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Tips for Canadians Traveling Abroad

Tips for Canadians Traveling Abroad - Health Risk Services - Travel Insurance Canada

Most of us living in Canada are pretty darn lucky. It’s hard to overstate how fortunate we are to have access to warm homes, clean water, and affordable healthcare. Other people living in other countries aren’t always so lucky, and when Canadians travel abroad, it’s important to take our health and the health risks of […]

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Travel Insurance for Guests to Canada

Travel Insurance for Guests to Canada - Health Risk Services - Health Benefit Experts Calgary

In the age of the internet, it’s become easier and easier to maintain friendships with people living outside of Canada. Perhaps, you have friends who are expatriates, or maybe you immigrated to Canada yourself. Regardless, Canadians often play host to friends and family members who live in other countries. But there’s more to be a […]

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What the Heck are Employee Assistance Programs?

What the Heck are Employee Assistance Programs? - Health Risk Services - EAPs for Canadian Employers

Many Canadians, especially members the younger generation who have just entered the workforce in the last decade, may not have ever heard of employee assistance programs. That’s because it’s actually quite an old program that just isn’t appreciated the way it used to be. During the early 40s and World War II, Canada saw an […]

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Self-Care is Important

Self-Care is Important - Health Risk Services - Health Insurance Plan Canada

Canadians are always keeping one health problem or another in mind. June is brain injury awareness month, and last month we focused on a variety of problems from celiac disease to brain tumours. May also had a couple important health days and weeks for mental health awareness. Unfortunately, it can sometimes feel as though mental […]

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Don’t Forget to Ask Your Employer About These Benefits

If you’ve just been offered a new job then let us be the first to offer you a warm congratulations! But before you make your decision about whether to take the offer or not, there are a couple things about Employee Benefits that you should remember to ask about. Vacations If you’re a frequenter of our blog, […]

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Why Water Intake is so Important During Summer Months

If you’ve never had the incredibly nasty displeasure of experiencing heat stroke, take it from us you really don’t want to. Heatstroke is the opposite of hypothermia (caused when the body’s core temperature is too low), but it doesn’t generally receive the same level of respect from Canadians. If you tried to go out in a blizzard […]

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7 Major Nutrients Part 3: Micro and Macro Nutrients

7 Major Nutrients Part 3: Micro and Macro Nutrients - Health Risk Services - Employees Benefit Plan

Here at Health Risk, we’re finally finishing up our series on the 7 major nutrients. The unfortunate fact is many Canadian health plans don’t cover access to a nutritionist, so we want to make sure this information is as widely available as possible. We hope that in the future employers will choose to cover nutritionists […]

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7 Major Nutrients Part 2: Fats

7 Major Nutrients Part 2: Fats - Health Risk Services - Health Insurance Canada

When it comes to fat, there’s a lot of confusion. Is fat bad for us? Good for us? What is fat? What are oils? Are they lipids? What is a lipid? Along with carbohydrates and proteins, fats make up the majority of our diet. The fats humans consume are known as triglycerides, which is a […]

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The 7 Major Classes of Nutrients Part 1 – Carbs, Proteins, and Fiber

The 7 Major Classes of Nutrients Part 1 - Carbs, Proteins, and Fiber - Health Risk - Health Benefits Insurance Canada

The Canadian Food Guide has certainly changed quite a bit since the 1940s when it recommended a daily serving of potatoes and a weekly serving of liver, heart, or kidney. But since 1992, the guide has remained unaltered, so most Canadians are familiar with the 4 food group rainbow. However, while it may be well […]

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Do you Suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?

Do you Suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? - Health Risk - Winter Depression Medication

If you’re like a lot of Canadians, the months between November and March might be some of the hardest. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also known as winter depression, is a mood disorder that disproportionately affects individuals living in polar regions. And, while you don’t see any polar bears running around Calgary, we still qualify as […]

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