Unlike our physical bodies, the human brain doesn’t ever achieve a state of maturity — it continues to grow and learn for as long as we live. Scientists refer to this concept as neuroplasticity, and under normal circumstances, it’s a good thing. …


Autophagy is our body’s “housekeeping” — how it gets rid of old and damaged cells and replaces them with new healthy ones. The word is made up of the Greek words “auto” and “phagy,” which literally translates to mean “self-devouring.” …


We all have our routines and quirks, the things we do regularly without giving them much thought. For the most part, established practices allow us to navigate life more smoothly. For example, imagine if brushing our teeth and wearing shoes were decisions we had to make each day — we’d…


Intermittent fasting (IF) isn’t about counting calories. The periods of abstinence trigger metabolic changes that result in multiple benefits, including the release of growth hormone that promotes muscle growth and facilitates weight loss. So, even if you maintain your usual daily calorie intake, you’ll likely lose some weight.

Some see…


2020 saw the world’s governments initiate desperate measures to save lives as the COVID-19 pandemic swept from continent to continent. But it’s possible that some among us, who had already taken “life-preserving” measures on our own accord, may have been afforded some protection against the coronavirus.

A published study has…


Fasting has become popular as a weight management technique in recent years, but for centuries, extended periods of abstinence have been part of religious and spiritual practices in both the West and East. For example, Catholics avoid meat during Lent, Jews fast on Yom Kippur and other holidays, and Muslims…


If you’ve been anywhere near a television or computer screen, you’ve likely heard the words “intermittent fasting.” This intentional abstinence from food has become a trending weight loss strategy. However, it’s actually not a very new concept.

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Fasting is thousands of years old

Fasting for various reasons has been documented in the world’s major religions as…


Did you know ice hockey has a “cousin” — ball hockey?

Both sports are revered across the world. Ice hockey is the national sport of Canada, and popular across Northern and Eastern Europe.

However, ball hockey is a bit more accessible. It doesn’t require ice and can be played anywhere…


Weight training is hotter than ever. With so many types of weight training available, where do you start?

You know instinctively that lifting weights can help you preserve muscle mass and power through daily activities. Yet there are other benefits. Weightlifting can help aging adults stay more independent for a…


Feeling down? You’re definitely not alone.

Mental wellbeing is at the forefront of national headlines. In fact, one in every five Americans has moderate to severe mental illness. You could accurately say that the past year has had a huge effect on these figures. Many families are struggling to put food on the table. …

Amandeep Khun-Khun

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