Important, preventative health screenings

Making time to get screened is a healthy habit, like all your other ones—eating well, moving your body, and being mindful! Below, check out these essential health screenings—it's not an exhaustive list, but it’s a start! Different countries have different age and frequency recommendations for these screenings, and every individual is different, so it’s important to talk to your health... Read More

Flu Season 101

Flu stats: 5% to 20%— Percentage of people in North America who get the flu each year. Person to person—People with the flu can spread it to others up to about 6 feet away. Most experts think that flu viruses spread mainly by the droplets made when people with the flu cough, sneeze or talk. 1 to 4 days —Typical time... Read More

Gut health and your microbiome

You’ve got a microbiome! And this ever-changing system inside of you can greatly influence your health and happiness. Most of us have heard the term “gut health” recently because there’s a lot of research about it. Here, we’re answering a few questions to help you understand the basics of gut health—because inside your digestive tract (or “gut”) is your very... Read More

Fall Family Fitness

Get outdoors and have some active, family fun! With the school routine back in full swing and the weather changing, it’s still a great time to head outdoors with your family for some physical activity! Research shows that along with improving overall health, getting outside for some physical activity with your family can improve your child’s success in the classroom.... Read More

Suicide—factors and prevention

Suicide is a global health crisis. According to the World Health Organization, 800,000 people die due to suicide every year. It’s the 10th leading cause of death in the United States—and 2nd amongst 10-34 year olds. It’s the 9th leading cause of death in Canada—2nd among those aged 15-34. There’s no one single cause that can explain it or predict... Read More

Functional fitness

Functional fitness is for everyone—and it might be for you if you’re looking for a program that helps train your body to do everyday activities efficiently and safely. Most of us exercise as a means to stay healthy, maintain our ability to move without pain/restriction, and try to delay the effects of aging. While some people are exercise enthusiasts who... Read More

Fitness trackers

With the landscape of technology evolving every day, it’s no surprise how much it’s been incorporated into every aspect of our lives. Got health goals?  With fitness trackers, you can store, track and analyze data related to your activity patterns. The benefit of seeing data and activity trends can be highly motivating—and can help you attach some rewards to those NSVs... Read More

Dealing with Grief and Loss—A Personal Journey

Death is a topic most of us tend to avoid—until we’re faced with times when we don’t have a choice. One of the people on our Carebook team shared some personal thoughts around the death of her father. “Accompanying my father in his fight with cancer was a very difficult and beautiful privilege. That time served to bring us closer... Read More

Caregivers—a powerful force!

The population is changing and people need more care.   Caregiver: "A person who provides direct care." MW Dictionary "Caregivers"—a general term used to describe people who take care of others, including children. But the term caregiver is changing a bit with our aging population as more and more people are “sandwiched” between generations who need care—not just children, but... Read More