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Safe and Healthy Vehicles

You clean and sanitize spaces in your home, but how often do you clean inside your vehicle? Regular detailing helps reduce bacteria and allergens that can be lingering in your vehicle, helping you to stay healthy. Bacteria can be found living on all surfaces in your vehicle, and can be hard to remove from things like upholstery. Your vehicle can also harbor allergens like mold, mildew, dander, mites, and other pollutants. While you can give your vehicle a quick cleaning here and there, professional detailers can ensure that any potentially harmful bacteria and allergens are removed safely and effectively.

Is your Carpet Making You Sick?

Do you know what’s really lurking in carpet? Carpet attracts and hides some of the worst allergens, bacteria, germs, organisms and other hazardous particles. Dirty carpets can affect your health and the indoor air quality of your home. The average home can accumulate up to 40 lbs. of dust per year. Your carpet also harbors a number of species of bed bugs, fleas and dust mites. Mites can cause allergies through their molted skin, waste and through the mites themselves. Having your carpets professionally deep cleaned can reduce the amount of unseen pests, prevent sickness and allergies, and remove or prevent undesirable odors.

Flu Prevention is Key

For some, the flu can bring serious health risks. With flu season being right around the corner, prevention is crucial. Seniors and those with medical conditions, such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, for example, may have a hard time fighting the virus. Whether you’ve been getting a flu shot for many years or you’ve never had one at all, chat with your Central Alberta Co-op pharmacist. They can help you learn more about the available vaccine and additional methods to protect yourself. Get the facts on the flu and stay healthy throughout the season.

Product Review: Colflex® by Innotech™

ColFlex® Super Oregano Oil Spray is a great-tasting 4-in-1 oral spray containing essential oils of oregano, thyme, and spearmint oil in an extra virgin olive oil base, sweetened with stevia and fortified with vitamin D3. Spray orally to help relieve coughs, sore throat, travelling challenges, that “under the weather feeling” and for general oral hygiene and fresher breath. Lab tests show that ColFlex inhibited the growth of bacteria such as S. aureus and S. pneumonia after 27 minutes and inhibited the growth of E. coli and S. typhi after 9 minutes.

Book Club: Hack Your Anxiety

How to Make Anxiety Work for You in Life, Love, and All That You Do. What if anxiety is not a monster to be tamed, but a resource to be tapped? In this revolutionary book, Dr. Alicia Clark recognizes anxiety as the unsung hero in the path to success and happiness. It can become the motivating force that will lead to a better you, and The Anxiety Advantage aims to restore anxiety to its rightful place as a positive resource. Reclaim your anxiety as a powerful energy source, and bring yourself peace, growth and success.

Your LOCAL Wellness Resource

Today, more than ever, people are searching online for local resources. Wellnessnews Choices for Healthy Living® is proud to present a One-Stop, Online Resource where our community can find local wellness information. Our Wellness Hub enables people in Red Deer and Surrounding Communities to easily find and support local businesses, read health tips and find out what is happening in the community. Check us out online at RedDeerWellnessnews.ca

Get in on the Fun!

Join us, May 11, for the 8th annual Red Deer PCN Women’s Fun Run at the LTCHS track and surrounding McKenzie trail system. With seven events from a 100m Diaper Dash to a 10km, there’s something for everyone. NEW this year is the Move Your Mood Family 3km, now the men can join the wonderful women in their life. Proceeds go to the Mustard Seed School Lunch Program. Check out details and sign up today at WomensFunRun.com.

Benefits of Home Care for Seniors

For many Canadian seniors, home health care is a key part of aging safely at home. Whether seniors need medical services, personal care, transportation, housekeeping or companionship, home care can help them live independently at home, for as long as possible – and provide peace of mind to their families. At Bayshore Home Health, we’ve been helping seniors age in place for over 50 years. Our customized care plans are designed to provide the support seniors need to continue to live in their own homes. We make home care simple – your dedicated Care Manager works with you to design a customized care plan to provide the support you need at home. Talk to your family about aging in place safely, with the supports you need.

There’s a First Time for Everything

Have you thought of donating blood but haven’t gotten around to it? Here what you need to know! The entire process takes approximately one hour, but only 10 of those minutes are actually spent donating blood. The average human has anywhere from 5 – 6 litres of blood in their body. One unit of blood is 450ml or about a 1/12 of your total blood volume. You body regenerates this volume within hours. Lastly, your unit will be used to help save a patient’s life within five days of its donation. Now that’s something worth trying!

Business Profile: Carpet Doctor

Your carpets are a major investment, whether in your home, business or revenue property. Professional cleaning is essential for maintaining healthy, clean carpets. Our truck-mounted hot water extraction (steam cleaning) method is recommended by the major carpet mills and manufacturers. Our equipment is the newest in its category, and we use the most advanced cleaning methods and product available. The doctor is always in at our company, and ready to make house calls to give your carpets and upholstery a clean bill of health.