Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a general term for a decline in cognitive ability severe enough to limit daily functionality. It is no secret that as people age, their memory tends to get a bit funky but the key differentiator here is speed. Alzheimer’s is a progessive disease, meaning that symptoms … Continue reading 6 Tips on Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease
Written by: Maxwell Li Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced a traumatic event such as a serious accident, or military. Traditionally, PTSD has always been associated among the combat veteran community but it can affect individuals of any nationality, race or age. According to … Continue reading Simple Ways to Help Treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Written by Turja Chowdury It’s not a surprise that exercise helps to reduce several health risks, but is it all talk or is there truly science behind it all? Exercising in any form can have tremendous impact on your mental health and this does not mean that you need to be a gym fanatic to … Continue reading Does Physical Activity have an Impact on your Mental Health or is it just a Myth?
Written by Maxwell Li Your brain works around the clock to perform vital bodily functions to keep you alive. Similar to a sports car, our brains require constant premium fuel, in the form of nutrients from food for peak performance and in turn, good mental health. The reason behind this lies in Serotonin, a neurotransmitter … Continue reading Food for Thought: The Link Between Food and Mental Health
Written by Brett MacDonald We had a great webinar in March, in honour of Nutrition Month. I sat down with Optimity’s Client Success Advisor, Mira Levine, to talk about how cooking at home is good for not only your body, but also your wallet. You can watch the full webinar here. Here are a few … Continue reading Eat Well to Live Well: Celebrating Nutrition Month (Webinar Recap)