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Posts from the ‘Lifestyle’ Category

26
Sep

How health coaching can help diabetes patients

With diabetes on the rise, how well employees manage the chronic disease should be a concern for employers, Diana Sherifali, an associate professor at McMaster University’s school of nursing, told Benefits Canada‘s 2018 Healthy Outcomes conference in May.

Since diabetes often comes with other chronic conditions like cardiovascular disease, hypertension and high cholesterol, mitigating it is all the more necessary, she said. In addition, the stress of dealing with the condition can become extreme to the point of being a precursor to moderate depression, she added. Read more »

11
Jan

Go Play Outside

You always hear lamentations about what a chore exercise is and how it’s so hard to drag yourself to the gym.  If you don’t love the burn from a hard spin class or that red-faced-sweaty feeling you get after a good run, there  are many other ways to still be active. Read more »
15
Dec

The benefits of year-end charitable donations

By Anne Levy-Ward, BrighterLife.ca

If you’re like many Canadians, your mailbox is jammed in the holiday season with greeting cards, mail-order catalogues, promotional calendars, sale flyers — and requests for charitable donations. While you probably enjoy catching up with faraway friends and relatives and maybe even flipping through gift guides, you might not appreciate the flood of requests for money.

But, according to Statistics Canada’s Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating, 84% of Canadians age 15 and older gave money to charities in 2010. And many people do respond to year-end appeals — that’s why so many charities make them.

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19
Aug

How much house can I afford?

by Larry MacDonald for Money Sense Magazine

Q: My fiancée Michelle and I are building a custom home together. We have a $1.5 million budget in mind but we’d like to go higher if we can afford to. Or should we actually be spending less? We need to make a decision and we’re not sure what to do.  Darren, Toronto

A: There is no doubt that you guys are in a unique position. Darren, you’re earning the entry level minimum this year, but hope your agent can negotiate a big contract next spring. Your career could last 10 years, but an injury or a bad season could easily cut things short. And it’s hard to say what your potential income-earning ability might be thereafter.

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