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24
JUN
2015

The Impact of Money on your Mind

Recent studies have found that money is the leading source of stress for Canadians and that it’s literally making us sick. Financial stress can cause headaches, stomach aches, and even heart attacks. But it’s the impact on our minds that can be the most damaging. Money may not...
02
JUN
2015

5 Ways To Improve Wellness And Increase Productivity In Your Workplace

Wellness programs are linked to increased productivity, a reduction of long-term health care costs and less absenteeism according to Dr. Matthew Galumbeck. In fact, it has been shown that a 28% reduction in sick leave, 26% lower heath costs and 30% lower compensation and...
20
MAY
2015

“It Never Happens Here”: Workplace Bullying

May 20, 2015 by Charles Benayon The first thing one thinks of when hearing the term bullying is schoolyards or cyber bullying, but when these bullies grow up, they often become bullies in another environment: the workplace. The statistics are alarming – 40% of Canadian employees...
13
MAR
2015

Eating Well In The Workplace

1.  Boosts concentration, productivity and vitality; 2. Reduces sick days and corresponding catch-up days by improving overall health; 3. Helps to prevent chronic illnesses such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. TIP #1: Avoid morning brain-drain. The secret to having...
28
AUG
2014

More than the leaves are changing

          September marks the start of a new season and a busy time for many as the kids head back to school and families start working out the schedule for the new school year. This can be a stressful time for parents and children adjusting too many...
10
JUL
2014

Healthy Eating is a Breeze in Summer!

Summer is here and eating healthy is a breeze with all the fresh local produce available! Meeting the daily recommended 7-10 servings of fruit and vegetables from the Canada Food Guide is an easy feat this time of year with the farm markets and vegetable stands selling locally...
04
JUN
2014

Wear a Helmet and Enjoy your Summer Fun!

With the warm beautiful days of summer on the horizon we are more than eager to get back to cycling, playing in the park, skateboarding and rollerblading among many other favorite summer activities. This is also one of the peak times of the year for traumatic brain injury. June...
04
MAR
2014

Steps to maintain good mental health

Maintaining good mental health is just as important as physical health. Strong mental health can help us cope when we face challenges or difficult times and let us enjoy life and try new things. Critical to help maintain strong mental health are exercise, diet and controlling...
12
FEB
2014

Your heart will be glad you’re Canadian

More Canadians are now surviving heart attacks and strokes. Now more than ever before Canadians have a better chance of surviving a heart attack or stroke. The death rate has decreased 75% over the last 60 years which means that 80-90% of those who experience a heart attack or...
22
JAN
2014

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

New research is showing that people who carry the gene for Alzheimer’s show changes in their brains beginning in childhood. The gene is one factor in the risk of developing disease but other factors such as poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking and high blood pressure all...
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