Organic, Vegan and FAST!

There’s a small restaurant on Hayden Street which serves organic vegan foods.  Open only during the work week, Camros is one of the few non-sitdown vegan-only restaurants in the city.  At my first ever visit there, I had their three item combo ($10.39 plus tax – can also choose from two or four items) which consisted […]

Are Men Fitter Than Women?

Davelle Morrison The Canadian Health Measures Survey conducted by Statistics Canada released its findings in January 2010. It confirmed what most fitness professionals already know. As a nation, we are not getting any fitter. And for women, their fitness results are worse than men. The Canadian Health Measures Survey found that “maximal aerobic power (VO2 […]

Miami the Healthy Way

Lynn Burshtein Vacationing in Miami Beach can be a decadent affair, filled with sun-bathing and clubbing until all hours of the night. Finding healthy food at South Beach’s trendy restaurants is a challenge and shopping the numerous boutiques – to paraphrase Carrie Bradshaw – might be one’s only form of cardio there. But with the […]

Sad That Kids Don't Know How to Hold Cutlery: Poll

Last week, Prospere Magazine asked whether readers thought it young elementary school aged kids should know how to properly use a fork and knife (this was after seeing the second episode of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, where the kids didn’t look like they knew how to properly hold utensils).  It was not suprising that most […]

Petite-Related Websites Growing, But Not Fast Enough

Cynthia Cheng In 2002, I started an unsuccessful message board where women lacking height can discuss their issues.  Because of its name, it was soon inundated with inappropriate spam posts, prompting me to close the site.  A few years later, I launched Shorty Stories.   Things have changed since then.  Slowly, but surely, new sites have […]

The Olive Branch for Children's Intimate Downtown Gathering

Cynthia Cheng Over drinks and delicious hors d’ouevres, the Olive Branch for Children held an intimate cocktail event at the Empire Resto Lounge in Yorkville on Thursday evening.  There, founder Deborah McCracken updated the crowd with what has happened over the past year.  The news has been amazing.  One of the projects they are working on is building […]

Tanzania-Based NGO to Hold Two GTA Fundraisers in February

Cynthia Cheng The Olive Branch for Children, Deborah McCracken’s organization which helps people and communities in Tanzania affected by HIV/AIDS, will be holding two fundraising events this month.  The first, a small cocktail event in Yorkville, will be held this February 11 at the Empire Restaurant and Lounge on Cumberland and Bay from 7 pm to […]

FastLane's Evening of Health and Networking

Cynthia Cheng Held at Totum Life Science on King and Spadina, FastLane opened 2010 with an event focusing on health on Jaunary 19.  As usual, the Toronto business crowd mingled and networked, while vendors displayed their health-related displays.  VEMMA, a fruit-based antioxident was there, giving out samples and promoting Verve, their energy drink.  This month’s […]

The Key to Creating a Sustainable Stress-free Future

Leslie Bennett, Leadership and Coach Facilitator Pain and stress usually go hand in hand. The key to relieving stress begins with understanding it. The Canadian Mental Health Association suggests many people believe stress is an event that happens to them such as an injury or a promotion. Others believe stress is our response to an […]

Gorgeous Dresses Auctioned for a Great Cause

Cynthia Cheng The first dress auction Frocktail Party was held at the Burroughs Building on Queen and Bathurst on November 12, 2009.  Started by a group of friends who’ve known each other for years, the event, which consisted of a silent auction of dresses, supported the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).  The JDRF was created over 30 years ago […]