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A pandemic holiday: 7 plan that won't get cancelled

This year has been challenging, unpredictable, and fraught with cancelled plans — from social ...
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Gender's role in mental health

By Medisys | October 20 2020 | Mental Wellness
Note: Medisys supported by TELUS Health respects and welcomes all genders to its clinics across ...
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Resilience: Bend, don't break

It might be helpful to approach the stress of 2020 by acting like rubber. When pressure is applied ...
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Workplace suicide prevention

By Medisys | September 01 2020 | Mental Wellness
September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day, and while it’s not often talked about – especially ...
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Back to school? 5 ways to support kids' mental health

Most of us can remember that “back to school” feeling. For some children, it’s a time full of ...
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5 summer self-love strategies

By Medisys | June 22 2020 | Mental Wellness
Every Canadian can benefit from more self-love right now. Here are five realistic strategies to ...
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Why you should take your vacation days this summer

When the eight-hour workday was established in the late 1800s, it was designed to organize workers’ ...
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Take Time to “Zoom-Out” to Support your Physical & Mental Health!

By now, we all recognize the phrases “flattening the curve”, “physical distancing” and “video ...
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Keeping your cool during this phase of COVID-19

As we move into a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, where many of us are going back to work or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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5 strategies to cope with a cancer diagnosis

Current statistics estimate that about 1 in 2 Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime. A ...
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4 Tips to help you achieve your personal goals

I told myself, “I’m beautiful, I’m a good person, and I can do it,” for the tenth time this ...
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4 Ways to love your body in 2020

By Medisys | January 06 2020 | Mental Wellness
We’re only days into January but odds are your social media feeds are already flooded with messages ...
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5 ways to keep your New Years' Resolutions

By Andrea Stokes | December 17 2019 | Mental Wellness
The start of a new year is a great time to think about the changes you’d like to make to improve ...
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How to keep the peace this holiday season

By Medisys | December 03 2019 | Mental Wellness
As a child, the holidays are magical — the lights, the songs, the warmth of your family around you. ...
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6 Tips for managing holiday loneliness

By Medisys | December 03 2019 | Mental Wellness
The holiday season is often synonymous with spending extra time with friends, family and coworkers ...
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13 why sparks important conversations

By Tasha Chorneyko | October 02 2019 | Mental Wellness
Move over, Romeo and Juliet. The Netflix blockbuster13 Reasons Why, is popularizing a youth suicide ...
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Achieving healthy self-esteem

By Medisys | September 25 2019 | Mental Wellness
In a culture obsessed with brands, aesthetics, image and general perfection, it’s becoming ...
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7 tips for achieving a healthy work-life balance

We all play a variety of roles in life, which is probably a good thing. A growing body of research ...
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Workplace Wellness in 5 Easy Steps

Let’s face it – we spend a LOT of time at work.  In fact, the average person ends up spending about ...
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10 behaviours that should raise red flags

Mental illness affects people of all ages, cultures, races, income levels, and educational ...
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Sad? You may suffer from seasonal affective disorder

Do the fall and winter months get you down? Do you feel sluggish, sad, irritable, unmotivated or ...
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Stop Multitasking at Get More Done

By Medisys | September 22 2019 | Mental Wellness, News
Do you ever find yourself wondering where the day went, feeling like you didn’t actually get ...
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Mental Health in the Workplace: Fighting Stigma

By Medisys | September 09 2019 | Mental Wellness, News
One in five Canadians will face a mental health issue during their lifetime — an issue touching ...
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How to Boost Employee Wellness Benefits and HR with IT Solutions

Last May, the unemployment rate in Canada was down to 5.4% – the lowest in nearly half a decade. ...
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Addiction: Early Warning Signs of Addictive Behaviours

In any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians experience either a mental health illness or an addiction. How ...
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If you want to take charge of your future, consider these 5 things

Don't underestimate the power of putting your goals on paper! Are you a planner? Most of us are ...
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Self-esteem at work: does gender play a role?

Self-esteem plays a significant role in how men and women may view themselves in the workplace, and ...
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The Real ROI of Employee Wellness Programs

By Medisys | January 09 2019 | Mental Wellness, News
Are your wellness programs optimized? According to research, probably not.  The popularity of ...
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9 Tips for Healthier, Happier Holidays

With the holidays fast approaching, our social calendars begin to become filled with parties, ...
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The health benefits of gratitude

By Andrea Stokes | October 29 2018 | Mental Wellness
Taking a moment to acknowledge what we have to be grateful for is a simple task and one that offers ...
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Cannabis Legalization: What Employers Need to Know

By Dr. Farrell Cahill | October 17 2018 | Mental Wellness, News
With the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada now upon us, employers are getting ...
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Why Companies with Healthier Employees Outperform their Peers

By Medisys | September 25 2018 | Mental Wellness, News
Canadian companies are increasingly investing in the health and well being of their workforce.  In ...
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Spending most of your waking hours in front of screens? You may need a Digital Detox!

Do you find yourself constantly reaching for your phone, checking emails outside of work hours, and ...
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Men’s Sexual Health – What is Considered Normal?

By Medisys | August 31 2018 | Men's Health, Mental Wellness, News
An interview with Dr. Nathan Thakur, Medisys Health Group.  
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Tri Fit Employee Wellness Programs - When It's All Fun and Games!

Veoneer Canada is a pioneer in promoting the health and well being of their employees. Supported by ...
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Stop Texting. Start Living.

By Andrea Stokes | July 12 2018 | Mental Wellness
Do you find yourself constantly reaching for your phone, checking emails outside of work hours, and ...
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Why am I so tired?

By Medisys | June 30 2018 | Mental Wellness
Do you have trouble getting going every morning, feel totally drained by mid afternoon, and want to ...
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Four things standing between you and a better life

It's hard to argue that our health is one of our most precious assets.  Unfortunately, good health ...
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Not sleeping well? Try yoga

In our fast-paced culture, it’s no surprise that so many Canadians experience chronic stress and ...
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Your pathway to a better night’s sleep: Treatment options for insomnia

Most adults will experience an episode of poor sleep at some point in life, which is often ...
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Why learning a new skill in adulthood builds "cognitive reserve" to protect against dementia

By Medisys | February 02 2018 | Brain Health, Mental Wellness
To optimize your memory and thinking skills as you age, it’s important to exercise both your body ...
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How much alcohol is too much? A lot less than you may think.

How much alcohol is too much? According to a new study published in the Lancet, any amount of ...
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Later bedtimes in children linked to learning difficulties, ADHD, and lower grades

By Medisys | November 30 2017 | Mental Wellness, News, Physical Health
Canada is one of the most sleep deprived countries in the world, with 30% of us  sleeping less than ...
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Feeling Moody? Try Drinking More Water.

Why is water so important, how much exactly do we need to drink, and what happens to our bodies if ...
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Turn it off: why blue light has a dark side

By Medisys | November 16 2017 | Brain Health, Mental Wellness, News
Canada is one of the most sleep deprived countries on the planet, with 30% of us getting less than ...
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Up to 40% of adults over the age of 65 will experience some degree of cognitive loss

By Medisys | January 18 2017 | Brain Health, Mental Wellness
The prevalence of dementia and cognitive failure is rising at alarming rates around the globe. Over ...
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Why you need to get more sleep

By Medisys | December 23 2014 | Mental Wellness, Physical Health
If you are like many Canadians, you’re getting less than six hours of sleep per night. The ...
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