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“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” Harvey Fierstein.

Dehydration: A Serious Health Risk for Seniors

As you age, your sense of thirst diminishes. So even when your body needs to be replenished with water, you might not realize it. Because of that, many seniors do not drink enough liquids. By the time they are thirsty, it is already an indication of early dehydration. The consequences of dehydration are well known. Dehydration is a common cause of hospitalization among elderly people that can have serious health consequences. Water can get boring but don’t limit yourself – supplement with juices, milk, fruits and vegetables that contain high water content!

Tame the Squirrel Essential Oil Blend

It’s true: Natural oils are revered for their calming, relaxing properties, but diffusing essential oils can also come in handy when you need to stay alert and focused. Certain oils are actually able to stimulate the brain almost immediately, resulting in better focus—and sometimes a little mood boost, too. Our “Tame the Squirrel” essential oil blend includes a power combination of Frankincense, Cedarwood, Melissa, Lemon, Lavender, Sandalwood. Try it in a diffuser on you desk at work, or while your kids are doing homework.

Business Spotlight: Innovative Medical Supplies

Innovative Medical Supplies Inc. has been serving the Winnipeg area with medical supplies since 1994 and is a trusted leader in the medical supply industry. It is also your one-stop-shop for an array of personal protective equipment (PPE). With plenty of options for hand sanitizers, infrared thermometers, protective masks (both disposable and reusable), gloves, and other PPE products, Innovative Medical Supplies has everything you need to keep you and your loved ones protected, and to help your business continue to run safely and effectively. The company is offering free city-wide delivery, as well as curbside pick-up, for customers’ convenience.

Back-to-School Back Care

With the return of school comes the return of daily backpack wearing. Backpacks are designed with two shoulder straps to distribute weight evenly. Wearing only one strap at a time with the weight of textbooks and laptops can cause shoulder muscle strains and muscle imbalances. Long-term muscle imbalances can leave people, especially young, growing adults, susceptible to long-term injuries such as tendonitis. These injuries can be painful and bothersome to recover from. The best way to avoid these backpack-related issues is to use the backpack as intended. Your shoulders may thank you for it.

Manage Your Medications with MedAlign

One of the best ways to manage chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol is to make sure you’re taking your medications properly. MedAlign@Pharmasave is a collection of services to help you manage your medications effectively and help you reach your health goals. Through MedAlign@Pharmasave we can: Synchronize your prescriptions to be filled on the same day, provide blister packaging to ensure you never miss a dose, set medication reminders and provide medication reviews. Make your medications work for you with MedAlign@Pharmasave. To find out more, speak to your Pharmasave Pharmacist today.

Product Review:

LiveLife GPS Mobile Alarm. The LiveLife 4GX Mobile Alarm allows seniors to maintain their independence and remain active, while also keeping them safe. The stylish waterproof pendant uses the same cellular phone technology as a mobile phone, without any over-complicated features. Up to six emergency contacts can be stored in the device, which uses the best available 4GX/4G mobile network to notify all emergency contacts, with the push of a button, if a senior loved one is in need of help. A built-in GPS tracker allows for easy location, and the device also has a hands-free speaker-phone mode for both incoming and outgoing communication.

In Your Community: Body Talk

Do you want to reduce stress, optimize your brain function, release past traumas, boost your immune system, and learn more about how the body can heal on a deeper level? BodyTalk Fundamentals training offer this and so much more. Starting on September 18, we spend 4 days of intensive study including theory and hands on learning to discover deep healing. After the four days of training participants will have gained the knowledge to do BodyTalk sessions for yourself and others. BodyTalk Fundamentals can be taken by anyone who is seeking deep healing, anyone interested in learning more about healing, or is a holistic practitioner. For more information on BodyTalk visit: www.bodytalksystem.com or Email Instructor Robin Chant: healthybalance@mymts.net

Natural Product Spotlight:

Innotech Nutrition Fasting Days™ – Research shows some of the main benefits of intermittent fasting include: safe weight loss of 3-5 lbs per week, more energy, improved cardio wellness, relief from aches and pains, rebuilding of liver, normalization of insulin sensitivity, and immune system optimization. Innotech Fasting Days™ is doctor-formulated to help support your goals with a balanced nutrient powder that’s very low in calories, keto-friendly, vegan, non-GMO, non-dairy, and free of sugar, gluten, artificial sweeteners/flavours and colours. It has 42 nutrients balanced for easy and SUCCESSFUL intermittent fasting, and helps with optimized energy, glucose metabolism, hydration and electrolyte balance, bone density and muscle mass, collagen formation, and hunger suppression. InnotechNutrition.com

An Important Step to Solving Reading Difficulties

When a student struggles with reading and learning it is important to first rule out the possibility of a vision problem. Often this can be an eye coordination problem which means that your child will pass most vision screenings in school and even at the pediatrician’s office. Vision screenings typically test for how clearly one can see the letters on the eye chart (“20/20”) which is only 1 of 17 visual skills required for reading and learning. If reading is difficult and homework takes longer than it should, be sure to schedule a developmental vision evaluation, with a Developmental Optometrist.