Support a Senior

Wondering how you can support a senior? During these times its important to reach out, learn more about how you can help.

Probiotics for the prevention or treatment of chemotherapy- or radiotherapy-related diarrhoea in people with cancer.

The Evidence Summary for this article has been prepared by the Cochrane Collaboration-a highly reputable, global, independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health. You can click on ‘Cochrane Summary,’ which will open a new window on your screen and display the summary. Cochrane Summary You can view a one-page summary […]

How diet, exercise and medication play a role in your heart health

February is Heart Month, a time to increase awareness of heart-related conditions and further educate Canadians on ways to improve their overall heart health. Lifestyle factors like exercise and diet play a large role in our overall heart health, but did you know that things like the medications we take can also increase our risk […]

World Alzheimer’s Month: raising awareness and challenging the stigma

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign by Alzheimer’s Disease International to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, which accounts for an estimated 60-80% of cases. Dementia is so prevalent that chances are if you don’t already have or care for someone […]

Can exercise trim your risk for beast cancer recurrence?

The Bottom Line Breast cancer treatment can take a toll on your mental and physical health, and seriously impact your quality of life. Exercise may help improve quality of life, and emotional and physical well-being in women with breast cancer after treatment with radiation and/or chemotherapy. There is still not enough high quality research to […]

Stay Fit this Winter!

Nelson and District Community Complex  Winter leisure guide has many programs suited for seniors looking for some fun activities. Click here to access the full online Leisure Guide.

Let’s talk about prostate cancer

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. According to Prostate Cancer Canada, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian men. Approximately 1 in 7 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. The good news is that the death rate has been declining significantly in recent years due to improved […]

3 research-based benefits of yoga for healthy aging

Fitness trends come and go, but yoga has been practiced for thousands of years and shows no sign of fading away any time soon. Yoga continues to attract more and more followers every year representing all ages and physical fitness levels. What’s the attraction? Although yoga originally evolved as a spiritual practice, it has become […]

Spot the Signs of Dehydration

Dehydration is a major problem. There are researchers who suggest that we’re always in a state of dehydration and that we should sip water continuously throughout the day. However, this type of dehydration isn’t likely to cause us health problems. Real dehydration can lead to our organs shutting down. Our bodies are mainly made up […]

Combating Muscle Loss in Seniors

Combating Muscle Loss in Seniors  Submitted by Jane Sandwood, Fitness Expert Age-related muscle loss, also known as Sarcopenia, is estimated to occur in up to 45% of older adults. As we get older our bodies start to deteriorate with muscle loss being one of the biggest setbacks of the aging process. A progressive loss of muscle mass starts […]