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Book Club: The Science of Nutrition

Debunk the Diet Myths and Learn How to Eat Responsibly for Health and Happiness. By Rhiannon Lambert. Is a vegan diet healthier? Should I try going low-carb? Is it always a bad idea to skip a meal? Are superfoods all they’re cracked up to be? Is fat still bad for you? Can I eat to improve my chances of conceiving? Science of Nutrition cuts through the noise of conflicting diet advice with clear answers backed up by the very latest research. Pick up at your local bookstore.

Laughter is the Best Medicine

When you start to laugh, it doesn’t just lighten your load mentally, it actually induces physical changes in your body. Laughter can: Stimulate many organs. Laughter enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles, and increases the endorphins that are released by your brain. Subscribe to Wellnessnews.ca for a chance to Win 2 Tickets to Rumors Comedy Club. Check out our Featured Upcoming Events. RumorsComedyClub.com

Surrounding Yourself With Love

There comes a time in our lives when it’s important to evaluate our relationships, to see if they are having a positive effect on us rather than dragging us down and draining our energy. Without realizing it, we may be spending precious time and energy engaging in relationships that let us down. Our wellbeing is directly connected to those around us and their energetic effect on us. Important to assess the people, we spend time with and reflect how we feel around them. Do they make us feel good and enrich our lives or do they drain and detract from our lives? When we surround ourselves with people, who fill us up, we clear away the negativity and create more room to feel loved.

Prevent and Treat Iron Deficiency

1.85 million Canadians suffer from iron deficiency*.
To ensure that you aren’t one of those, speak to your healthcare provider to ensure that you are meeting your iron needs. Iron is found in specific food sources, however if you are not meeting your iron requirements, iron supplements are available. There’s a once daily dosing option with the highest amount of elemental heme iron, and better gastrointestinal tolerability available. You no longer have to suffer from the well-known side effects of iron supplements or take 2-3 capsules a day. Cheers to the Power of One.

HEMAFORTE 1™ can be purchased at www.hemaforte.ca
or your local pharmacy. Please give your pharmacist the product codes McKesson #146492 and #146497.

*5% of Canadians have iron deficiency, as per Statistics Canada reports. Statistics Canada. Iron Sufficiency of Canadians. Catalogue no. 82-003-XPE Health Reports, Vol. 23, no. 4. December 2012.

HEMAFORTE 1, Seaford Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Dementia Online Support Groups

Being diagnosed with dementia raises uncertainty, fears, and unknowns. The Alzheimer Society is a place to turn for a community of services, support and experts that can help ease some of these concerns. One way to feel connected is through our weekly virtual support groups both for people living with dementia and for their care partners. It’s a great way to connect, interact with and learn from others in a safe environment where you can share, laugh, and help each other through mutual understanding. Learn more about our support groups and other programs on our website at Alzheimer.mb.ca.

Avoiding Cheilitis from Dentures

People who wear dentures can sometimes experience an infection of the mouth called cheilitis, which can cause painful inflammation and cracks at the corners of the mouth. This is often due to an overgrowth of yeast from dentures that fit improperly. Yeast is always present in our mouths, but certain issues can cause it to accumulate and cause infections like cheilitis. It’s important to visit your denturist regularly (at least once a year) so they can make any necessary adjustments to refit your dentures. Be sure to clean your dentures daily and chew on both sides to maintain proper fit.

How is Your Cardiovascular Health?

Did you know that you can have cardiovascular disease without experiencing any symptoms? Many people are not diagnosed until the condition worsens to the point where they have angina, stroke, or heart failure: that’s why it is important to start taking steps towards a healthy heart and arteries today. A good screening test for early signs of disease is Digital Pulsewave Analysis (DPA). This Health Canada approved, non-invasive method will show you how your cardiovascular system is working. This information can then be used to devise a specific program to improve your cardiovascular health before symptoms occur.

Bathing Comfortably and Safely

Many seniors prefer to age in place in the comfort of their own home, which allows them to maintain dignity and independence. Having a safe home is crucial to ensuring that aging in place is successful, and that can often involve making some adjustments to the home environment. Safety in the bathroom is especially important, as getting in and out of a regular tub can be difficult. Luckily, there are many affordable adjustments and products that can help with bathroom safety, including fold-up bath seats and hand-held showers, bathtub conversions to reduce height, and grab bars for added stability.

Kickboxing Your Way to Weight Loss

Combining martial arts techniques and heart-pumping cardio, kickboxing is a high-energy workout that is guaranteed to burn calories and fat. The cardio-conditioning element of kickboxing is one of the most effective ways to burn fat-especially that stubborn belly fat that is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and some types of cancer. A person who weighs 155 pounds can burn 400 calories during just 30 minutes of this high intensity workout! Our 13-bag smacking, skill building, core strengthening stations will get your heart pumping, clear your mind, and transform your body faster than you could ever imagine!

Local WellnessBOX Winner!

Congratulations to Gayle Erlendson the winner of our January Local WellnessBox. A prize package worth over $700 filled by Local Businesses from Hashtag Balance, Yourstyle Financial, San Vito Coffee House, Christina Norris Salon and Soy Harvest Candles. Subscribe to WellnessNEWS.ca & ManitobaWellnessHUB.ca for your chance to win! Thank you for supporting LOCAL.

Fix Your Tech Neck

One of the most common postural issues we see in the office is forward head carriage (FHC). You may have also heard it referred to as text neck, tech neck, iHunch, forward head posture, or dowager’s hump. This nasty habitual neck posture has been steadily rising due to our smartphone addiction and computer use. It is a postural issue that many people do not know that they have! Over time, this condition can lead to muscle imbalances as the body adapts to hold the head up straight. Every inch your head goes forward adds 10lbs of stress and pressure to your spine.