• 28 June 2022

    Why vitamin D is an important part of healthy aging

    There are many health benefits associated with vitamin D. It can contribute to stronger bones, help fight off respiratory infections and regulate insulin levels. However, getting a healthy, daily dose of vitamin D can be challenging and a common problem for many Canadians.
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  • 21 June 2022

    How your peers can play an essential role in healthy aging

    We experience many of our best moments with our peers and lean on them during times of hardship. But did you know that when it comes to our health and well-being, leaning on our peers for support may help improve health and social outcomes?
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  • 14 June 2022

    Summertime activities to keep your body and mind healthy

    Many outdoor activities help older adults stay physically and mentally fit. Whether you enjoy walking, biking, hiking, or tai-chi, you can reap the many health benefits of outdoor activities. Physical benefits include improved strength, better endurance and greater flexibility. Exercise is not only good for the body but your mind too! It can reduce stress, improve self-esteem, and reduce depressive symptoms.
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  • 7 June 2022

    June is Canadian Men’s Health Month: Put your health and wellbeing first

    What puts a man’s health at risk as he gets older? The top risk factors are common and often preventable. Simple lifestyle changes can reduce a man’s risk for many common health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, prostate cancer, etc. By taking a more active role in your health and wellbeing, you can enjoy the things you love well into your later years.
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  • 1 June 2022

    What’s in your medicine cabinet?

    Millions of people have nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and aspirin in their medicine cabinets at home and take them to tackle inflammation and all sorts of aches and pains. Conversations around using NSAIDs and aspirin as a prevention strategy for heart attacks, dementia and cancer have emerged. But is it safe? We investigate what the research says and what the possible side effects are.
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  • 25 May 2022

    Do you know how to recognize the signs of elder abuse?

    It can be challenging to spot abuse as victims may be reluctant to disclose that they are being abused out of fear that they may worsen the situation or face backlash. As a result, they may try to hide signs of it from others. Knowing the signs of elder abuse is critical to identifying it and acting.
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  • 18 May 2022

    The importance of speech and hearing as we age

    May is Speech and Hearing Awareness Month which provides an opportunity to generate awareness about the importance of communication.Being able to hear and speak allows us to communicate with others and is an important part of our emotional and social well-being. When we develop issues with our hearing or speech, it can prohibit us from communicating with ease and can lead to challenges such as social isolation.
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  • 11 May 2022

    4 tips to protect your skin from the sun

    May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month in Canada, a time to remind Canadians about sun safety and the importance of protecting their skin. In the past 25 years, there has been a significant increase in melanoma diagnoses. The good news is you can minimize your chances of developing skin cancer by taking precautions.
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  • 4 May 2022

    Six strategies to support your mental health and well-being

    May 2-8 is Mental Health Week in Canada, a week intended to raise awareness about mental health and well-being. We’ve compiled a six evidence-based strategies to help you strengthen your mental well-being.
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  • 27 April 2022

    Strategies to keep you steady on your feet

    Globally, falls are the second leading cause of death from unintentional injury. The good news is, there are things you can do to actively reduce your risk of falling and prevent injuries from happening. Incorporating exercises into your daily routine that involve some form of resistance training can help build flexibility. Maintaining foot health is also important, as older adults experience changes in muscle strength that can increase their risk of falling.
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  • 20 April 2022

    Technology fatigue: What it means and how to reduce it

    Technology can keep us connected, reducing feelings of loneliness and social isolation, but its overuse can also pose a challenge. The good news is, there are things you can do to reduce overall fatigue. Read more about how you can reduce your technology fatigue.
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  • 13 April 2022

    Walk your way to better health

    Walking is one of the easiest ways to stay active and has many positive benefits for our health including helping to improve heart health, helping with stroke recovery, reducing pain, and improving physical function.
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  • 6 April 2022

    3 ways a healthy diet can help meet your health goals

    Nourishing our bodies with healthy, whole foods can help with everything from weight loss, to improved mood, and can help manage conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes and contribute to better heart health. We’ve broken down some of the ways diets can be beneficial and which ones can help for specific purposes.
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  • 29 March 2022

    Is it time to brush up on your oral health?

    Older adults are at particularly high risk for oral health problems, and poor oral health has been linked to many health risks, such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, poor nutrition, glycemic control in people with diabetes and respiratory infection. Despite this growing body of evidence, the mouth seems to be forgotten and neglected.
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  • 23 March 2022

    Is it time to rethink your alcohol consumption?

    It is estimated that 80% of Canadians consume alcohol, and of those who drink, nearly six million are considered heavy drinkers. This puts people at risk of developing chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and liver disease. To learn more about alcohol consumption and how reducing it can be beneficial to your health, click through for more.
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  • 16 March 2022

    Spring is around the corner! Make the most of a new season.

    Whether you plan to work in the garden, go walking in your neighbourhood, local park or trails, people of all ages report experiencing relaxing or invigorating effects after enjoying the great outdoors. We have compiled a few ways to make the most of the Spring weather and reap the health benefits too.
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  • 9 March 2022

    The power of music: 4 ways it can benefit your health

    Given the deep connection that most of us have with music, it should come as no surprise that researchers around the world continue to investigate music's therapeutic benefits. Music is a safe, simple, and inexpensive strategy to support health and wellbeing; however, it continues to be an underused tool.
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  • 2 March 2022

    Eat well to age well

    Eating a well-balanced, nutritious diet is an important part of healthy aging. By bringing greater awareness to key elements such as culture and personal circumstances, and by understanding that nutritional needs vary by person, we can develop a more well-rounded view of nutrition.
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  • 22 February 2022

    Sleep and aging: How sleep changes as you age and strategies to improve it

    You find yourself wide awake after 5 hours of sleep and feel ready to get up and meet the challenges of the day. However, the rest of the neighbourhood is still sleeping. You wonder why it is that others need to sleep longer than you. The duration of our sleep may be of concern to some of us and begs the question: “how much sleep is 'normal' and how much do I need to be healthy. Although an apparently simple question, there is no simple answer!
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  • 16 February 2022

    The positive effects of music for the mind, body, and soul

    Music is generally a safe, simple, and inexpensive strategy that can hold a variety of benefits. Besides being enjoyable to listen to, it may help to improve sleep quality, contribute to better walking speeds, and can be used as a therapeutic approach for individuals living with dementia. Read more about the potential benefits of music.
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