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Struggle with mindfulness? This two-minute walking meditation is a game-changer

Sometimes it’s hard work to get in the calm mind-set that’s kind of crucial for a successful meditation sesh: You may feel anxious, super-distracted, …

Meditation

The Best 20-Minute Workout Videos

<b>We’ve carefully selected these videos because they’re actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their viewers with personal stories and</b> …

Exercise

Province developing youth suicide prevention plan

Alberta says a new strategy is needed to stem suicide among young people, especially at-risk Indigenous youth.The Children’s Services Ministry’s …

'Tragic' youth suicide numbers laid bare in new report from Alberta's child advocate

A new report by the watchdog for Alberta's vulnerable youth says more than 70 per cent of the 35 young people who took their own lives between 2012 …

I tried the science-backed 7-minute fitness routine and was blown away by how well it works

It isn't.<p>Designed by exercise physiologist Chris Jordan, the Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout gets your heart pumping and helps build muscle.<p>The app is a great introduction to a trendy type of fitness routine called interval training, and it's ideal for weekends or days when I can't make …

Exercise

No Excuses: 3 Intense Workouts You Can Do in 10 Minutes

Here’s a hard truth: Sometimes you just won’t be able to fit in an hour-long, balls-to-the-wall workout at the gym. But don’t let an all-or-nothing …

3 High-Intensity Circuit Workouts To Crush During Nap Time

By<p>Mar 31 2017, 12:19 PM<p>Exercise has never been more efficient than it is right now. Armed with the knowledge of such principals as heart rate zones …

This 50 Push-Up Challenge Will Transform Your Body in 30 Days

Yes, you can get to 50 push-ups! Try our 30-day challenge.<p>It's been almost 20 years since Demi Moore starred in <i>G.I. Jane</i>, but that crazy-inspiring …

Eric Schmidt, Chair Of Google's Parent Company, Fears Canadian-U.S. Divisions

Says Google owes Canada a favour for the country's work on artificial intelligence.<p>TORONTO — The head of Google's parent company contrasted divisive …

Canada

Indigenous Homelessness Won't Be Solved Through Housing Alone

The basic lack of shelter is bad enough — but for Indigenous people it is accompanied by a host of serious issues.<p>Jesse Thistle is a big guy. I might …

Indigenous Peoples

Philpott looks to bring Indigenous health delivery to new department

Newly minted Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott says her new department will likely include the delivery of health services for First Nations …

Plan to turn 100 Wellington into Indigenous centre caught community leaders off guard

The plan to turn a landmark building across the street from Parliament Hill into an Indigenous centre isn't sitting well with some Indigenous leaders …

The people left behind by Trudeau’s promised nation-to-nation relationship

The feds’ talk around Bill S-3 reveals Indigenous women and children are being ignored in discussions on Indian status<p>When Prime Minister Justin …

Reconcilation : Beyond incremental change

To sustain momentum around the reconciliation movement, the dialogue needs to shift to concrete actions at the community level.<p>In 2008, Prime …

Woman jailed, shackled for days while waiting to testify against her attacker

“Aren’t you supposed to commit a crime to go to jail?”<p>“Aren’t you supposed to commit a crime to go to jail?”<p>The reported sexual assault rate was nearly three times higher among Aboriginal people, compared to non-Aboriginal people.<p>“This is part of the way Aboriginal women are treated — as less than …

Thunder Bay police refuse to let RCMP take over investigations into deaths of Indigenous people

“I don’t see the situation as a crisis.”

As Canada begins to count overdose deaths, the scope of the problem among First Nations remains unknown

That amounts to an average of 12 opioid-related deaths per year.<p>That amounts to an average of 12 opioid-related deaths per year.<p>“People are dying needlessly.”<p>The big issue currently in northern communities, she said, is overdoses involving cocaine that’s likely been tainted with fentanyl.

Ontario Psychiatric Hospital Tortured Patients: Judge

An Ontario court has ruled that a provincial mental health facility ran therapeutic programs for years that amounted to torture for the patients …

Mental Health

Feds say they can't accept Senate changes to bill aiming to end Indian Act sexism

The Senate has put the federal Liberals in the awkward position of having to preserve provisions of the Indian Act that discriminate against Indigenous women and prevent as many as two million Canadians from qualifying for the benefits that go with Indian status.<p>When the government introduced Bill …

Changes to Canada’s Indian Act could give up to 2 million people Indian status

The Indian Act dates back to 1876, and has been described as a fundamentally racist document.<p>The Indian Act dates back to 1876, and has been described as a fundamentally racist document.<p>“If we stay under the Indian Act for status, within 50 years there will be no more status Indians in Canada.”<p>“It …

5 weird signs you're vitamin deficient

When your body is trying to tell you something— for example, that you're skimping on critical vitamins— it may go to some strange lengths. "With today's diet of processed foods, it's easy to become vitamin deficient, either by not eating enough of the right foods or not absorbing them properly due …

5:2 diet recipe: mushroom and green bean korma

A deliciously creamy vegetarian korma for only 173 calories? Perfect for a 5:2 Fast Day<p>I love all kinds of curry, but have a very soft spot for korma. The richness of the sauce seemed to make it a no-no for Fast Days, until I decided to try using almond milk in place of cream and full-fat yogurt. …

Food

Fresh Apple Juice Ice Cubes

• Wash your apples and lemon and juice as is.<br>• Pour apple juice into mini cupcake pan and freeze.<br>• Enjoy a cube or two in your smoothies or other blended …

Vegan Strawberry Banana Protein Breakfast Smoothie

Nutrition Facts<p>Serving Size<p>1306g<p>Servings<p>1<p>Amount Per Serving<p>Calories 206<p>Calories from Fat 38<p>% Daily Value *<p>Total Fat 5g<p>8%<p>Saturated Fat 1g<p>4%<p>Trans Fat 0g<p>…

Breakfast

Pineapple Smoothie Bowl

Despite my best intentions, I fell off the wagon. What used to be simple routine – heading to the gym every day – got sideswiped by a demanding …

Smoothies

9 Warm Smoothies That Will Completely Change Your Breakfast Game

When your alarm starts buzzing at 7AM and it’s just too cold to get out from under the covers (we’ve ALL been there), the last thing you want is a cold smoothie for breakfast. What’s a girl to do when that seems like the only quick and healthy breakfast option and it’s absolutely <i>freezing</i> outside? …

Your Breakfast Called, and It Wants to Be This Smoothie Bowl

If you're drinking your morning smoothie out of a glass, you're doing it wrong.<p>It's a scientific fact: Food just tastes better in bowls (just ask us about our favorite lunchtime staple). But even we bowl enthusiasts were skeptical of smoothie bowls—we love smoothies, and we love bowls, so why mess …

Breakfast

Your Guide to Winter 2015/2016 Festivals & Events in Edmonton

Here’s my listing of winter festivals & events for 2015/2016, powered by ShareEdmonton. Below you’ll find dozens of events with a website, dates, and …

Western Canada

Burpee Variations | Men's Health

But they’re not only incredibly intense—they're incredibly effective, too. Gaddour designed each one to challenge and improve your agility, strength, and coordination.<p>So give them a shot today. You could pick one, and try to get as many reps as possible in one minute. Or you could do 10 variations …

How-To: Packing Tape Ghost Sculptures

There is something about Halloween decorating that brings out the creative energy in people. It’s not quite the same as Thanksgiving and Christmas. At Halloween you get to really let your imagination run wild with all the fantastic and spooky things you can do to creep out the neighborhood kids.<p>I …