Health Tip

Tips for Eating Healthier

A healthy diet can help to maintain your energy levels, ensure that you’re getting all the nutrients your body needs and support your overall health. When life gets busy, it can be hard to make healthy choices, so here are a few easy tips to help you eat healthier: – Drink more water and reduce […]

Summer First Aid Tips

This is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy nature, but some of the side effects of all that outside time can take the fun out of summer. Here’s a quick refresher on some basic first aid. Insect Stings and Bites – Keep the area clean and apply cold compresses to help reduce swelling. […]

Protect Yourself from the Sun!

With the weather getting warmer, now is the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors; just make sure that you’re protecting yourself from the sun while your having fun. Here are a few tips to help you protect your skin this summer: Wear sunscreen with an SPF higher than 15 Cover up with clothing: wear […]

Treating Seasonal Allergies

There are many causes of seasonal allergies, including: tree pollen, grass pollen, ragweed or mould. Depending on what you’re allergic to, you will experience symptoms at different periods of the spring and summer, but, in general, the allergy season has been starting earlier and lasting longer in recent years. The best way to treat your […]

Taking Care of your Teeth and Gums

We all know that we need to brush our teeth to get rid of built-up plaque, but how many of us really take care of our teeth properly? Here are some tips to help ensure you keep your teeth healthy for a very long time. Take 3-4 minutes to brush your teeth and try to […]

Tips for Healthy Aging

Stay healthier, stronger and happier as you age. Get moving! Physical activity has many health benefits, including increased energy and strength. Before starting any exercise regimen, consult with you doctor. Manage your weight. A well-balanced meal plan and physical activity are important to maintaining a healthy weight. Preventative medicine. Stay current with your recommended vaccines, […]

What is Shingles?

Shingles is a blistering and painful rash that is caused by the same virus as chicken pox. This virus can lay dormant in nerve cells for years, then become active again as you get older and cause shingles. In addition to nerve pain, shingles can lead to other problems, such as: • Scarring • Skin […]

What’s the Difference Between a Cold and the Flu?

Influenza and the common cold share some symptoms in common, but influenza tends to come on more suddenly, last longer and is more severe. There is also a higher risk of complications, such as pneumonia, and influenza can make other health problems, such as asthma, worse. Flu Symptoms vs. Cold Symptoms: What can be done […]

Take Care of Your Heart

Approximately 1 in 12 Canadian adults are living with heart disease and it is the 2nd leading cause of death among Canadians. Luckily, there are things that you can do to help control your risk factors. You can: • Control your blood pressure,• Control your cholesterol levels,• Avoid smoking,• Eat healthy,• Get sufficient exercise,• Avoid […]