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Drink Up!

It is summer and it is hot!  It is important to stay hydrated in this heat as fluids help move nutrients and waste through your body, keep your blood pressure normal, protect and cushion your joints and organs, control your body temperature and lower your risk of...

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Refocusing for Spring

This week marks the beginning of Spring 2016 and while many view Spring as a great time for cleaning out our homes, Spring is also a great time to refocus. With the increase in daylight we are often feeling more cheerful and energized.  This is a great time to set...

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Overnight Apple Pie Oatmeal

Start these frosty mornings out right with a hot bowl of delicious oatmeal that takes only 5 minutes to prepare.  The soluble fibre found  in oatmeal helps your body to lower blood sugar levels which is important for diabetics and helps to lower blood cholesterol...

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What is Anxiety Anyway?

June 20, 2016 As a Social Worker, I often see people in my office with complaints that they do not want to go out anymore, avoid calling people or answering the phone and would find it easier just to stay in bed all the time.  The first thought people have when...

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12 Days of Healthy Holiday Tips!

Count down to a healthy holiday by reading and following any or all of these tips: 12. Plan ahead - Use "Keep it Simple" strategy.  Partially prepare ahead when possible.  Allow yourself to relax and enjoy time with friends and family. 11.  When possible, organize and...

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Stop Size-ism!

Have you ever said this to yourself "When I weigh _____ pounds I will finally be happy"? Essentially we are not allowing ourselves to enjoy life until we weigh a certain weight. We are influenced by what society thinks we should weigh and we starve ourselves to meet...

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Nutrition Month – Eating 9 to 5

Dolly Parton sang "working 9 to 5, what a way to make a living" and what a way to increase our health risks if we don't take the time to eat right during our work day. Too often we skip breakfast, have meeting munchies and give in to sweet treats during afternoon...

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Wanting to know about measles?

Measles have been making an appearance in Southern Ontario over the past several weeks. According to the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, we have not experienced any measles outbreak in the Simcoe or Muskoka regions. Measles is highly contagious and can easily be...

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