Keeping Colds in Check

This time of year sees a rise in the common cold and flu viruses going around. While it is prudent to get a flu vaccination, there is no cure for the common cold or flu. Here are a few simple preventative measures steps you can take:

Wash your hands frequently with hot water and soap. Your hands are a main pathway for the spread viruses. If you rub your eyes or touch your face, then you're at risk of catching that cold or flu.

Keep healthy. Keep your immune system in tip-top shape - it is your first line of defense. Research has that your immune system benefits from regular daily doses of Vitamin C, Zinc, and Echinacea.

If you do get sick with the flu, here are some general tips to
follow that will help you fight off the attack:

  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Stay at home if possible.
  • Drink lots of fluids.
  • Spices like cayenne pepper in chicken soup help
    to keep nasal passages working.
  • Use a humidifier to moisten nasal
    passages and your throat.

It's our hope that you and your family
stay healthy this cold season.

A Special Day to Remember

Remembrance Day in Canada has always held a special place in our hearts. This is the day we commemorate the sacrifices Canadians have made in all armed conflicts.

To remember, we wear poppies in the weeks leading up to November 11th. The poppies represent the memory of those that gave their lives in conflict situations.

In communities across Canada, special services are attended at 11:00. Services often include the playing of “The Last Post”, a reading of the fourth verse of the “Ode of Remembrance” and the laying of wreaths at local war memorials.

This November 11th, take a moment to remember those that have given their lives in service of our nation.

Health – Your
Greatest Asset

We'd like to share two tips that are easy to implement into your life and can have an impact on your health.

A brisk walk for 40 minutes, or a run around your neighbourhood for 20 minutes produces beneficial results in your overall health – lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. Why not take a walk with your family or a friend? It could change your life.

Reduce the amount of salt and sugar in your diet. Most processed foods contain too much sodium and sugar. The next time you're at the grocery store, take a quick peak at the labels of foods you are buying. Some single servings of favourite snacks – like 12 potato chips – may contain 30% or more of your daily recommended sodium intake.

A little bit of awareness and daily activity can go a long ways to having a lasting impact on you overall health.

A Helping Hand

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