STAVE OFF Blog

Be thankful for your family and friends, that social support helps more than we often realize

By Christina Prevett | October 11, 2016

This past weekend was the Canadian Thanksgiving. It is a time when we eat too much, and take time to meet and connect with people we love. It can be easy to take our family for granted and think they’ll always just be there but holidays can be wonderful times to really step back and […]

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FAQ016: Why is it so important to try to exercise when your mood is low or you've been diagnosed with depression?

By Christina Prevett | October 10, 2016

I know it can be difficult to exercise when you are struggling with low moods or clinical depression but even going for a short walk can really help the symptoms. Here we discuss why! Want some strategies? Check out our article on some strategies to get you moving.

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FAQ015: Why should exercise be involved in almost EVERY medical management plan?

By Christina Prevett | October 7, 2016

Exercise has been studied for DECADES and has been shown to help in the prevention and management of 35 different chronic conditions. Here I start to talk about why I think it’s an important conversation to be having! Check out some of our articles on exercise for different chronic conditions… like COPD, rheumatoid arthritis, and […]

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FAQ014: What are your precautions after a hip replacement and how long do they last?

By Christina Prevett | October 2, 2016

Right after a hip replacement while it is healing, there are certain precautions that you need to think about to ensure it heals.   In today’s video, we talk about what those precautions are, and how long they last. Want to try to avoid it all together? Check out our article on how to avoid […]

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Are we starting to Commoditize our Health?

By Christina Prevett | October 2, 2016

Medicine has made incredible strides over the past couple of decades. Management of conditions including medications and surgical interventions have allowed us to have greatly improved outcomes for many diseases and conditions. Surgeries that used to be extremely invasive with long recovery times have now become day surgeries that appear almost scarily normal. Heart surgery […]

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FAQ013: What is the relationship between your thyroid and your weight?

By Christina Prevett | September 26, 2016

Low thyroid levels are becoming more common in Canada and the US. Your thyroid hormones affect your metabolism. Check out the video and comment below with your experiences! We also wrote an article about this relationship and what you can do about it – you can find it here!

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