business car

What Are You Using Your Vehicle For?

Anthea Auto

What do you use your vehicle for? Do you use it primarily for running errands? Do you drive it to and from work each day? Or, do you use it for business as well as personal use? This question may not seem like a big deal, but not properly disclosing how you use your vehicle can have serious insurance repercussions. For example, …

family-health

How Healthy Is Your Family

Anthea Personal Interest

Family Health Assessment and Action Plan Teaching your children healthy behaviours can be challenging, and it takes the effort of the entire family to help your children maintain a healthy lifestyle. This assessment can help you gauge where you stand now, and the action plan will help your family move toward healthier habits. Assessment Healthy Eating How many fruits/vegetables do …

Vacation

The Pros and Cons of Unlimited Vacation

Anthea Business Development

Due to the fact that no two businesses operate in the same way and have different peak times throughout the year, vacation policies tend to vary heavily from company to company. However, as a new generation continues to make its way into the workforce, there seems to be more of a focus on work-life balance, specifically through the use of …

Winter Tires

Mandated Winter Tire Discount in Ontario

Anthea Auto

As of Jan. 1, 2016, all insurance providers operating in Ontario are required to provide discounts—typically 2 to 5%—to policyholders who purchase and install winter tires. These discounts, which were mandated by the Ministry of Finance and the Government of Ontario, were put into force to not only reduce insurance rates, but also to improve overall roadway safety. How to …

sleep

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Anthea Healthy Living

A poor night’s sleep may not only affect your productivity at work—it can also have adverse health effects. Although the average recommended amount of sleep is between seven and nine hours per night, the average worker gets six hours and 28 minutes of sleep, according to a recent study of 1,060 participants. What Happens When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep? …

Standing Desk

Sedentary Working Is a Top Health Risk

Anthea Healthy Living

Sedentary working is a new top health risk that is getting increased attention from health and safety professionals. Sitting for long periods is thought to slow the metabolism, which affects the body’s ability to break down body fat and regulate blood sugar and blood pressure. However, more research is needed in order to clear up some confusion over how employers …

Snapchat

Succeed with Social Media: Snapchat

Anthea Business Development

Snapchat is a mobile app that allows users to record and send video messages, photos, texts and drawings directly to other users or post them to their profiles. Unless posted to your profile, the messages that you send can only be viewed once, making Snapchat unlike any other social media site. The fleeting nature of Snapchat taps into the societal …

family violence

New Report Sheds Light on Family Violence

Anthea Personal Interest

According to a new report by Canada’s chief public health officer, more than 230 Canadians are victims of family violence every day. Dr. Gregory Taylor’s 2016 report on the state of public health shed some light on family violence, which increases the risk for a number of conditions that include anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, high blood pressure, cancer and …

Cold or Flu

5 Simple Ways to Prevent the Flu this Winter

Anthea Healthy Living

Approximately 10 per cent of Canadians are affected by the flu (influenza) each year. Most people recover within seven to 10 days if they are generally healthy. However, the flu can be life-threatening for the elderly, young children and people with chronic illnesses. First, it’s important to know if you actually have the flu. Is it the flu, or just …

Oral Health

How Oral Health Affects Your Overall Health

Anthea Healthy Living

Poor oral health doesn’t just cause cavities—it can also cause more serious health problems, including the following: Cardiovascular disease—Bacteria from gum inflammation and periodontal disease can enter the bloodstream and travel to the heart, causing plaque in the inner walls of the arteries. This increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. Dementia—Bacteria from gingivitis may enter the brain through …