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Exercise Helps Depression, Anxiety & Stress

During these times we must take care of our emotional health. Strength training provides similar improvements in depression as anti-depressant medications. Currently, it is not known if this is because people feel better when they are stronger or if strength training produces a helpful biochemical change to the brain. It is most likely a combination of the two. Strength training helps to ease stress and anxiety by reducing stress, it helps sharpen brain-power and increasing self-esteem. Lifting your mood can help relieve depression, boost your energy level helping you cope better with whatever comes your way in the run of a day.

Brain Teasers

.1 I speak without a mouth and hear without ears. I have no body, but I come alive with wind. What am I? 2. I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old. What am I? 3. What can you hold in your right hand, but never in your left hand? 4. What has to be broken before you can use it? 5. What did the doctor say to the patient when he finished removing his appendix?

Book Club

“Choosing Hope: One Woman. Three Cancers,” is the story of how Munira Premji battled three advanced cancers: Stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Stage 3 multiple myeloma, and Stage 3 breast cancer. Written as a series of anecdotes from a blog the author started shortly after her first diagnosis, it tells an inspirational story about resilience, courage, and hope in the face of overwhelming odds. Choosing Hope captures the psychological, physical, and emotional trauma of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. It is easy to read and will have special appeal to recently diagnosed cancer patients, survivors and their families, to caregivers, and to many others facing health challenges.

With Grace and Ease

Welcome each day with grace and ease. Grace is the state we are in when we are doing nothing, just being who we are at our best. Not pushing or making it happen, instead allowing and in that which is ready to be received. Who we encounter and what we experience throughout the day is not always in our control, but how we approach and take it in is our choice. When we meet life with frustration and resentment, the energies boomerang back and a viscous circle incurs as the energies get trapped. When we raise our own internal vibration, shifting to meet that of grace and ease, it gives us hope, connects us to our humanity and makes us more generous and loving beings. Allowing life to run smoother, welcoming in small gifts of connection along the way.

Your Cool New Booze-Free Option

Taking a night off from drinking can now be a part of an exciting night out! Self-care can extend past sunset and socializing can boost your health and wellness game. When we consume beverages that are healthier for our body and mind, we feel more empowered and connected to our souls. We call this mindful consumption. Our Brü is soulfully curated for both flavour and functionality, creating a novel social experience. It’s time we remove outdated, stigmatized labels like alcoholic, recovery, disease and replace them with empowering words like alcohol-free, sober curious, and non-drinker, so people can feel proud about their accomplishment by choosing not to drink.

The Role of your Dental Hygienist

Did you know that a healthy mouth is integral to keep us healthy? A dental hygienist plays a very important role in looking after our teeth. A dental hygienist works with you to help keep your mouth healthy and to prevent gum disease and tooth decay. When compared to a dentist or orthodontist, a dental hygienist primarily works to treat minor oral health conditions. In the office, they also perform the cleaning procedure and apply treatments to the teeth. This can include fluoride treatment, sealing cracks in the teeth, and giving advice to patients.

Redefining Fitness for Older Adults

Enjoy a variety of fun, modern, and effective programs that will help you live a more healthy, purposeful life and keep you active at any age! I offer in-home and outdoor personal training, regular group fitness classes and online wellness programs. My programs were designed for older adults of any age, ability or fitness level and can be adapted to meet your specific needs and goals. Whether you are an experienced exerciser, a new beginner or simply looking to create some healthy habits, Reyna Maria Movement is the program for you. See website for class schedule and rates.

Healthy Immune System

Disease-causing microorganisms are around us 24/7 in our homes, nature and at work. They even exist inside of us and when their populations are in balance, they are essential in keeping us healthy! It is our immune system that keeps microorganisms in check, so we do not get sick. We have the power to improve and maintain a healthy immune system through proper diet, exercise, and mental wellness. Consider doing a health audit on your lifestyle and assess if you are implementing best practises to keep your immune system strong this winter.

Suffering From Osteoarthritis?

Do you suffer from pain, stiffness, and discomfort in your major joints like knees and hips? You may have osteoarthritis. In addition, to many non-drug therapies such as losing weight, exercise, and supports, there are some over-the-counter medications that can help. These include topical anti-inflammatories, acetaminophen, and oral anti-inflammatories such ibuprofen or naproxen. If a trail of over-the counter medications is not successful, there are prescription medications that could tried. While each of these options has some risks of side effects or drug interactions, your pharmacist can help you determine what option is best for you.

Ask The Expert

Q: I’m blind without my contact lenses. Do I really need to get glasses or should I just stock up on my contact lens supply? A: If you feel disabled without contact lenses, you ought to do both. There are times when you really need to wear glasses – to ensure the surface of your eye gets enough oxygen, or after an eye injury or eye infection. For optimum eye health, take time off from wearing the lenses and replace them often.

Considering A Chemical Peel?

Is your skin feeling dry and dull? Medical grade chemical peels form an integral part of achieving optimal skin health and appearance. Tailored to specific skin types and conditions, these treatments are designed to target hyper-pigmentation, aging, acne, and more. Peels also enhance the results of your home care regimens and other in-clinic procedures. Chemical peels can target discolouration, skin tone, radiance, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and pore congestion, without over-drying the skin. The result is an improvement in the appearance of the skin overall, leaving it smoother, glowing and a more even looking complexion.