Aphasia… what?

Posted on June 20, 2019 by kerri

I have a friend on Facebook who lives with aphasia. What is interesting about this disorder affecting language, is that unlike a speech disorder—where a person may be able to write fine—and a learning disability like dyslexia or dysgraphia—where a person can speak well but have difficulty communicating in writing, aphasia affects both verbal and … Continue reading “Aphasia… what?”

[Content/Trigger warnings: suicide, cancer, death] Men are generally less likely to discuss their health than women, which can have serious consequences in the long-term. Ignoring symptoms can allow potentially correctable problems to become serious, or to allow potentially serious problems to become life-threatening or fatal. For Men’s Health Week, leading up into Fathers Day, here … Continue reading “Men’s Health Week: 5 Surprising Facts about Men’s Health”

it’s Healthy Weight Week!

Posted on January 15, 2019 by kerri

Did you know Healthy Weight Week has been going on for 21 years?! [1] The Healthy Weight Network describes Healthy Weight Week as “a time to celebrate healthy diet-free living habits that last a lifetime and prevent eating and weight problems.” [1] It also enforces that regardless of our current weight, we can and should … Continue reading “it’s Healthy Weight Week!”

Perhaps in 2019, one of your resolutions is get healthier—eat better, see friends and family more, and maybe even exercise. Getting more (or any!) exercise can be a daunting proposition: there seems to be so much to know to get started, that just the work to get started in itself may put you off. First, … Continue reading “Tips to help you start (and stick with!) exercising in the new year”

Having a Healthy Holiday Season!

Posted on December 21, 2018 by kerri

There’s nothing worse than getting sick around the holidays! There are many precautions you can take to hopefully avoid getting sick this holiday season—and fortunately, most don’t take much time at all! Avoiding Colds, Flus, Infections, and General Germs Avoiding colds, flus, infections, and germs in general is probably what most people think of when … Continue reading “Having a Healthy Holiday Season!”

What is Frailty?

Posted on December 13, 2018 by kerri

Frailty isn’t just part of old age, according to the Canadian Frailty Network [1], and it’s also not just being at higher risk of broken bones. Frailty can affect multiple aspects of health and wellbeing in older adults, [1] and can lead to high risk of falls, hospitalization, disability and mortality. [2] Defining frailty According … Continue reading “What is Frailty?”