By Teresa Krehel
Learn about this Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.
Reiki is used around the world by people of all ages and through its simplicity and gentleness, it has tremendous benefits for seniors. Many people have reported that Reiki helps to reduce stress, relieve tension in the body, improve vitality, and promote a deep sense of peace. This hands-on healing art supports both the physical and mental aspects of health by encouraging the person’s own natural healing abilities. Continue reading
By Wayne M. Terai, BSc, DC, CLT
When it comes to caring for your body, how “green” are you?
What comes to mind when you hear the word “environment”? Green space. Pollution control. Fresh air and water. Renewable resources. As important as these all are, have you ever thought about your internal environment? Is your body “green” and “pollution free”? Are you regularly renewing its resources with fresh air, purified water, and healthy food? Think about the amazing machine that your body is. It’s working hard for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You expect your body to perform and to do it without complaining. How are you treating its internal environment? Continue reading
By Cathy Watson BSc Physiotherapy
With a little bit of intention and practice, it’s easier than you think.
With everyone so busy these days, how can anyone think about adding even one more thing into their life? Especially the thought of more exercise! Well, what if it was super easy to blend pelvic floor muscle exercises into your normal daily activities? I’m here to tell you that it really is, so read on… Continue reading
By Jody Pihl, BComm, LLB
A specifically tailored will provides peace of mind with clear instructions regarding your wishes and the needs of your heirs.
A will is the best way to ensure that the people, charities, and organizations you cherish most receive the benefit of your estate. Your will is also your last communication with your family and friends and your opportunity to leave clear instructions on how you want your assets to be handled and how you want your legacy and final wishes to be carried out. Without a will, the courts decide who gets what, without regard to your wishes or your heirs’ needs, and your estate may not be distributed in the way you would have wished. Having a will is also important to avoid the higher costs, avoidable delays, and even potential squabbling among family members as to who gets which parts of the estate. Continue reading
Dear OHW Magazine,
Many of my friends are planning sunny vacations this winter, and some are talking about getting a base tan before they go. I know that tanning bed use is a controversial subject and wonder if you can provide some information on this and other ways to prepare for the hot sun.
Jean, Penticton. Continue reading