Tag Archives: health

Small Talk – better for your health than Vitamin C?!

A few weeks ago a good friend of mine mentioned she’d heard a radio piece that revealed a surprising fact: small talk is good for you. [She also mentioned that she thought it’d be a good topic for a blog … Continue reading

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Vitamin F: there are vitamins and then there are vitamins

This piece has been circulating on the Internet since at least 2011 (I came to realize this when googling for the original source). The source remains unknown, and the contents change a bit with the state of the world, but … Continue reading

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Embracing those 20 bonus years? How about 50 bonus years?!

Pretty well exactly a year ago (seems like a lifetime ago), I wrote a blog post called “Embracing those twenty bonus years“.  I’ve borrowed the same cartoon for this post because its message seems to say it all; at some … Continue reading

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Kindness is key to health and happiness, and it’s free!

Today is Thanksgiving in the U.S. and, just as with Thanksgiving in Canada (which is a little earlier, when travel is more predictable), it’s a time for many people to consider all that they have to be thankful for and … Continue reading

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Planning for retirement isn’t just about having enough money

I don’t mean to start this blog post off with a downer, but its impetus is in some way due to the sudden death of a friend of ours this past weekend. Along with shock and sorrow, the news got … Continue reading

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Opportunities reserved for the (gently, gradually) aging – choose your favourite!

Unless you’ve never ever read anything about maintaining continued good health as you age, you are well aware that remaining physically fit is an important part of the formula. Obviously, the definition of physical fitness varies from person to person, … Continue reading

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Life lesson from systems theory: stress and trade-off curves

Newspapers, magazines, and blogs these days are filled with articles about the staggering amount of stress we have introduced into our lives.  It’s everywhere.  In fact, people have been concerned about how to manage stress in their lives for the past … Continue reading

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Self-diagnosis and the Internet: good idea or bad idea?

I know I’m not the only one who turns to the Internet when I have an unfamiliar ache or pain, in my case usually as a result of less-than-perfect running form and stubbornness.  I can’t remember what I used to do … Continue reading

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