Regular Guy Health and Other Stuff

Observations on health, wellness, sports and other stuff.

Is Social Media Unsocial Media?

Many people I know check and interact on social sites constantly throughout the day and have no idea how much actual time they actually spend on social media.  A recent survey found on average, American’s check their phones 1,500 times... Continue Reading →


Strategies for better sleep

How many hours should you be sleeping each night? The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults (18-64) need 7 to 9 hours of sleep for optimal health.  Despite this recommendation and similar recommendations from other sleep experts 40% of Americans sleep less than 6 hours... Continue Reading →

Health effects of sleep deprivation

Sleep is a key component to good health.  This video from SciShow explains why we need sleep and what happens without it. The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults (18-64) need 7 to 9 hours of sleep for optimal health. ... Continue Reading →

The economic cost of sleep deprivation

In our hectic lives one of the things we seem to short change ourselves on is sleep.  In my next three posts I am going to look at the economic and physical costs of sleep and some strategies as to... Continue Reading →

51st Burlington Santa Claus Parade

Yesterday was Burlington's 51st annual Santa Claus Parade and over 90 organizations and businesses were on hand to strut their stuff.  The parade included colorful floats, dancers, gymnasts, scouts, the bat mobile, sports teams and of course the highlight, jolly... Continue Reading →

Give High Intensity Interval Training a Try

People always use the excuse of time as to why they can’t exercise.  If you feel that way, consider High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).  HIIT is an exercise strategy that alternates periods of short, intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery... Continue Reading →

6 Tips for Managing Holiday Stress

Today is December 1st and the holiday season is officially upon us.  The holiday season is a joyous time for spending time with friends and family but also brings a variety of stresses into our lives. There is last minute... Continue Reading →

FTC Cracks Down on Homeopathy

Homeopathic medicine is an alternative medical practice in which extremely dilute amounts of certain natural substances are used to treat various ailments. It is a three billion industry  in the US, yet no scientific evidence supports its use and most scientists believe... Continue Reading →

Top Reasons to List your House During the Holidays

According to figures from the Ontario Real Estate Association Ontario home sales hit a new record in October with unit sales up 8.9% over last year and the average price of an Ontario home rising 19% compared to October 2015. With the... Continue Reading →

Time for Snow Tires

Now that the leaves are all but gone it’s time to accept winter will be here any day.  In fact areas north of Toronto are expecting 10-20 cm of snow over the next two days.  With that in mind it... Continue Reading →

Business Travel – Not a Vacation

  I am writing this as I sit in the lobby of hotel waiting for a room to come available.  I have been here for two hours and they said I may have to wait another two to three hours... Continue Reading →

The Health Benefits of Beer

  Much like wine, beer is one of the oldest beverages created by man.  Chemical tests from 7000 year old pottery jars contain beer residue.  Over the centuries beer has served as both nutrition and refreshment and today a multi-billion... Continue Reading →

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