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Regular physical activity lowers the risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes. If you're new to being physically active or want to increase your activity level, start slow and build your way up, don't be disheartened, set achievable goals, engage in exercises you enjoy, and incorporate strength training into your routine.
Thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls is known as vaginal atrophy, and generally occurs after menopause due to decreased levels of estrogen. Vaginal atrophy is accompanied by urinary symptoms and painful intercourse. The term Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is used to refer to this combination of issues. Over-the-counter treatments, such as vaginal moisturizers or water-based lubricants, topical estrogens, and vaginal dilators are a few treatment options for GSM.
The sudden feeling of warmth on the face, chest, neck, and other areas of the upper body is known as a hot flash. Hot flashes are often caused by menopause. Factors such as race, obesity, and smoking increase the risk of experiencing hot flashes. Treatment options include hormone therapy, antidepressants, and other prescription medications. Lifestyle changes such as keeping cool, avoiding spicy food, carbonated beverages, and alcohol, reducing stress, and quitting smoking can also help manage hot flashes.
Hamilton, ON - July 23, 2020
Are you interested in learning how to reduce your risk of developing dementia? Learn six ways to promote brain health to optimize your physical mobility and social activity in the future with our free online interactive lesson.
Do you or someone you care for have osteoarthritis of the hip or knee? Learn how to best manage this condition through exercise and weight management.
Hamilton, ON - April 8, 2020
We are committed to supporting the healthy aging of Canada’s older adult population by highlighting ways to stay active and engaged while practicing physical distancing during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Explore some of our latest content and continue to check back as new content is added weekly.