Gardening offers many physical and mental benefits. It can help reduce stress, improve mental health and when done safely, provide a good source of physical activity to help build stronger bones and muscles.
While springtime means flowers and blooming trees, it also means that allergy season is looming and that means that billions of tiny pollen will be triggering allergy symptoms in millions of people. And, let’s face it, these symptoms can make you irritable and affect your quality of life by disrupting your sleep and your ability to be productive at home and work.
Celebrated on April 22, Earth Day is the largest environmental event in the world. Every year more than six million Canadians raise awareness and participate in activities that acknowledge and support Earth Day. From school-aged children to large businesses and corporations, we are continuously taking steps to combat global warming, reduce waste and minimize our carbon footprint to improve the environment.
We hope you’ll join us in support of World Health Day on April 7, an annual celebration of health awareness sponsored since 1950 by the World Health Organization (WHO).
This year, the focus of World Health Day is diabetes awareness, so let’s start with a few need-to-know facts:
Poisoning is one of a parent’s worst fears, and those fears are well founded – about half of poisonings happen to children under six.
Among Canadians of all ages, poisoning is the fourth-leading cause of injury deaths and the fifth-leading cause of hospitalizations.