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Lasting Lifestyle Changes for a Healthier You

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Jan. 1 signals a new calendar year, and for many Canadians, a “new year, new me” mentality. In fact, getting in shape is consistently one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. While making lifestyle changes, as approved by a doctor, is not a bad thing, turning to a fad diet to achieve a resolution is not ideal or healthy. …

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10 Health and Safety Tips for Laptop Usage

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Preventative measures can help your employees to avoid physical injury from regular laptop usage. Share these ten tips with your team today. The use of laptop computers simplifies work, improving workplace mobility, quality and productivity overall. However, overuse of laptops can increase your chance of injury. For example, prolonged laptop use—the kind of use that often occurs in the workplace—can …

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Reduce Workplace Stress with These Time Management Tips

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For the majority of workers, time management can be a powerful tool for successfully reducing stress in the workplace. Workplace stress is a common aspect of employment, particularly if you often find yourself with a heavy workload. While it may not be possible to completely eliminate stress, it’s critical to manage it effectively. One way to reduce workplace stress is …

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The Cannabis Act is Now in Effect: What You Need to Know

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While the medicinal use of marijuana has been permissible in Canada for some time, the Cannabis Act legalizes the drug for recreational use nationwide as of Oct. 17, 2018. Also known as Bill C-45, this federal law is designed to establish a regulatory framework, particularly as it relates to the production, distribution, sale, cultivation and possession of cannabis across Canada. …

Poor Air Quality in Your Home

Is Poor Air Quality in Your Home Making You Sick?

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Air circulation in your home is easily restricted, often leading to poor air quality and adverse health effects. In fact, indoor air can have higher levels of pollutants than outdoor air and can cause environment-related health problems. Among other conditions, poor indoor air quality can lead to upper respiratory irritation, skin irritation, chills, fever, cough, chest tightness, congestion, sneezing, runny …

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Don’t Get Burned By Poor Grilling Safety

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Though grilling is an extremely popular way to prepare food in the summer, it can also be dangerous. In fact, gas and charcoal grills account for thousands of fires on residential properties in Canada each year. This year, keep the following safety suggestions in mind when you fire up your grill: Make sure your grill is at least 1 metre …

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Are You Drinking Too Much Caffeine?

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Classified as a psychoactive drug, caffeine is a bitter substance found in coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate, some nuts and certain medicines. It has many effects on the body’s metabolism, including stimulation of the central nervous system. It can make one feel more alert and give a boost of energy. For most people, the amount of caffeine they consume each …

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Preventative Health Care for Men: 6 Steps You Should Take

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Preventive care, including regular doctor visits, is important for everyone. But, there are certain tests and screenings that are that are specific to men and their health needs. 6 Preventative Health Care Steps for Men Consider incorporating the following screenings, tests and exams into your life to promote good health and prevent the onset of certain conditions: 1. Blood pressure …

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New Year’s Resolutions: Lifestyle Changes vs. Quick Changes

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Historically, one of the top New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. Unfortunately, many people look to fad diets and weight-loss products to achieve their goals quickly. While fad diets may prove effective initially, research shows that many people don’t find long-term success with these types of diets. How to Avoid Short-Term Resolutions Instead of setting a goal to lose …

Ergonomics

How to Avoid Ergonomic Injuries in the Workplace

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Did you know that October was  “Global Ergonomics Month”? That makes it a great time to get educated on ergonomic-related hazards that can cause musculoskeletal disorders. Musculoskeletal disorders can develop either suddenly or over time, often causing debilitating pain. If you’re a business owner, these ergonomic issues can mean increased time missed by your employees and reduced productivity. Top Causes of …