Category: Health

World-health-day-parkinsons-disease

World Health Day: Parkinson’s disease and its effects on mobility and balance

Written by Stannah on 4th April 2018

On World Health Day, you will certainly read about healthy habits and, for instance, how drinking water is good for your health. While these are all helpful tips and important topics to cover, we decided to take things further. What if you couldn’t drink that glass of water that makes you healthier by yourself? It […]

Find out more >
home-health-care-services-can-improve-life for-aging-parents

Age in Place: Home Health Care Services Can Improve Life for Aging Parents

Written by Stannah on 11th January 2018

Home health care services can improve life for your aging parents. It may not sound like rocket science, but is an option that is often not considered. From help with the shopping to daily home visits, there are many options out there that could be the solution you’re looking for. We can’t always be there […]

Find out more >
Women and Diabetes

World Diabetes Day: Diabetes concerns the family

Written by Stannah on 10th November 2017

Stannah joins the largest diabetes awareness campaign, to spread the message that there’s much families can do to prevent diabetes type 2. The right to a healthy future should be universal. But living well and preventing diseases like diabetes very much depends on access to education, information and awareness. That is why for the World […]

Find out more >
Loss of Balance

Loss of balance, what you need to know about your body’s balance health

Written by Stannah on 26th October 2017

“Most people don’t know about loss of balance unless they have someone who is a friend or a family member who has taken a fall and suddenly, they become ‘Edified’…you get to know only when there is an ‘Event’.” – Moore 2014, Industrial Designer, Gerontologist. Believe it or not, our balance actually starts to decline […]

Find out more >
World Heart Day: Preventing heart disease and promoting healthier living

World Heart Day: Preventing Heart Disease & Promoting Healthy Living

Written by Stannah on 27th September 2017

“Listen to your heart.” It’s a phrase we hear a lot. It might be your favorite line from a classic romantic comedy or sound advice delivered to you by a cherished loved one. Regardless of where you first encountered the phrase, the idea that our hearts are central to who we are as people has […]

Find out more >
Knee pain is one of the key factors for reduced mobility

Knee pain: know the symptoms, causes and prevention measures

Written by Stannah on 18th September 2017

When you, or someone you know, experience severe knee pain caused either by a knee injury, Osteoarthritis or even Rheumatoid Arthritis, you’ll know how distressing and painful it can be to walk 200 yards to the grocery store, go about your everyday activities, get in and out of the bath or walk up and down […]

Find out more >
In Walking Soccer, running is against the rules to lessen the risk of injury.

Walk, Don’t Run! How Walking Soccer is Helping the Elderly Stay Active

Written by Stannah on 22nd August 2017

As we age, activities that were once second nature can become a real challenge. For older athletes, it can be difficult to replicate the physical and social benefits of being part of a team, especially since senior health is often treated as a solo affair. But even as their mobility declines and their bodies become […]

Find out more >
Safety at home: are your parents safe at home? 8 warning signs

Safety at Home: 8 Signs That Your Parents May Be Struggling

Written by Stannah on 9th August 2017

Canadians are living longer, and there’s an increased desire among seniors to maintain their independence as they age in place. But, while it’s important to respect their autonomy, when it comes to our parents, we certainly want to ensure that their health and safety at home is not forgotten. The Mayo Clinic recently shared 8 […]

Find out more >