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Expert Tips On How to Prevent Knee Damage Leading To Arthritis

While our knees may be among the most vulnerable joints to osteoarthritis, that doesn’t mean we can’t prevent damage that leads to the highly common and debilitating condition, according to a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon Kevin D. Plancher, founder of Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. “Arthritis...

5 Essential Skin-Boosting Nutrients That Deserve To Be Part of Your Diet

We’ve heard the saying that beauty comes from the inside. And we are constantly learning how nutrition plays a role in our health and wellbeing. But more recently we are understanding more about nutrition’s role in the health of our health, the body's largest...

A Group of Older Runners On Salt Spring Island Achieve Personal Bests and Podium Finishes

Is there something in the water, or is it the idyllic island setting off the coast of B.C.? Science, perhaps? Salt Spring Island, located in the Strait of Georgia between mainland BC and Vancouver Island, is home to a group of senior athletes who call...

Can’t Focus? Easily Upset? Losing Things? Learn What An ADHD Diagnosis Means for Adults

Is your life often chaotic because you just can’t focus or stay organized? Have relationship problems because you can’t complete tasks? Forget important things or easily become upset over minor things? It’s possible you have attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which is surprisingly common in...

“Sophisticated Consumers” Shape Kobo Technology: CEO Michael Tamblyn

It’s widely assumed that young people and Millennials are the early adopters of new technology. But the conventional wisdom that they make or break new consumer tech doesn’t always hold. Sure, older adults may be sceptical about shiny new tech toys, but they’re keen...

Health Really Is Wealth: Being Active In Middle Age Is Like Money In The Bank

Saving for retirement is much like exercise: It’s better to start sooner than later to reap the rewards later in life.  “Think about your health like a bank,” says Kathleen Trotter, fitness expert and author of Finding Your Fit: A Compassionate Trainer’s Guide to Making...

Living With Pain Hits Hard Emotionally, Physically And Financially

The statistics on pain and its impact are alarming. The Canadian economy takes a substantial hit because of it – more than $7-billion annually – according to the Global Pain Index. The study conducted by GSK found that Canadians are also missing work and family...

Older Torontonians Feel Connected And Engaged With Their City, According To NIA Study

The National Institute on Ageing is excited to announce the launch of the ground-breaking new report, Toronto Social Capital Study. Conducted by the Environics Institute for the Toronto Foundation’s annual Vital Signs program, it is a first of its kind research on levels of social...

Fitness For Everyone: Try Kettlebell Training To Improve Your Strength And Mobility

As we age, being active is essential to maintain a good quality of life, physically, mentally and, yes, even spiritually. Our bodies are designed to move – to push, pull, crawl, walk, jump, squat, hinge, throw, turn, twist, stretch, kick, run, hop, roll . ....

‘Dementia-Friendly’ Digital Reading Platform Wins AGE-WELL’s Canada-Wide Competition

A new app designed to help people with later-stage dementia to continue reading has won the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge. The app currently has accessibility features such as automatic page turning. Stories touch on themes of interest to older adults, and can be personalized so...