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6 Benefits of Re Sauna

Want to know more about the benefits of infrared sauna? Here are six to consider: 1) Pain Relief – delivers oxygenated blood to muscles and soft tissue injuries, relaxes muscles. 2) Stress and Fatigue Reduction – can help reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, and chronic fatigue. 3) Increased Metabolism and Calorie Burning – increases blood flow, heart rate, and sweat production like a cardiovascular workout. 4) Boosted Immune System – stimulates white blood cell and antibody production. 5) Reduced Toxins – improves elimination of toxins to support the lymphatic system. 6) Improved Skin Appearance – increases circulation for improved tone, elasticity, texture, and overall appearance.

Validating Your Own Feelings

Being as compassionate to ourselves as we are to others will rewire a new way of responding to our world. In order to maintain choice in our life, it’s important to consider practicing self-compassion. This might sound like: 1) My feelings are normal and valid. 2) My reaction to my life may be different than others and that’s okay. 3) I can learn to voice my feelings. 4) I can learn to create and practice healthy boundaries. To learn more about practicing self-compassion, listen to the full podcast by Julie Long, Founder and Counsellor at Safe Harbour Therapy Centre:

Say Goodbye to Stubborn Body Fat

Many of us carry extra weight along our midsections. Did you know that kickboxing is one of the best exercises to burn fat? According to research, the cardio-conditioning involved in kickboxing is a highly effective way to burn stubborn belly fat. One study, published in the American Journal of Physiology found that aerobic exercise reduces belly fat better than resistance training because it burns 67 percent more calories, on average. Also, while kickboxing you are engaging every muscle group in your body, including working your back, and trimming your waistline, as a result of the core power required to execute the moves.

Do The Twist!

This spring, be sure to consider the mobility and strength required to do yard work and play sports like baseball or golf. The mid-back, or thoracic spine, is designed to twist, allowing for smooth motion while doing these activities. If your thoracic spine lacks the ability to twist, or has strength deficits, other areas may compensate for this, potentially resulting in injury to the low back, or lumbar spine. If you find these spring twisting activities are irritating your low back, consider addressing the strength and mobility of your thoracic spine. A strong and healthy thoracic spine can help take the load off of the already stressed lumbar spine.

Questions for Your Denturist

Getting your dentures fitted for the first time? Some important questions to ask your denturist include: 1) What precautions should I take when wearing dentures? 2) What kind of dentures are available? 3) How much do dentures cost? 4) Does it hurt to get dentures fitted? 5) How often will I need checkups? 6) How do I take care of my dentures? 7) Will dentures cause problems when eating? 8) Is it OK to sleep in my dentures? Knowing how to care for and get used to your dentures will help you maintain and enjoy them for years to come!

Product Review: pureAir 3000 with ODOGard®

Introducing the NEW pureAir 3000 with ODOGard®, the only purifier to combine both active and passive air purification technologies with the odor-eliminating power of ODOGard®. The advanced active technology includes ionization and a proprietary form of photocatalytic oxidation, active radiant catalysis (ARC®). In addition to reducing volatile organic compounds (VOCs), the pureAir 3000 reduces allergens such as pollen, pet dander, smoke from wildfires, and odors caused by mold, bacteria, and other pollutants. Visit GTECANADA.CA to learn more and use the coupon code WN3K for a free pureAir 50 when you purchase a pureAir 3000 + ODOGard®.

Government Grant for Restrictions in Walking

With tax season upon us, it’s important to consider whether you are eligible for the disability credit. If you have had a prolonged disability due to a hip or knee condition or other medical conditions such as copd, diabetes, neuropathy, etc, that cause restrictions in walking or dressing, you may qualify for a $2,500 yearly credit, as well as a $20,000 Lump Sum Refund. We have assisted thousands of Canadians to get this credit and can help you get the money you deserve. For the most reliable service in Canada and the lowest fee, call Brett Scott 204-453-5372.

Meet Your Practitioner: Cheryl LeMay

Cheryl LeMay is a Social Worker/Therapist who has 21 years of experience helping clients with anxiety, depression, stress, addiction, and relationship issues. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Manitoba in 2006 and is a Registered Social Worker with the Manitoba College of Social Work. Cheryl uses a number of therapy approaches when working with clients, including cognitive behavioural therapy, strengths-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, client-centered therapy, and relaxation strategies. She helps clients explore their thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behaviour and learn new coping skills for managing a variety of stress-related issues and mental health concerns.

Avoid Injury This Spring

Spring means two things: yard work and stiff, sore muscles. Stretching to prepare muscles for strenuous activities that have not been done since fall is very important. Simple things like doing arm circles, shrugging your shoulders, and touching your toes should be done before and after activity. If you do overexert and your neck, shoulder, arm, or back pain is not going away within a week, there are natural alternatives that can help. Options such as designed nutritional formulations, Biofeedback, or NIR Therapy will reduce inflammation and stimulate muscle repair to help you recover quickly and get back to enjoying spring.

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Did you know…Laughter can activate and relieve your stress response. A rollicking laugh fires up and then cools down your stress response, and it can increase and then decrease your heart rate and blood pressure. The result? A good, relaxed feeling. Subscribe to for a chance to Win 2 Tickets to Rumors Comedy Club. Check out our Featured Upcoming Events.

Local Product Spotlight

Go Chair® by Pride Mobility. Enjoy greater independence and mobility! The Go Chair® by Pride Mobility is a portable electric wheelchair that provides a high level of maneuverability with a 25.5-inch turning radius, so you can easily navigate tight corners indoors. It has a battery capacity that can go up to 13.2 miles on a single charge with speeds up to 3.8 mph, and has a weight capacity of 300 lbs. With fully adjustable armrests and a five-point swivel seat with latch release, the Go Chair® offers plenty of comfort along with incredible convenience thanks to its one-hand feather-touch disassembly and under-seat storage.