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Irritable Bowel Syndrome 101

Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is the most common disorder of the gastrointestinal tract. ...
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Boost your digestive health through exercise

We all know that regular exercise is good for our overall health, but did you know that exercise ...
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Simple steps to preventing diabetes

About 3.0 million Canadians are living with diagnosed diabetes and an additional 1.5 million have ...
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How mental health affects digestion

Have you ever felt butterflies in your stomach when you’re nervous? How about “going with your gut” ...
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The flu vaccine: myths and facts

By Medisys | October 01 2019 | News, Physical Health
Every year in Canada, the flu leads to upwards of 12,000 hospitalizations and about 3,500 deaths. ...
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HPV: not just a female issue

A whopping four out of five Canadians will get HPV (human papillomavirus) at some point in their ...
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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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5 tips for preventing the spread of influenza in the workplace

By Medisys | September 04 2019 | News, Physical Health
Millions of Canadians are impacted by the flu. Thousands die annually from flu complications. For ...
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How to stay energized at work, all day, everyday

After weeks of sunny days having fun outdoors and relaxing with friends and family, the summer ...
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Making Time for Your Health

One of the biggest obstacles to improving health and wellness is a lack of time.  Exercising ...
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Yoga: health benefits beyond the mat

Yoga has been practiced for over 5,000 years and continues to gain in popularity today. The mass ...
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Measles: your questions answered

Canada achieved measles elimination in 1998, yet thus far in 2019 a whopping seventy cases of ...
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The Outdoor Exercise Guide

Summer is here – but it won’t last long! Make the most of the warm weather and longer days by ...
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Cancer prevention: Reduce your risks!

When people hear the words ‘cancer prevention’, they don’t often think of their employer. But ...
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Fighting Seasonal Allergies

By Medisys | May 31 2019 | News, Physical Health
The arrival of beautiful weather signals trees to begin pollinating in earnest. This process causes ...
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The Benefits of Interval Training

By Medisys | May 21 2019 | Physical Health
For many people, cardiovascular training can seem like a daunting task.  Now is the time to get ...
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How Virtual Care is Reshaping the Future of Canadian Benefits Programs

  In today’s competitive talent pool, understanding employees’ motivations and expectations is ...
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Time Saving Workouts

Health is one of our most precious assets, and one of the areas where many of us vow to make ...
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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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Refined sugar and highly processed foods can lead to "food addiction" and compulsive overeating

Accumulating evidence has documented neurobiological and behavioural similarities between ...
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High Fat Diet vs. High Sugar Diet: Which is More Likely to Cause Fatty Liver Disease?

By Alissa Vieth | August 29 2018 | Physical Health
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is the initial, reversible stage of liver disease and is ...
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Nutrition to Enhance Sports Performance

It’s no secret that physical activity has many positive effects on individual health, and that it ...
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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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Is Swimming The Ultimate Exercise?

By Medisys | July 07 2018 | Physical Health
Looking for an activity that is easy on your joints but packs a punch when it comes to boosting ...
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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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Employee Wellness Program Success Story - CAA Club Group

Since CAA Club Group launched their Tri Fit employee wellness program in August 2014, the company ...
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Smokers cost their employers thousands of dollars in lost productivity and absenteeism

According to the Conference Board of Canada smokers cost their employers, on average, nearly $4,000 ...
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5 Products That Make Health Easy

By Medisys | April 27 2018 | News, Physical Health
Want to make the most of your time? These are our favourite gadgets that make health and wellness ...
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What you should and shouldn't eat before your workout

While most runners will worry about what to eat before, during and after training or competition, ...
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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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Foods that help fight sun damage

Most of us are familiar with the guidelines for sensible enjoyment of sunny weather - eg. no ...
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Is your house putting you at risk of lung cancer?

By Medisys | April 06 2018 | News, Physical Health
True or false: If you don’t smoke, you’re not at risk of developing lung cancer. 
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Apps and Gadgets: Top Picks for Weight Loss Tools

By Medisys | March 16 2018 | Physical Health
Keeping track of what you eat, how well you sleep, how you feel, how much water you drink, or how ...
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Trouble conceiving? It's possible that one or both of you may be consuming too much alcohol.

By Medisys | March 15 2018 | News, Physical Health
In a report released by the World Health Organization, it was found that Canadians aged 15 and ...
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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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Fitness for the frequent business traveler

By Andrea Stokes | February 07 2018 | News, Physical Health
In many Canadian companies, a huge amount of stress and responsibility rests on the shoulders of ...
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Are high-protein diets safe?

There is a lot of hype surrounding high-protein diets in the media, within fitness communities, and ...
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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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Supplies of the new shingles vaccine (Shingrix) can not meet increasing demand

An interview with Dr. Jay Keystone, Travel Health Director at the Medisys Preventive Health Clinic ...
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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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Men die up to 10 years younger than women, why?

By Medisys | November 16 2017 | Men's Health, Physical Health
Across the world, men die six to ten years younger than women, for reasons that are largely ...
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Guess how much money your company is losing to persistent diarrhea?

By Jessica Tong, RD | September 08 2017 | Physical Health
Let’s get down to business. About 15-30% of Canadians suffer from chronic constipation1, ...
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What is the "quadrivalent" flu vaccine?

By Medisys | August 06 2017 | Physical Health
Until recently, seasonal influenza vaccines were designed to protect against three different ...
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What is the difference between the flu and a common cold?

By Medisys | August 03 2017 | Physical Health
As fall begins, we start to see the leaves change, the temperatures drop and the number of coughs ...
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The secret to eternal youth? Exercise

        We don't just want to live longer; we want to live as healthy, active adults. No one is ...
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Five easy ways to make your fitness dreams a reality in 2018

By Medisys | June 30 2017 | News, Physical Health
A new year, a new you! Follow these five easy tips to get the most out of your workouts and to make ...
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Top Picks for Wearable Fitness Technology

By Medisys | March 30 2017 | Physical Health
Aside from its convenient location in your pocket or on your wrist, wearing a fitness tracking ...
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Are supplements dangerous?

By Medisys | February 17 2017 | Dr. Vivien Brown, Physical Health
We all know how important it is to eat a balanced diet full of nutrient-rich foods, but in this ...
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Fitness guidelines for a healthy heart

Exercise falls into 3 basic groups:
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Is movement the secret to happiness?

Our bodies were designed to be active, not to sit behind desks, cars, and on couches all day. ...
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Is sitting the new smoking?

By Medisys | September 13 2016 | Physical Health
Canadians come from a “Sitting Culture”. Improving health and heart disease prevention with regular ...
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Is exercise the secret to longevity?

According to a large British study, people who take up fitness later in life are more likely to ...
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Manage your weight with an active lifestyle

By Medisys | May 06 2016 | Physical Health
It’s no secret that physical activity and exercise does our body good. But did you know physical ...
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How Hard Should You Exercise For A Healthy Heart?

When you exercise, your heart beats faster to meet the demand for more blood and oxygen by the ...
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Exercise For A Healthy Immune System

By Medisys | January 11 2016 | Physical Health
Do you ever feel like you are constantly trying to get over a cold?
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Pneumonia and pneumonia deaths are increasing in Canada. How can you protect you and your family.

By Medisys | November 25 2015 | Dr. Vivien Brown, Physical Health
Since it’s the season to talk about immunization and flu shots, I thought I would also write about ...
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