Feeling SAD?

Have you been feeling particularly dejected, lethargic and all-around fatigued? Do you feel a lack of interest in activities you generally enjoy and instead feel like all you want to do is sleep or eat? If you recognize these signs in yourself or a friend, you may be dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD… [Read More]

Teen stress

Are you …feeling anxious or suffering panic attacks? …constantly feeling pressured, rushed or hassled? …feeling irritable and moody?

Exercise for two – prenatal exercise

The artist of healing movement, Alice Madzsar, once said: “It is more difficult to regenerate than to build up a healthy, integrated body from scratch.” At FirstMed, this philosophy guides our prenatal program, part of which is prenatal exercise. One of our therapists, Angela Bencsik, sat down to give us some insight into the benefits… [Read More]

Protect Your Heart

The American Heart Association efficiently brings to our attention the importance of the seven pillars of cardiovascular health. The best thing about these good habits is that they all compliment one another, and there is plenty of overlap in their beneficial effects. On a very basic level, getting sufficient exercise, eating right and quitting unhealthy… [Read More]

Happy, Healthy New Year!

Now that the holidays have come and gone, many might find themselves holding onto a bit more than the happy memories and loving gifts: the unwelcome weight. The new year is a perfect time to start fresh by making some changes, but it is important not to get carried away, and to keep expectations realistic… [Read More]

Holiday do’s and don’ts

By Anna Paksy The holiday season is upon us! As our schedules and minds fill with plans for various dinner parties, family gatherings, and celebrations there’s plenty to look forward to, but the intense stress that often accompanies the holiday season is lurking around the corner. Many of us suffer from the pressure of these… [Read More]

Stay motivated to exercise

We have all had those glorious moments of perfect clarity, dreaming up exactly how and when we would lose those last 5 kg, show off toned abs, or get fit enough to climb all 10 flights of stairs to the apartment without coughing up a lung. I don’t know about you, but my motivation usually… [Read More]

Do you lead a stressful life? Do you find it hard to sleep at night?

Recent research has found that men who are stressed and suffer sleepless nights run double the risk of contracting diabetes.

You exercise your body but are you exercising your brain?

It is now regarded that mental exercise and physical exercise are equally important to remain healthy throughout your life. These, in addition to a healthy diet, are a great benefit to ageing well. Keeping the brain active is important in preventing memory loss and other neurological disorders. Mental stimulation and exercises are necessary in our… [Read More]