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Healthy Aging: New Years’ resolutions that endure

For some, the new year starts on Jan. 1. But for others, including myself, the feel of September – the first days of school, the changing of the leaves, the warmth of Rosh Hashanah and the depth of Yom Kippur – truly signals the coming of the new year. Maybe after having spent so long…

Skin Cancer–Summertime and the Living is Easy. But Not for Skin Cancer

Don’t be fooled looking at celebrity photos of stars walking the beach in Malibu all bronzed and healthy. It gives the wrong impression that looking good means getting a good tan in the summer. The truth.  Sun and skin cancer go hand in hand triggered by exposure to ultraviolet rays and artificial tanning beds. One…

Workplace Health- Keeping a workplace healthy is all about prevention

Workplace health is all about prevention. When one person gets sick, it can have a domino effect.  Soon everyone has ‘that cold so and so gave me’.  So, prevention is now more important than ever because this is the first generation that will not live longer than its parents. With an aging population and an…

Spring Cleaning – it’s Time to De-clutter Your Life!

Spring cleaning is a time-honoured tradition of doing a deep clean of one’s home or a room. In modern times, it’s also used as a metaphor for a time to reflect on our lives and look for ways to simplify or invigorate our lives. I look at it as a time to review expectations of…

Mumps are making a comeback in Canada

Check your vaccinations! A rise in cases of Mumps in Canada has public health officials asking young adults to check if they need a vaccination booster. The standard vaccination is two doses starting with the first dose at 12 through 15 months of age, and the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age.…

My New Year’s Resolution– Is NO New Year’s Resolutions!

I will be honest; my issue is not wanting to exercise or take the time to work out. I have a very busy schedule and find it hard to fit in.   Although I know and talk about the importance of exercise and healthy aging, internally I find it hard to schedule.  I tell myself that’s…

Five simple ways to help you fall back into a healthy routine

Dr. Stacy Irvine, Bsc. Kin, M.Sc., D.C., C.S.C.S is a Health and Exercise Specialist and Chiropractor in Toronto and owner of Totum Life Sciences a leader in fitness and rehabilitation in Toronto.   Totum will be opening a fitness centre at our Medisys Toronto Offices on the 15th floor of 333 Bay Street in October. I…