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Product Review: Anti-inflammatory Releaf

ACTIVE RELEAF strives to inspire active wellness through the use of Mother Nature’s remedies. Offering a variety of applications from topicals, to tinctures, capsules and soaps, ACTIVE RELEAF’s plant based products can help support the inflammatory related pain of sore muscles and stiff joints. For fastest relief, their topical relief stick utilizes broad spectrum, cannabinoid-rich hemp plant extract combined with the additional power of essential oils increasing the anti-inflammatory properties to help combat stubborn aches and discomfort. To support more chronic inflammatory response from within, look to their tinctures and capsules for ongoing support.

Words To Live By

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”-H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Financial Wellness with John Shoulders

Mon, Mar 23, “Five Money Questions for Women.” Shares perspective on a process woman can use to identify financial goals and set a strategy. For women of all ages.
Mon, Mar 30, “Rules of the Road.” Introduction to the Edward Jones 10 Rules of the Road to investing for clients and prospects. For all investors.
Venue: Paint of Interest, North of Superstore. 6:30 – 8:30 pm Mondays. RSVP is required either by phone at 403-341-9344 or email $5 per person payable directly to the venue.

Feeling Sleepy During the Day?

Untreated obstructive sleep apnea is one of the leading causes of excessive daytime sleepiness. Obstructive sleep apnea is defined as episodes of apneas (not breathing) which last more than 10 seconds and that occur during sleep. These episodes may occur hundreds of times per night and can lead to fragmented sleep. During these events, the individual’s oxygen level can fall to dangerously low levels (hypoxemia) and may result in cardiac arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), which can at times be fatal. Also, individuals with obstructive sleep apnea are far more prone to heart attacks and strokes.

Persistent Pain? We can help!

Focus on your life rather than your pain in our Moving on with Persistent Pain Workshop. Over 8 weeks, you’ll learn to manage your pain and improve your overall quality of life. Explore the mind-body connection through engaging activities and increase your functioning and avoid flare ups through pacing your activity in a safe and specific way. Improve lifestyle factors that impact your pain such as exercise, nutrition, sleep, managing grief and stress, relaxation skills, medication and coping strategies. Ask your doctor or health care professional for a referral or self-refer by calling 403-314-3297.

Stride Physiotherapy = #TimeforCare

Stride Physiotherapy and Wellness was established with your optimum health in mind and is centered around providing you with holistic care. The clinic uses a multidisciplinary approach with importance on keeping your mind and body strong together. The talented team of health professionals work together to deliver leading-edge physiotherapy, athletic therapy, massage therapy, and psychology services with many having varied specialities and areas of interest. They work collaboratively to design your optimal rehabilitation, preventative care and/or performance care plans. Your care is their dedicated focus, and your convenience, their priority.

JSJ for Your Animal Companion

Through Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ), our awareness is awakened to the fact that we are endowed with the ability to harmonize and balance ourselves in rhythm with the universe – physically, mentally and spiritually. Over the past decades, Adele Leas has pioneered this work and made it applicable for domesticated animals such as dogs, cats and horses. Under Adele’s instruction, Robin McKay of Energy Effects is currently training to become one of a few teachers in North America to offer the JSJ for Animal Companion Certification. With Robin, you can be assured your animal companion is in good hands.

Virus Prevention

The coronavirus is one of several viruses that cause respiratory infections and the common cold. The symptoms are like any other upper respiratory infection, including runny nose, coughing, sore throat and sometimes a fever. Unfortunately, there is no vaccine for the virus, so the best solution is prevention. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water, keep your hands and fingers away from your eyes, nose and mouth and avoid close contact with people who are infected. Visit your Central Alberta Co-op Pharmacist for tips and tricks to prevent contracting the virus or over-the-counter medications to help with the symptoms.

Treating Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are usually due to improperly functioning valves within the veins. The veins typically appear prominent or look raised. The condition can cause swelling of the legs, ankles and feet. The skin may become discolored due to leakage of blood into the surrounding tissues, and ulcers may form on the skin. Your Podiatrist may advise use of regular compression stockings or other treatments. We can prescribe compression stockings or order them in for you at Central Alberta Podiatry. If the veins are smaller, we can also treat them with laser for immediate results.

Compassionately Befriending Self

An aspect of our mental health, self compassion entails being warm and understanding toward ourselves when we suffer, fail, or feel inadequate. Try these four things to improve yours. 1. Self kindness – be a friend to yourself. 2. Recognize our common humanity –we all need to belong. Even as imperfect human beings, we are all worthy of compassion. 3. Mindfulness – being with what IS, in the moment. Notice when we cause ourselves pain through negative self talk. Self criticism activates a stress response; a perceived threat. 4. Recognize and take in the SAFE feelings – warmth, gentle, soft voices.

Biggest Reason We’re Overweight

It’s not carbs, sugar, or fat. It’s because we’re eating when we’re emotionally hungry (above the neck). Not when we’re physically hungry (below the neck). How do I know the difference? Emotional hunger comes on suddenly. We crave specific foods. We could eat a Costco-size snack mix and we’re still not satisfied. Why? Because we’re not hungry for food. We’re hungry for something else. It might be escaping boredom, stress relief, or a distraction from difficult emotions. It’s never about the food we’re craving. It’s about what the food allows us to avoid.