Health and Safety

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Tell Your Friends to Take a HIke

With summer in Edmonton hitting full swing, isn't it time you told your friends and family to "take a hike"? Not only is our fair city almost uniquely equipped to provide opportunities for hiking, the benefits of doing so are nothing short of immense. With that in mind, here are 15 big reasons why might want to take a hike yourself, from your friends at the Ryan Dutka team.

A BRISK WALK CAN DEFLECT DIABETES

New research links brisk walking to a significant risk reduction for developing type 2 diabetes. A recent British study found that people with a family history of the disease who walked briskly, on a routine basis, improved insulin sensitivity. Insulin resistance or lack of sensitivity is a predictor of this disease

IT SAVES YOU ON GYM

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Moving with Children in Edmonton

Moving can be difficult for both children and parents. While the challenge for parents is more in the workload and making all the necessary arrangements, for the kids it’s more simply about the distress that comes from moving away from the familiarity and comfort of their home and all that comes along with it. Edmonton is an increasingly popular destination for young families these days, and there are plenty of Edmonton homes for sale.

Experts suggest it takes 6 months on average for children to acclimate to life in a new home, and there’s plenty you can do to both make moving less traumatic for your children AND smooth their transition into the new home.

The first tip is to inform them of the coming move WELL in advance. At least one month

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5 Tips For Making Your Edmonton Home More Eco-Friendly

Edmonton homeowners are always looking for ways to make their homes more eco-friendly. Going green has serious benefits. Not only could you save money on utilities, but you could also reduce your carbon footprint, waste less, and enjoy that wonderful tingling feeling when you do something good for someone else. In this case, the “someone else” is Mother Nature.

Here are 5 tips for making your Edmonton home more eco-friendly:

1 – Invest in a New Furnace or AC Unit

 Ever hear the saying, “you have to spend money to make money?” That rings true when it comes to your HVAC systems. Modern furnaces, heaters, and air conditioners are high-efficiency units that use less fuel and produce more energy. Using less fuel means you’re spending less on your

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5 Tips for Making Your Edmonton Home More Eco-Friendly

Edmonton homeowners are always looking for ways to make their homes more eco-friendly. Going green has serious benefits. Not only could you save money on utilities, but you could also reduce your carbon footprint, waste less, and enjoy that wonderful tingling feeling when you do something good for someone else. In this case, the “someone else” is Mother Nature.

Here are 5 tips for making your Edmonton home more eco-friendly:

1 – Invest in a New Furnace or AC Unit

 Ever hear the saying, “you have to spend money to make money?” That rings true when it comes to your HVAC systems. Modern furnaces, heaters, and air conditioners are high-efficiency units that use less fuel and produce more energy. Using less fuel means you’re spending less on your

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Edmonton is a leading example of community gardens. There are over 30 community garden groupsin Edmonton; and over 60 different garden sites.

Community gardens bring many benefits to Edmontonians. -Provide recreation for young and old -Make neighbourhoods more beautiful -Produce healthy food -Create community spirit -Share gardening knowledge and experience

The City of Edmonton supports community gardens by Providing municipal land (with Partners-in-Parks agreements), Supporting Sustainable Food Edmonton, and advice and coordination to community leagues.

In the end, the goal of urban community gardens and the key to their success is the same: "Urban gardeners see numerous benefits, from a heightened sense of empowerment to a lighter grocery

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halloween pumpkinsIt’s getting to be that time of year when all of Edmonton’s little ghouls, ghosts and witches wander our neighborhoods looking to fill pillowcases with sugary treats. As we carve our pumpkins and decorate the house in preparation for our spooky visitors, there are a few things that we can all do as responsible parents and homeowners to make sure this year’s Hallowe’en focuses on the treats and removes the tricks that can put a damper on the prowl for goodies. Keeping our kids safe, our own and those that visit our homes, is the most important thing we as responsible members of our community can do. 

 Take a quick look at our top tips for a safe Hallowe’en and check out some of our favorite communities to visit for all the delectable, spooky and tasty

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While it may seem like there's plenty of time to prepare your Edmonton home for winter, all too soon those cold dark days of winter will be upon us as we'll be focusing on making it through to another warm Edmonton summer. Making sure that you prepare your home for winter ahead of time ensures that you’re not scrambling in the middle of a blizzard to fix a burst pipe or having to get someone out to fix a faltering furnace. Here are a few things you should be doing to prepare for the coming cold months.

Outdoor Preparation

Raking Fall LeavesNow’s the time to get all that outdoor items sorted before old man winter shows up and puts a blanket of cold white snow all over your backyard. Clean and store any outdoor furniture you may have and bring in all the cushions and

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Sign me on, confort food which will burn fat.
Sounds too good to be true, but apparently not.

 

FIRST FAT BURNING COMFORT FOOD

 

Hot Chocolate

This one is my favourite there is nothing like preparing , anticipating
and snuggling up with a nice cup of hot chocolate, made with milk of course.
Turns out that while I am doing that I am loadingup on antioxidants.

 

These antioxidants are able to reduce my levels of cortisol,
a well known stress hormone which causes the body to hang on to belly fat,
It is the coca which is the where the troops are to be found 
to provide its' one two punch comfort and fighging off stomach fat.

 

A Cornell University study showed that the concentration of antioxidants in hot chocolate
is up to five times

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FIVE QUICK STEPS TO BREAKING ANY BAD HABIT
 
FIRST
First take an inventory of your habits and see which ones are good for you and which are not

 
 
SECOND
Do an inventory of how the habit you want to break has broken you.

 
What has it cost you , how has it impacted you financially, in wasted time,
in ruined relationships, in your sense of accomplishment and well being
and of course the cost to your health.

Be very specific and honest because you need to know the cost of the habit
if you are going to find the energy and commitment to break it.
Write down what it will continue to cost you in the next year in the next five years
 
Make a photo collage of the cost.
You can use charts or a collage of
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Our best source of the how to of staying eternally young is to watch the young
Toddlers have a lot to teach us about how to stay creative forever.
 
1) THERE IS ALWAYS MORE THAN ONE SOLUTION

The more difficult the problem you need to solve,
the more you need to let yourself go crazy with imagined solutions,
the more improbable, impossible and fanciful the more you will relax,
have fun and just like magic the practical solution will present itself.
 
It is almost as if the only way you can coax sense out of nonsense
is to join in on the nonsense.
Anyone who has had to explain sense to a toddler knows of this technique.

2-CHALLENGE ASSUMPTIONS

Once the sensible solution has presented itself.
Challenge it. Just like a toddler does.
 
But why mommy,
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