The Best Places to Practice Yoga in the US and Beyond

The ancient practice of yoga focuses on physical, mental, and spiritual health. Research shows that yoga is not only beneficial for relieving stress, it also improves balance, promotes healthier eatin

The Most Vegan and Vegetarian-Friendly Cities in the U.S.

Finding plant-based food options can be a challenge, even though the number of people adopting a meat-free diet has grown exponentially over the last decade. While some cities have not yet caught on t

Skill Building for Sustainability and Resilience

As a child, were you taught how to mend clothes or preserve food? What about how to garden and save seeds, or identify local flora and fauna? Unfortunately, many young people grow up without the oppor

Take Back Your Mornings

It’s 7 am, and your eyes open to the musical chimes of your phone alarm going off. You roll over to your bedside table, flopping your hand down on your phone, luckily stabbing the yellow STOP button i

Finding “Home” Close to Home

If you’re searching for some soulful solitude, you’re not alone. Busy lives and busy minds make finding moments of quiet more elusive than we’d like. Taking the time to explore the opportunities that

What Crisis?

“I miss my 25-year-old stamina.” “I wish I’d done things differently.” “Nothing excites me these days.” “I worry about aging.” Sound familiar? At some middle-ish stage of our life, many of us find our

alive's October 2021 Challenge: Make Time for Self-Care

Hey there, let’s say you’ve got a long weekend coming up. How will you fill that extra time? a) Catch up on chores b) Plan something exciting for the kids c) Spend time with an aging parent or relativ

10 Causes of Hypertension

High blood pressure is known as hypertension, and it can play a role in the hardening of your arteries and increase your risk of stroke, kidney disease, heart failure, and eye problems. While the exac

Kind Is Beautiful

Even before COVID, a Statistics Canada survey reported that as many as 1.4 million elderly Canadians reported feeling lonely. COVID has only exacerbated this issue. But increased isolation is just one

Active Aging for a Stronger Future

Society has always obsessed over living longer. We’ve dreamed up fanciful ways to achieve that, from comic books’ superhero potions to Star Trek’s cryonics. But dream no more: Canadian life expectancy

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