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Manage Your Healthcare

Managing your healthcare has never been easier. eCare@Pharmasave is a suite of digital tools that provides you with online access to manage your health in ways that are simple to set up and easy to maintain. With your account you can view your prescription history, order refills at your convenience and see details such as a picture of your medication and important label information. Visit Pharmasave.com or download Pharmasave’s free eCare app to set up your personal account. Then, visit the pharmacy to complete the registration process. Manage your medications as part of your healthy routine with eCare@Pharmasave. To find out more, speak to your Pharmasave Pharmacist today.

Book Club: Hack Your Anxiety

How to Make Anxiety Work for You in Life, Love, and All That You Do. What if anxiety is not a monster to be tamed, but a resource to be tapped? In this revolutionary book, Dr. Alicia Clark recognizes anxiety as the unsung hero in the path to success and happiness. It can become the motivating force that will lead to a better you, and The Anxiety Advantage aims to restore anxiety to its rightful place as a positive resource. Reclaim your anxiety as a powerful energy source, and bring yourself peace, growth and success.

Words to Live By

“Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.” Aldous Huxley

Addressing Perfectionistic Behaviours

Perfectionism, or striving to achieve excessively high standards of excellence, can contribute to higher levels of motivation, goal-achievement, and performance. But it can also contribute to self-judgment, comparison, and other self-defeating behaviours, as well as more anxiety and stress. Questions to ask yourself related to perfectionism include: 1) Is this goal something that brings me joy and satisfaction? 2) What is the underlying motivation for my goal? If it’s not that it will bring you personal joy and satisfaction, reconsider the goal. If it is, think of ways you can break this goal up into smaller, more manageable tasks.

Travelling Boosts Mental Health

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, travel is not an option, but don’t let that stop you from dreaming big. Travel is beneficial to our mental health, helping to enhance creativity, improve mental stability, provide stress relief, broaden perspective, strengthen relationships, and boost mood. Some ways you can continue to incorporate travel into your life while social distancing include planning your next trip, taking virtual tours online of various destinations and attractions, researching festivals and other events you’d like to attend, and watching travel videos online. After the pandemic ends, the world will be yours to explore once again! Megan Reimer, Cruise Vacations.

Using Essential Oils

Refresh and Renew for Spring!
Spring brings about rebirth and new beginnings, making it a great time to get your home looking, feeling, and smelling more refreshed. Using essential oils can make your spring cleaning experience even better! Besides smelling fantastic, essential oils have many other important qualities. Lemon, grapefruit, and orange oils offer great spring scents, and with their acidic properties, provide antiseptic and antibacterial cleansing. Lavender oil is also antibacterial and helps deter pests like moths, while providing a relaxing scent. Eucalyptus and tea tree oils can be used as air and surface sanitizers and are great for treating mold and mildew!

Keeping Your Immune System Strong

The good news about Covid-19 is that we’re getting through it day by day. The bad news is that we will be exposed to more viruses in the future, whether it’s a second wave of Covid-19 this fall, or another viral threat all together. The issue isn’t how strong is the virus, it’s how strong is your immune system? Now is the time to focus on strengthening your immune system so your body is ready, willing and able to deal with the next viral exposure. Experts such as Dr. Alex Vasquez DO, DC, ND, FACN recommends anti-viral formulas that contain a combination of hesperidin, zinc, vitamin D, C, A, curcumin and rutin, to name a few. Strengthening your immune system not only helps to protect you, it helps to protect your loved ones and the community.

Body Mind Detox

The world is full of toxins. For the time being, there’s no changing that. What you can change however, is how you protect yourself from these toxins. Manage your own waste and toxic emotions by detoxing. A fast way to jumpstart healthy change. Detox cleanses, nourishes, and restores our core organs of detoxification and elimination; the liver and colon, kidney and bladder. Including the emotions, they regulate; anger, depression, anxiety and compulsiveness. Cleansing these organs takes stress off our heart, helps our body maintain healthy cholesterol and blood sugar, clears our head and strengthens immunity.

Reduce Stress with Yoga At Home

If you’re feeling stressed, anxious and worried during these uncertain times, you’re not alone. Many of us use work and social events as distractions from the things that bother us. With those taken away, and stress triggers multiplied, it can be easy to slip into unhealthy routines. Practicing yoga at home can add moments of peace into your day. Plus you don’t even have to change from your pyjamas. Join the Virtual Yoga Studio and get your first 30 days for free by using the coupon code ‘SPRING’!

Heads Up

Forward head posture, or chin poking, frequently occurs as a result of slouching. Slouching will place you in a forward flexed position and your neck will have to compensate so that you can focus on objects in front of you. This posture can cause pain in your neck, upper back or shoulder blade regions, and may contribute to headaches. Many people can develop weakness in muscles in the front of the neck, and tightness in muscles in the back of the neck. Proper ergonomics can help to combat this posture, as can strengthening and stretching exercises prescribed by your physiotherapist.