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Mental health and exercise: working together for wellbeing

The Canadian Mental Health Association estimates that 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health crisis or be diagnosed with a mental illness. By age 40, that ratio increases to every 1 in 2 Canadians. While the benefits of physical activity on physical health are well known, being active can also be an effective pathway to good mental health. Here's how.

The impact of stress on your mental health

In today’s society, many things can be a source of stress. So how can you limit the impacts of stress on your physical and mental health? Here's more on how stress affects our mental and physical health as well as tips on managing your stress:

How to celebrate Halloween during COVID-19

In many ways, parenthood is a continuous lesson in flexibility and adapting to changes. In addition to adapting to how COVID-19 has impacted back to school routine for everyone again this year, this maman is getting ready to pivot on what it means for certain activities that are coming up.
 

Improving seniors’ safety and wellbeing in the home

Often a senior’s wellbeing involves looking into day-to-day safety to prevent injuries or even inconveniences. Here are some tips that may prove useful for seniors, especially during the pandemic.

Treat summer injuries (Part Two)

Even when we take steps to prevent injuries, we know sometimes things just happen. With children enjoying the outdoors, there are some summertime-specific injuries to be aware of, and what you can do when they happen.

How Canadians have benefitted from taking Psychological First Aid

For a lot of us, this pandemic has changed how we experience day-to-day stress. People from across the country have been using our online Psychological First Aid courses to help find balance for themselves and better support those around them.
Here’s how Canadians have put the Psychological First Aid courses to work for them: 

Safety tips for working outside

Beautiful weather tends to make us want to be outside and spruce up our surroundings; but, whatever outdoor projects you may be tackling, always remember to put your safety first! Here are some tips for you.

Heatwave warning: What you need to know about heat-related emergencies

Summer is in full swing in many parts of Canada and folks are enjoying more time outside whether at the lake, lounging poolside or tending to that lawn that needs mowing. With a renewed appreciation for the outdoors after having spent months cooped up, many of us are happy to simply head out the front door and enjoy the sunshine on our faces. While we may be tempted to simply throw on our sandals and rush outside to soak up the sun, there are some important heat-related safety tips to keep in mind.
 

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