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Issue: 2017-08-02, PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

Want to do something this summer that you can brag to all your friends about? Its free, requires a small space and will improve your overall health. Welcome to your new summer activity called High Intensity Interval Training - otherwise known as... more

Aug 2, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-06-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Justine Alton

Justine Alton is no stranger to health issues. Since she was 19-years-old, the born and raised Yukoner has had a keen interest in psychology, bodywork and holistic health and wellness, but it was her own 10-year struggle with deep seated physical... more

Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: Courtesy of the Centre for Nonviolent Communication

I first attended a Nonviolent Communication workshop because I wanted a way to make people communicate better - with me and with each other. You might notice I didn't see myself as the problem here. My communication was just fine. I attended a... more

Jun 7, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett

I want you to imagine your favourite pie – apple, blueberry, rhubarb or a rebel mix of all three. I want you to picture yourself eating this freshly baked, perfectly flakey pie, one beautiful bite at a time. In math class, you may have learned to... more

May 10, 2017 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Ron Pogue

In today’s world, it can be hard to feel comfortable in our own skin. This is, in part, due to a growing plague of diet and fitness advertisements hinting that our happiness stems from a leaner version of ourselves. These advertisements have... more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: Pixabay

Leonardo da Vinci said the “human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art,” which it is. The foot has with a complex network of 26 bones, 37 joints, more than 100 ligaments, some 20 muscles, thousands of nerve endings, tendons and... more

Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-04-05, PHOTO: Selene Vakharia

While Whitehorse’s newest yoga studio True North Massage and Yoga just opened, it’s already setting itself apart from the other offerings in town. The yoga studio, located at 407 Black Street, opened mid-January. Since opening, its owners Sheila... more

Apr 5, 2017 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Courtesy of YIP

Applications are open until March 12 for the third annual Yukon Innovation Prize. The contest, which is hosted by the the Yukon College's Cold Climate Innovation program and the Yukon Department of Economic Development, is seeking health and... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Business

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Pixabay

In August of 2008, we had ground cleared so we could build a new house. It wouldn't be very big or fancy, but it would be a clean, dry place to live. You see, the previous winter I had had pneumonia. Which was exacerbated by the mold in the... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: GraphicStock

People often ask if Traditional Chinese Medicine can treat colds and flus. Although there’s no magic bullet when it comes to getting rid of those nasty winter viruses, Traditional Chinese Medicine can give us a unique perspective on how we treat... more

Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: by Selene Vakharia

It’s that time of year again. With the constant darkness and the cold, many of us are feeling – and looking – a little tired. Personally, I blame the fact that I’m pretty sure outside the hours of 10 to three it is straight-up midnight all the time. more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-12-14, PHOTO: Tess Casher

You know the drill. There’s a beautiful, warm, cozy and glowing fire in your living room. Sweat pants are on. A nice dinner’s been eaten. It would be so easy; it would be so great, just to lie on your couch and go to sleep. But, there’s one... more

Dec 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: Selene Vakharia

As the season of overindulgence is upon us, binging and overeating becomes an almost daily occurrence. From cookies and treats at the office to endless dinners and potlucks, for the next month we will all likely be filling our bellies beyond their... more

Dec 7, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-10-19

My dinner dishes don’t always get done after dinner. There is a chair in my living room that has a continuous pile of laundry to be folded. Sometimes I forget the kid’s helmet, or swimsuit, or permission slip for school. The dogs haven’t been... more

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-11-09, PHOTO: by Becky Striegler

Jonathan Henkelman lies on his back on a yoga mat, legs lifted and bent, the bottoms of his bare feet facing the ceiling. I am standing at his feet, looking down at him. He asks me to lean forward and let his feet press against my lower belly to... more

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-10-06, PHOTO: Amit Singh

The yoga practiced today is not at all like it was practiced in the ancient past. Faeq Biria, a well known Iyengar Yoga teacher in Europe and the director of the Iyengar Yoga Centre in Paris said that Patanjali, who wrote the ancient text The... more

Oct 6, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: courtesy of Bhaktimarga Swami

“I have always had a fascination with the North.” I am on the phone with Bhaktimarga Swami, a 63-year-old monk in Toronto. We are talking about the visit to Whitehorse he has planned for late September. Better known as The Walking Monk, at 63 he... more

Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2016-09-08, PHOTO: Kim Melton

Ok, so when I hear the words “pelvic floor” the folks I think of are pregnant women and the elderly. It's also a term that has come up in yoga classes, usually in the context of maintaining strength en route to joining one of those groups of... more

Sep 8, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: by Sue Meikle

Looking for healthy-living inspiration? Turn your gaze from younger athletes and movie stars toward the golden generation - 55 might just be the new 20. Just ask the 97 Yukoners aged 55 to 91 who will be participating in the 2016 Canada 55+ Games... more

Aug 11, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: Audrey Skofenko

Today many people practice meditation for stress relief and to improve their overall quality of life. However, is there evidence that meditation is effective? If its effects can be proven, how can meditation be practiced by people with different... more

Jul 21, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness