Category: *Pharmasave

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Stress and Illness

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Stress and Illness

    Stress is a health problem in itself, but it can also lead to other physical and emotional complications. Stress can indirectly cause other health problems by affecting your behaviour. Signs that you’re under stress may include: unhealthy nutrition – you may skip meals, or overeat, or eat too much of the wrong foods – for instance, […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: More Than Just Stress

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: More Than Just Stress

    There are many things you can do on your own to reduce stress and improve your overall health. However, some of the symptoms of stress are very similar to those of depression. Depression is a common disorder that is related to a chemical imbalance in the brain. Fortunately, depression can be treated safely and effectively. […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Helping Your Body Beat Stress

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Helping Your Body Beat Stress

    Stress can result from major events, both negative and positive: marriage, divorce, the birth of a child, a death in the family, or job changes or pressures. Your body is naturally equipped to deal with a certain amount of stress. But if stress increases and your reserves are low, stress can have a bigger impact. […]

  • Pharmasave: Coronavirus and Face Masks

    Pharmasave: Coronavirus and Face Masks

    Will a face mask protect me from the new coronavirus? It depends on the type of mask. A regular surgical mask, the kind most people wear in public, will not protect you against the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This is because they do not provide an airtight seal around your nose and mouth, and are not […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: The Benefits of Eating Fruits and Vegetables

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: The Benefits of Eating Fruits and Vegetables

    A fruit and veggie market is a feast for the eyes as well as for the body. All the colours – the bright and sumptuous reds, the verdant green, the vibrant oranges and yellows, and the deep, dark blues and purples – are a sensual delight and a bounty of nutrients. If these colourful fruits […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Crack the Fruit and Veggie Colour Code

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Crack the Fruit and Veggie Colour Code

    Greens Go beyond iceberg lettuce! Green fruits and veggies, such as avocados, green peppers, celery, kiwi fruits, cucumbers, asparagus, and even green apples, are tasty, nutritious options. They are thought to be loaded with vitamins, such as folate, minerals, and fibre. Lutein, found in hearty greens such as kale, chard, and romaine lettuce, may help to […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Nutritional Labelling – Get to Know it

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Nutritional Labelling – Get to Know it

    Do you read the nutrition labels on the food you buy? They can help inform your decisions. In Canada, manufacturers are required to include certain information on food packaging to inform consumers about the contents of their products. Together, this information can assist you in comparing products and making the healthiest choices for you and […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Serving Size Savvy

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Serving Size Savvy

    Most of us are aware of Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide and its recommendations to eat a certain number of servings from each food group each day. But what makes up a serving? Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide advises Canadians to consume a certain number of servings per food group each day. This number is presented […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: The Skinny on Cholesterol

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: The Skinny on Cholesterol

    Cholesterol is a fat-based substance found in the bloodstream and the body’s cells. Cholesterol is essential for good health: it builds and repairs cells, protects nerve fibres, and is used to produce certain hormones and bile acids. We get it in two ways: the liver produces it, and it is contained in some of the foods […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Putting the Cuffs on Hypertension

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Putting the Cuffs on Hypertension

    Have you been tested for high blood pressure? Your doctor may put a cuff on your arm as part of a routine check-up to test your blood pressure. High blood pressure (hypertension) is caused by blood pushing too hard against the walls of your blood vessels, and it can be a serious medical condition. If your […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Heart Attack – Know the Symptoms

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Heart Attack – Know the Symptoms

    The key to surviving a heart attack is getting medical help early – nearly half of all deaths due to heart attack occur within three to four hours of the beginning of symptoms. Keep in mind that not everyone experiences the same heart attack symptoms to the same degree – some older people and women […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Stop Smoking. Breathe Easy.

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Stop Smoking. Breathe Easy.

    It takes practice and time to quit smoking, but it can be done, and the benefits of stopping smoking are worth the effort. There are many ways to quit smoking, such as the “cold turkey” method or a system to gradually taper off smoking. Each person is unique, and different strategies work better for different people. Smoking […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Setting Weight Loss Goals

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Setting Weight Loss Goals

    While sliding into a smaller size may be your long-term goal, try to approach it one day at a time. Set short-term goals for yourself – it will make the task less daunting. Track your progress and reward yourself as you reach milestones. Have a plan, and know what you have to do to meet […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: The Losing Formula for your Weight

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: The Losing Formula for your Weight

    Sure, there’s no magic bullet for easy weight loss. But the winning – er, losing – formula isn’t as complicated as you may think. Here are some strategies for successful weight loss: Set a realistic goal. Weight loss is yet another example of slow and steady winning the race. Rather than trying to drop a size […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Carbs Be Gone?

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Carbs Be Gone?

    One day they’re in, the next day they’re out again. But whether we’re talking about Atkins or South Beach, low-carb diets are one kind of fad that never seems to die. If you haven’t tried a low-carb diet, you may not know that many of these programs restrict all kinds of carbohydrates, and not just […]