While it’s not officially winter yet, it sure looks like it out there! The cold and snow are here and for many of us that means it’s time to bring out the flannel pj’s and begin hibernating. But wait!! Aren’t we Canadian? Outdoor hockey rinks, snow-forts and braving -30′C weather – doesn’t this stuff run in our blood? Snow used to be exciting when we were kids; we loved winter and all the fun activities it brought. So what happened and why do we try so hard to hide from winter?
I’m here to tell you to stop being a winter wimp – turn off NetFlix, get off the couch, and get out there! Sure, summer makes it easier for us to engage in our favourite outdoor sports & activities but cold weather isn’t an excuse to stop moving from now until April. You can replace those summer sports with equally fun (and nostalgic!) winter activities. Read more
November is Osteoporosis Awareness month, so it’s a good time to take a few minutes to review the facts, then make positive changes to reduce your risk.
An estimated 1.5 Million Canadians have been diagnosed with Osteoporosis. At least 1 in 3 women, and 1 in 5 men will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime. This is more common than stroke, heart attack and breast cancer combined. Often referred to as a “Silent Thief”, Osteoporosis develops without signs or symptoms, and is often only diagnosed after a fracture occurs. Read more