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Live Well, Work Well | January 2018 Edition

Live Well, Work Well | January 2018 Edition

In this month’s Live Well, Work Well newsletter, we discuss how to make easy lifestyle changes, stop cigarette cravings, daily calcium recommendations, PLUS a fantastic recipe for a Greek Couscous Wrap. New Year’s Resolutions: Lifestyle Changes vs. Quick Changes Historically, one of the top New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. Unfortunately, many people look to fad diets and weight-loss products to achieve their goals quickly. While fad diets may prove effective initially, research shows that many people don’t find long-term success with these types of diets. Instead of setting a goal to lose weight fast in 2018, set a goal to lead a healthier lifestyle. Common lifestyle New Year’s resolutions include the following: Exercise regularly—Aim to get at least 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week and to do strength training exercises of…read more →

Live Well, Work Well | December 2017 Edition

Live Well, Work Well | December 2017 Edition

In this month’s Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers Live Well, Work Well newsletter, we discuss how to plan a stress free holiday season and tips to fight the flu. Fight the Flu with These Simple Tips The arrival of the fall and winter months signals many things, including the beginning of flu season. Seasonal influenza can cause serious complications for people of any age, but children and the elderly are more vulnerable. To help keep your household healthy this flu season, consider the following suggestions: Get the flu vaccine. Becoming vaccinated against the flu is the best chance of preventing the illness. Avoid close contact with people who are sick and stay away from others when you feel under the weather. Wash your hands often using soap and warm water to protect against germs. Get plenty of sleep, stay physically active and drink…read more →

Stomach Cancer Awareness Month | Live Well, Work Well – November 2017 Edition

Stomach Cancer Awareness Month | Live Well, Work Well – November 2017 Edition

In this month’s Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers Live Well, Work Well newsletter, we discuss stomach cancer prevention and that November is Fall Prevention Month. November is Fall Prevention Month According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, approximately 215 older adults are hospitalized each day because of falls. Falls are a cause of serious injury in older adults and, as a part of Fall Prevention Month, it’s critical to learn ways to keep loved ones safe. To protect a friend or family member from fall injuries, ask them the following: Do you wear rubber-soled, supportive footwear or low-heeled shoes while walking around the house? Do you use a step-stool instead of a chair to grab items out of reach? Can you turn on lights without having to walk through a dark room? Do chairs in your home have armrests that make it…read more →

Stroke Prevention Tips | Live Well, Work Well – October 2017 Edition

Stroke Prevention Tips | Live Well, Work Well – October 2017 Edition

In this month’s Live Well, Work Well newsletter, we discuss we discuss stroke prevention tips and how your job could put you at risk of a musculoskeletal disorder. Stroke Prevention Tips Also called a brain attack, a stroke can be as serious as a heart attack. It most often occurs when blood flow to the brain is blocked by a clot. When this happens, brain cells begin to die because they cannot receive the oxygen and nutrients they need to function. Some stroke risk factors are genetically determined, while others are the result of lifestyle choices. Common risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, increasing age and obesity. To lower your risk of experiencing a stroke, it’s important to know the controllable risk factors and make any necessary lifestyle changes. Helpful preventive strategies include the following: Maintain a…read more →

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month | Live Well, Work Well – September 2017 Edition

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month | Live Well, Work Well – September 2017 Edition

In this month’s Live Well, Work Well newsletter, learn about prostate cancer awareness month and the signs of opioid addiction. Prostate Cancer Awareness Month September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and an important time to learn the dangers of this deadly disease. Prostate cancer is the one of most common types of cancer in Canadian men. Prostate cancer develops from the cells of the prostate gland. While the exact cause of the disease is unknown, research has identified the following factors as contributors to prostate cancer: The risk of prostate cancer increases after age 50. A diet high in fat, especially animal fat, may increase prostate cancer risk. Conversely, a diet high in vegetables, fruits and legumes may decrease the risk of prostate cancer. The chance of getting the disease is more than doubled if a close relative has had prostate…read more →

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