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Nurture Your Four Aspects

Our four aspects – mind, body, spirit, and soul – require nurturing and attention throughout the day. Our mind and body are self-explanatory – both require nurturance in their own way. Our soul is our connection to our higher self, or whatever aspect you pray to. This connection is as unique as you are! Our spirit is what makes us truly unique – who we are day to day, and this above all requires our individual attention and connection to be whole. It’s possible that depression results when we lose the vital connection to these aspects. What will you do today to nurture them?

February is Heart Month

Checking all the boxes when it comes to heart health includes more than diet and a visit to the doctor. Did you know that certain areas of your life correlate with heart problems? Some examples include: violating the laws of love, feelings of compassion being blocked, feelings of resentment or hurt, not feeling approval from others, upsetting family problems, having difficulty forgiving others (including self), wanting release from responsibility, or in a relationship that hurts. If any of the latter resonate with you, perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate some of your life choices to contribute to your heart health.

Restless Leg Syndrome

Have you ever been told that you kick a lot during the night? Or perhaps your spouse does. This could be due to Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). The nerve receptors in the bottom of your feet are hyper-sensitive, and this disorder is part of the nervous system that causes involuntary movement of the legs. RLS usually interferes with sleep and is also considered a sleep disorder. People with chronic diseases like Parkinson’s, diabetes, and peripheral neuropathy often experience RLS. Sleep is important, even more rest is important. So wear at least one Voxxlife sock to bed to calm the nerve receptors.

Compression Stockings for Travel

Today’s travel often involves long flights in cramped seats that can be very hard on your circulation. Wearing socks or stockings with mild compression will comfortably help increase circulation and reduce the risk of swelling. The compression steadily squeezes your legs, helping your veins and leg muscles move blood more efficiently. They offer a simple, safe and economical way to keep blood from stagnating. Other things that will help you during long flights include getting up and stretching every hour while flying, staying hydrated and flexing your ankles every 30 minutes.

Using Essential Oils

Aromatherapy is also referred to as essential oil therapy. It can be defined as the art and science of using highly concentrated medicinal plant extracts to promote mental and physical health. Did you know that one of the most effective ways to enjoy the benefits of essential oils is by diffusing? Breathing deeply relaxes the body and allows the essential oil molecules to be utilized very efficiently. Massage is another wonderful way to enjoy essential oils. Add 3-4 drops to 1 oz of coconut oil and enjoy. Never use essential oils directly on your skin without a carrier oil and NEVER ingest essential oils. Just breathe!

Hemp-Derived Wellness Product Review

ACTIVE RELEAF is about the movement to embrace mother nature and the powerful healing ingredients she provides us with. We explore options to help both physical and mental well-being. ACTIVE RELEAF is about being good to ourselves. Providing unique and innovative products made from plants which can provide life changing benefits. These hemp-derived products are made for all lifestyles whether you are in need of everyday wellness products to support various ailments, or you are a competitive athlete, their high quality broad spectrum hemp-derived products, that are rich in cannabinoids, are made for you.

Should You Stop Driving?

As we age, driving may become more difficult or stressful due to health issues, vision problems, or slower reaction times. So, how can we tell when it might be time to stop driving? If you answer yes to some of the following questions, consider having a conversation with your doctor or looking into getting a driving assessment done. Ask yourself: Have I had some accidents, even minor ones? Do I get lost even on roads I know well? Do I have trouble staying in my lane? Do other drivers often honk at me? Do things seem to appear out of nowhere?

Sleep Well with Exercise

Researchers indicate that individuals who exercise regularly report that their sleep quality improves. They also report fewer depressive symptoms, more vitality, and less sleepiness during the day. Activities such as riding a stationary bicycle, walking, doing yoga, or exercising on a treadmill all have sleep benefits. Physical activity increases deep sleep, the most restorative sleep phase, which boosts immune function, supports heart health, and reduces stress and anxiety. Current exercise recommendations for heart health is 150 minutes per week (30 mins. per day). See a physiotherapist for an exercise prescription suited to your needs that can help improve your sleep!

Product Spotlight: HumanN® Neo40®

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In Your Community

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.

Words to Live By

“We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” –Eleanor Roosevelt