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Bodyweight Exercise Guide - Free Download

By Medisys | June 04 2020 | Challenges & Guides
Prioritizing your health is essential in living a happy, healthy life. There are many ways to do ...
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Video: How to cut an onion like a pro

Onions add flavour (not calories) to any dish. Melanie Yelland, Registered Dietitian, Medisys ...
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10-Day Stretch for Success Challenge - Sign up for Free Today

By Medisys | May 29 2020 | Challenges & Guides
For most of us, staying at home for more than a month due to COVID-19 has made our lifestyles more ...
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The Basics to an Effective Workout

By Medisys | May 22 2020 | Physical Health
Once you commit to working out, knowing the basic principles are crucial to an effective workout. ...
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How to make the most out of virtual medical visits

Studies show that virtual medical visits can address a wide range of medical concerns just as ...
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Your virtual birthday party guide

For kids and adults alike, not being able to have a birthday party during quarantine can feel like ...
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Self-care apps to refresh your #StayHome routine

If your weekly screen time report has been on the rise in recent weeks, try not to beat yourself up ...
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5 travel-free adventures to plan this summer

From jobs to routines, we have all experienced losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. But there’s one ...
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Summer Thrive Guide: COVID-19 Edition

After the coldest spring in 25 years for many Canadians, summer has unofficially begun! As we ...
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The Employer’s Guide to Planning for Return to Work (RTW)

As provinces announce phased approaches to reopening their economies following COVID-19 shutdowns, ...
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Meet our Nursing Heroes

By Medisys | May 11 2020 | News, Meet Our Experts
It’s National Nurses Week, and while nurses have always been healthcare heroes — they deserve our ...
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Navigating intimacy during the COVID-19 pandemic

With the emphasis on physical distancing these days, we are adapting to new ways of working, ...
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Your homemade face mask guide

Are you confused about whether or not you need to wear a mask when you leave your house? We hear ...
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How to identify (and keep!) the positive shifts you've made

Saying this pandemic has been full of challenges is like saying the desert is dry. But for many of ...
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How to heal your dry hands

For weeks, medical experts and governments have reminded us that washing our hands frequently is ...
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5 steps to smarter online shopping

If you weren’t an online shopper before the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdowns across ...
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Special issue: Thinking ahead to our new normal

Provincial governments have recently announced frameworks for gradually reopening communities and ...
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Digital Programming and Resources

As we continue to practice physical distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Medisys and ...
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Meet Doug Williams, Registered Practical Nurse, Medisys Ottawa

By Medisys | May 07 2020 | Meet Our Experts
Coming from a background in health sciences from the University of Western Ontario, and with more ...
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#StayHome Virtual Yoga Series

Medisys supported by TELUS Health is excited to offer limited time only,  complimentary yoga ...
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Celebrate with refined-sugar free watermelon birthday "cake"

By Medisys | April 30 2020 | Nutrition & Recipes
Celebrate your next special occasion with the Medisys free-of-refined-sugar watermelon birthday ...
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Special issue: Avoiding work from home burnout during COVID-19

Even for those of us who welcomed the opportunity to work from home during the COVID-19 outbreak, ...
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Q&A with Jonathan Lohé Chung, Kinesiologist

Jonathan Lohé Chung is a medical coordinator for Medisys Health Group, working with the team of ...
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4 Self-massage techniques

By Medisys | April 27 2020 | Physical Health
If massage therapy, acupuncture or chiropractic care was part of your self-care routine before the ...
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The perfect #WFH lunch guide

If lunchtime during the COVID-19 pandemic has morphed into a steady stream of snacks consumed ...
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How to mitigate digital eye strain

We are in the midst of what is essentially a government-advised screen-time binge. From work and ...
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4 Easy make-ahead power snacks

By Medisys | April 27 2020 | Nutrition & Recipes
A Sunday well-spent brings a week of content — or some delicious work-from-home snacks! Carve out ...
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Educational video: Mindful eating

Do you find yourself “dashboard dining” or eating “al desko”?   These unhealthy eating practices ...
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Meet Dr. Jacqueline Jenkins, Family physician, Medisys Calgary

By Medisys | April 24 2020 | Meet Our Experts
Dr. Jacqueline Jenkins graduated from Bishop's University with Honors in Biology and Neuroscience. ...
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Webinar recording: Healthy living during Covid-19

By Medisys | April 24 2020 | COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Everyone’s daily routine has changed dramatically over the last few weeks as we stay home and ...
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Educational video: Power of positive

