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Digital health tools can help Canadian seniors to enjoy good physical and mental health as a complement to in-person medical care. Virtual health visits, apps for blood pressure monitoring, text message medication reminders and digital support for physical therapy can be useful in preventing and managing chronic conditions. Video calls and virtual mental health services can also provide vital support for the social and emotional well-being of seniors.
Older adults need to be proactive in addressing pandemic-associated risks that can make early detection and control of type 2 diabetes more challenging. New knowledge about lifestyle measures to prevent, reverse and manage diabetes, and setting age-appropriate blood sugar control targets, can lead to better health outcomes. New tools such as smart phone apps and flash glucose monitoring can also support better blood sugar and diabetes management.
Mounting research shows that staying socially engaged can benefit older adults by keeping brains working properly, and even help to prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s.* So while getting together with friends is beneficial one its own, for a fun bonus brain boost, why not add a social component to those three healthy brain habits?
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and if detected early, the survival rate is close to 100%. Regular exercise, healthy eating and maintaining a healthy body weight have been shown to lower prostate cancer risk and may help to reduce the risk of recurrence during and after treatment.
Chronic stress experienced by many people during the pandemic can accelerate biological aging and interfere with the body’s natural healing processes. The good news is healthy habits such as regular exercise, spending time in nature and practicing mindfulness can ease stress and help slow or reverse its effects on aging. Good nutrition, being in touch with your emotions, connecting socially and laughing can also help lower pandemic-induced stress.
It would be hard to imagine a life without music. It has the power to change how we feel on so many levels. Here are five reasons why listening to music can do a mind, body and soul good
About 40% of Canadians say their mental health deteriorated during the pandemic. Mental health struggles are a normal response to a major crisis and accessing the many free mental health resources available can help people to bounce back.
We all need to see the light. Sunlight—and the vitamin D we receive from it—is important to our health and wellbeing. In fact, science has long made the connection between bone health and vitamin D.
Enjoy the freedom of being outdoors and socializing safely this summer. To stay healthy and comfortable, take precautions to avoid harmful exposures to heat, sun, bugs, wildfire smoke and contaminated food.
Research studies show kindness and self-compassion can help ease stress, promote healthy eating and exercise, improve diabetes self-care, build resilience and restore sleep quality.
It’s no surprise that many aspects of our daily lives have temporarily changed due to the pandemic and the Public Health restrictions put in place to keep us all safe.
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