As we approach the fall equinox (September 22nd, when fall begins and the hours of sunlight equal the hours of darkness), many of Canada’s Indigenous communities will pause to give thanks, for the fall harvest, for the longer hours of sunlight that the summer season has provided, and to mark the passing of the sun’s annual cycle into its next phase.
With the kids heading back to school, here are some tips to help keep them safe and sound while they readjust to a new routine after the summer break.
Chips and pop are not food groups – healthy eating at school
Although healthy eating is something we should do all the time, kids may get into bad habits during summer break, when they have more freedom to choose their own snacks. Back to school is a good time to get the kids back into healthy eating habits.
Meet Brad. Brad just turned 56 and is a mid-level manager with a tech firm in Southwestern Ontario. He’s always been relatively healthy, and he believes that he has an excellent drug plan. But he does have a family history of type 2 diabetes, and he worries what the health and cost implications would be if he had to take medication on an ongoing basis.
It’s one of the worst kept secrets going:
Being active can help reduce your weight, blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol.
It can reduce your dependence on medication and lower your risk of heart attack, stroke and a number of other health issues.
Essentially, regular exercise can help you be healthier, feel better and live longer.
Maggie is a marketing manager who has worked with the same company for 12 years and has contributed greatly to its success. Lately, though, she has been calling in sick a lot more often and seems tired and not quite with it when she is at work. The VP she reports to has asked HR to set up a meeting with her.