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Staying healthy after immigratingSeveral recent Canadian university studies have documented something called the “immigrant health effect.” This theory suggests that immigrants’ health deteriorates after coming to Canada. They face increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, weight gain and even mental health issues such as depression.

There are several factors causing this from the stress of immigrating to barriers to health care to a lack of information on things like fast food.

Without your health, nothing else matters, so it’s important to stay strong, both physically and mentally, by choosing the right nutrition, exercising and more.