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Stress about the coronavirus pandemic can actually increase your risk of infection, but exercise can alleviate the immune system’s stress response. Above, a lone jogger in Ottawa, on March 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Anxiety about coronavirus can increase the risk of infection — but exercise can help

The immune system can respond to stress in ways that harm health. But there's a stress-buster that can help keep you calm and healthy: exercise.
Although colder weather is linked to lower levels of physical activity, changing seasons provide unique opportunities to be active. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Keeping kids active despite the weather: Promoting outdoor activity all year round

Keeping kids active in winter can be a challenge, as cold temperatures and icy conditions often mean more time indoors. Here's how to maintain a healthy activity level throughout Canadian winters.
Research suggests that couples who exercise together, stay together. (Shutterstock)

Exercise your way to a better relationship

In addition to its health and fitness benefits, exercise can also give your relationship a boost – especially if you exercise together.
The Daily Mile gets children out of the classroom for fifteen minutes every day to run or jog, at their own pace. The Daily Mile

Running a mile a day can make children healthier – here’s how schools can make it more fun

From obstacle courses to playing music, school children give their thoughts on how to make a daily run more exciting.
Residents of St. John’s, NL dig out after a major storm in January 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Snow shovelling: Healthy exercise or deadly activity?

Shovelling snow is excellent exercise that works the upper and lower body. However, it's important to remember that digging out from a storm pushes many people to their maximal fitness capacity.
Regular exercise reduces the risk of obesity and a number of chronic diseases. Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock

Sport can be an important part of Aboriginal culture for women – but many barriers remain

Just one in four Indigenous women play sport or are physically active, with many citing racism, cost and gendered expectations as barriers.
Gyms start to empty as more and more people give up their New Year’s resolutions. AP Photo/Sang Tan

Why your New Year’s resolution to go to the gym will fail

Gym memberships spike as people make their New Year's resolutions – but very few people will actually use them past February.
Remembering why you want to eat better and take better care of yourself can help you stick to your resolutions. Being present to family is one important reason. Prostock studio/Shutterstock.com

How putting purpose into your New Year’s resolutions can bring meaning and results

New Year's resolutions are often no more than good ideas that last a few weeks. Research suggests, however, that putting purpose behind your resolutions can make a big difference. Here's how.
If coffee and wine are things you love, then you need to pay attention to climate change. Shutterstock/Ekaterina Pokrovsky

Nine things you love that are being wrecked by climate change

People tend to pay attention when things get personal, so you need to know how climate change is damaging things in your life.

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