Choosing Your Own “Physical” Wellness Program

Choosing Your Own “Physical” Wellness Program

“Sitting is the new smoking.” Thanks to the sedentary workplace and lifestyle of many Canadians, this has become the new warning from a variety of experts in the health industry.  We raise our health risks for heart disease, diabetes, obesity and even some cancers by spending the better part of our days sitting. This problem
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Supporting Employees with Mental Illness During COVID-19

Supporting Employees with Mental Illness During COVID-19

During all the upheavals of COVID-19, employees are facing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety. For employees who were already suffering from depression, anxiety, or addictions before the lock down, the past few months have been additionally difficult.  Whether they are working from home, or were temporarily laid off, they may have had to deal
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COVID-19 – Business Owner Information Update 

COVID-19 – Business Owner Information Update  

COVID-19 – Business Owner Information Update   Ay Health Risk Services, we are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and provide updates for our clients on measures we think will be helpful for them during these unprecedented times. If you are a business then please read on as this update is particularly useful for you.
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What is Recreational Therapy? For your better health.

What is Recreational Therapy? For your better health.

Many different types of therapies address psychiatric conditions today. Moreover, recreational therapy is one type of treatment that can yield many benefits. Specifically What is Recreational Therapy? When it comes to mental health treatment, recreational therapy is a treatment employed by many facilities in your community. In fact, recreation therapy uses a wide variety of
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Heart Health

Heart Health

Studies estimate that 90 percent of all cardiovascular disease is preventable. Adding regular exercise and healthy eating to your day can have major impacts on the heart. February is Heart & Stroke month in Canada, encouraging everyone to start making heart-healthy changes. People are not buildings. We build and rebuild ourselves every day. So, there
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Who Should get Travel Insurance?

Who Should get Travel Insurance?

We hear from Canadians all the time about their cousin, friend, or aunt so-and-so who went on a vacation without insurance and were just fine. We’re sure that’s true, but insurance isn’t there for the times the vacation goes fine and dandy. On the contrary, Health Risk is there for when the plan goes terribly,
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Emergency Medical Travel Insurance

Emergency Medical Travel Insurance

We hear about many Canadians who travel out-of-province and internationally without health insurance. Often, things go according to plan: they come home healthy, and everything is fine. Sometimes, they aren’t so lucky. Emergency medical travel insurance protects Canadians who are travelling outside of their province from the medical costs of illness and injury. Our emergency
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Kick off new decade with mental health…our goal for 2020:

Kick off new decade with mental health…our goal for 2020:

Mental health resolutions for a less-divisive, healthier 2020 … It’s that time of year, aka, the start of a new one, when we assess areas … consulted psychologists to learn how we can best align with our New Year … along with resources, By and large, physical health is still more straightforward and (often) more tangible than mental health,
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