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Exercise Protects Against Alzheimer’s

Physical activity is an integral part of living a healthier life – did you know it also promotes brain health? People who exercise regularly are less likely to develop serious health conditions that can lead to Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. One of the best ways to stay active is finding opportunities to sneak in a few extra steps every day. While you’re moving, why not register for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s? Help raise awareness for those living with dementia in Manitoba. Register today and participate by going for a walk, run or bike ride this May!

How Does CBD Work?

Cannabidiol or CBD is a naturally occurring component of cannabis extracted from the cannabis plant. Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD does not produce the ‘high’ sensation. All cannabinoids, including CBD, produce effects in the body by attaching to receptors in the brain or immune system. The human body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that produces some cannabinoids of its own and receives and translates signals from cannabinoids. The ECS helps to regulate functions such as sleep, immune-system responses, and pain. CBD directs the body to use more of its own cannabinoids to produce the therapeutic effects associated with CBD

Spring Cleaning for a Healthy Home

Are you ready to tackle your spring cleaning with some plant-based products, ditch the conventional toxins and save money all at the same time? Your home is a sanctuary—a place where life unfolds with family, friends, and memories. Having the best for you and your family is about being surrounded by all things healthy and natural. Enjoy natural home solutions with safe, natural ingredients you know you can trust! Thieves products are safe for your pets or little ones. This incredible starter bundle is exclusively available to Young Living members; become a member today to get yours!

Diversity and Inclusion

This topic has become a focus for workplaces and the benefits are clear. Many companies have spent money on training their leaders on this topic, but they have not seen the changes in behaviour that they had hoped for. This is because although they may come away with a better understanding of the topic, there are no specific corrective actions for them to take. Coaching can be a powerful and effective tool to help leaders, managers and underrepresented employees come up with solutions to their challenges. Are you looking for a safe space to open for growth?

Importance of Counting your Marbles

I read an inspiring story by Maria Shriver who shared the importance of putting a marble in an empty jar for each day she lived a meaningful life. I did a rough calculation and estimated the time I might have left here on earth. It made me ponder how I wish to spend my days moving forward. What matters most. Who shall I spend it with and what shall I focus on? By the end of the day, I shall decide if I had a marble worthy day based on how I honored my heart and body not based on what I did. Looking at every day as a lifetime, an opportunity to get clear on what will allow my heart to be fulfilled, recognizing we have no real guarantee as to how much time we have left.

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!

Meet Your Practitioner

Meet Therese Anderson. Since 2005 she has been practicing foot reflexology therapy. She uses strategic finger, thumb, and hand techniques to work on reflex points on the sole, top and sides of each foot. Sessions are one hour long, and the majority of her clients feel immediate relaxation and stress relief. Anxiety is reduced and individuals who experience arthritic, sciatic, hip and/or knee pain have experienced a reduction and or release of pain. Individuals recognize and feel the benefits of reflexology and return for ongoing regular sessions for Foot Reflexology

Financial Fitness

A relatively new financial offering, residential sale and leaseback (aka Sell ’n STAY) allows homeowners to leverage the equity they have built up in their home without having to leave it, since they can sell their home and lease it back. A couple of important things you should know about Sell ’n STAY include: 1) It involves fewer restrictions. Reverse mortgages often have age restrictions, while HELOC loans often have credit restrictions. Sell ’n STAY offers more flexibility. 2) It’s a good option for those who are more concerned with a stable place to live than with owning a home.

Local Business Spotlight

Feeling overwhelmed by the thought of downsizing, packing, moving, or clearing an estate? The Seniors Moving Company is a dedicated team of professionals who specialize in relocating seniors and assisting estate executors with compassion and respect. The company maintains a solid and current working knowledge of Winnipeg’s various seniors’ residence options. Some of the things The Seniors Moving Company can assist with include: organizing/packing/moving your belongings to your new home; booking/coordinating/supervising your moving day with a reputable mover; assisting in unpacking/setting up in your new home; preparing your former home for the real estate market or tenants; and much more!

Allergy Season Is Back

Many people suffering from head pressure, itchy eyes, and a runny or stuffy nose this allergy season will find only temporary relief, or no relief at all, from over the counter remedies. Alternative approaches, such as nutritional supplementation and Biofeedback focus on more than just symptomatic relief. They enable the body’s ability to remove existing allergens imbedded in the sinus tissues, thereby minimizing the histamine and inflammatory reactions. This stops the over-production of mucus that the body makes to try and push the allergens out. Take a different approach this allergy season – treat the cause, not just the symptoms.

Patient Means Being a Partner

Patient safety is everyone’s responsibility, including patients themselves! Getting involved improves your care. This is why MIPS offers free patient safety presentations to the public, providing information, resources, and tools that people can use to learn how to: 1) engage with their healthcare team 2) ask questions 3) be informed 4) take part in decision-making, and 5) advocate for themselves & others. If you are looking for valuable education for your community group or organization, and are interested in booking a virtual presentation, visit MIPS.ca/presentations.html for more details.