• 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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  • 8 February 2022

    Heart health: Separating fact from fiction

    February is heart month in Canada, a time to raise awareness around the importance of cardiovascular health and the things that can impact it. We separate fact from fiction to help you identify the evidence-based approaches you can take.
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  • 2 February 2022

    World Cancer Day 2022: Strategies for cancer prevention

    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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  • 25 January 2022

    5 mental health and self-care strategies

    The conversation about mental health and well-being is one we need to continue year-round. Strengthen your own mental well-being through using the above strategies and remember to check in with others. While we may be physically distant, we can remain emotionally close.
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  • 19 January 2022

    When is it time to hang up the keys? Making informed decisions about driving

    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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  • 11 January 2022

    4 things you can do to prevent slips and falls this winter

    In Canada, 1.6 million seniors fall each year, and more than half of those falls result in serious injuries. These 4 fall prevention strategies can help keep you steady on your feet this winter and beyond.
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  • 5 January 2022

    5 ways to beat the winter blues

    Don’t let the winter blues get you down. Find an activity that is safe and accessible and make it a part of your daily or weekly routine. Maintaining physical and mental health is an important part of healthy aging.
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