Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Profile: Toller Cranston

February 5, 2015 12:06 pm
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Toller Cranston: Athlete, Figure skating Toller Cranston lived up to the expectation of his first name—a German word meaning “beyond great.” Cranston can be credited for revolutionizing men’s figure skating by bringing a form of artistry to the sport. It was his creative free-skating style that helped push figure skating […]

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Where Did My Energy Go?

February 3, 2015 12:24 pm
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The diagnosis of iron deficiency anemia is a common occurrence in naturopathic practice. Iron is a mineral needed by the body to carry oxygen from the lungs throughout the body bound to a blood cell by the protein hemoglobin (Hgb). Too little iron in the body is referred to as […]

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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Profile: Geraldine Heaney

January 27, 2015 3:32 pm
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In honour of the 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 Members […]

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Are You Burned Out?

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It happens. And it happens to almost everyone exposed to stress. You wake up one morning and find yourself utterly exhausted. You feel like you have been hit by a truck and every movement is accompanied by stiffness, heaviness and pain. You have no interest in anything and wish you […]

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Heartburn: Is Medication Your Right Option?

January 22, 2015 11:20 am
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Paul is a policy analyst working for the Government of Canada in Ottawa. With recent cut backs in his department his work load has been significantly higher over the last two years. About six months ago he began to notice what he described as heartburn. At first it was mild […]

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Senators Should Trade Anderson

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Photo courtesy of Craig Anderson is in the midst of another superb campaign in which he has been the backbone of the Ottawa Senators…but it’s time to trade the 33-year-old goaltender. Anderson, at the time of writing this article, has registered a .929 save percentage, ranking him fourth in […]

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4 Misconceptions That Won’t Help When You Hit the Slopes this Season

January 19, 2015 1:32 pm

Common Errors to Avoid from Sought-After Instructor & Keynote Speaker Chalky White As the season gets underway and skiers of all levels journey to the snow capped mountains, chances are that a great many of them will do some things that won’t help their cause, says world-class ski instructor Chalky […]

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Shovelling Your Way Through Winter: Tips on How to Do It Right!

January 16, 2015 11:33 am
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Winter weather has officially arrived! As the snow continues to pile up, shovelling can seem like a full time job. Most of us have shoveled at some point in our Canadian lifetime, but many are unaware of the tiresome affects it can have on our bodies if done incorrectly. Incorporating […]

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Chiu, Maas Tasked with Improving Redblacks

January 14, 2015 3:30 pm
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Jason Maas fields questions at a press conference. Photo credit: Lucy Scholey/Metro The Ottawa Redblacks will assign the arduous task of improving their offence on the respective shoulders of Bryan Chiu and Jason Maas. Chiu, who was hired as the team’s new offensive line coach on Dec. 23, held the […]

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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

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

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

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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