Thursday, 7 November 2013

Why Pillows are key to good night rest!

Pillows You spend a third of your life in bed so it is important that you have a good mattress and supportive pillow. Sleep is a critical part of your body’s daily recovery process. It is while you are asleep that your body regenerates and recovers from the daily activity and stress. Having a supportive pillow ensures your neck rests in a neutral position while you sleep. This is important as it stops you from straining your muscles while you should be sleeping. If you wake up with a sore or stiff neck it might be time to trade in that old pillow for something better. Having the right pillow can make all the difference between a great night sleep and a lousy night of tossing and turning. We stock a range of supportive and comfortable pillows designed to help you rest and sleep. Chiropractors are uniquely qualified to help you choose the right pillow for you. We offer free sleep consultations and pillow fittings to ensure you get the perfect pillow for that great night’s rest. Come in and try our range of awesome pillows, from memory foam to latex, not to mention the incredible Technogel pillow, in our bed showroom. You can lie down and test them all out. We’re sure you will find one that you love. Book in for a free pillow fitting by email help Call us at 519 537 5332 to inquire about a room. Stay a day, a week a month we welcome you to our amazing city. Thanks

How to Beat Summer Heat

How to Beat The Summer Heat

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Beat The Summer Heat

Here are a few tips to stay cool in the summer!



Things You'll Need

  • Summer clothes - Tank tops, shorts, flip-flops, visors, etc.
  • Tiger balm (obtainable at any pharmacy.)
  • A spray-bottle fan (check at walmart or other stores)
  • Cool drinks
  • Fruit salad, cold sandwiches, jello, popscicles, icecream
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      Buy some from a local lemonade stand!
      Stay hydrated! The best way to keep cool is to keep a cold drink on hand. Iced tea is a classic summertime drink. Lemonade is also very cooling. Avoid extra-sugary soft drinks. The sugar and caffeine will just make you thirstier and fills you with empty calories. Try Crystal Light on-the-go in a water-bottle if you want some extra flavor.
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      Replace this as often as needed- when dirty.
      Change your air-conditioning filters once a month. I know, it's a pain, but keeping your AC free from dust, animal fur and other blockages will let it run at optimum efficiency. This will save you money on your electric bill, and keep you cool! Have the AC in your car tuned up as well. This service is available at most local service stations.
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      City shorts are an acceptable office-casual attire.
      Dress for the summer sun! Wear light clothing, and try to keep the layers to a minimum. If shorts are unacceptable at the office, try capris. That added bit of exposed skin can really make a difference. If you're a suit-wearer, get a suit that is made in "tropical weight." The tailor will know what this means.
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      Tiger balm- this helped me survive the last hurricane aftermath. No power = no AC!
      Still sweating? Try some tiger-balm! This herbal, mentholyptus-based salve is great for sore muscles, but it also provides a cooling sensation to your skin. Apply a small amount to your skin before slathering it on. Sensitive skin may find it a little too strong. Spray-fans are also popular. These battery-operated fans are affixed to a spray bottle that you fill with water. You can mist your face and neck, and feel a great breeze.

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Tips & Warnings

  • Shade makes a difference! If you need to be in the sun for a long time, wear a visor or light sun-hat.
  • Light shoes are necessary for ultimate cooling. Avoid boots and high-tops. If your feet are cool, so are you!
  • A cool dip in the pool is a great way to cool off- and great exercise!
  • ALWAYS wear sunscreen when you are going to be exposed to the sun's rays. Even a short time in the sun can cause sunburns.
  • Overcast days don't always mean you can't burn. Wear that sunscreen!
  • If you are feeling faint, nauseous, weak or disoriented, seek medical help immediately. Hyperthermia and heat-stroke are serious, and can lead to illness and even death.

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Why You Need Travel Insurance

Why You Need Travel Insurance

It's not a question of being able to afford travel insurance. It's more a question of can you afford to travel without it?
When you're travelling, even a minor accident or sickness can become a major expense and inconvenience. So whether your plans include a trip outside your home province or territory, to the U.S. or to another continent, having travel insurance will go a long way toward ensuring you enjoy your time away.
Please take a moment to review some of the reasons why travel insurance should be an important part of planning your trip:
Anytime you leave Canada—even for a few hours—without travel medical insurance, you're taking a big risk. Like many Canadians, you might be surprised to know that when you travel outside Canada, you leave a large portion of your government health insurance plan (GHIP) behind.(1) Government health insurance plans also typically cover only a limited portion of medical costs once you leave your home province or territory, even if you are still in Canada.
Plus, unlike a GHIP, a travel insurance plan can also offer benefits such as Baggage & Personal Effects Insurance, Flight & Travel Accident Insurance, and Trip Interruption/After Departure Insurance.
So, whether you're travelling out of the country, or just out of your own province, make sure you understand what you're covered for and that you have purchased supplemental travel insurance to fill any gaps. This includes reviewing what coverage, if any, is provided by a benefits plan you may have through your employer.
Some credit cards cover basic health insurance when you are travelling outside your province/territory of residence or Canada. However, there may be important distinctions between what Travel HealthProtector® insurance covers and what your credit card's insurance plan covers. Before you take a trip, it's a good idea to review any coverage provided by your credit card(s) to decide whether you need additional insurance.
In a world where anything can happen, Travel HealthProtector insurance is your ticket to safeguarding your trip. For instance, what if you had to:

Cope with an emergency in a foreign country?

You're on your dream vacation in a foreign country and chances are you may not speak the language. How would you get help during an emergency? Our multilingual coordinators understand your coverage and can help you find the care you need. Simply call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week, no matter where you are in the world.

Pay out-of-pocket for medical expenses?

If you become sick or injured while travelling, your government health insurance plan would only cover a fraction of the medical costs.
Imagine a medical emergency that requires being taken by air ambulance to the nearest hospital. As you can see from the chart, treatment can easily run into the tens of thousands of dollars.
Emergency travel medical insurance can help cover these costs. Plus, RBC Royal Bank® offers up-front payment on claims whenever possible.

Suddenly rush home because of an emergency?

If you have to return home early, you could incur some serious expenses. Trip Interruption/After Departure Insurance can help reimburse you when your travel arrangements don't go according to plan.

Replace lost baggage or personal effects?

Don't let your vacation be ruined if your luggage or personal effects, such as a passport, become damaged or lost. Baggage & Personal Effects Insurance helps cover some of the replacement costs so you can get back to enjoying your trip.
No one takes a trip assuming the worst. But should something happen, it's good to know that you and the people you care about will be protected.
An essential part of every trip, travel insurance is a small expense for a tremendous amount of confidence!
Learn about Plans and Coverage’s for Travel HealthProtector Insurance.