An estimated 17.9 million lives are lost to heart disease each year, making it the leading cause of death globally. Salt intake is a large risk factor for heart disease in the long-term. How do we reduce sodium while keeping our foods tasty? Learn more.
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Written by Yuki Hayashi (2 min read) With the bloom of magnolia trees it’s hard to imagine we were wearing three layers just a few months ago. Now that we’re finally basking in warm springtime temps, it’s time to get sun savvy. As spring segues into summer, the great outdoors beckon. Here are 5 ways … Continue reading Be Sun-Savvy: 5 Tips for Family Sun Protection
Written by Team Optimity 2 min read Fact: Canadians are living longer than ever before. Another fact: Older people are still experiencing age-related health complications at a similar age of onset as the previous generation. Lesser-known truth: While people are living longer, they are living longer with underlying health complications. The health problems older people … Continue reading 7 Ways to Stay Strong and Healthy as We Age
Written by Yuki Hayashi 3 min read You might have noticed, as we edge towards Valentine’s Day, that red and pink hearts are slowly invading all the shops and restaurants. Love it or hate it, let’s use it as a reminder to show some love to our own heart this month, you know, that most … Continue reading Show Your Heart Some Love
By David McLay 3 min read Most of us grew up hearing some myths and misinformation about sex. I’ve been grown up for some time, but I recently came across a new one: You can get cancer from sex. Both cancer and sex are too important to leave shrouded in myth, so I investigated. In … Continue reading Myth or Fact? You Can Get Cancer From Sex