Importance of Colon Cancer Screening for Men

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Do you know if your husband/partner/dad has been checked for colon cancer? Encourage the men in your life to request a take-home test! Here’s why. Continue reading

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Standing Tall in the Senior Years

Four Ways to Improve Balance and Enhance Quality of Life
By Eryn Kirkwood

We often hear the word “balance” and think of the lofty goal of finally achieving that smooth transition between hobbies, family, fitness, healthy eating, and so on (good luck with that!). But equally important is the simple ability to stand still on our own two feet. Many of my senior yoga students have told me that the greatest benefit they’ve received from the consistent practice of yoga is the CONFIDENCE that comes with feeling steady. They’ve taken up skating on the canal with their grandchildren and other activities that they’d either stopped or not even considered.

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5 Reasons Why You Would Want a Pet After You Retire

As you may have heard, “Dogs are a man’s best friend.” They are our loyal companions who stick with us through thick and thin, unconditionally. On top of this, they’re always on your side and are eager to see you each day. Many people consider adopting a pet once they retire. If you’re on the fence, consider getting one. Why is this? Because you want another best friend. Here are five other reasons why you would want a pet.

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3 Ways to Reduce the “Middle-Age Bulge” – Ottawa, Weight Loss, Nutrition Tips



As health and fitness coaches who work primarily with people over 50, this topic comes up quite frequently in session.

Client A – “How do I get rid of this (as client points to mid-section)?”

The answer to this is never quick and easy. But there are things that are in your control, that can make a difference right away. Continue reading

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10 Benefits of Stretching That Will Make You Feel A Whole Lot Better

When you go to the gym you always see people stretching, the same is true for athletes before the big game, and heck, Yoga and Pilates are both forms of exercise that are based mainly around stretching. You may think that stretching is useless, but you could not be more wrong. After all, athletes and hardcore exercise enthusiasts wouldn’t stretch before and after any kind of physical activity if it didn’t actually hold any benefits. Continue reading

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Furniture for Hospitals and Healthcare

Editorial and Photos by Global Furniture Group

We can easily take for granted the high standards that our hospitals and health care offices usually follow. While there may be wait times that we’d rather than have to endure, one thing remains constant, and that is the quality of the furniture that patients have access to when visiting. One of the most important standards in the level of care that hospitals in particular pride themselves on is the quality of the care that they’re able to offer patients that need to stay with them while receiving treatment. A big part of this this the quality of the furniture that patients will use while recovering. Continue reading

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Beat the Heat & Stay Safe

REMINDER: Heat can KILL, People….
Follow these tips to protect your family and yourself

Remember back in January when we longed for this – the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer? Yep. Now it’s crazy hot, so we need to be careful to keep the kids and ourselves well Continue reading

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Guard Against Ticks and Lyme Disease

Photo: Anna Perez

by Pam Dillon

It’s official. Ottawa is a risk area for Lyme disease. Last year, over 20 per cent of ticks tested by Ottawa Public Health were Lyme disease carriers. What’s more, since 2010 the number of Lyme disease cases has shot up from seven to 75 in 2016. Continue reading

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Speak Up for Workers with Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Join the protest against drastic cuts to WSIB’s hearing loss program. These cuts jeopardize the health and well being of workers with noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Continue reading

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For Kids:

The Connected Philips Sonicare for Kids is a rechargeable power toothbrush, newly designed with Bluetooth technology to give kids a whole new brushing experience. Together with the Sonicare for Kids App, featuring Sparkly, the Connected Philips Sonicare for Kids helps establish good brushing habits for life, while parents and dental professionals enjoy the superior results of a Sonicare clean. Continue reading

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