Each year, catching the flu seems almost inevitable during the cold winter months. As you may already know, influenza (a.k.a the flu) is a viral respiratory infection that is passed from one person to another. Accordingly, practising good health habits like covering your mouth when you cough and washing your hands frequently can go […]
Canada can be a marvelous place to spend your winter! It offers its residents and visitors beautiful scenery, family-friendly festivals and events, opportunities for sports and leisure activities, and so much more – even throughout the winter. However, if you aren’t well prepared, a cold climate can be hazardous to your health. Here are […]
It’s not always easy to determine if you have a cold or the flu, but knowing the difference can help you determine the best course of treatment for your symptoms. Both influenza and the common cold are viral respiratory infections (they affect the nose, throat, and lungs). Viruses can be passed from one person to […]
It’s that time of year again: cold and flu season. Sometimes, no matter how healthy your lifestyle, bad bugs happen to good people. Even members of the Joyous Health team get the sniffles sometimes! While the best offence really always is a good defence, if all your best-laid plans to avoid getting sick end up […]
Is your throat dry, tickly or scratchy? You know how it starts: a mild sore throat, followed by difficulty talking or swallowing. You might even end up losing your voice. Does any of this sound familiar? While a sore throat is an inconvenience for most in their everyday lives, it can be particularly […]
While a cough may be unpleasant and annoying for most in their daily lives, its function is rather important as it constitutes one of the body’s defense mechanisms by protecting the lungs from particles that have been inhaled. Coughs normally occur when the airways are irritated in order to clear them of foreign material. […]
Much to our chagrin, the cooler temperatures seem to bring with them an onset of the common cold. However, did you know that colds are not due to the change in temperature but rather a virus? Most of the colds that occur in the spring and the fall are due in particular to rhinoviruses. […]
As the weather cools and the leaves fall, enjoy some time outdoors with your family. Health Canada recommends that children participate in at least 60 minutes of daily physical activity and the fall months are a perfect time to explore what your local community has to offer. Here are a few suggestions to get you started: […]
TIPS FOR A STRESS-FREE AND HEALTHY BACK-TO-SCHOOL SEASON ! As summer comes to an end and the kids head back to school, families sometimes struggle to keep everyone healthy and their stress level low. So here are a few tips to help you and your family stay germ and stress-free this school year! A back-to-school […]
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