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A Soulful Mexican Yoga Retreat. Experience a transformative retreat at Copal Retreat’s ocean-front villa in the Riviera Maya, featuring panoramic Caribbean views from the rooftop studio. Deepen your yoga practice amidst stunning cenotes and ocean breezes. Included: a health and wellness-focused welcoming ceremony, accommodations, meals for any dietary restrictions, 2 daily yoga or meditation sessions, one-hour therapeutic massage, bikes, paddleboards, snorkelling gear, travel assistance, and several excursions.

July Brain Teasers

.1 What gets wetter the more it dries? 2. What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years? 3. I am not alive, but I grow; I don’t have lungs, but I need air; I don’t have a mouth, but water kills me. What am I?

Words to Live By

“Savour every moment of your life today. Treat each experience as a sacred miracle.” – Keith Macpherson

Beat the Summer Heat

Summer is here, bringing the heat! Stay safe by preventing these heat-related issues: 1) Dehydration – drink more water and electrolytes to avoid weakness, headache, and fainting. 2) Heat stroke – cool down with shade/AC and water, seek medical help for body temperatures of 40°C or higher, fast pulse, and hot, dry skin. 3) Heat exhaustion – rest in shade/AC and drink fluids to counteract heavy sweating, weakness, and nausea. 4) Heat syncope – lie down with feet up and drink water if you faint due to high temperatures. Senior residences offer air-conditioned spaces, safe outdoor areas, and social activities, enhancing comfort and well-being.

Online Health and Wellness Resource

Wellnessnews Choices for Healthy Living® invites you to check out the WellnessHub, your online Health and Wellness resource for Vancouver Island. The WellnessHub features hundreds of local business and practitioners offering services and products. In addition, there are hundreds of health tips, articles and podcasts on a variety of topics. It is easy to search, access and share information. While you are checking out the WellnessHub, don’t forget to subscribe to receive a monthly email letting you know about events and the monthly contest. You can also read the digital version of our five island editions of the newsletter.

Red Clover for Menopause

Menopause is one of the many transformations a woman’s body goes through in her lifetime. Changes in hormone levels cause symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, bone density loss, and more. There are a few herbal supplements that recent research has shown to be promising. The isoflavones found in red clover have been shown to act as estrogen, which is one of the hormones reduced in menopause. This can alleviate some of the symptoms without the side effects of hormone replacement therapies. It is important to discuss any new supplements with your doctor, as there can be complications with other medications.

There is a Patch for That!

Super Patch is a non-invasive and drug-free technology. Pain Management: Freedom Patch may offer on-the-go relief from minor aches and pains in muscles and joints commonly associated with exercise, chores, and daily activities. Sleep: Restful slumber plays a vital role in revitalizing both the cognitive and physiological aspects of well-being. REM Super Patch may improve your sleep, promote overall well-being, and be a fundamental element in fostering a vibrant and balanced lifestyle. Over 6 million people have used Super Patch. Disclaimer: This medical device is intended for single use and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

Finding Joy

Everyone wants to be happy, but sometimes it can seem so out of reach! Happiness is not always an easy target. Maybe you are carrying around a sense of dissatisfaction, irritation, or disappointment that does not go away. Where does this come from? Is it how you are living now, or is it an old experience? Other people say, “Let it go,” but how do you do that?! How can you change the story? Counselling provides a safe, encouraging place to explore your options, including how to start connecting with what makes you feel satisfied and joyful.

Are You Staying Active?

The old saying “If you don’t use it, you lose it” has some truth to it. If you are active, you are doing yourself a huge favour to stave off falls, increase independence, and help prevent illnesses like stroke, type 2 diabetes, and osteoporosis. But what if you don’t like to exercise? Find something that you like to do! Walking with a friend, dancing, biking, and even mowing the lawn count. Start slow and enjoy it. This is the perfect time to be active. Comfort Keepers can help you stay active and get your life back on track.