Category: Health

Muslim girls team participate in a dragon boat challenge in Winnipeg, Manitoba. PC: Amna Burki

Enter the Dragon: From Manitoba

Dragon boating, a team sport that includes elements of power, speed, synchronization, and endurance, was the sport chosen by a group of Muslim girls to compete in on September 8th and 9th, 2017. The team originated in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and were coached for a few months...

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315 NISA: A Helpline for Muslim Women

Last year the Muslim Women’s Helpline, 315 NISA, received approximately 4000 calls from across Canada and the United States. The counsellors began every call with their usual greeting, “This is 315 NISA, what would you like to speak about today?” With their warm demeanour and professional...

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I want to engage in psychotherapy but…

A teenager with obsessive-compulsive disorder is not allowed to see a psychotherapist because her parents fear that it will affect their reputation. The stress from her OCD causes her to experience heart palpitations and breathing problems. A young woman on antidepressants knows that psychotherapy would help...

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Smart choices make healthy food affordable

Many Canadian Muslims worry that eating healthy is too expensive. In fact, this worry is so widespread that many families assume healthier grocery choices will be detrimental to their family budget and are not practical. When making major family decisions – such as the quality of food...

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The Healthy Lifestyle Crisis

The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the view of The Link Canada publication. In Canada alone, obesity rates have tripled in less than 30 years, according to a study from Memorial University in St. John’s, New Brunswick. That...

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Embracing Mental Health

The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the view of The Link Canada publication. A while back I had a cold and was told by a friend that the reason for my sickness was because someone had put the...