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Health literacy – taking control of your health - CCA

Health literacy – taking control of your health

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Jan 13, 2016 Category: Blog, Healthy Aging

What is health literacy? “The cognitive and social skills which determine the motivation and ability of individuals to gain access to, understand, and use information in ways which promote and maintain good health1” (WHO, 1998). Essentially, health literacy is our ability to understand and use information to make appropriate decisions about our health. Often in

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New Year’s Resolutions – goal setting for your health - CCA

New Year’s Resolutions – goal setting for your health

It’s no surprise that the most common New Year’s resolutions relate to health goals such as weight loss, eating better, moving more and reducing stress. Yet, these often are the most likely goals to be broken. Many of us choose to jump on the bandwagon setting lofty goals early in the year, but often lose

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How to prepare for a ski trip - CCA

How to prepare for a ski trip

Skiing is a beloved activity for many Canadians. It’s a chance for us to enjoy the outdoors and have a little fun. Families often go for a variety of hills and terrains that cater to different skill levels and age. If you are skier or have gone skiing before, you know the sport can take

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MSK health tips for the holiday season - CCA

MSK health tips for the holiday season

This is the season to enjoy time with family and friends, mingle at holiday parties, or to simply relax at home. It surely is a bustling time of year where we need to be mindful of our health and wellbeing. In particular, your musculoskeletal (MSK) health shouldn’t be ignored even when you’re enjoying the holiday

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Healthy eating during the holiday season - CCA

Healthy eating during the holiday season

We’ve discussed before how eating healthy and nutritiously is an important part of maintaining overall health, including your MSK health. With the holidays approaching, it can become increasingly difficult not to over-indulge in treats and other decadent foods that are offered during holiday parties and gatherings. While indulging a little is perfectly acceptable, remembering to

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