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Fall Back “Fall back” will have an incredible impact for thousands that are plagued by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) come Daylight Savings Time in October. Reportedly 65% of the Canadian population, notice a difference in their level of mood and energy in the fall and winter compared to the sunny days of summer. Further research in Ontario suggests that between 2% and 5% of the general population may have SAD and another 15% have a less severe experience described as the “winter blues”. Seasonal Affective Disorder The shortening days of late autumn can be the beginning of a type of clinical Depression called “Seasonal Affective Disorder”, or SAD. It is usually characterized by feelings of sadness, anxiety, and lethargy caused...Read More
Flu Prevention: Protect Yourself And Your Family From Sickness The children have been back to school now for a couple of months and we are starting to see the rise of colds and other ailments both in our children and in our workplaces. Though these are not usually cases of influenza, it is a reminder that the true flu season is just around the corner and we need to protect our families and our co-workers. The flu (influenza) is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs caused by the influenza virus. The real influenza virus doesn’t generally affect the stomach. In most people, the flu is uncomfortable, tiring, and can keep you bedridden for many days. The flu can...Read More
] Massage and Health There is nothing more relaxing than having a skilled massage therapist work out the tension from overly taunt neck and shoulder muscles. But How Is Massage An Important Component To Mental Health? Stress causes the blood vessels to constrict and reduce circulation. Muscles become tense. This decreased circulation to our brain hinders our ability to focus, problem-solve and be productive. When our muscles are tense, and our circulation decrease, our mental health may be at risk. Massage can increase circulation by manually applying pressure and movement. It stimulates nerve receptors causing the blood vessels to dilate, it increases oxygen capacity, loosens muscles, and increases body’s secretions. All of this is great for promoting the body’s relaxation...Read More
What Is Depression Screening? Before screening for depression, we need to understand what Depression is. Depression is a biochemical disorder that causes changes in a person’s mood, behaviour, and feelings. Symptoms include: sadness fatigue sleep and appetite disturbances difficulty concentrating feelings of hopelessness restlessness or decreased activity loss of interest in usual activities aches and pains with no other medical cause thoughts of death or suicide We all have experienced some of these symptoms at one point or another, but, it may be considered the illness of Depression when the symptoms last for more than a couple of weeks, and they start to interfere with your home or work life. Depression Screening evaluates these symptoms and how much these symptoms...Read More