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November 18, 2016

So, what is public health? 

After working in public health for over 5 years in various front line positions, and now management, I can truly use the phrase – If I had a dollar, or even a dime, for every time one of my friends or family members asked me “what is public h...

November 17, 2016

I started my fitness journey many years ago, when I decided to start jogging. This eventually led me into the weight room, where I have always thoroughly enjoyed working out. Generally speaking, I would work out 5 or so days a week, plus taking my dog for long walks ev...

November 16, 2016

We see things. Read things. And people tell us things. But when it comes to health and fitness information, how do we tell what’s truth and what’s a myth?

In truth, it’s hard to keep up with the endless flow of information that is constantly being shared. Not to mention...

November 15, 2016

Last fall Dr. Andria Jones-Bitton asked farmers across Canada to participate in the first-ever national mental wellness survey of those who produce our food, and had an overwhelming response! Since speaking with her last fall Dr. Jones- Bitton has had a chance to analy...

November 14, 2016

In 2007 I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. I had been feeling sick and looking ‘swollen’ for about a year and I was tired of it. So, I started to be an advocate for my health and pushed for more tests at the doctor. After an uphill battle, my doctor performed a biops...

November 4, 2016

You may know Joanna Follings from the pages of farm publications where she shares crop advice as part of OMAFRA’s Cereal Specialist role. Joanna shares her own advice with us, and how prioritizing positive relationships makes reaching our own goals easier.

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