Pho, a Vietnamese noodle soup, has become increasingly popular in Vancouver (and North America) in the last few years. Either Vietnamese restaurants are popping up like wildfire, or my recent discovery of pho has led me to notice all of the pho restaurants that were already there.
If you’re living in Vancouver, it’s hard not to think about healthy eating. In the last few years, there has been a lot of buzz around gluten-free eating, whole organic foods, and superfoods. Stores like Whole Foods, Choices, and even Lululemon promote this philosophy—healthy living starts with a healthy gut.
This week, I went to the dentist for the first time in about two years. Considering that generally, you are supposed to go to the dentist once every six months or so, it’s safe to say that it’s been a while for me. The infrequency of my visits is caused by two factors—I absolutely hate going to the dentist (and the doctor, but that’s another story), and going to the dentist costs a lot of money. More money than you think, trust me.
Achieving a successful work-life balance is a tricky beast. Work stress has a sneaky way of seeping into your personal life when you take your stress home with you. It can make a big difference to your stress levels to try and balance things out with a healthy lifestyle and a healthy social life. Although I don’t think such a balance is entirely achievable, there are some steps you can take to make it happen.
With Fall just around the corner, local produce is in full bloom as harvest season is among us. Instead of buying your fruits and vegetables from Safeway or Superstore, (which are usually Mexican or Californian grown) check out the selection at any of the 7 locations of the Vancouver Farmers Markets.
It’s an issue that often gets the blind eye, yet globally, stares many people right in the face like a plaguing disease.
It’s been referred to as an epidemic of sorts. A hot-button topic. A serious health issue. In many regards, the track record and attention on head injuries in sports make it hard to deny any of these labels.