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Socks for Many Reasons

Socks are a creative way to express your personality and style like our prime minister with his maple leaf socks. Many of us choose our socks by appearance not realizing that there are many health benefits to wearing the right socks. Socks with antibacterial properties help prevent odors and fight germs and fungus. Socks can also prevent foot pain by protecting feet from the environment and if you wear them to bed, can help you fall asleep more easily. Today there are socks available that not only keep your feet warm, but may also offer general pain relief, more energy and increased balance and stability.

Is Your Will Up To Date?

Even if you know you need to update your Will, it’s easy to find yourself letting your documents collect dust on the shelf. The good news is that going through major changes in your life doesn’t necessarily invalidate your will. The bottom line is: If your Will isn’t up-to-date, your end-of-life wishes may not be fulfilled in the way you would have liked. Your wishes may also have changed since you wrote your will. To avoid these pitfalls and the costs associated with updating your will, contact us today to order your free Estate Planning Kit which includes a Legal Will Guide.

Caring for Hearing Devices

Taking good care of your hearing aids can significantly prolong their life. *Make sure your hands are clean and dry before handling your hearing aids. *Clean them regularly using your hearing aid cleaning kit. *Remove hearing aids before showering, bathing or swimming and store in a dry location away from condensation. *Remove them before applying perfume or hair spray. *Store them in their case or drying cup away from heat sources and direct sunlight. *If you won’t be using your hearing aids for an extended period, remove the batteries and store them separately. *Use a hearing aid expert if you need repairs.

Retirement Living

When you hear the words “independent retirement living”, what comes to mind? Do you think of *tasty home-cooked meals, *five-star plated celebrations, *fun-filled activities with friends, *weekly housekeeping and linen service and *24/7 emergency care when needed? This is what retirement living can offer and more. Whether relaxing in the privacy of your individualized senior apartment or indulging the company of others in a main living room, patio side lounge or dining room, you can be sure that your retirement will be a pleasurable one. Retirement is a time to relax and enjoy being with friends. After all, friendships are gifts to be treasured!

Physical Health is Key

There are three key factors when it comes to our physical health; Fitness, Food and Mindset. Fitness or any activity that gets you moving is important but not in the way you might think. Focusing on muscle growth and cardiovascular performance is WAY more important than how many calories you burn. You can’t out-train a bad diet. Therefore, focus on whole foods, eat your veggies and good quality fats and proteins. Lastly, our mindset can be what unconsciously drives our behavior, so unless limiting beliefs are addressed, they can lead you back to old habits that won’t help you reach your goals.

Profile – Beyond The Body Transformations

At Beyond The Body Transformations, we use the Touch For Health system; an amalgamation of the Chinese Meridian System and a non-invasive biofeedback technique called “muscle-testing” to communicate with the subtle energies within the body. We identify where your energy is imbalanced, blocked, trapped or stagnant and make the necessary corrections. Energy can become imbalanced due to the physical, emotional or nutritional traumas that we experience throughout our lives. Clearing these energetic blockages and re-establishing balance within the body can help give life to our innate healing systems within to relieve physical pains, digestive discomforts and emotional struggles.

Make Wellness Your Number One Priority

We are constantly moving on the axis of “Wellness to Illness”. Only when we have repeated symptoms that slow us down and interfere with our busy lives, do we start paying attention to our bodies. It usually starts with stress and worries causing an imbalance of our energy on a cellular level. If this continues, additional stress on the body in the form of environmental toxins, EMFs or unhealthy foods increases the energy imbalance. In order to balance our energies, we need to incorporate wellness practices and routines to return our body back to homeostasis. We can help.

Practicing Positivity

It is easy to feel overwhelmed by stress and anxiety during challenging and uncertain times. Positive thinking can help you to handle problems more effectively and provide a boost to your immune system and self-esteem. Step 1: Write down the things you are worried and stressed about to get them out of your head. Step 2: Make a list of things you feel positive or grateful for. Step 3: When you find yourself in a negative thought, remind yourself of the things you are grateful for. This will help to train your brain to focus on the positive.

It’s Not the “Things” that Matter

“The secret to having everything in life, is believing that you already have it.” Many seniors will tell you that the things that you thought mattered in your younger years were not really what mattered. It’s not the ‘things’ that matter. It’s the people, the experiences, the memories that you carry with you throughout your lifetime. Retirement communities are great places for retirees to continue to make new friends, have new experiences and make more wonderful memories. We should all strive every day to learn something new or meet someone new – it’s what keeps us young at heart!

Blockchain and Online Gambling

Blockchain is a method of tracking transactions using a public, globally-distributed ledger. It is most commonly used for cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin. Blockchain automatically and securely keeps a historical record, or ledger, of all transactions; working across a network of computers, cryptocurrencies can operate without a central authority. It is already revolutionizing online gambling and is now emerging in video games. For example, an emerging trend in gaming culture is the integration of cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). NFTs allow blockchain to issue one-of-a-kind digital assets with unique attributes, meaning that players can acquire securely stored in-game assets. (Source: IntentaDigital

Time for the Booster Shot

Have you had you COVID-19 Booster Shot? It is strongly recommended that everyone who is eligible should get their third and fourth booster shot as soon as possible. The COVID virus and Omicron variant still pose severe health risks. Immune-compromised individuals and the elderly are the most vulnerable. People who have COVID-19 still need the booster vaccines three months after infection due to the severe health risks and the fact that re-infection is possible. Currently research suggests that natural immunity from COVID-19 lasts for only a short period of time and that the vaccine offers better protection than natural immunity.