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Importance of sleep and wellness

Sleep is an often overlooked aspect of wellness but its benefits are endless. Now, there is research to show that sleeping better could improve your health in the decades to come. A brand-new study done in the journal of Nature Communications shows that getting more sleep in middle age can decrease your risk of getting dementia. Participants who reported less than six hours of sleep consistently, were around 30 percent more likely to develop dementia in their seventies. Wondering how to do it? We’ve got you covered. INCLUDE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN YOUR DAY Including physical exercise into your daily routine is one of the most well-studied ways to improve your sleep. Exercise can reduce the time it takes to fall asleep by around 50%. PUT YOUR DEVICES AWAY! Your smartphone and tablets emit large amounts of blue light, which tells our bodies that it’s time to wake up! Not exactly what you

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Health

Top 10 Brain Foods for Canadians

Keeping our brains healthy as we age is important to deter cancer, dementia and other brain diseases. You brain needs exercise, especially as we age. Yes, physical activity that helps maintain good blood flow, but also mental activities like puzzles, reading, learning a new language and of course, good food. After all, your brain is the control centre for your brain. Your nerves s…

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