stress

Tips for Managing Your Stress During the Holidays

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Although the holidays can be an exciting and special time of the year, they can also bring about increased levels of stress. Long-distance travelling, preparing for a large party, navigating crowded stores, the increasingly cold temperatures and unforgiving weather can all contribute to heightened anxiety. In addition to external factors, internal factors such as unrealistic expectations, social anxiety, financial pressure …

flu season

It’s That Time of the Year Again: Flu Season Is Here

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The arrival of the fall and winter months signals many things, including the beginning of flu season. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, flu activity peaks between December and February. Flu Symptoms Seasonal influenza can cause serious complications for people of any age, but children and the elderly are more vulnerable. The flu is most often associated with …

outdoors

Getting Outside May Be the Key to Boosting Your Physical and Psychological Well-being

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A recent study published in Scientific Reports revealed that spending 120 minutes a week outdoors can improve your health and psychological well-being. Remember, well-being refers to feeling good and living both safely and healthily. And, the concept of well-being can have implications on your overall quality of life, health and happiness. What are the benefits of spending time outside? Exercising …

healthy eating

Make Healthy Eating Choices at Home and on the Go

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As we head into fall, our schedules get busier. This can make healthy eating more challenging! However, cultivating good eating habits is a sure-fire way to boost your health both at home and on the go. Health Canada suggests the following four habits for healthy eating: Healthy Habits at Home Be mindful of your eating habits—Notice when you’re hungry and …

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Skin Safety in the Sun

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As temperatures start to rise during the summer and you spend more time outdoors, it’s important to protect yourself from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Harmful conditions like sunburns are common, but extended exposure to the sun is the primary cause of over 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancer in the United States. Skin cancer is both dangerous and common. It …

workout

Fuel Your Workout the Right Way

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You have to put gas in your car to make it go, right? The same concept can be applied to your body and working out. Just like you can’t expect your car to get you from point A to point B without fuel, you can’t expect your body to get you through a workout if it’s not properly fuelled. Here’s …

mental health

5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Daily Mental Health

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Mental health plays a huge role in your overall health and well-being. It affects everything, including how we think, feel and act, and helps determine how we make healthy choices and cope with stress. Because it’s such a crucial component of your health, it’s important to focus on maintaining or improving your mental health. Here are five simple ways to …

biking

Practice Safe Commuting While Biking

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Biking is a great source of exercise, can help you save money on gas, and reduce the overall impact of your commuter’s carbon footprint. However, it it important to be safe while cycling your local roadways. As temperatures start to rise, many commuters may consider using a bike instead of their cars. Biking is a great way to get exercise, …

oral health

How is Your Oral Health? April Is National Oral Health Month

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Alongside Health Canada, the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry dedicates the month of April to oral health awareness. Oral health problems are painful and costly, affecting millions of people each year. What many fail to realize is that poor oral health can lead to many seemingly unrelated medical conditions. In fact, oral bacteria and oral disease have been linked …

allergy

Don’t Let Spring Allergies Bring You Down!

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Millions of Canadians suffer from allergies every year. In particular, springtime allergies are an annual nuisance for many people. As plants begin to bloom and neighbours start to cut their grass more frequently, allergy sufferers nationwide start sniffling and sneezing. What’s more, mould growth blooms both indoors and outdoors, making it almost impossible to escape allergy triggers. Below are some …