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Staying Active This Winter to Support Mental Health

Staying Active This Winter to Support Mental Health

January 30th is Bell Let’s Talk Day. In case you haven’t heard of it, this initiative is borne out of a need to have more open discussions about mental health in our country. The goal of Let’s Talk is to fight the social stigma that surrounds mental illness, which often prevents people from seeking the help they need.
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How to Find the Right Cane for Your Needs

How to Find the Right Cane for Your Needs

There are a few times in a person’s life when the use of a cane is necessary. A sprained ankle, a ruptured tendon, surgery, ailing joints, and other musculoskeletal issues can all make walking without support very difficult. If you’ve been prescribed a cane from your doctor, here is a list of cane varieties and their uses.

 

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How to Improve Circulation and Stay Warm this Winter

How to Improve Circulation and Stay Warm this Winter

Do you have poor circulation or medical condition that causes poor circulation, such as Raynaud’s syndrome? If you do, you know how painful and uncomfortable it can be to step outside on a cold winter’s day. Unfortunately, facing the Canadian...

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Essential Products for Maintaining Proper Foot Support

Essential Products for Maintaining Proper Foot Support

Do you suffer from a painful foot condition like plantar fasciitis, bunions, tendonitis, or shin splints? Many of the foot conditions people have are caused by wearing improper footwear. If you’re prone to lower back pain, hip pain, sore legs, and fatigue, you may not be wearing the right foot support. To counteract the effects of your painful foot conditions, using the right products is essential. Here are helpful and inexpensive orthotic products.
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How to Avoid a Dangerous Slip-and-Fall This November

How to Avoid a Dangerous Slip-and-Fall This November

Inclement weather, shorter daylight hours, and patches of slippery wet leaves make November a particularly dangerous time to step outside for seniors or people with low mobility. All month, the health and wellness community recognizes November as Fall Prevention Month in Canada. The purpose of this initiative is to encourage organizations and citizens alike to become more aware of potential accidents causing harmful slip and falls and to promote fall prevention.
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What You Wish You Knew About Breastfeeding

What You Wish You Knew About Breastfeeding

Pregnancy and childbirth are as natural as the sunrise, but that doesn’t make either of them any less stressful or confusing. There’s so much conflicting information and general wisdom out there that it’s sometimes not even worth opening a baby book or asking your friends for advice. When it comes to breastfeeding, everyone has something to say, except there’s a lot that no one talks about.
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Safe and Low-Impact Cardio Exercises for Beginners

Safe and Low-Impact Cardio Exercises for Beginners

Your clothes don’t fit anymore. You struggle up the stairs. Long walks leave you breathless and carrying groceries in the house are getting harder and harder. While there may be some underlying health issues at play, you’re probably out of shape. No matter how old you are, exercise is fundamental to maintaining strong bones and a healthy body mass index. If you’re feeling inspired to start exercising, here are some safe and low-impact exercises to try, courtesy of Healthcare Solutions.
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4 Products to Help with Your Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

4 Products to Help with Your Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

It’s only September, and already the daylight hours are waning. By the time we reach the winter equinox, our world will be almost wholly cast in darkness. The lack of daylight hours can make one feel sluggish, blue, and feeling the need to hibernate. But if you suffer from SAD, or seasonal affective disorder, the beginning of winter can trigger a deep depression that extends beyond the “winter blues.” If you suffer from SAD, some at-home therapies can make significant improvements to your mood and overall well-being.
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Prostate Cancer: Test Your Knowledge, Save Your Life

Prostate Cancer: Test Your Knowledge, Save Your Life

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in Canada. It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men in our country, and unfortunately, it is considered one of the deadliest. Devoting September to this life-changing disease is designed to bring awareness to our readers and to help men make more informed decisions about their prostate testing. Here are some quick facts and essential information about prostate cancer, courtesy of Healthcare Solutions:
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