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Senior Strength Training

Strength training is good for balance, immune function, cardiovascular health, bone health, and more, and it’s never too late to start building muscle. Sedentary adults over the age of 50 lose an average of .4 pounds of muscle mass a year, which adds up over time. For seniors, establishing a new strength-training program should be done under the care of an experienced trainer who understands the issues people face as they age, including loss of balance, and can make modifications during weight lifting sessions. In general, seniors should train about three days per week and add more weight when it’s no longer hard to lift the weight they’ve been using.

Do’s and Don’ts of Dating

In today’s distracted world, where people are panicked when they don’t have instant access to their electronics, face-to-face meetings can be a foreign concept. When getting to know someone, it is important that they feel you are giving them your undivided attention. Cell phones need to be on silent and put away while on a date. Communication needs to be real. Take the time to call them and have a real conversation. Do an activity on your date where you have ample time to get to learn more about the person.

Eye Care for All-day Computer Users

Depending on the study, 50 to 90 per cent of people who are on their computers a lot experience issues with their eyes, including eye strain, red eyes, and eye twitching. Unfortunately, those of us using computers for work can’t just turn them off and walk away; we need to find ways to care for our eyes in spite of our computer use. The first step is to get an eye exam to evaluate how your eyes are doing today. After that, there are actions you can take to protect your eyes as much as possible, such as reducing ambient lighting and using floor lights rather than overhead fluorescent lights.

Product Review: Immunade

 

Each year millions of international travelers experience Traveler’s Diarrhea (TD). High-risk destinations for TD include Central and South America, Mexico, Africa, the Middle East and most of Asia. When traveling to another country, take Immunade along – a daily serving of extra immunity to help your Immune System control bad bacteria overgrowth, inflammation and related health disorders. Manitoba made Immunade will keep you company during your adventures and make sure you experience places for what they really are. Immunade comes in great tasting chewable lozenges. It’s Natural, Unique and your Kids will love it too!

Know the Signs of Stroke

Stroke is the No. 2 cause of death worldwide, which means it’s important to know the warning signs. Remember F.A.S.T. (face drooping, arm weakness, speech difficulty or slurred speech – if you see any of these signs, it’s time to call 911). Other signs that someone is suffering from a stroke include sudden vision loss, a severe headache (caused by swelling in the brain), dizziness or imbalance, and nausea and vomiting (both of which are very common early signs of stroke). By understanding what to look for and taking the signs of stroke seriously, you could save a life!

Ask a Pharmacist, Your Local Medication Expert!

Medication mix-ups can and do happen. It’s easy for people to lose track of what they are taking and how often they are taking it. Asking a pharmacist questions is a powerful action that can improve medication safety, they are an expert in medications. Patients are also a very important partner in medication safety. Ask questions every time a new medication is prescribed, given or purchased. A full understanding of all aspects of medication is so important to help patients manage their health. Questions save lives, it’s safe to ask.

ADHD vs. Visual Dysfunction

Children diagnosed with Learning-Related Visual Dysfunction and children diagnosed with ADHD experience many of the same signs and symptoms:
• Failure to pay close attention to details or making careless mistakes
• Difficulty sustaining attention
• Failure to follow through on instructions or to finish work
• Easily distracted by extraneous stimuli
• Fidgeting in seat or having trouble staying seated. As a result, unfortunately, children can sometimes be misdiagnosed. A developmental eye evaluation can determine whether a Learning-Related Visual Dysfunction is causing behavior that may otherwise be attributed to ADHD.

Fresh like Spring

If you’re like me, you must be anticipating the newness of Spring as the season approaches. With our long winter’s nap nearly behind us, we can start to grow and blossom like fresh rosebuds. Now is the time to take advantage of the opportunities to be renewed and healthy – like getting outdoors, being active, enjoying fresh, smoke free air, living cleaner and growing stronger. It’s like a second ‘New Year’, a second chance to make 2019 the healthiest, and most rewarding year yet. What changes will you be making this Spring and who will be making the changes with you?

Tips for Stress-Free Travel – Tip #3

Would you love a stress-free vacation? Follow our planning tips for the most relaxing holiday.
Check your destination’s holiday schedule.
If you’re going out of province or country for your travels, do a quick Google search to check the dates of local holidays.
You’d be surprised how many variations there are between Quebec and Ontario, or even between European towns. Ensure that your side trip from Barcelona to Girona is planned on a day when the museums and restaurants are actually open.

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.