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Letting Go of Stress

Did you know stress is energy-based and one cannot see stress in the body under a microscope? We can only see the effects of stress and what it does to the body and mind. Never relaxing fully, never truly breathing deeply – your body is unable to go into parasympathetic mode, which means there is no healing and no digesting. What are you doing daily to allow your body to de-stress? Bars sessions are like cleaning out the hard drive of your brain to be more in the now and to think clearer. Are you ready to let go of stress now?

Early Intervention

Muscle strains can happen anytime and anywhere – at work, while playing recreational sports, or when performing home and garden chores. So how soon after a strain should you start physiotherapy? A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found the average time to return to physical activity was 21 days sooner in individuals who started physiotherapy two days after their injury! By not seeking early intervention, you run the risk of an injury becoming chronic (which makes it more difficult to treat), and waiting longer to return to normal activity.

Avoid Slips and Falls

As the weather gets nicer, we become more active outdoors, going for runs or long walks. Here are a few tricks to decrease your chance of injury when you’re out and about.
When taking a step, instead of having the foot far in front of your body, try taking a smaller step so the foot stays closer to your body. This keeps your body perpendicular to the ground and allows for a more stable base. Practice balance exercises, and strengthen your hips and core, to keep your body strong and able to react to changes in your centre of gravity.

Celebrating Women

May is a month to celebrate women. Take a moment to breathe and just be. So much time is spent doing. You deserve your time too. Here are a few suggestions. Get more rest, whether it’s by taking naps or relaxing on the couch with a good book. Aim for five to ten servings of fruits/veggies a day; the fresher, the better. Talk with friends and take time to listen to their advice. A fresh perspective can be lovely. And of course, a little bit of exercise every day can make your body happy. You’ll thank yourself!

Reduce Your Risk of Falling

Losing balance comes naturally with age. But as we age, the consequences of a fall becomes more serious. In fact, complications from a fall are the leading cause of injury and death among seniors aged 65 and older, and the risk of falls increases proportionately with age. At 80 years, over half of seniors fall annually. Voxx HPT socks and insoles will help improve your balance, providing an 8X reduction in fall risk! By reducing injury risk, seniors will have more confidence and freedom in day to day activities.

Take a Load Off

Maintaining workplace mental health is vitally important. Stats show that most people spend the majority of their waking hours at work. Using break times is one effective way to improve overall mental health and boost productivity! Oftentimes, busy schedules and looming deadlines prevent us from taking breaks when we need them most. A short time away, doing something we enjoy, helps to reduce stress and emotional exhaustion, while providing a fresh focus and the necessary energy to accomplish tasks. Stretching, walking, listening to music, and reading or watching something funny are all ways to help lighten the load.

Clean Eating: Gluten-Free Pizza Crust

2 cups + 3 tbsp gluten free all-purpose flour, 1 7.5-g package active dry yeast, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp maple syrup, 1 1/2 tbsp butter (melted), 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 cup warm water. Directions: Mix flour, yeast and salt in a large bowl. Add the maple syrup, melted butter, olive oil and warm water and mix until combined. Using your hands, form the dough into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap. Set aside for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 450. Spread the dough onto a pizza pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Add your healthy toppings and place back in the oven until heated through. Enjoy!

Book Club

What To Do After “I’m Sorry, it’s Cancer.” An Exceptional Guidebook for Navigating Your Way to Health and Happiness. Learn how best to navigate your cancer journey and make empowered, informed decisions. St. Hilaire’s mission is to greatly reduce suffering and ensure you maintain a high quality of life through, and well beyond, cancer. You’ll discover how to uncover imbalances for healing, and you’ll create a unique and personalized wellness plan that will guide you towards health.

Natural Product Review

RF3 WORLD CANADA INC. has the privilege of bringing amazing organic nanotechnology products to Canada! With 13 natural products synergistically manufactured using nanotechnology processing which allows the magic of these 13 products to penetrate DEEP into the skin barrier maximizing healthy skin and healthy lives! Our skin is the largest organ in our body. In fact, it protects our internal organs from external threats like environmental pollutants, UV rays and microorganisms. FIRMAX3, an organic, nanotechnology infused cream penetrates DEEP into your skin to create a PROTECTIVE barrier against attack PLUS balances one’s hormones to maintain healthy skin and maximize health!

Boosting Your Body’s Biofeedback

In the metatarsal part of your foot (the ball of your foot), you have over 10,000 receptors, each designed to give biofeedback to your brain. This feedback system is your neurological system. The brain uses that feedback to create homeostasis, or balance in your body of your various biological systems. VoxxLife’s HPT technology is based on decades of research and improves that biofeedback so your brain can better achieve homeostasis. By improving homeostasis in the brain, you put your body’s “self-healing mechanism” in the best position to work on your overall wellness.

JoAnne Oswald,

Purify Your Home

Here in Canada, due to our colder climate, we tend to seal our homes and buildings with deadly precision. We use the term “deadly” because there is a possibility of over 1500 invisible and potentially toxic substances contaminating your air space right now, Isn’t it time you took control over what you’re breathing? With active purification technologies such as ionization, UV light and Activated Oxygen; we can now effectively remove smoke, odours, allergens, bacteria and viruses! Purifiers such as the pureAir 500C are effective solutions that have a whisper quiet fan when running.

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