The YMCA’s Still Got It

December 2, 2015 12:11 pm
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A shot from the YMCA-YWCA’s annual cliffhanger event. Photo by John Enaje. The Capital’s YMCA-YWCA has a lot to offer locals. Founded in 1867, the Y works to advance the health and well being of children, youth and families. The Y provides services that tackle issues such as children’s health, unemployment, […]

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Staying Active Over the Holidays

November 30, 2015 2:19 pm
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As the holiday season arrives, schedules can fill up with parties, dinners, shopping, and vacations. Although this is an exciting time of year, it can be stressful. When our calendars get overwhelming, in order to meet holiday demands, one of the first things people often reduce is exercise. Also, as […]

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An Interview with the Last Canadian Quarterback

November 27, 2015 2:44 pm
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From the Sens’ legendary ‘Hamburgler’ streak last spring, to the Fury’s impossible season, and the Redblacks playing for the Grey Cup this weekend, Ottawa’s sports teams have had more success in 2015 than we know how to handle. To reflect on some of Ottawa’s past sporting triumphs, and to celebrate […]

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Mushrooms To Boost Your Immune System

November 17, 2015 11:58 am
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There’s a new wave of options to help boost your immune system this season. While vitamin C, Echinacea and oregano oil have all had their claim to fame in enhancing your immune system, mushrooms are quickly gaining in popularity to positively impact the fight against viruses and bacteria, especially when […]

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The Radical World of Roller Derby

November 12, 2015 1:52 pm
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Roller derby is a sport like no other. Fast, furious and incredibly competitive, it comes as no surprise that roller derby has gained popularity over the years. Sports promoter Leo A. Seltzer first invented the sport after reading an article in Literary Digest. The piece indicted that 93% of Americans […]

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Are you Getting Enough Vitamin D?

October 20, 2015 2:02 pm
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As our Canadian cold weather trickles in and the days become shorter, getting your daily dose of sunlight can become a challenge. While curling up at home with your favourite blanket all winter might sound like a great idea, it can also hurt your vitamin D intake. Many Canadians are […]

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Acupuncture to Enhance Anti-depressant Medication: Feel Better Faster

October 9, 2015 12:00 pm
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Depression and chronic low mood are very prevalent conditions affecting Canadians. Those diagnosed with mild to moderate forms of depression can have success with natural interventions if they are started early with good adherence to treatment. But not all cases are the same, and those diagnosed with more serious and chronic […]

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Uniting the Nation Through Sport

September 30, 2015 2:04 pm
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The collective experience of cheering on our Canadian athletes and rejoicing in their achievements cultivates a distinct sense of unity. Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, the award-winning national museum based in Calgary, exemplifies the importance of sport in Canada. It has 12 galleries representing 65 sports and more than 50 hands-on interactive visitor experiences dedicated to celebrating inspirational […]

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Ottawa Life Guide to the Sens

September 29, 2015 1:04 pm
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Photo courtesy of Wikimedia commons. Whether you are new to town or have just decided that this year you are going to join the slew of hockey fans inhabiting Ottawa’s pubs, bars or other fine drinking establishments, there are a few things you should know about the capital’s NHL team. The modern […]

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Pedal Past Dark with Tour La Nuit

September 24, 2015 11:58 am
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All photos courtesy of Ottawa Vélo Fest. Every cyclist knows the dream of having an entire main road to themselves. There really isn’t anything like flying down Colonel By Drive on Sunday Bike Days or turning the art gallery corner to find the Alexandra Bridge completely empty. This Friday, Capital […]

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Melanie Albert Knows Fitness

September 18, 2015 9:57 am
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Image courtesy of Dave Laus Aside from being an award winning hair stylist and makeup artist, Ottawa’s own Melanie Albert is an accomplished and driven competitive fitness model. Albert’s first fitness competition was at the Interactive Nutrition SAF Fall Spectacular in October 2010. Albert placed 3rd place, and was given […]

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Tummy Time!

September 16, 2015 10:01 am
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There is growing research that demonstrates the importance of “tummy time” for infant development. What exactly is tummy time? Tummy time is simply the time which you allow your baby (while supervised) to lay and play flat on his or her stomach. Studies show that babies who have increased tummy […]

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Needles for Anti-Aging and Beauty

September 2, 2015 11:36 am
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Photo courtesy of Dollar Photo Club With age, many women want a more youthful appearance. You might be thinking, I’m seeking beauty and anti-aging, and you want to stick needles in my face? It might sound like a new concept, but Asian medicine has been using acupuncture for centuries to […]

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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Profile: Sandy Hawley

August 27, 2015 11:02 am
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2015 marks the Year of Sport and the 60th anniversary of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. In recognition of these important milestones, OLM will be featuring Honoured Members of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in a weekly Profile piece. Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame aims to share the stories and […]

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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Profile: Dave Steen

August 20, 2015 10:04 am
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2015 marks the Year of Sport and the 60th anniversary of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. In recognition of these important milestones, OLM will be featuring Honoured Members of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in a weekly Profile piece. Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame aims to share the stories and […]

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What I Learned as a Medical Student Working with Low-Income Families in Toronto

August 19, 2015 10:01 am
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Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. As a medical student taking part in a Social Paediatrics course at The Hospital for Sick Children, I was recently immersed in the lives and healthcare needs of low-income families in Toronto. This experience reshaped the lens through which I now view healthcare and helped […]

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What’s Your Story? The Future of Healthcare

August 18, 2015 1:56 pm
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Photo Courtesy of Dollar Photo Club. Jane, 44 lay frozen on the treatment table. A few seconds before a searing bolt of pain had gone through her back as though someone had just stabbed her with a red-hot poker. She looked up at the health practitioner and asked, “I don’t understand […]

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