By Medisys | April 23 2020 | Educational videos
Certain personal attributes such as optimism and emotional vitality can manage or help people avoid ...
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Educational video: The 6 lifesaver skills for increased resilience

By Medisys | April 23 2020 | Educational videos
Did you know that 58% of Canadians report overload associated with their many obligations in life?
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Educational video: Sleep sense

By Medisys | April 23 2020 | Educational videos
Did you know that 1 in 3 Canadians are sleep deprived and fatigue contributes to $27 billion in ...
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Educational video: Sit like a pro

By Medisys | April 23 2020 | Educational videos
Whether we're working at home or in the office, most of us spend the majority of our day sitting in ...
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Special issue: Covid-19 Mental health pulse check

Whether you’re up all night worrying or making strides toward a new normal, it’s important to take ...
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7 strategies for treating insomnia

We know that along with good nutrition, exercise and emotional connection, quality sleep is vital ...
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Recipe: Blood-sugar balancing chocolate bark

Balancing our blood sugar plays an important role in keeping our mood stabilized. Blood sugar ...
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How to optimize your mental health through food

By the age of 40, half of us will experience a mental illness like depression or anxiety. We know ...
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Q&A with Dr. Lyndall Schumann, Clinical Psychologist, Union Health

Dr. Lyndall Schumann is a registered clinical psychologist who supports children, adolescents, and ...
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#StayHome Recipe Guide - Free download

Medisys’ Registered Dietitians across Canada developed this recipe guide to help you thrive in the ...
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Yoga: health benefits beyond the mat

Yoga has been practiced for more than 5,000 years and continues to gain in popularity, thanks to ...
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Special issue: #Stayhome and flourish

Week five of physical distancing has just begun for many of us, and while it might be getting ...
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Self-compassion is vital: here’s how to practice it

Our current reality can be overwhelming and trigger a variety of emotions including fear, anxiety ...
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Q&A with Dr. Le, family physician at Medisys

Dr. Hoa Phong Le is one of Medisys’ Montreal-based family physicians who — like many Canadians — ...
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3 ways to curb anxiety at home

There’s no way around it — for the time being, we’re going to be spending more time in and around ...
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4 crowd-pleasing freezer recipes

Freezer food often brings thoughts of frozen peas and your mother’s tried and true casserole. But ...
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Special issue: Navigating our new reality

During life before COVID-19, experts estimate we received 34 GB of new information daily (that’s ...
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The Ultimate Freezer Guide (How to make your grocery shop last)

The frozen food aisles of many grocery stores are sparse as retailers struggle to keep up with ...
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4 ways to support employees during COVID-19

By Medisys | April 02 2020 | COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Canadian employers are being forced to make hard decisions every day as they work to keep their ...
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6 COVID-19 myths busted

By Medisys | April 02 2020 | COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
As Canadians continue to navigate news from a variety of sources and learn more about the COVID-19 ...
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How to maintain physical distancing during good weather

By Medisys | April 01 2020 | COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Spring is here and the sun has been making an appearance more and more – a refreshing change when ...
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Your COVID-19 cheat sheet

By Medisys | March 31 2020 | COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
From “R0” to “contact tracing”, this pandemic has introduced a new lexicon of words, leaving many a ...
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Special issue: How to thrive and stay healthy during COVID-19

The​ COVID-19 pandemic may be the defining global health crisis of our time​, but we're here to ...
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Webinar recording: The employer's guide to COVID-19

By Medisys | March 30 2020 | COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
There are many uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, including its impact on your organization. As ...
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COVID-19: Questions and answers for employers

By Medisys | March 30 2020 | COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
What should we do if an employee tests positive for COVID-19? If an employee is suspected to have ...
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Pandemic meal planning: 4 wholesome pantry recipes

Are you short on fresh produce? Unable to grocery shop? Trying to make use of the pantry and ...
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How to work effectively from home

Those who are new to working from home may be finding it difficult to concentrate, stay motivated, ...
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Recipe: no-bake energy bites

By Medisys | March 25 2020 | Nutrition & Recipes
Makes about 20-25 bites.
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Pandemic grocery shopping 101

In a matter of weeks or even days, we’ve all had to drastically adjust our lives. While these ...
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7 Ways to keep your health on track during the pandemic

Whether you’ve been prioritizing your health for a while, or you were trying to integrate some new ...
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