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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

THE BALANCED LIFE | Nostalgia—a more complicated emotion than you think

Nos-tal-gia — a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations,” is how the...

THE BALANCED LIFE | Volunteering—What’s in it for you?

A 2018, pre-Covid Statistics Canada survey concluded that some 24 million Canadians volunteered in some capacity that year. These 79 percent of Canadians aged...

THE BALANCED LIFE | The truth about sunscreen

How do you choose your sunscreen? In a conclusive study conducted on four of my male cycling friends, it appears to be by the...

THE BALANCED LIFE | Cycling toward the Dark Side

It’s sort of like reaching puberty for cyclists — those days when you knew your life was in for a shake-up. Your development as...

THE BALANCED LIFE | Kyphosis—beating this sure sign of aging is possible

Once we reach 18 years old, and can do all those things that become much less exciting once they’re legal, few of us strive...

THE BALANCED LIFE | Make room Remdesivir, here comes broccoli

We all get the relationship between healthy foods, including vegetables, and our quality of life. Weight, energy, illness and mood are all known to...

THE BALANCED LIFE | Beach racing? Answering the challenge

Check this out!” That was the full content of a March 16th email from a cycling friend, other than a link that included the...

THE BALANCED LIFE | Niagara cycling, history, humour, all in one book

This book is dedicated to Harriet Tubman, a conductor in the Underground Railroad and a woman of enormous courage.” When a guide book on...

THE BALANCED LIFE | Time to show your gut microbiome some tender lovin’

Our family’s plant-based diet is having positive impacts. Health-wise, it’s easier to maintain a proper weight which staves off the disorders that come with...

THE BALANCED LIFE | Pelham gets Active Transportation right

Arriving home from Myrtle Beach and receiving Niagara Region Health Promoter Jackie Gervais’ weekly Active Transportation Updates email on the same day is a...