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This e-bulletin provides useful information on how to overcome the common barriers to being and staying physically active.
This e-bulletin provides information on what the glycemic index is, why you might want to consume lower gylcemic index foods, and how to use the glycemic index when making food choices.
This e-bulletin provides information on the importance of getting enough fluids, the risks of dehydration, and provides suggestions on how to stay well hydrated throughout the day.
This e-bulletin provides information and suggestions on how to choose the healthiest frozen desserts possible at grocery stores and fast food restaurants.
This e-bulletin provides suggestions on why including more beans, lentils, and tofu in our diets is encouraged and how to incorporate these foods into meals and snacks.
This e-bulletin describes how to check your skin for early signs of skin cancer. Also, find out if here is such a thing as a “safe tan”.
This e- bulletin provides suggestions on how to properly dispose of medications, as well as how to properly store them.
This e-bulletin provides guidelines for ladder safety and what to do if you fall from a ladder. Also included is other holiday decorating safety tips.
This e-bulletin provides guidelines for food safety basics, where disease-causing organisms can be found, along with key food safety tips for preparing and storing turkey and other holiday foods.
This e-bulletin describes the increasing rates of antibiotic resistance, why this is a problem, and what you can do to help prevent this from happening to you, including what you can do in your own home.
This e-bulletin addresses Rabies, Ticks and Lyme Disease, including what to do to keep your risk low. In the event that you or your pet does get bitten or scratched, guidelines are provided about what to do to ensure your safety.
This e-bulletin describes the types of Post Partum Mood Disorders (PPMD), who is at risk, what can be done to help, a symptom checklist for new moms and their partners, and where to get help in Windsor-Essex County.
This e-bulletin describes the mental and physical benefits of Yoga and Tai Chi, as well as how to get started. Also included are testimonials from people who practice Yoga.
Just like we keep a toolbox on hand for doing repairs around the house tool, this e-bulletin describes mental health tools needed to help develop and practice personal resiliency. Learn how these skills compare to tools like a cordless drill, screwdriver and a hammer!
This e-bulletin provides lots of ideas on how to add more veggies and fruit to your workday because eating nutritiously at work doesn't have to be difficult. Also included is a recipe for an easy-to-make Marinated Vegetable Salad, a healthy addition to any meal!
Eating salads is a great way to add interest along with lots of nutrients to meals. This e-bulletin provides lots of suggestions and tips for those who are trying to fit more vegetables and fruit into their day. Included is an easy 4-step salad assembly guide, and a recipe for a great tasting Bulgur Salad.
This e-bulletin provides lots of suggestions on grilling vegetables and fruit as a great way to eat more nutrient-dense vegetables and fruit and bring out their rich flavours.
This e-bulletin outlines some of the key health screenings that men and women should get throughout their lives, including how often and when.
This e-bulletin describes how baby-boomers will likely spend more years caring for a parent than for their children. Suggestions are given for those who find themselves as part of this Sandwich Generation.
This e-bulletin describes how getting the flu shot is one of the best courses of action to help prevent the flu. However, before you decide or are reluctant to, it is important to get the facts about flu shots.
This e-bulletin provides information on pedometers, how to use them, cost, and daily step goals to reach health benefits.
This e-bulletin provides information in regards to how to be prepared for roadside problems. It also includes items which should be kept in your car at all times in case of emergency.
A car accident is stressful and a lot of information needs to be gathered from everyone involved. This e-bulletin provides an overview of what needs to be done at the scene.
This e-bulletin provides information on how to be safe when parking your car in public places after dark.
This e-bulletin provides information on how to safely use a barbecue, and ways to safely check for leaks.
This e-bulletin provides information on how to make sure your child is safe around campfires during the summer.
This e-bulletin provides information on how to make sure your pool and hot tub areas are safe for children.
This e-bulletin provides information on situations where gasoline is used in the summer and how to be safe.
This e-bulletin provides information on how to keep your baby safe while using a jogging stroller in the summer.
This e-bulletin provides the reader with tips on what to look for when purchasing an exercise video or DVD, such as the certifications of the instructor, equipment needed, and space required to perform the exercises.
This e-bulletin provides the reader with information on things to keep in mind when looking for a group fitness class to suit their needs.
This e-bulletin provides the reader with tips to consider when looking for a health and fitness club to join.
