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The Obesity and Cancer Connection

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Obesity has been linked to a wide range of health issues. From diabetes to heart disease, high blood pressure, gout, sleep apnea, and more. New evidence — based on the largest study to date between body mass index (BMI) and cancer — poses the prospect of even greater health risks related to obesity. A recent [...]

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Jenni Murray’s Life Changing Decision

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People make life changing decisions all the time. Often, these decisions are made without deliberate thought or even realizing the monumental nature of that choice. Other times, it is a result of a calculated decision. In the case of Dame Jennifer (Jenni) Murray, broadcaster, journalist, author, and host of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour since [...]

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Weight Loss Surgery Can Improve Your Quality of Life

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According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Canada represents one of the highest qualities of life in the world, with good marks in health, education, income and happiness. About eighty-two percent of Canadians stated that on an average day they have a greater amount of positive experiences such as feelings of rest, [...]

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Slimband’s Weight Loss Commercial: Creative Bube Tube’s Matt Hotson

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For our most recent weight loss commercial, the Slimband team worked with Creative Bube Tube, the plucky television advertising firm from Milton that did our Christina P. weight loss commercial. As always, Creative Bube Tube balanced fun and professionalism to create an amazing ad that we can’t wait to share. Stay tuned! Slimband Success Stories [...]

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Why Weight Loss is Hard: Self-Imposed Barriers to Healthy Eating

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Stopping a specific behaviour is never as simple as changing a habit. A specific behaviour is often supported by a complex system of beliefs. Weight loss is an example. In theory, weight loss appears to be a simple equation of calories in, calories out. Decrease the calories you eat, increase the calories you burn, and [...]

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Healthy Habits to Help You Reach Your Weight Loss Goals

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When you’ve set weight loss goals for yourself it can sometimes feel like you’re climbing up Mount Everest to reach them. Healthy habits, such as regular exercise and positive thinking, will help you reach your goals, while unhealthy eating and negative self-talk will hold you back from losing extra weight. The most important thing to [...]

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Eating Disorders: Fitness Experts Struggle with them as Well

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Eating disorders are serious conditions where a person attempts to control all aspects of their life by controlling their body. Eating disorders come in different forms; for instance, someone who suffers from Anorexia Athletica uses excessive exercise to give themselves a sense of control over their bodies. Binge Eating, which can lead to obesity, is [...]

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What’s the Key to Longevity? We Give You Pointers

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It seems talk about longevity is everywhere these days. Chances are the subject is raised at your office water cooler by colleagues who want to stay healthy so they can spend time with their grandchildren and enjoy a well-deserved retirement. Then there’s the news – rarely a day goes by without a piece about what [...]

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Healthy Eating, Drinking Enough Water to Avoid ‘Freshman 15’

Posted in Exercise, Living Healthy, Losing Weight

If you’re entering your first year of university we need to tell you about something. You may have already heard older friends making jokes about it while digging into convenient, but unhealthy, fast food. It’s the ‘Freshman 15’, a shorthand reference to weight that many college and university students put on during their first year [...]

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Body Anxiety? You May be a Victim of Bullying

Posted in Living Healthy, Obesity, Weight Loss Surgery

The most classic example is found on just about every school playground in North America. An overweight kid is singled out for his or her size. They’re jeered at, teased, ignored by the other kids, or pushed around. What’s happening is bullying, plain and simple. For many overweight children and adults, bullying in school and [...]

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