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Small Changes Go a Long Way

By Claire Volpatti

Eight great tips for incorporating simple—but highly beneficial—habits into your day.

There are times when making a big change can just be too much to handle. The level of commitment required and the perseverance needed to stick it out is just not reasonable at that moment. And while the knowledge of that may make you feel even less motivated, fret not, because there are a number of small changes you can make that have very little impact on your daily life but that will show great rewards in your physical and mental health! Continue reading

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Meals on Wheels: Bringing Shut-Ins and Community Together

By Dianne Steinley, Editor OHW Magazine

“We deliver smiles.”

Vernon’s Schubert Centre, an independent organization run primarily by volunteers, offers activities and programs that help local seniors boost their quality of life. Since 1984, the centre has been well-known as a social and recreational hot spot in which to gather, have fun, and enjoy great food. Continue reading

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Finding a Family: One Senior’s Experience of Poverty

By Sophie Wooding

Kelowna’s Gospel Mission provides support and community to seniors who may have fallen through the cracks of the system.

When Brian first came to Kelowna’s Gospel Mission, he was recovering from an accident where he’d broken both his legs. He hadn’t been able to walk for three months! During that time, he was hospitalized and then in a rehabilitation program. When he was released from the hospital, he returned home to find that he’d been evicted. Continue reading

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What is Osteopathy?

By Elaine Sauvé, MOst, BAppSci, BHSc

A patient-centred approach to health, this manual therapy is used globally to address a wide range of ailments safely and effectively.

Osteopathy is a holistic form of manual therapy which facilitates healing by focusing on how the whole body functions as a unit, including the bones, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue, and internal organs.  Osteopathic techniques are effective in treating both acute and chronic pain conditions and improving mobility, health, and general wellbeing. Continue reading

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A Progressive Approach to a Healthy Lifestyle

By Matt Somerset

Follow these steps consistently and watch energy, vitality, mobility, and confidence flow back into your life.

Has anyone heard of the new buzz phrase within the health and fitness field these days? It’s called living a healthy lifestyle. There is definitely some merit to that statement. When I stop to think about most people just getting into the health and fitness lifestyle, they have a long way to go to even get anywhere close to the people touting this advice. I prefer a much different approach; and after we are done here today, I’m confident that you will as well. Continue reading

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