This e-bulletin provides the reader with information on personal trainers, certifications they should hold, benefits of working with one, and general fee ranges.
This e-bulletin provides information on what foods are the best sources of this type of fat and how to include more omega-3 fats in your day.
This e-bulletin provides the reader with tips to consider when setting up a home gym. For example, space needed versus space available and cost cutting tips for buying equipment.
This worksheet provides the reader with a tool to help organize your resolution and how you will go about achieving it.
This e-bulletin provides the reader with some game ideas which only require a ball and can be played by one or more people. You and your kids can be physically active at little to no cost!
This e-bulletin provides the reader with tips to make sure their children are eating healthy in order to maintain a safe and healthy weight.
This e-bulletin separates fact from fiction in terms of a low carbohydrate diet. It also includes tips on how to lose weight the healthy way.
This e-bulletin provides information on how to make sure you and your family stay hydrated in the summer months. It also includes a recipe to make your own sports drink.
This e-bulletin focuses on fun! Five different games which require minimal equipment are explained to help keep kids active.
This e-bulletin provides the reader with tips for parents and coaches to encourage girls to participate in physical activity.
This e-bulletin provides the reader with information on how to make healthy choices at fast food restaurants, as well as information on the different types of fat.
This e-bulletin provides suggestions and tips to readers who don’t get enough sleep at night, or feel tired even after a full night’s sleep. Sleep is essential to optimal health.
This e-bulletin provides information on how to start being active, and how to stay active. Common obstacles are addressed and tips on how to overcome them are suggested.
This e-bulletin informs the reader of key areas to examine your energy usage in order to cut down on costs. There are a number of tips to help you reduce your energy bill.
This e-bulletin provides information about foods that give you the most nutritional value. It also contains recipes for healthy, nutrient-rich foods.
This e-bulletin provides information about mattresses, from coils to memory foam. Also includes information on pillows, and how to select what is best for you.
This e-bulletin provides the reader with information on low-risk drinking guidelines, and how to plan and host holiday parties responsibly.
This e-bulletin provides information on different sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, insomnia, and narcolepsy. Treatment options are given, where possible.
This e-bulletin provides information on how to safely take care of winter maintenance around your house. Shoveling snow in cold temperatures can cause numerous injuries, so be sure to follow these tips.
This e-bulletin provides information on how you can have “comfort” foods that follow healthy eating guidelines throughout the winter. It also includes a recipe and ways to make your old favorites into healthier choices.
This e-bulletin provides information on how to successfully spring clean around your house. It covers topics such as indoor / outdoor projects, bicycle tune-ups, and safe handling of chemicals.
This e-bulletin provides information on how stress , both physical and mental, can impact what and how we eat.
This e-bulletin provides an overview of eating disorders. Specifically, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are explained, and facts about the prevalence of eating disorders are given.
This e-bulletin contains a variety of healthy ideas for appetizers, snacks and meals. There are also tips on serving responsibly, and hosting a physically active social event.
This e-bulletin provides information on volunteering in Canada, including reasons why people volunteer as well as ways you can get involved in your community.
This e-bulletin provides information on some common health myths. Topics include alcohol and heart health, weight gain when quitting smoking, and skipping meals to lose weight.
This e-bulletin provides information on the important role parents play in encouraging children to be active and healthy.
This e-bulletin provides information on how you can grow your own vegetables and fruit to save money. It also offers ways to grow a container garden for people without a backyard.
This e-bulletin provides the reader with information on ways to save money and helpful tips to keep in mind when renovating their home. Read this fact sheet to learn about the Home Renovations Tax Credit program and how it can help you save money.
This e-bulletin addresses the issue of contraband tobacco and the impact it has on our economy. It will raise your awareness of this issue, and may cause smokers to think twice before purchasing contraband products.
This e-bulletin addresses the issue of identity theft and ways you can protect yourself from it. It explains different methods people use to steal your personal information, and provides important tips that you can use to ensure you are doing all you can to avoid identity theft.
This e-bulletin provides the reader with information about the impact that physical activity has on cancer. Physical activity can lower your risk of certain types of cancer, and has been shown to help with the treatment and recovery process.
This e-bulletin provides the reader with information on a variety of breast screening methods. Advances in screening tests have decreased breast cancer rates by more than 30% in the last 25 years. Read on to find out more about what you can do to protect yourself against this disease.
