Posts in the ‘Healthy Aging’ Category

Benefits of exercise

Even though you have probably heard many times that exercise is good for you and that you should do it, it can sometimes be challenging to find time for exercise on a daily basis. Here are six reasons why you should make exercise a high priority in your daily schedule. Disease prevention Exercise combined with

Tips for Dealing with Insomnia

As a busy person, you likely have lots on your mind. Demands on your time can be excessive, and sometimes worries about various matters can get overwhelming. All these things can interfere with getting a good night’s sleep. If you struggle with insomnia, read the five tips below to help you get a better night’s

Insomnia: Do you have it?

After reading my last blog post on myths and misconceptions about insomnia, you may be questioning whether or not you have insomnia. At the end of this blog post, hopefully you will have a clearer idea as to whether you actually have insomnia. How do you know if you have insomnia? There are three main types

Insomnia: Myths and Misconceptions

This blog post is the next installment in a series of posts on insomnia. The topic of today’s blog post is common misconceptions many of us have about sleep and insomnia. Myth No. 1 The most common misconception about sleep is that everyone needs eight hours of sleep per night, and that if you don’t

Insomnia and the Sleep Cycle

When dealing with any health condition, it’s always helpful to find out more about it. For insomnia, I found it very helpful to know more about normal sleep. In this blog post, I’m going to share with you what I learned about sleep stages. The Five Stages of Sleep There are five stages of sleep. In

Insomnia and Sleeping Pills

Did you know that insomnia affects 60% of the adult population? Given how common it is, it’s odd that there is very little funding granted for research on this condition. Medical doctors are not trained on how to treat insomnia other than to prescribe sleeping pills. How well do they work? Sleeping pills tend not

Detox: Yes or no?

Have you ever thought about doing a cleanse or a detox but weren’t sure of the benefits or didn’t know how? Read below to find out. Why detox? A detox is beneficial for general health because it gives your digestive system a break. When your body doesn’t need to work as hard to digest food,

Managing Menopausal Symptoms Naturally

Do you get frequent hot flashes and night sweats? Do you also have vaginal dryness and trouble sleeping? If so, then you’re experiencing the most common symptoms of perimenopause. Other common symptoms include mood swings, acne, poor concentration and memory, more frequent urinary tract infections, urinary incontinence, and weight gain (5 lbs. on average). Perimenopause

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that progresses from forgetting little things (e.g., keys) to forgetting how to do things you have done your entire life. In Alzheimer’s disease, brain cells lose their connections with each other and die, and amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles form in the brain. Half a million Canadians have Alzheimer’s

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis occurs when bone mass decreases and bones become porous. As a result, there is an increased risk of fractures, commonly in the hips and vertebrae. Osteoporosis most often occurs in women, although men are also susceptible. One in three women and one in five men are likely to experience fractures as a result of

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