Dealing with Retirement

Your retirement can be a major source of stress because your job is usually a very important part of your life.  This stress may be even greater if you have been forced to retire because of your employer’s retirement policies.  You may lose your sense of identity and feel less worthwhile.  You will probably miss the daily contact with friends from work. However, retirement can be one of the best times of your life, and there are things you can do to meet the challenges facing you, such as: Make a list of your abilities and skills.  The skills and experience you have gained from a lifetime of [...]

2015-03-11T21:29:59+00:00July 12th, 2013|Health & Medical|

Getting Ready for BBQ Season

Barbecue season has begun and Health Canada would like to remind Canadians of steps they can take to avoid foodborne illness caused by bacteria such as E. coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter. Eating undercooked meat and other foods that have come into contact with raw meat can cause foodborne illness. Symptoms can include severe stomach cramps, vomiting, fever and diarrhea. It is estimated that approximately 1 in 8 Canadians will get sick from food poisoning (foodborne illness) in Canada. Many of these cases could be prevented by following proper food handling and preparation techniques. What you should do You can help lower [...]

2015-03-11T21:30:22+00:00June 25th, 2013|Health & Medical|

Dealing with Physical Changes

As we age, we face many changes and many sources of stress – we are not as strong as we used to be, illness is more of a problem, children move away from home, people we love die, we may become lonely, and eventually we must give up our jobs and retire.  Coping with all of these changes is difficult, but it can be done.  The keys to coping include your long-term lifestyle, your ability to expect and plan for change, the strength of your relationships with surviving family and friends, and your willingness to stay interested in and involved [...]

Good Health Habits at Age 60 and Beyond

Good Health Habits at Age 60 and Beyond Do you feel as good now as you did at age 40? At age 50? If the answer is no, read on. You might be able to feel as good as you used to (or even better) by picking up a few new healthy habits. It may seem like more trouble than it's worth to start doing something new. However, even small changes can improve your health. One small change you can make is to add some activity to your daily life. Another is to add more fiber to your diet. What [...]

2017-03-15T10:42:49+00:00January 15th, 2013|Health & Medical|

As we Age, Weight Tends to Creep up… Weight Control Tips

Fight temptation with these stay slim tactics As we age, it can be harder to lose weight. We all know to fill up on greens and go easy on comfort foods like cake and cookes, but if you tend to pack on the pounds over winter, naturopathic doctor Sherry Torkos, author of Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine has fresh tips for avoiding winter weight gain. Choose Well Have a full glass of water before your meal. It fills the stomach briefly and makes you feel fuller, so you stop eating sooner. Eat slowly. Give your stomach a chance to send a [...]

2017-03-15T10:42:50+00:00December 10th, 2012|Health & Medical, Weight & Appearance|

Incontinence… Not a Normal Part of Aging

Energy and a good night’s sleep are harder to come by, memory lapses are laughingly excused as ‘senior moments, and you may be on the verge of graduating – to bifocals. It’s all par for the course as we age.  Even that crop of wiry grey or white hair. But there’s one thing that not on that Typical Signs of Aging list: incontinence Loss of control over your bladder and/or bowel function is not one of the standard changes you’re to expect as you grow older.  Nor is it one of those ‘private matters’ dealing with your ‘private parts’ that [...]

2017-03-15T10:42:50+00:00November 5th, 2012|Health & Medical|