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Workplace Wellness

Creating a Resolution to Model.
Want to make your work a place where you can be healthy and productive? The best way to do that is to be an Ambassador of well-being yourself. All it takes is some passion, energy and action. Ask your boss if you can spend 5% of your week (only 30 mins!) to generate workplace health and productivity ideas. Some ideas to get you started include walking meetings, putting up posters by the elevator to encourage stair use, organizing a monthly healthy potluck, or dedicating a meeting room for mindfulness or meditation during the lunch hour.

Happy New Year!

“Wishing you and your family a joyful, bright, healthy, prosperous and happiest new year ahead!” Pauline Mousseau – Publisher and Franchise Partner of Wellnessnews Canada, Inc.

Second Annual Winter Luncheon

Jan. 27, 11:15 am. The Lending Cupboard’s Second Annual Winter Luncheon fundraiser features Arlene Dickinson! Ms. Dickinson’s leadership has been recognized many times, including Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Hall of Fame and Chatelaine’s Top 100 Women Business Owners. She sits on several public and private boards and is actively involved in supporting the community. See ad for more details.

Healthy Fun for the Entire Family

Sat. Jan. 18. 10 am – 5 pm. The Healthy Living Expo showcases exhibitors and demonstrators that promote all aspects of wellness, sustainability, innovation and a healthy lifestyle. Join us at the Harvest Centre at Westerner Park. Clip the coupon on the front page for your FREE entry!

Resolve to Prevent Falls

Slippery floors, poor lighting, loose rugs, electrical cords and clutter – all can be addressed proactively to prevent dangerous situations. Visit each room in your home. Look at the space objectively and ask, “Is this safe? Are there objects or items that present a risk?” If so, think about ways to create a safer home like to wear non slip socks or slippers, use night lights in dark hallways, remove throw rugs, keep electrical cords safely hidden behind furniture and organize your projects so they are off the floor and out of walkways.

Healing Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu

Jin Shin Jyutsu has been recognized in hospitals and clinics all over the world as an integrative healing practice, supporting complex health issues. It helps release blockages in energy pathways since accumulation of tension can lead to illness, disease, emotional and/or mental suffering. Areas of our bodies can be overloaded when we experience traumatic or daily stress. Through simple exercises that can be applied by a practitioner as well as oneself through gentle touch in specific places on the body, energy blockages open and allow the body to heal itself.

Inspired by Health Basics

“I loved the program! It inspired me to take my health seriously and I got great results. The coaches really made me feel good about myself. I lost 4 pounds and 3.5 inches off my waist and I am still losing,” a recent Health Basics grad declared. “My blood pressure is lower, I need fewer meds and I strengthened my core and the back pain is gone. The swelling in my ankle and leg is gone. I do a 30-minute exercise class daily. I am so enthused and fired up for life. I really want to be healthy. It feels great!”

Laser Fungal Treatment Breakthrough

Did you know 1 in 5 Canadians have or have had a toenail fungus infection and 2/3 are embarrassed by this condition? If you have thick, yellow, brittle nails, chances are you have nail fungus or onychomycosis. Many of our patients have tried home remedies and found them to be ineffective. That can be a major disappointment. Advances in medical laser technologies have emerged changing the way we combat this condition. Safe and effective laser fungal nail treatment really works for removing fungal growths from your feet. It’s a quick, painless, and long-lasting process.

The Sleep/Pain Connection

Struggling to sleep at night is frustrating and can lead to health problems. Like a spider web, with its main branches and sub links, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) views sleep and pain as having an interwoven relationship. When you experience ongoing disordered sleep patterns it can lead to painful conditions, whether they be physical and/or mental in nature. When you are dealing with painful conditions like back pain, headaches, arthritis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, and even depression it almost always affects your quality of sleep. In addition to addressing pain, acupuncture has been shown to improve sleep and help treat insomnia.

Quality Service with Integrity

A family owned and operated business, the Bowmont Denture Clinic features Graham Haraldson, DD, who has been in the denture industry for 30 years and helping people in Central Alberta smile confidently and chew with comfort since 1994. Aspiring to the highest industry standards, they believe every patient is unique, so your treatment plan is tailored to your specific needs and to provide full satisfaction. Continuing education is their priority so you can be assured to receive the most up-to-date care in the industry. They welcome new patients and love what they do to help change lives.

Controlling High Blood Pressure

Whether you or your loved one has been newly diagnosed, or have had hypertension for years, consider your Central Alberta Co-op Pharmacist a helpful resource. High blood pressure can be problematic, but it can be kept under control with lifestyle changes and proper treatment. Losing weight, eating a healthy high-fibre, low-sodium diet, exercising, quitting smoking and limiting alcohol consumption can be effective measures. Ask your pharmacist to develop a blood pressure plan specific to your lifestyle and needs. They can educate you about blood pressure medication and discuss interactions with other medications you may take.