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Live Well, Work Well – April 2018 Edition

Live Well, Work Well – April 2018 Edition

Insomnia Triggers and Treatments Around 40 per cent of Canadians suffer from periodic insomnia. Insomnia is a condition where sufferers have trouble falling and staying asleep, wake up too early and experience fatigue during the day. If left untreated, these problems can lead to depression, anxiety, high blood pressure and diabetes. Insomnia is a very individual condition, and one that can be caused by a variety of triggers, including the following: Stress from work, school, and health and family concerns Anxiety Depression Stimulants Environment and schedule changes Eating too late at night There are many treatment options for insomnia sufferers that can offer relief. Many doctors recommend behavioural treatments (sometimes accompanied by medication) as an effective means of changing sleeping patterns. If sleep difficulties occur for at least one month, contact your doctor to determine the cause of your problem….read more →

Live Well, Work Well – March Edition

Live Well, Work Well – March Edition

In this March 2018 edition we discuss the dietary benefits of fruits and vegetables, common migraine triggers, and detection methods for breast cancer.   Dietary Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables Fruits and vegetables are essential to maintaining your health and contain many important nutrients. The following are some dietary benefits of fruits and vegetables to keep in mind: Most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat, sodium and calories. None have cholesterol. Many fruits and vegetables contain vitamin C, which is important for growth, healing cuts and aiding iron absorption. Diets rich in potassium help to maintain healthy blood pressure, decrease bone loss and reduce the risk of kidney stones. To increase your potassium intake, try carrot juice, lima beans or white potatoes. Common Migraine Triggers Migraine headaches are episodic, recurrent headaches that usually occur on one side of the…read more →

Live Well, Work Well – February Edition

Live Well, Work Well – February Edition

In this month’s Live Well, Work Well newsletter, we discuss preventive care for men, weight control tips, heart health tips, and a great Creamy Clam Chowder recipe.     Preventive Care for Men Preventive care, including regular doctor visits, is important for everyone. There are certain tests and screenings that are that are specific to men and their health needs. Consider incorporating the following screenings, tests and exams into your life to promote good health and prevent the onset of certain conditions: Blood pressure—Men should have their blood pressure taken at least every two years to detect early signs of hypertension (high blood pressure). Prostate cancer screening—Men over the age of 50 should have a yearly rectal exam and prostate screening test. Cholesterol screening—Men should have a cholesterol test every five years after the age of 20. High levels of…read more →

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 →

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