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Friday's Top 5 Tips and Trends

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Friday's Top 5 Tips and Trends

Yay, it’s May! Here are our Top Tips and Trends for the springtime season.

Yay, it’s May! Here are our Top Tips and Trends for the springtime season.

1. Get outdoors with David Suzuki

Well, sort of. It’s the David Suzuki Foundation’s 30x30 Nature Challenge, where we’re encouraged to spend 30 minutes a day outdoors, for each day in May. Now that the days are longer (light when I leave the house for work and return!) and the weather is fairer, I couldn’t think of a better challenge. Read more about it and learn how to get involved in our recent blog post.

2. E-cigarettes harm lungs

It looks like e-cigarettes, which seem at first too good to be true, have some very serious dangers. According to a new report, smoking electronic cigarettes may cause or worsen respiratory diseases among young people. Not unlike standard cigarettes, e-cigs leave damaging particles in the user’s lungs, causing acute toxicity and lung damage. Want to learn more about the great e-cigarette debate? Check out our recent article, “E-Cigarettes: Friend or Foe?

3. Canadian chicken farmers fight back

Some good news in the world of often-criticized commercial chicken farming: Canadian chicken farmers have decided to ban the injection of the antibiotic ceftiofur into eggs. This practice is known to cause superbugs that are resistant to antibiotics. By banning these injections, farmers hope to reduce antibiotic resistance that is becoming such a global concern.

4. Learn to run!

With summer on the horizon, it’s time to lace up those running shoes and get training! If you’re a novice, don’t fear: we’ve got a plan for you. Learn how to gear up, fuel properly, and start training (right down to how many minutes to run each day!) in our new article “Learn to Run.”

5. May is Celiac Awareness Month

Chances are, you or someone you know has celiac disease—briefly defined as an inability to digest gluten—but how much do you really know about gluten, where it’s hiding, and how to avoid it? Check out our articles “Celiac Disease” and “Special Diets” to get the rundown.

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