This e-bulletin provides information about events which take place throughout the year to help raise awareness of cancer. You can get involved with these events as a volunteer, participant, or as a fundraiser to help the cancer community.
Recently, studies are showing that drinking alcohol increases a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. Read on to find out more.
Detoxification (detox) diets claim to rid your body of harmful toxins through a variety of methods. This e-bulletin provides the reader with facts about these diets, how they work, and the impact on your body.
It’s common for foods and drinks to be made with artificial sweeteners instead of sugars, but there are important differences between the two. This e-bulletin outlines the differences and provides guidelines for safe consumption.
People eat for many reasons, from hunger to boredom or stress. This e-bulletin provides tips on how to avoid emotional eating to help you reach and keep a healthy body weight.
This e-bulletin focuses on probiotics and prebiotics and their many health benefits. Read on to find out how you can include more of these healthy bacteria in your diet, and to learn which foods contain them.
This fact sheet addresses the problem of drowsy, or sleepy, driving. Being tired impairs your judgement, decision making, performance, and response time. These things can increase the risk of injury for you and others while you’re behind the wheel. Read on to learn more about preventing drowsy driving.
Did you know that people who smoke are more likely to have trouble sleeping compared to non-smokers? Read on to learn more about the impact smoking has on your sleep patterns.
This Hot Topic explains the ingredients in energy drinks and the impact they can have on your health. You might be surprised to learn what’s in these drinks, other than caffeine.
Proper sleep habits can be difficult for people working shifts. Read the following e-bulletin for information on shift work and sleep and for tips on how to maximize your sleep.
This e-bulletin provides the reader with information on sleep medication. Consider the following ABCs before taking it, or if you're on any.
This e-bulletin discusses the connection between your mental and physical health. Your mental and physical health status can have a major impact on each other. Your mental and physical health status can also be impacted at the same time.
This e-bulletin discusses four of the most common mental health issues experienced by Canadians. Read on to find out more about anxiety, depression, seasonal affective disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder.
This e-bulletin provides information on the warning signs of suicide and how to help someone who is thinking about suicide.
This e-bulletin discusses the connection between your mental health and diet. Eating a well-balanced diet and staying hydrated can contribute to optimal mental health by reducing stress and improving mood.
This e-bulletin discusses the importance of physical activity in keeping your body and mind healthy. Moving your body daily is something you can do to improve your health. There are different types of physical activity that can strengthen your body and mind.
This e-bulletin discusses normal age-related changes to muscles, bones, and joints and how they can affect one’s quality of life. The good news is physical activity, along with a healthy balanced diet, can help slow down age-related changes.
This e-bulletin discusses the importance of having a healthy and strong musculoskeletal system at all ages. Your musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, and muscles, plays a big role in your overall health. Eating well, being physically active, and reaching and keeping a healthy weight are some of the steps you can take to help keep your musculoskeletal system healthy.
This e-bulletin discusses the acute and chronic pain associated with your musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, and muscles and different ways to manage the pain.
This e-bulletin discusses the role of your primary health care provider (e.g., physician, nurse practitioner), physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and athletic therapists in treating musculoskeletal pain.
This e-bulletin discusses that as we age, our mouth and teeth go through many changes. There are different oral health concerns to be aware of as our teeth develop, grow, and change.
This e-bulletin discusses the importance of wearing a mouthguard while engaging in sport and recreational activities to prevent many dental injuries. Dental injuries can be serious and may result in damaged teeth, change in teeth colour, infections, broken jaw, and teeth loss.
This e-bulletin discusses that while many people consider high blood pressure to be an adult-only problem, it can also be present in children. In fact, it’s estimated that 3% of Canadian children (6 to 19 years of age) have normal-high or high blood pressure (Statistics Canada, 2010a). Read on to learn more.
This Hot Topic discusses that as the Canadian population ages, it's likely that an increasing number of individuals will be required to assist and support an aging person with a chronic health problem, including someone who has had a stroke. Caregivers may experience many challenges, when dealing with someone who has had a stroke and this e-bulletin provides you with some tips how to manage this stress. Read on to learn more.
This Hot Topic discusses that ASPIRIN®, also known as acetylsalicylic acid, is a drug that’s often used when a person has minor aches, pains, or a fever. What you may not know about ASPIRIN® is that it’s also used to help prevent more serious health issues, such as stroke. Read on to learn more.
