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Product Review: Norwex Reusable Masks

Norwex reusable personal facemasks are breathable and lightweight and have been tested and proven to filter 81% of .1 micron particles. They contain Baclock, an antibacterial agent embedded within the microfiber material that helps with self purification. Designed to be used in addition to other measures, including hand washing and social distancing , these washable personal use masks not only help reduce respiratory droplets from landing on surfaces they also help you avoid you touching your face in public.

Benefits of Drinking Water

Warmer weather means we need to be even more vigilant about drinking plenty of water. Among the many benefits: It keeps us cooler. Getting the right amount of water each day also helps increase our metabolism and drinking a glass before a meal helps us feel full faster, so we’re less likely to overeat. Water is also good for digestion, healthy skin – and just about everything related to a healthy body! Drink water even when you are not thirsty. A good rule of thumb is to drink between a half-ounce and 1 ounce of water for every pound of body weight.

Why Should I see a Chiropractor?

Although chiropractic care is most often thought to help with back pain, it can also be beneficial for a variety of spinal related dysfunction such as headaches, neck pain, perinatal care, and pediatric care. Patients also report improvement in sleep, digestion, mood, and overall energy levels once they start chiropractic care. Chiropractic adjustments focus on restoring and maintaining the health of your joints, muscles, and nerves through the use of an adjustment. A spinal adjustment can restore normal movement, relieve pain, and stimulate higher function of your brain and nervous system resulting in a renewed sense of vitality. Chiropractic adjustments are safe, effective and a wise investment in improving your health.

Timing is Everything

Waiting is essential, required and can’t be rushed. A spiritual practice that involves knowing when to pause and stay open and when to move and take action. Honouring and trusting the mystery of life’s timing. Patiently awaiting is one of the more difficult things we have to learn in a human body. In a world that never stops, practicing the fine art of slowing down and tuning in invites a deep inner knowing and wisdom that can only be revealed rather than forced. There is a sacred timing once we unhook from the mind’s chatter, learning to differentiate our instincts from our fear awaiting an inner green light to reveal a clear yes or no. Trusting the answer will unfold at the perfect timing instead of the one we have pressured ourselves to create and re-enforce.

Disability Tax Credit Eligibility

When people have restrictions, physically or mentally, they may be entitled to apply for a tax credit. There are different ways in which a person can be eligible for the disability tax credit (DTC). In all cases, the impairment must be prolonged. Also, the person must meet one of the following criteria: 1. Is markedly restricted in at least one of the basic activities of daily living. 2. Is significantly restricted in two or more or the basic activities of daily living (can include a vision impairment). 3. Needs life-sustaining therapy. The credit can allow a person $2500 in tax savings each year as well as a $20,000 Lump Sum Refund. Expert help is available in applying for this substantial tax credit.

Benefits of Home Care for Seniors

For many Canadian seniors, home health care is a key part of aging safely at home. Whether seniors need medical services, personal care, transportation, housekeeping or companionship, home care can help them live independently at home, for as long as possible – and provide peace of mind to their families. At Bayshore Home Health, we’ve been helping seniors age in place for over 50 years. Our customized care plans are designed to provide the support seniors need to continue to live in their own homes. We make home care simple – your dedicated Care Manager works with you to design a customized care plan to provide the support you need at home. Talk to your family about aging in place safely, with the supports you need.

Boost Mental Health & Performance at Work

During this global pandemic, the need for mental health support has increased fourfold. As an employee, the best thing you can do for your mental health is to be vocal. If you are struggling, speak up or use the Wellness Together Canada free resources. Waiting causes longer term damage impacting productivity and quality of life. If you are an employer, ask how you can support your team every day. Then, make or get a Mental Health First Aid kit and put it somewhere visible to demonstrate mental health is just as important as physical health. Include things like motivational cards, mindfulness colouring sheets, stress balls, breathing exercises and general resilience tips.

Help for Stress Related Hair Loss

Stress and hair loss go hand in hand, here are some tips to help. Here are a few tips to help. 1. Make sure to wash as often as possible, keep your scalp clean. 2. Be sure to massage in circular motions with the pads of your fingertips, applying pressure to increase blood flow to the scalp. 3. Get lots of Vitamin D, get outside and soak up some sun. 4. Be patient, your hair will come back, it will just take some time. 5. Finally, see a specialist if it continues longer than 6 weeks or is coming out in patches. Do not give up, there is Hope for your Hair.

Pulse Electromagnetic Field Therapy

Pulse Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) emits electromagnetic waves at different frequencies to support the body’s innate ability to heal. By stimulating micro-circulation, it can increase blood flow and thereby oxygenation and nutrient delivery to the body, as well as help remove waste products. The BEMER PEMF device has been used for over 20 years in the EU in more than 6,000 hospitals and clinics. It has been shown to improve venous blood flow, oxygen saturation, perfusion and vasomotion. This can be part of successful treatment plans for cardiovascular, diabetic (peripheral neuropathy), eye, concussion, and muscle and joint conditions.

Healthy Senior Living

3 Tips to Help a Loved One with Memory Loss Adjust to a New Community. Moving into a new living environment involves major change for your loved one. They may be surrounded by a whole lot of unfamiliarity during this time. In order to ensure a more gentle transition, here are a few helpful tips for creating a successful move. 1. Before move-In, attend events at the new community with your loved one 2. Make sure someone familiar is with them during the entire transition 3. Align moving time with your loved one’s best time of day.

Improve Your Fitness Naturally

You don’t have to be an elite athlete to reap the benefits of natural movement fitness. Natural movement is for everyone, and you can get started at any age, ability, or fitness level. But although natural movement comes naturally to all humans, as we age, we begin to modify our movements to compensate for stiff joints and past injuries. The good news is that you can regain lost efficiency and range of motion with proper instruction. Stretch, Breath, Move classes are fun, challenging, and scalable to all ability levels so that you can start feeling and moving better today.