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Kids and Stress

Children face stress every day. It is important to recognize that every child is different, and so are their triggers and reactions to stress. It is helpful for both the children and their parents, to know some active ways to deal with everyday stress. Try some of these stress reducing activities to help alleviate symptoms. Breathing exercises, heading outdoors, exercise, practicing meditation, good sleeping habits, listening to music, playing with the family pet, doing puzzles, taking a bath, or simply talking to friends and family are a few ways to help your body relax and cope.

Avoiding Whiplash Injuries

Whiplash is an impact or blow that causes your head to jerk forward or backward and can cause neck strain. The sudden force stretches and strains the muscles and tendons in your neck. Reduce your risk by ensuring the top of the head restraint in your vehicle is at least level with the top of your head. Position the head restraint so it’s as close to the back of your head as possible. Whiplash injuries respond well when assessed and treated by a physiotherapist. Prescribed exercise programs focused on stretching and strengthening are effective in managing these types of injuries.

Medication Review with a Pharmasave Pharmacist

Taking your medication properly is one of the most effective ways to manage chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. Up to 25% of Canadians are admitted to the hospital annually because they don’t take their medications as prescribed. Schedule a Medication Review with your Pharmasave Pharmacist to discuss how to take your medications and for how long, understand if your medications are working properly, manage potential side effects and help you stay on track. Get the most from your medications with a Medication Review.

Boosting Your Body’s Biofeedback

In the metatarsal part of your foot (the ball of your foot), you have over 2,000 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.

Access Consciousness

The target of Access Consciousness is to help get people to the point where they are conscious enough to create change within themselves, so that it is also possible to change everything that is not working for them in their everyday life. Once people begin to be more conscious, it will be easier to thrive in the face of the shifts that are occurring everywhere on the planet right now. There are courses available for helping you get real-life tools you can use and showing you how to get where you would like to be. Are you ready to invest in YOU?

Product Spotlight: CanPrev® Adrenal-Pro™

Chronic stress puts a high demand on your adrenal glands and taxes them to the point of exhaustion. When your adrenal glands are over-worked, you may need to seek support. Some signs of adrenal fatigue include low energy, body aches, low blood pressure, unexplained weight loss, and lightheadedness. CanPrev® Adrenal-Pro™ is a blend of adaptogenic herbs and nutrients used in herbal medicine, such as Siberian Ginseng, Ashwagandha, Schisandra, Rhodiola, Astragalus and B Vitamins. Adrenal Pro™ is specially formulated to provide an improved to help improve mental and physical performance and the ability to better manage stress.

Words to Live By

“The difficult is what takes a little time; the impossible is what takes a little longer.” – Fridtjof Nansen

Words to Live By

“There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no insurmountable barrier except our own inherent weakness of purpose.”

~ Elbert Hubbard

Get Energized!

Boost your pre or post workout by incorporating chlorophyll-rich greens with Coconut MCT into your daily routine. Studies have shown when taken before exercising, Coconut MCT may reduce lactic acid build up and encourage the body to burn more fat instead of carbs for energy. These can be found in a greens powder formula at your health food store and added to smoothies or water. Taking it in the morning can also make you feel more energized throughout the day. Look for a greens product with Coconut MCT and Maca for sustained energy plus shelf-stable probiotics included to lighten your supplement load!

Beauty Benefits of Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is well known for its healing properties when it comes to sunburns, bug bites and other skin abrasions, but that is only the beginning. Did you know that Aloe Vera is a fantastic skincare ingredient? Aloe Vera is rich in vitamin C, E and beta carotene which gives it its nourishing and anti-ageing qualities. It can moisturize the skin without making it greasy, which makes it great for those with oily skin. Its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties also give it the ability to work wonders in reducing acne. Aloe Vera treats the cells on the epithelial level of the skin which is why it’s recommended by dermatologists to treat your problematic skin.