A Healthy Me

David Poon, BSc Immunology and Infection, PharmD Student Everyone is Different Imagine you’re in a crowd. You’re at the beach, a mall, a restaurant, or even at home. Look to your left and then look to your right. You notice at first glance that everyone is different than you. Notice that everyone has a unique…

Mediterranean Diet – The Hearty Secret to Great Health

Kevin Huang, Bsc Pharm Candidate Mediterranean Diet We hear about it all the time. It might be the latest news from your friendly health guru or a simple recommendation from your healthcare provider. Lately, Mediterranean diet has gained traction and for good reasons. There is an overwhelming number of evidence supporting its benefit, especially in reducing…

The Science Behind Being “Naturally Skinny” – A NEAT New Way to Look at Weight Loss

Aaron Chy, BSc General, PharmD Candidate A 30 Minute Run Equals One Slice of Pizza Losing weight can feel like an uphill battle. The constant watching what you eat, avoiding your favourite foods, and bringing yourself to the gym every day can be discouraging when the reality is you can gain back the calories burnt…

Improving Cardiovascular Health with Qigong

Ethos Ho, BSc Pharmacy Candidate What Is Qigong? Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice that dates back around 7000 years.1 The word “Qi” means “vital energy” or “life force,” while “gong” means “work” or “discipline.”1,2 Generally speaking, the practice of Qigong incorporates:1,2 Meditation Rhythmic movements Low-moderate intensity exercises and postures Coordination of various breathing patterns Since Qigong…

Exercise Changes the Brain to Improve Memory, Mental Function and Mood

Aaron Chy, BSc General, PharmD Candidate The reality of mental exhaustion Ever find yourself at the end of a long, stressful day, so tired you can’t even think? Do you ever find yourself so overwhelmed that even the simplest task feels like a monumental challenge? Mental exhaustion can present itself in many forms, including fatigue,…