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Live Well, Work Well – November 2019

Live Well, Work Well – November 2019

It’s That Time of the Year Again: Flu Season Is Here The arrival of the fall and winter months signals many things, including the beginning of flu season. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, flu activity peaks between December and February. Flu Symptoms Seasonal influenza can cause serious complications for people of any age, but children and the elderly are more vulnerable. The flu is most often associated with the sudden onset of fever, headache, fatigue, muscle aches, congestion, cough and sore throat. Most people recover within a few days to less than two weeks. Occasionally, complications such as pneumonia, bronchitis or other infections can occur. Flu Prevention The flu vaccine is your best chance of preventing the illness. Currently, the Public Health Agency of Canada recommends that anyone over 6 months of age receive an annual flu…read more →

Live Well, Work Well – October 2019

Live Well, Work Well – October 2019

October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths for women in Canada. To help spread awareness of this disease, October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Prevalence of Breast Cancer About 1 in 8 Canadian women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. While there are some breast cancer risk factors that you can’t control, these prevention strategies can help you reduce your risk: Maintain a healthy weight. Exercise regularly. Abstain from drinking alcohol, or limit intake to one drink per day. If you’re concerned about your personal risk of developing breast cancer, call or visit your doctor. Breast Cancer Awareness Month and You There are a variety of ways that you can support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here are just a few ideas: Participate in a…read more →

Live Well, Work Well – September 2019

Live Well, Work Well – September 2019

The Live Well, Work Well newsletter is an employee newsletter that is produced monthly and covers topics like health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and personal finance. Getting Outside May Be the Key to Boosting Your Physical and Psychological Well-being A recent study published in Scientific Reports revealed that spending 120 minutes a week outdoors can improve your health and psychological well-being. Remember, well-being refers to feeling good and living both safely and healthily. And, the concept of well-being can have implications on your overall quality of life, health and happiness. What are the benefits of spending time outside? Exercising in nature has been proven to improve one’s mental and physical health. Being outside also helps to promote higher vitamin D levels, a vitamin the body makes when skin is directly exposed to the sun. Many people are deficient in vitamin D,…read more →

Live Well, Work Well – August 2019

Live Well, Work Well – August 2019

The Live Well, Work Well newsletter is an employee newsletter that is produced monthly and covers topics like health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and personal finance. This month’s version discusses the impact of poor diet on your health, details how your heart rate is an indicator for your health and fitness, and explains how introducing allergenic foods early in a child’s life may help prevent allergies. 1 in 5 Deaths Worldwide Associated With Poor Diets According to a recently published study, 11 million deaths in 2017 were attributable to dietary risk factors. That total number translates to one-fifth of the world’s total deaths. The study defines dietary risk factors and poor diets as ones that are heavy in sugar, salt and trans fats. While this study reveals startling numbers, it’s a well-known fact that eating healthy can help reduce your risk…read more →

Live Well, Work Well – July 2019

Live Well, Work Well – July 2019

The Live Well, Work Well newsletter is an employee newsletter that is produced monthly and covers topics like health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and personal finance. This month’s issue discusses camping and sunscreen tips. Going Camping? Here’s the Rundown of What You Need to Know As the temperatures rise and the days become longer, many Canadians will head out on camping adventures. Whether you’re a seasoned camping pro or new to the activity, it’s always a good idea to review camping safety tips. Don’t Forget to Pack the Essentials Before setting out, it is important that you remember to pack things like fresh water, food, a first-aid kit, matches, insect repellent, extra clothing and a waterproof tent. Think Twice Before Pitching Your Tent It’s important to carefully consider where you’re setting up camp. Avoid low-lying areas that could flood during a…read more →

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