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Why Dietitians are Nuts for Nuts 
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Why Dietitians are Nuts for Nuts 

Written & provided by: Registered Dietitians Team by ShoppersTM   I’ll be the first to admit that keeping up with food trends and knowing what...

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Prioritize Your Mental Health this Blue Monday
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Prioritize Your Mental Health this Blue Monday

Blue Monday, which falls this year on January 16th, is touted as the most depressing day of the year. The fact that the holidays are over, the wea...

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How to make new year’s resolutions (that you’ll actually keep)
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How to make new year’s resolutions (that you’ll actually keep)

As 2022 draws to a close, many of us are starting to make plans for 2023. A big part of that includes making new year’s resolutions. Nearly 30% of...

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Tips on Avoiding Injuries at Home
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Tips on Avoiding Injuries at Home

Everyone deserves to feel safe and confident at home. However, our homes can be a source of injury. Around 50% of all falls among Canadians aged 6...

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Top Products for Avoiding Falls in the Bathroom
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Top Products for Avoiding Falls in the Bathroom

Falls are the number one cause of injury among Canadians 65+. According to StatCan, one third of Canadians in this age group fall at least once ea...

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What to consider before buying a stairlift
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What to consider before buying a stairlift

According to the recent National Home Modifications Survey, 78% of Canadians want to age in their own home, but only 26% believe they will be able ...

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Why Dietitians are Nuts for Nuts 
Healthy living

Why Dietitians are Nuts for Nuts 

Written & provided by: Registered Dietitians Team by ShoppersTM   I’ll be the first to admit that keeping up with food trends and knowing what...

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Prioritize Your Mental Health this Blue Monday
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Prioritize Your Mental Health this Blue Monday

Blue Monday, which falls this year on January 16th, is touted as the most depressing day of the year. The fact that the holidays are over, the wea...

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The 2022 Wellwise Holiday Gift Guide.
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The 2022 Wellwise Holiday Gift Guide.

Get Your Loved Ones Something They’ll Love. The holidays are a wonderful time for getting together with friends and family to celebrate and let lo...

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Tips for Combating Seasonal Affective Disorder
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Tips for Combating Seasonal Affective Disorder

September 23rd marked the fall equinox, the date when there are as many hours of darkness as hours of light. From then on, the nights become progr...

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How We’re Helping Canadians Bring Wellness Home
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How We’re Helping Canadians Bring Wellness Home

As we get older, the way we live at home becomes more and more important. At Wellwise by Shoppers™, we believe that your home can and should be an...

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Demystifying Sleep Apnea and its Treatment Options
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Demystifying Sleep Apnea and its Treatment Options

An estimated 6.4 % of Canadians have been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea. This diagnosis is associated with cardiac related diseases as well as obesit...

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How to maintain nutritious eating while easing back into pre-pandemic life
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How to maintain nutritious eating while easing back into pre-pandemic life

Written & provided by: Registered Dietitians Team by ShoppersTM   A return to consistency and routine may also require a shift in perspective ...

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Tips to help you feel your best and enjoy all that summer has to offer!
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Tips to help you feel your best and enjoy all that summer has to offer!

Written & provided by: Glenna Martel, Registered Dietitians Team by ShoppersTM     Summer is a wonderful time of year. The days are longer, th...

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How much sleep is enough in children? Approaches to help the whole family rest well.
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How much sleep is enough in children? Approaches to help the whole family rest well.

As a parent, or grandparent, you are well versed in the strange sleep habits and daily difficulties in managing a child with naps and bedtimes. So...

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Ideas for a Fun and Active Canada Day Weekend
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Ideas for a Fun and Active Canada Day Weekend

There are many diverse benefits to leading an active life. Physical activity can give you energy, decrease stress, make you stronger, and help you...

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Three Health Conditions Men Should Look Out For
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Three Health Conditions Men Should Look Out For

June is Men’s Health Month, a time to raise awareness of the health conditions that  affect men and promote their early detection and treatment. A...

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Should You Wear Compression Socks for Running?
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Should You Wear Compression Socks for Running?

Running is an excellent form of aerobic activity that has the added benefit of allowing you to get out into nature. If you enjoy running or are in...

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Top Medical Cannabis Myths: Debunked
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Top Medical Cannabis Myths: Debunked

Written & provided by: Medical Cannabis by ShoppersTM   Has your neighbour, friend or distant cousin commented on medical cannabis? Though wel...

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What is jet lag & how to manage the impact
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What is jet lag & how to manage the impact

Travelling around the globe, or even within your own country, is something many of us look forward to, now more than ever. Whether it is make the ...

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Start your journey to health this World Health Day
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Start your journey to health this World Health Day

April 7, 2022 is World Health Day. To celebrate, we’re looking at some of the healthy habits that can put you on the right track to wellness – and...

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How to talk about your ostomy and dealing with mixed emotions
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How to talk about your ostomy and dealing with mixed emotions

Written & provided by: Coloplast Canada   It’s not unusual to be emotionally affected or even depressed after having an ostomy. Talking to oth...

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Tips for adapting to Daylight Saving Time
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Tips for adapting to Daylight Saving Time

On March 13, 2022 the clocks will spring forward an hour in many parts of Canada. Provinces and territories that observe daylight savings include ...

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Top health monitoring products from BIOS
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Top health monitoring products from BIOS

At-home health monitoring can play a key role in helping improve and maintain your overall health and wellness. It can indicate when you might nee...

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5 at-home health monitoring product recommendations
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5 at-home health monitoring product recommendations

Blood pressure monitor Why monitor your blood pressure? It’s common to experience high blood pressure as you get older, which can lead to conditio...

