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Extreme Heat-Heat Waves

Summer is in full swing and the weather is heating up!   Did you know, over the next 30 years, the number of extremely hot days in a year is expected to more than double in some parts of Canada.  Staying cool and hydrated are the best ways to avoid heat illnesses. While extreme heat can […]

6 Tips For Exercising Safely In Hot Weather

IF YOU LIKE TO EXERCISE OUTDOORS, HERE ARE 6 TIPS FROM THE EXERCISE TEAM AT THE PRITIKIN LONGEVITY CENTER FOR COOLING DOWN YOUR WORKOUT AND STAYING SAFE AND WELL. 1. Drink up. Exercising in hot weather increases our body temperature. Sure, our bodies have built-in cooling systems that help us adjust to heat. That’s why […]

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National Nursing Week

May 8-12 is National Nursing Week, alongside International Nurses Day and Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12. This year’s Canadian Nurses Association theme, Nurses: With you every step of the way, emphasizes how important nurses are in our lives — at every age, in all health situations, for all Canadians. With more than 408,000 regulated nurses […]

Workouts Do Not Work Off Ill Effects of Poor Diet

Jenni Laidman April 23, 2015 Exercise enthusiasts cannot work off the ill effects of an unhealthy diet, say the authors of an editorial published online April 22 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. “Let us bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity,” the authors write. “You cannot outrun a bad diet.” Physical activity levels in […]

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Community Announcement

Spring Cleaning Season!  The Assistive Device Exchange website is a great place to sell or give away used assistive devices you no longer need! You can find out more information here Assistive Device Exchange

Are you concerned about dementia? Don’t let fear stop you from seeing your doctor.

10 Dementia Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore   It is important to know that memory loss isn’t the only sign of dementia.  Symptoms can also include changes in behavior and personality.  Stay informed by learning the 10 warning signs and speak to your health care provider about any concerns.   Visit your health care provider, and learn […]

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Nutrition Screening Tool for Children Launched

Dietitians of Canada is excited to announce the launch of Nutri-eSTEP at www.nutritionscreen.ca Dietitians of Canada, and the staff of EatRight Ontario, have worked with the University of Guelph to bring the NutriSTEP® nutrition screening questionnaires for preschoolers (3-5 years) and toddlers (18-35 months) online.  The valid and reliable nutrition screening tools have been used […]

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