This Hot Topic discusses that it’s important for us to do what we can to help prevent stroke from occurring in the first place. While we can’t prevent getting older, we can control things such as our diet that affect our risk of having a stroke. If you follow the Canada’s Food Guide recommendations, you will get most of the foods and nutrients needed to help prevent stroke. Read on to learn more.
This e-bulletin discusses Vitamin D, as a nutrient the body uses to help build strong bones and teeth. Vitamin D may also be linked to reducing the risk for a number of diseases including: breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer; cardiovascular disease (e.g., heart attacks, strokes); and type 2 diabetes. Read on to learn more.
This e-bulletin discusses Natural health products (NHPs), which are becoming commonplace in many Canadian homes. NHPs include vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and homeopathic medicines. Although NHPs are often thought to be safer than prescription medications, they’re not risk-free. They may claim to have health benefits that are untrue or misleading. Always speak to a health care provider before taking NHPs as they may interact with medications that you’re already taking. Read on to learn more.
This e-bulletin discusses falls, as falls are a leading cause of injury and death among older adults (those over 65 years of age). Most falls occur at home, with the bathroom and stairs being especially dangerous areas. The good news is there are many things you can do to prevent falls. Read on to learn more.
This e-bulletin gives information about how buying and serving healthy foods at home can help you create a supportive eating environment, and will give you a head start in reaching your healthy eating goals. Read on to learn more.
This e-bulletin provides information about household mould, including knowing how to identify mould, which is an important step in keeping your home and family healthy. Read on to learn more.
This e-bulletin examines how workplace bullying is becoming more widely recognized as an issue which can cause stress for employees. There are steps that workers can take if they’re being victimized by a workplace bully. Read on to learn more.
This e-bulletin examines asthma; a chronic lung disease in which the branches of the airways are very sensitive and can become inflamed, making it difficult to get enough oxygen to the body. There is no cure for asthma, but it can be managed with the help of a HCP provider. Read on to learn more.
Here’s a sample week’s menu to get you started. The recipes are from the Fuel for Healt :Smart Steps to Live Longer
The e-bulletin examines breakfast, as one of the three key meals of the day. Similar to missing any meal in a day, by skipping breakfast, you miss out on nutrients essential for energy and normal body functions. Eating breakfast on a regular basis helps you meet your daily nutritional requirements. Here are some tips to help you kick-start your day with a healthy breakfast.
This e-bulletin examines the meal that many adults skip several times a week - lunch. Missing lunch can have a significant impact on your nutritional and overall health. Eating lunch has many health benefits; not only does it help you manage your hunger, but also your weight, and your mental health. Read on to learn some tips on preparing healthy lunches.
This e-bulletin looks at dinner, which is often the largest meal of the day. Most Canadians eat dinner daily, but less than half prepare dinner at home (Canadian Council of Food and Nutrition, 2008). Dinnertime can be very hectic and you need to get something on the table fast! In those situations, it’s easy to just eat out or order take-out. Read on to learn about some healthy alternatives.
This e-bulletin examines how snacks impact our health. Healthy snacks do more for your body than you might think. Eating healthy snacks helps you meet your daily nutritional requirements, and keeps you energized between meals. The type, amount, and how often you eat snacks affects how helpful your snacking habits are to your health. Read on to learn some tips on preparing healthy snacks.
Being diagnosed with diabetes can take a toll on one’s emotional and mental well-being Individuals who are newly diagnosed with diabetes often face challenges related to adjusting to the condition. They may go through a wide range of emotions including shock, anger, grief, and fear. It’s normal to feel this way and to go through several emotional stages before accepting and coming to terms with the reality of this disease.
The number of people diagnosed with diabetes is increasing. This is a major concern because diabetes is associated with many other health complications. Diabetes can impact the large blood vessels, resulting in cardiovascular disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease. It can also affect the small blood vessel systems of the body, causing retinopathy (eye damage), nephropathy (kidney disease), and neuropathy (nerve damage). Common diabetes complications, along with information on how to manage and treat them, are outlined in this fact sheet.
When a child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes many things change, not only for the child, but also for their family and caregivers. While daily routines can become more challenging, it’s important to understand that help is available from support groups, educational resources, and other family members.

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