5 tips for starting a new healthy life

Beginning ' and sticking to ' a new fitness plan can be challenging in the first few weeks. Here are some expert tips for getting started and following through on your goals

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It’s a lifestyle change

You’ve probably heard it before, but committing to a get-healthy fitness and eating plan really is a lifestyle adjustment. It’s important to make sure both your mind and body are on the same track. For inspiration and a little extra motivation, here’s what some of the experts recommend.

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Ingredients1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour3/4 cup (180 mL) whole wheat flour1/4 cup minus 1 tbsp (110 mL) SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated2 tsp (10 mL) baking powder1/4 tsp (1 mL) table salt1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground allspice1/4 cup (60 mL) canola oil1 large egg, lightly beaten3/4 cup (180 mL) […]


Lamb Burgers with Fruity Relish

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Potato Cakes with Baked Tomatoes

Potato cakes, flavoured with leeks, tasty cheese and fresh herbs, make a satisfying vegetarian meal served with baked tomatoes and accompanied by a simple leaf salad.


Meatless Monday: Coronation Chick Peas

I know, I know, it doesn’t necessarily LOOK that appetizing, but this served-hot, vegetarian take on Coronation Chicken tastes excellent. And hey, we’re gearing up for a royal wedding, so it’s somewhat fitting. Here’s how I made it:In a pot I combined about two cups of cooked quinoa with one can of drained & rinsed […]


News: Brazil’s health minister promotes sexual healing

Here’s some health info we can all get behind: The health minister of Brazil is recommending more sex as a solution to the nation’s problem with high blood pressure, reports the Associated Press. Minister Jose Temporaro included more nookie as a cardio-boosting activity that would help people keep their blood pressure down. Even if you […]