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How Your Day at Camp Can Change Kids' Health For Keeps

Monday April 8, 2013 by Claire

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Ask anyone who has had the opportunity to attend a summer camp and they'll tell you about the great crafts, games, campfires, singalongs, new skills, and fun in the outdoors they enjoyed. Most of all, they'll tell you about the new friends they met and lasting memories they created.

We recently told you about a special fundraiser happening in Toronto this September, and it's...

7 Sleep Tips for New Moms (and the surprising news about what won't work!)

Thursday April 4, 2013 by Claire


Dear New Moms,

don't kill the messenger. Also, you're welcome (keep reading to see why).

Sincerely, Claire


A new study from the University of Toronto's School of Nursing has found that common sleeping tips and tricks do not have a measurable increase in the number of sleep hours a new mom and her baby will get during the first 12 weeks after birth. The same study also found that these...

Surviving Breast Cancer (and what you can do to help!)

Monday April 1, 2013 by Claire

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Recently we told you about a fundraiser for an important cause, specifically the Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women's Cancers. This 2-day walk through scenic Toronto in September directly benefits women's cancer research and patient care at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

Why should this matter to you? Statistics tell us that 1 in 9 Canadian women will develop breast cancer...

Toronto Event: Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women's Cancers

Monday March 18, 2013 by ChickAdvisor Team

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It's a sobering statistic: approximately 1 in 7 Canadian women will be diagnosed with some form of breast or gynecological cancer in their lifetime (source: EndCancer.ca). As scary as that sounds, there is also good news. Early detection is on the rise, survival rates are climbing, and treatment options are expanding!

These advancements have mass awareness campaigns and fundraisers to...

Fun, Fitness, and a Fine Charitable Cause: Save the Date!

Monday March 11, 2013 by Claire

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Most of us have a Cause near to our hearts and we do what we can to support it. Usually that means putting money in an envelope or training for a marathon, but the charity we're introducing you to today is really putting the "fun" back into fundraising.

The SickKids Foundation raises funds on behalf of The Hospital for Sick Children, a pediatric health science centre for patient care...

Pregnancy Sickness and What I Have in Common with Kate Middleton

Friday March 1, 2013 by Ali


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I have a ton in common with Duchess Kate.  Actually, I'm pretty sure if we met we'd be instant best friends. Here's why:

1. We're both natural brunettes
2. Both married to a Prince (mine might be figurative)
3. Entrepreneurial family
4. Excellent British accent (one might be faked)
5. Bald(ing) husbands
6. Love of hats
7. Love of shoes
8. Baby due this summer
9. Hyperemesis...

3 Recipes For Healthier Alternatives To French Fries

Thursday February 28, 2013 by Alexandra C.



I love fries and I can't have a burger without them. I have a bit of a sweet tooth, but truth be told, my salty tooth is bigger. My only issue is that I know fries aren't exactly the healthiest option. So I decided to come up with three healthier alternatives to french fries. Hopefully these options will satisfy my cravings and I won't have to feel guilty about eating them.

These fries aren't going...

6 Healthy 100 Calorie Snacks To Try

Tuesday February 26, 2013 by Alexandra C.



The other week, I asked the Chick community what their favourite healthy snacks were because lately I've been a cheat. Chocolate, cake and cookies, I'll be the first to admit to having a sweet tooth! 

I'll also be the first to admit that these aren't always the smartest choices, especially when you consider how many nutritious, low cal tasty treats are available and really easy to make!...

Dealing with Cramps, Period.

Thursday January 10, 2013 by Alexandra C.



Periods suck. Period. They are no fun, and we don't need to pretend that they are, but we do need to get on with our lives when they hit. 

As a cramp sufferer, I've become an expert at dealing with them and trying to put on a happy face (no matter how much I want to punch the next person who speaks to me, blame PMS). So, here are a few tips, tricks and do's and don'ts for...

Post Holiday Health Rescue: 5 Detox Drinks

Friday January 4, 2013 by Alexandra C.



Overindulging is a well known holiday tradition, right? Only, after the holidays are done, Present Alexandra is not such a fan of Past Alexandra's decision to observe that tradition. I don't know about you but I don't think I can look at another plate of turkey. Or mashed potatoes. Or stuffing. And please, don't even offer me any sort of chocolate or cake. 

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