Category: Health & Wellness

Conquer gardening pain

The long, sunny days of summer are returning, and that means it’s time to dust off those gardening tools. But if you experience long-lasting body pain, yard work might be easier said than done....

Working through chronic disease

At 50 years of age, Blake Bell was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. At first he reacted like many — experiencing denial and withdrawal. He also suffered from depression, a common symptom of the degenerative...

Springtime salads that eat like a meal

There’s no time like springtime to fill up on farm-fresh greens and crisp vegetables. Take advantage of nature’s peak season by eating easy dinner salads all week. Add protein. Protein transforms a boring side...

Seniors: Keep on smiling

Losing your teeth is not a normal part of aging. Thanks to healthier lifestyles, advances in oral and medical care, and a growing awareness of the importance of dental hygiene, seniors can expect to...

Enjoy your friends, live longer

When Victor Wasaba retired five years ago, he didn’t want to spend his golden years sitting on the couch watching TV. The 71-year-old Winnipegger wanted to use his time away from work to be...

The danger of flu and shingles

Seniors must learn to protect themselves By Joel Wittnebel/Active Senior’s Digest As the winter months roll in, there may be something more than just the cold lurking around the corner. Flu season has officially...

Seniors now eligible for shingles protection

Ontario seniors will now be protected against a potentially dangerous disease. Each year, more than 42,000 people in the province develop shingles, a painful infection caused by the reactivated varicella zoster virus, the same...