pandemic fatigue

Combating Pandemic Fatigue

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An unintentional phenomenon is on the rise—pandemic fatigue. People are tired of staying at home. People want to be the social creatures they inherently are. People want their “normal” back. This collective fatigue is making some people—consciously or unconsciously—disregard pandemic guidance such as social distancing and mask wearing. Others may be reaching a mental health breaking point. Recent data from …

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Choosing an Effective Hand Sanitizer

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Hand hygiene is an important response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Public Health Agency of Canada recommends washing hands with soap and water. If those aren’t available, using a hand sanitizer can help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs. Even if hand sanitizer is hard to locate, it is not recommended that people make their own product, as there’s …


Backyard Grilling Safety Tips for Summer Barbecues

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As warmer weather hits, the smell of food on the grill fills the air. However, thousands of home fires each year involve grills, so it’s important to brush up on barbecue safety. Consider the following grilling safety tips: Grill outside only. Do not use your grill in a garage or other enclosed space, even if it’s ventilated. Choose a safe …


Why Cleaning Your Home Can Boost Overall Well-being

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Deep cleaning doesn’t need to be a one-season chore. Experts say doing a thorough cleaning of your home has a number of health benefits. A clean home can strengthen your immune system and help you avoid illnesses. A decluttered living space can also reduce stress and depression as well as help avoid injuries, like tripping. According to a recent survey, …


How to Improve Your Relationship with Your Phone

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Smartphones have made our lives so much easier, but they can also impact our physical and mental well-being. To build a healthier relationship with your phone, keep in mind the following: Set clear boundaries. If you are always waiting for work or personal messages, you may feel chained to the device, so it’s helpful to set boundaries that outline when …


Celebrate World No Tobacco Day by Learning About Smoking Cessation

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According to experts, smoking kills over 480,000 people every year. Few people would disagree that smoking is hazardous to their health, yet millions continue to take part in this unhealthy habit. The most recent data from Statistics Canada shows a decline in Canadian adult smokers, but an estimated 4.9 million still smoke cigarettes. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that …

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10 Essential Items for Your Home Medicine Cabinet

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When it comes to illness or accidents in your home, it’s important to be prepared with a well-stocked medicine cabinet. That way, you’ll be able to respond quickly to help yourself or others when sickness or injury strikes. Consider keeping the following 10 items on hand for emergencies: Antacids—These can provide quick relief when you’re suffering from heartburn. Antibiotic ointment—A …

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Safe Grocery Shopping During the Coronavirus Outbreak

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted everyday life in many ways. Residents have been ordered to stay at home and avoid any unnecessary contact with others. That being said, you still have to eat. It is important that you take precautions in all parts of your life, even when you’re just taking a trip to the grocery store. GROCERY SHOPPING …


Balancing Working from Home and Caregiving Responsibilities

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For many across the country, working from home is their new reality for the foreseeable future as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread rapidly. For some, this arrangement is business as usual. But for others, including parents and caregivers, they now face the difficult task of balancing their working from home and caregiving responsibilities. If you’re in this situation, it …

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Maintaining Mental Well-Being During a Quarantine

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In response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the World Health Organization have recommended that individuals who may have been exposed to the disease self-quarantine at home for 14 days. In addition, public health officials are recommending that healthy individuals practise social distancing, staying at home to help prevent the spread of …