When Asthma Appears Later In Life, You Can Breathe Easier When It Is Managed Well

Chris Haromy has lived with asthma since childhood. He is also a registered respiratory therapist and certified respiratory educator with The Lung Association – Ontario. “I’ve learned to stay on top of my asthma, constantly monitoring my health, taking all of my medication as prescribed, and living a healthy lifestyle.” When he’s not in the office, he is often...

Study Shows Deficiencies In B Vitamins Linked to Poor Long-Term Health

Add this new study from Ireland to a growing pile of evidence that confirms that older adults are not getting enough vitamin B12 and folate (also known as vitamin B9). These important nutrients are essential to brain health, nerve function, and the production of red blood cells and DNA synthesis. Folate is essential for health blood vessels and heart....

Sex Is Not Just For The Young: Adults 60+ Can Keep The Sizzle Alive

While certain health conditions can affect the libido and sexual capacity, many people still want and need intimacy, or have sexual desires, as they grow older. However, there seem to be taboos and preconceived ideas about the sexuality of older adults. What the research tells us Sexuality is defined by the World Health Organization as encompassing sex, gender identities and roles,...

Being Connected, Building Intimacy And Sex Leads To Better Health And A Sense of Belonging

Healthy aging is not only about our physical health, but also our emotional and social wellbeing. Interestingly, sometimes it all overlaps and our physical, social and emotional wellbeing depend on each other: An important part of healthy aging, we call this “social connectedness.” Are we participating in our community with lots of friends and interests? Do we share with our partners...

Why Women’s Chronic Pain Is Not Taken Seriously, Plus 5 Ways To Manage It

Chronic pain can impact everything from your mood, to your sleep to your social life. “The first things we lose are fun activities and leisure and we end up only doing what we have to do,” says Sarah Sheffe, an occupational therapist at the Toronto Academic Pain Medicine Institute. One in five Canadians experience chronic pain and the majority of...

Green Exercise Elevates Your Workout, Researchers Find

Christine Andersson calls it her Isaac Newton moment – you know, the guy who allegedly discovered the law of gravity while sitting under a tree. “Except in my case, it was more of a self-discovery, but I really was sitting under a tree.” Upon taking early retirement, the 55-year-old lost one of the best perks of her former job as...

Better Sex For Women Is Within Reach, Thanks To A New Treatment Using Radiofrequency

For women struggling with vaginal issues in their postmenopausal phase, a touch of radiofrequency (RF) energy may be all that’s needed – and just what the doctor ordered. Considered a “trendy catch-all” term by some health professionals, “vaginal rejuvenation” refers to a host of female health issues, ranging from vulvovaginal problems to vaginal laxity, sexual dysfunction, prolapse (collapse of the...

‘He-Sheds’ Across Canada Help Older Men Build a Sense Of Community

What if instead of potting soil and lawn mowers you filled a shed with hot coffee, cribbage boards and friends? That’s the idea behind Men’s Sheds, a non-profit program that brings men together to enjoy activities, socialize and forge bonds with their communities. The concept, which started in Australia, was brought to Canada by Doug Mackie, a retired financial...

How Well Do YouAreUNLTD Readers Understand Osteoporosis? Our Poll Results Reveal All

The results are in! How well do YouAreUNTLD readers understand osteoporosis? Our poll reveals all…. The theme of our current series on osteoporosis is break myths, not bones. Through our stories and expert input, we’ve showcased the facts in hopes of putting an end to common misconceptions. We also gave YouAreUNLTD readers to chime in by asking a couple key...

Before You Take Off On To A Sun Destination This Winter, Consider New Treatments for Varicose Veins

Thinking about a winter getaway to a sun destination? For many women, that means not only shorts, sun dresses, swimsuits and breaking out the razors, but exposing those varicose veins. Although more than 20 per cent of adult Canadians have them (women are four to five times more likely than men), they are truly spoilers when it comes to slipping...