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Golden rules for summer workouts

No matter how active you may be, getting regular exercise does wonders for your physical and mental health. It has numerous and significant benefits, so let’s get moving (while continuing to protect ourselves, of course)!
 

How taking the Canadian Red Cross Psychological First Aid course helped me

Jamie recently shared a post on her social media about taking our psychological first aid course and how much it helped her, especially with her own mental health. We asked her if she would share her story with us (and you) to hopefully help others, and this is what she wrote.

Thousands Zoom into virtual stress management sessions

As kids adapted to the new virtual ‘classroom,’ a Zoom visit by Red Cross Ambassador, Saskatchewan Roughrider Dan Clark, was a welcome chance to chat about dealing with stress for a group of Yorkton, SK students.

Be Ready for Camping or Day Camp

This summer, we need to take some extra steps and precautions to stay healthy. Here are some tips for staying healthy and safe during camping or at a day camp.

Community grant helps reduce isolation among Chinese seniors

Like many others, when Sunny Sun came to Canada from China, her elderly parents followed. They didn’t speak any English and were not familiar with the culture. It was understandably a difficult transition for them.

Keeping isolated people in the here and now

With the Red Cross for over a dozen years, I have been deployed to the scene of unimaginable emergencies many times, including the Lac-Mégantic railway tragedy, the Fort McMurray wildfire, the recent floods in Eastern Canada and to Montreal to welcome many Syrian refugees. Unfortunately, I understand too well the plight of people confronted with extraordinary situations.

Don’t feel bad about feeling bad: self-care during COVID-19

When provincial officials first declared a state of emergency due to COVID-19, it was a bit of a blur for me. I had just lost my grandmother and was still working through my thoughts. I felt confused and scared. I had a dozen sleepless nights from being fixated on the news. In the weeks to come, I’d hear similar stories from friends and family.
 

How to prepare for summer power outages

Due to COVID-19, more people are at home at all times of the day. On hot days, overload to power grids often happen. However, whether it’s due to a grid failure or a thunderstorm, power outages can leave you without air conditioning, lighting, hot water or even running water – and they can last for days or even weeks. Here are some tips to help you prepare.

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