Monday, September 24, 2018

The Future of Sun Protection: Canadian Company Develops Wearable Device To Prevent Skin Damage

While it’s a good idea to wear sun protection all year round, it’s especially important during the hot summer months when days are longer and the sun is more intense. Most of us have experienced the painful after effects of too much sun – the redness, the itching, the peeling skin. Even if you diligently applied sunscreen before you...

7 Essential Health-Themed Summer Reads Sure To Help You Live Better

Is your summer packed to the max? Slow down, find a cozy corner and read a book. Studies say that reading for just six minutes can reduce stress by 68 per cent. What’s hot and happening on the literary scene? Take a look at these titles, which have a health, aging or wellness slant. *You’re On An Airplane (Parker Posey). In...

Game Changers: 5 Fast-Forward Global Innovations

A round-up of technologies shaping the healthcare space 1. Red pill, blue pill, digital pill… It sounds like something from a sci-fi movie, but ingestible pill sensors are here and being touted for treating a wide range of conditions, as well as health and wellness monitoring. These pills contain sensors that tell caregivers when and if you’ve taken medication - ideal...

Click – Welcome To The YouAreUnltd Online Community: May 2018

Click is about community. This is your space. We invite you and your organization to share ideas, news, events, feedback, photos, social media posts and more. Email editorial@youareunltd.com or tap into our social media channels.  Let the Games Begin The Canada 55+ Games is celebrating its 20th anniversary. With a focus on promoting wellness, the Canadian Senior Games Association has more...

Smart Clothes: The Next Frontier In Healthcare

“Wearables” entered the popular lexicon only in the last decade with the proliferation of bracelet-style fitness trackers such as Fitbit, followed a little later by smartwatches from big mobile brands, including Apple and Samsung. But another generation of smart wearable technology – smart clothes – is already here and brings with it enormous potential for healthcare consumers and their caregivers. The...

Behind the Scenes at the YouAreUNLTD Magazine Photo Shoot

American Gothic is one of the most iconic paintings of the 20th century and has been parodied numerous times. However, art director Linda Rapini saw an opportunity to do things differently for our inaugural issue's cover and paint a picture of YouAreUNLTD’s target audience – modern, vibrant Canadians who want to live well and age on their own terms in...

Researchers Create “Electronic Skin” to Mimic the Real Thing

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have created electronic skin (or e-skin) that mimics the real thing. The breakthrough technology marks an exciting advancement that holds great promise for robotics, prosthetics and general healthcare. Their e-skin integrates all the major sensors of real skin, including an ability to heal and conform to the body. This could be the full...

Talking Toilets and Silver Skivvies

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the world’s premiere launchpad for the latest and greatest in technology. With over 4,000 exhibiting companies, it’s not surprising that some of the debutantes on parade raise a few eyebrows. Here are six of the strangest health and wellness products that were showcased this year: Kohler Numi Toilet A voice-activated toilet may not be at...

Looking to the Future: The New Direction of Global Healthcare

Looking into the crystal ball is not just for fortune tellers, and the predictions of many consulting companies can translate into big money. Frost & Sullivan is one such consultant, and they’ve made some bold predictions for the global healthcare industry, an area they say will grow by almost 5 percent in 2018. “Even though 2017 was a year full...

No Place Like Safe Home

Let’s Keep Moving – Safely, at Home Soon after turning 70, Marianne Buzza knew it was time to downsize. But it wasn’t about the size of the house. “I love to garden and had created a bit of a monster. We needed a smaller yard!” she says with a laugh. She and her husband, Wally, also wanted to live in the...