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Different Ways Of Handling Stress Men tend to deal with stress differently than women. Women tend to share, while men tend to bottle the stress up inside of them. It eats away at them causing high blood pressure, gastrointestinal issues, sleep issues and a loss of perspective. According to the Centers for Disease Control, men die at higher rates than women from the top 10 causes of death, with stress being one of them. A lot of us suffer from what I call ‘terminal seriousness’ from the stress created in our workplaces and personal lives. Terminal seriousness can hamper communication, problem solving and teamwork. Taking some “playtime” can help relieve this stress from building. When we take a...Read More
National Headache Awareness Week There are all kinds of headaches. Some are sharp and painful. Others are a long, slow ache from somewhere deep inside. Chronic headache sufferers know that headaches can interfere with work, social activities and even completing the simplest task such as getting dressed. Learn relaxation techniques such as pressure point, deep breathing, visualization and muscle relaxation Beverly Beuermann-King Click to tweet What can you do: Learn what triggers your headaches – conflict, noise, food, wine, odours. Keep a headache journal to give you some clues as to the triggers Let go of anger and lower your stress Get plenty of sleep Eat a balanced diet Get outside Exercise Learn relaxation techniques such...Read More
Are you protected from the sun under an umbrella? Protected from the sun on a cloudy day? Do you think you’re protected from the sun under the water? Does a baseball cap protect you from the sun? Are you protected from the sun if you go to a tanning salon first? Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer since it’s more likely to spread to other parts of the body. It is increasing in both men and women and is the second most common cancer for Ontarians between the ages of 15 and 34. In 2007, it’s estimated that 900 people will die from melanoma in Canada. Non-melanoma skin cancer, a less deadly type...Read More