent. But in an examination of a goal that is daunting for most of this aging population, a new Northwestern Medicine study found that performing even a third of the recommended activity is beneficial.
CALGARY – A study aimed at helping more than 110,000 Canadians living with celiac disease has been given a boost thanks to a seed grant from the University of Calgary's Faculty of Kinesiology.
Depression has been known to be associated with poor cardiovascular outcomes, but if patients who are depressed attend cardiac rehabilitation after heart surgery, their risk of death is significantly reduced, according to a new study.
Tai Chi, a low-impact mind-body exercise, can be as effective as neck exercises in relieving persistent neck pain, according to results of randomized controlled trial reported in The Journal of Pain, the peer-reviewed publication of the American Pain Society.
More than 2,200 organizations have used Canada's Healthy Workplace Month as a resource hub to launch their workplace wellness initiatives, strategies, and award-winning employer-of-choice performances, according to Excellence Canada, an independent, not-for-profit organization.
VANCOUVER – A new study has found teens who have a "couch potato" lifestyle risk having permanent negative effects on their bone health.
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary.
A new study led by investigators at the University of Utah School of Medicine finds that individuals with symptoms that put them at increased risk for heart disease could be more likely to have shoulder problems, including joint pain and rotator cuff injury.
NEW YORK – Don't count on smartphone health apps in an emergency: A review shows many don't warn when you're in danger.
OTTAWA – The Trudeau government is being urged to make mental health a top priority as it negotiates a new health accord with the provinces and territories.
OTTAWA – It seems some federal workers don't want to be caught sitting down on the job.

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