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Becoming a medical cannabis patient
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Becoming a medical cannabis patient

Written & provided by: Medical Cannabis by ShoppersTM   Everything you need to know about accessing medical cannabis, from your first appoint...

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Tips for taking care of your mind this winter
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Tips for taking care of your mind this winter

Taking care of your mind is essential at any age, but as you get older, it can become even more important in order to help you reduce your risk of ...

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How working from home can impact your sleep
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How working from home can impact your sleep

Working from home or remote working has become the new normal for many Canadians. This practice has become increasingly more common over the last f...

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Should you invest in a seated elliptical machine?
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Should you invest in a seated elliptical machine?

Wondering if a seated elliptical is right for you? This quick guide will help you decide!   What is a seated elliptical? A seated elliptical is a ...

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How to stay active throughout the winter months
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How to stay active throughout the winter months

It’s sometimes said that getting older means slowing down and taking it easy, but the opposite is actually true. Staying active as you age is one o...

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Living with Incontinence
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Living with Incontinence

According to the Canadian Continence Foundation, around 10% of Canadians are living with incontinence – that’s around 3.5 million people. Several c...

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Keep moving forward.      How to maintain mobility as you age
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Keep moving forward. How to maintain mobility as you age

According to Statistics Canada, 24.1% of Canadians over 65 struggle with their mobility, which can have a knock-on effect in multiple other areas o...

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How to make new year’s resolutions (that you’ll actually keep)
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How to make new year’s resolutions (that you’ll actually keep)

As 2022 draws to a close, many of us are starting to make plans for 2023. A big part of that includes making new year’s resolutions. Nearly 30% of...

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Top Tips for Tackling Cold-Weather Aches and Pains
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Top Tips for Tackling Cold-Weather Aches and Pains

As we move into the colder fall and winter months, many of the estimated 7.63 million Canadians who live with chronic pain may notice increased st...

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Prevent falls at home with Wellwise Home Services
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Prevent falls at home with Wellwise Home Services

Did you know that falls are the most common cause of injury among older Canadians? Every year, around a third of Canadians over 65 fall at least o...

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5 Tips for Tackling Chronic Pain
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5 Tips for Tackling Chronic Pain

September is Pain Awareness Month. Nearly 8 million Canadians live with chronic pain, which can have a huge impact on a person’s mental health, ph...

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Aging in place: Keep your home and yourself safe.
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Aging in place: Keep your home and yourself safe.

Written & provided by: Spectrum Healthcare   Overwhelmingly, Canadian seniors want to age and be cared for in their own homes. Physical safet...

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What are the benefits of a scooter?
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What are the benefits of a scooter?

If you’re among the 20% of Canadians aged 65+ with a mobility problem, you may be considering a mobility scooter. If you’re not sure whether a mob...

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How to Find the Right Mobility Aid for You
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How to Find the Right Mobility Aid for You

According to Statistics Canada, 24.1% of Canadians over the age of 65 live with some form of mobility issue. Mobility issues can make you less ind...

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Tips for living with hearing loss
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Tips for living with hearing loss

According to the Canadian Hearing Society, more than 60% of Canadians over 65 experience some form of hearing loss. The most common form of age-re...

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How Caregivers Can Help Loved Ones Stay at Home Longer
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How Caregivers Can Help Loved Ones Stay at Home Longer

According to the National Home Modifications Survey, 78% of Canadians want to age in their own home. However, only 26% predict they’ll be able to ...

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How to Maintain Your Mobility Aids This Spring
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How to Maintain Your Mobility Aids This Spring

With spring now upon us, many people are looking forward to the warmer weather and the increased opportunity to get out and about. It’s therefore ...

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Two Brain Conditions to be Aware of as You Age
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Two Brain Conditions to be Aware of as You Age

As we get older, certain neurological conditions become more likely. And although they’re not an inevitable part of the aging process, it’s import...

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5 Tips for Managing Holiday Stress
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5 Tips for Managing Holiday Stress

The holidays are often a joyful time for getting together with loved ones to celebrate the season. However, for caregivers, the holidays can be a ...

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How to Get Your Home Ready for the Holiday Season
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How to Get Your Home Ready for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is often a joyful time for getting together with friends and family to celebrate. For many of us, our homes become a hive of so...

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Mental Health Care for Veterans
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Mental Health Care for Veterans

November 11 is Remembrance Day, a time for reflection and to pay tribute to those who have served in the Canadian Armed Forces. There are currentl...

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How Can Occupational Therapy Help You?
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How Can Occupational Therapy Help You?

October is Occupational Therapy Awareness Month, a time to recognize occupational therapists and raise awareness of the important work they do. Bu...

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Getting Back into Routine – Tips for Caregivers
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Getting Back into Routine – Tips for Caregivers

The move from summer into fall can be an excellent opportunity to take a step back, reassess, and reset our routines and goals for the rest of the...

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6 early signs of dementia to look out for in loved ones
Caregiver support

6 early signs of dementia to look out for in loved ones

Dementia is an umbrella term that refers to progressive cognitive decline that is severe enough to affect daily activities. Alzheimer’s disease is...

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Where to find support if you’re a caregiver
Caregiver support

Where to find support if you’re a caregiver

According to Statistics Canada, 7.8 million Canadians (about 25% of the population), care for a friend or family member. And while being a caregiv...

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How to Show Your Appreciation this Nurse Week
Caregiver support

How to Show Your Appreciation this Nurse Week

Did you know that May 6th to May 12th is National Nurse Week? Nurses play an important role in many aspects of our healthcare, however a lot of the...

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Our top product picks for 2022
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Our top product picks for 2022

To help you get started on your health and wellness journey for 2022, we’ve put together our selection of top picks from our most popular product c...

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