• 2 March 2021

    How healthy eating can look different for everyone

    Every year in Canada, March is coined “Nutrition Month” and aims to raise visibility about the importance of healthy eating. This year’s campaign theme, “Good For You,” explores how healthy eating looks different for everyone depending on things such as one’s culture, personal circumstances, and nutritional needs. We explore what the research says about each of these three key areas below.
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  • 23 February 2021

    Your COVID-19 vaccination questions answered

    There has been a lot of anticipation for vaccine roll-out to begin, and now that it is under way, many people have questions about distribution and allocation. If you missed it, read more to learn about how decisions are being made and how challenges are being overcome to help Canada achieve “herd immunity” for COVID-19.
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  • 16 February 2021

    4 simple ways to make walking more fun

    Walking is a relatively easy way to stay active - it doesn’t require any fancy equipment or a gym membership to do. If you are looking for ways to make it more interesting, try Nordic walking for a full body workout, or walking to music to increase your pace. If you are looking to track your performance over time, a wearable device can help.
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  • 10 February 2021

    February is Heart Month: 4 ways to reduce your risk of heart disease

    Heart disease affects over 2.5 million Canadians each year and is the second-leading cause of death in Canada. Luckily, healthy lifestyle choices – like diet modifications and exercise – are a good way to combat heart disease. Other strategies that involve medication reviews and lowering salt-intake can also help lower your risk.
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  • 3 February 2021

    World Cancer Day 2021: Three strategies for cancer prevention

    Today, February 4, 2021, is World Cancer Day, a day to inspire change and mobilize people to action all year long. In Canada, cancer is the leading cause of death, but the good news is that up to 50% of all cancer cases are preventable. You can reduce your risk by improving key lifestyle factors, including your diet, the amount of activity you do, and by eliminating harmful substances.
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  • 26 January 2021

    Let’s talk: mental health and self-care strategies

    Every January Bell Let’s Talk is a day devoted to ending the stigma around mental health issues and continuing an important conversation with those close to you. Now more than ever, managing mental health and talking about it openly with others will ensure people feel that they are supported. We have compiled a few evidence-based strategies to help you strengthen your mental well-being now, and long-after the pandemic has passed.
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  • 19 January 2021

    Watch your step! Helpful tips to prevent slips and falls

    Falls are the number one reason for injury-related hospitalizations for older adults. In Canada, 1.6 million seniors fall each year, and more than half of those falls result in serious injuries. Read more about fall prevention strategies to help keep you steady on your feet this winter and beyond.
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  • 11 January 2021

    Non-drug options for older adults living with dementia

    When it comes to dementia care, there isn’t a one-size fits all approach but there are tools in your arsenal that can help you manage. Research suggests that adding a non-drug option to your management toolkit can help manage behaviours and reduce caregiver stress.
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  • 5 January 2021

    3 ways to beat the winter blues

    Approximately 1 in 4 Canadians experiences some form of seasonal depression around this time of year. The good news is, there are things you can do to help alleviate the winter gloom by improving your physical and mental health.
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  • 29 December 2020

    Aging optimally in 2021

    As we look toward a new year, we often make resolutions, many of which are centred around health and wellness. While we continue to navigate lockdown restrictions in many parts of the country, we have compiled a few ways you can stay healthy, both mind and body, while at home.
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  • 23 December 2020

    Stay connected this holiday! Maintaining connections while socially distanced

    It is important, now more than ever, to maintain social connections to help reduce feelings of loneliness and social isolation. So, while this holiday season may look a little different than those in the past, we can still make the most of it and feel emotionally close during these challenging times.
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  • 15 December 2020

    Modifying exercise to suit your needs

    Exercise can be intimidating for some people, especially those who have health conditions or injuries which limit what they can do. Combine that with a global pandemic that is keeping us all at home, exercise can be more challenging than before. The good news is, there are many ways that exercise can be modified and done comfortably and safely at home.
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  • 7 December 2020

    Helping older adults stay behind the wheel safely

    When it comes to driving, it is not your age that determines your abilities, it is your health. Driving enables older adults to remain connected to their communities, maintain social ties, and access needed services, particularly in rural areas lacking public transit. Helping older adults stay safe on the road is just as important as ensuring they maintain their independence by driving as long as (safely) possible.
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  • 1 December 2020

    Boost your brain health with exercise

    Keeping both your body and brain healthy with exercise is an important part of healthy aging. And while the pandemic has made it more challenging to exercise, there are still creative ways to move safely and do both your body and your brain some good!
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  • 24 November 2020

    3 strategies to add to your diabetes self-management toolkit

    Around the world, over 420 million people live with diabetes and this number is gradually rising. It is estimated that by 2026, 4.9 million Canadians will be living with the disease. While blood sugar monitoring is an important and well-known aspect of care, diabetes requires lifestyle modifications to reduce the risk of health complications.
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  • 16 November 2020

    How digital tools can help you age optimally

    Digital Health Week takes place every November and raises awareness about the role that digital tools play in our everyday lives. During the global pandemic, we have become even more reliant on these tools to stay connected. Continue reading to discover a few ways technology can enable you to live well.
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  • 10 November 2020

    Recognizing signs of elder abuse to take action

    Abuse can take many forms, and during times like these, it may be more difficult to identify. Knowing the signs of elder abuse is critical to taking action. Learn more about risk factors, signs of elder abuse, and what to do if you suspect someone you know is being abused.
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  • 3 November 2020

    3 things you can do to prevent falls

    Did you know – falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations among Canadian older adults and between 20 and 30% of older adults fall each year? The good news is, falls can be prevented by adjusting your home environment, through exercises that promote strength and balance, and by being mindful about your foot health.
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  • 27 October 2020

    Staying active as the weather changes

    Physical activity is not only important for our physical health, but it also has immense benefits to our mental health. Read on for a few helpful suggestions on how to keep your body moving through the remaining weeks of fall and throughout the winter months.
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  • 19 October 2020

    Managing arthritis and reducing symptoms

    There are many ways to manage arthritis, reduce symptoms, and improve mobility. Self-management strategies often involve weight management, heat and cold therapies, and therapeutic exercises. Assistive devices, medication and surgery may also be used depending on the type and severity of the arthritis.
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