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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (R) waves as she arrives to talk with patrons at the Jackson Diner on April 11, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton: Did she receive the best Rx?

Do famous people always receive superior medical care? If this were a Trivial Pursuit question, the answer would be a big “Yes.” After all, they’re famous and have the money to demand the best medical treatment. But has fame and fortune guaranteed that Clinton has been given the best advice to treat pneumonia? This week I encountered several surpri

Fitness instructor Libby Rubin (L) puts Molly Fahey (C) and Ken Harris through a warm-up session. Getty Images

Hire pros — not average Joes — to train you

The days are growing cooler and the fall will lead into winter soon enough. With the changing of the seasons, you may find yourself less motivated to get to the gym, local community centre or the local park for a quick fitness fix.

This undated image released by Shaun T Fitness shows fitness celebrity Shaun T. (James Petrozzello/Shaun T Fitness via AP)

Shaun T talks results, treat meals and Bieber

Celebrity fitness expert Shaun T is pretty open and honest with his legion of fans and followers (especially if you follow him on Snapchat), but it took a recent visit to Toronto for him to admit to something very Canadian-related – he's a Justin Bieber fan.


Get up, stand up while you work

The standing desk seemed to roll in just like any other office fad. You watched as people gave up their rolling chairs and cozy cubicles for high, desktop work stations, and you suppressed a secret smile.


Your mid-section — why stress adds weight

In today’s hustle-and-bustle go, go, go-ness, it’s a wonder any of us have time to do anything outside of our daily commitments. If the realities of work and family demands have been getting the better of you lately — and your stress levels are through the roof — you could be sabotaging your weight release goals.

Plan ahead to ensure you and your kids eat healthy on the road. GETTY IMAGES

Road warriors need healthy habits too

Like many Vancouverites, as soon as we experience a few solid days of sunshine and plus-25C weather, we emerge from our rain-screened abodes in droves — embarking on summer road trips.


Have fun with fitness by training dirty

When was the last time you found yourself in a state of awe? That moment when you find yourself in nature, bearing witness to something so incredibly huge that you find yourself questioning your beliefs of what’s possible in the world. I found myself on top of the Squamish Chief recently.