Why Do I Feel So Achy, Cold and Tired?

January 13, 2015 9:30 am
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Photos courtesy of Dollar Photo Club Lets talk about Laura, aged 30. It’s 7 a.m. on a January morning in Orleans and Laura leaves her house, jumps into her car and starts her 45-minute drive to work into Ottawa. The mornings are really cold this time of year and although she’s […]

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Resolve for a Stress-Free New Year

January 9, 2015 12:12 pm
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The new year is here. Christmas trees line the curb, bobbles and lights are stored away for next year and just like that, 2015 is in full swing. Getting back into our busy routines can be a jolt to the system. Regaining a productive mentality after the luxuriously lazy holidays […]

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My New Years Resolution – Sleep!

January 6, 2015 2:18 pm
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With the dawn of a new year, most of us have thoughts of making positive changes in our lives. But few think of getting more sleep. Sleep is one of the four pillars of optimal health, and more and more research is highlighting its importance as part of a healthy […]

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The Evolution of Turris as a Top Line Center

January 2, 2015 1:20 pm
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The Ottawa Senators struck gold with Kyle Turris when they acquired the 25-year-old center from the Phoenix—now Arizona—Coyotes for defenseman David Rundblad and a second-round pick in 2012. Turris’ time with the Coyotes came to a merciful end 25 days after he finally signed as a restricted free agent, missing […]

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Health for the Holidays

December 18, 2014 2:10 pm
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The holidays wear me down. Between the parties, rich food and cold weather, it is hard to stay on top of my to-do list. Now, I don’t want you to think I’m complaining. Just the opposite! I love the smell of freshly baked Christmas cookies and really look forward to […]

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Potential Soccer Growth in Ottawa Rests with Ottawa Fury

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Photo courtesy of Ottawa Fury With the Ottawa Fury FC having wrapped up their inaugural season in November, it is perhaps premature to start envisioning an MLS team in the nation’s capital. The NASL doesn’t employ a promotion and relegation system, so the Fury won’t play in the MLS by […]

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FIFA Women’s World Cup: An Ottawa Team Story

December 11, 2014 2:36 pm
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All photos courtesy of FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 and Canada Soccer The weather outside was frightfully cold. The weather inside was delightfully toasty. Still, Thailand women’s national team soccer coach Nuengrutai Srathongvian had her fluffy brown winter jacket zipped up tight as she answered questions following a training site […]

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Travel the Fit Way

December 10, 2014 2:00 pm
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Whether you’re hitting the road for business or pleasure, staying fit while travelling can be a challenge. Living out of a suitcase in an unfamiliar location with a packed itinerary, plans to squeeze in a workout can quickly fall to the wayside. But don’t give up hope; the secret to […]

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Firing MacLean Won’t Solve the Senators’ Problems

December 9, 2014 2:00 pm
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Photo credit: Toronto Star You can’t supply a man with peanuts and expect a full course dinner. That woeful idiom aside, the Ottawa Senators decided it was time to part ways with head coach Paul MacLean on Monday, Dec. 8, in what appears to be a scapegoat move to remove […]

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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Profile: Horst Bulau

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In honour of the recent Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Celebrations presented by Canadian Tire on October 22, OLM will be featuring inductees—recent and historic—in a weekly Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Profile piece. Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame aims to share the stories and achievements of Honoured […]

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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Profile: Elizabeth Manley

November 28, 2014 10:00 am
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In honour of the recent Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Celebrations presented by Canadian Tire on October 22, OLM will be featuring inductees—recent and historic—in a weekly Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Profile piece. Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame aims to share the stories and achievements of Honoured […]

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Zibanejad is a Star Ready to Explode

November 26, 2014 12:06 pm
Ottawa Senators' Mika Zibanejad knocks the puck out of the air to score against Toronto Maple Leafs' goalie James Reimer during their pre-season NHL game in Ottawa

Zibanejad attempts to knock a puck out of mid-air past Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer. Photo credit: Blair Gable/Reuters If you’re concerned about Mika Zibanejad ever realizing his potential after being a healthy scratch against the St. Louis Blues on November 25, don’t be. When Zibanejad was drafted sixth overall […]

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5 Tips for Moms Struggling with Work-Life Balance

November 24, 2014 12:30 pm
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Despite the many monumental glass ceilings that have been broken for the equal rights of all citizens in the United States, unique challenges persist for many, including, potentially, half the population, says Jennifer Carroll, the first female–and first black–elected lieutenant governor of Florida and a retired U.S. Navy lieutenant commander. […]

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Redblacks Here to Stay

November 19, 2014 3:00 pm
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Chevon Walker fends off Argonaut Brendan Smith during a carry. Photo credit: Mike Carroccetto / METRO The Ottawa Redblacks are a work-in-progress, which was clear the moment they joined the CFL as an expansion team. Expansion teams don’t have a winning history in sports. Most of them struggle out of the […]

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Combat Cold & Flu Season

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I cannot stand being sick. As someone addicted to checking things off the to-do list, I find the common cold pretty torturous. Being stuck at home all day long buried in blankets, feeling too hot, too cold, uncomfortable and exhausted, I start to wonder if this is the end. A […]

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Naturopathic and Conventional Medicine Team Up to Fight Cancer

November 18, 2014 3:00 pm
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The Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre (OICC) and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) have been given a $3.85 million research grant to look into the effects of naturopathic medicine combined with conventional medicine. The two Ottawa-based institutions will be researching the effectiveness of different types of medicines used in conjunction with one […]

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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Profile: Kathy Shields

November 13, 2014 4:34 pm
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In honour of the recent Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Celebrations presented by Canadian Tire on October 22, OLM will be featuring inductees—recent and historic—in a weekly Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Profile piece. Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame aims to share the stories and achievements of Honoured […]

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