Relieve Your Joint Pain, Save Money & Enter to Win

My husband and I both suffer from joint pain. He played competitive hockey, soccer and baseball, as well as many other sports back in his younger days. I am a nurse and have spent many, many years lifting, moving, bending and caring for patients, as well as, 12-hr shifts on my feet. I also love to paint, do needlework and knit. Needless to say, all these years of these repetitive activities have now taken a toll on our bodies. We both have varying degrees of joint and back pain. Thankfully, … [Read more...]

If You Have the Choice to Sit it Out or Dance, Always Dance! {Part 2 of 3}

If you were to ask my hubby or kids what my motto is, they would be able to tell you right away. It has always been mine and I hope I have instilled it in them too. If you have the choice to sit it out or dance, always dance! The older I have become, the more this has been my mantra. When I say "always dance",  I am not referring to an eighty day, round the world cruise (although that would be fun!). I am referring to common, everyday life events. Me and my sisters. A walk … [Read more...]

Urinary Incontinence is NOT a Taboo Subject {Part 1 of 3}

Urinary incontinence is not a topic we tend to discuss with others.  We may jokingly say to our girlfriends or sisters, something like, “don’t make laugh so much, I’ll pee my pants”.  But, I don’t recall ever sitting down with anyone, including my doctor, and having a serious conversation about adult incontinence (AI).  I’m a nurse, the rational side of me knows this happens to many men and women, including me, but I have never really had a frank discussion about urinary incontinence with … [Read more...]

June is Scleroderma Awareness Month ~ Do You Know What Scleroderma Is?

Unless you know someone who has this illness, or are in the healthcare profession, you may not be aware of the devastating disease, scleroderma. I personally have no family or friends with scleroderma. However, when I worked as a nurse on the hospital units, on a couple of occasions I have treated patients with this little known disease. What is Scleroderma?   Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease with no known cause and no cure. It is a rare disease that involves the hardening … [Read more...]

Join the #SodaStreamChallenge & Twitter Party

Like many people, with the dawning of this past new year I made a resolution to myself.  Mine was to consciously start eating healthier and exercising more with the aim of losing some weight. How is that all going for me?  Well it went well for a couple of weeks. Then with the long, dark, dog days of winter, I started slipping. I know I need to get back on track and I am determined to do just that. I have thought a lot about what I need to do to achieve my goal and I have come up with … [Read more...]

Nutritious Choices are Easy with Guiding Stars

When you are looking at product prices have you noticed 1, 2 or 3 stars stamped on the price label? These are Guiding Stars. Believe me when I tell you, finding these Stars is going to make shopping for nutritious products for you and your family a breeze. Guiding Stars is an IMPARTIAL nutrition navigation program that uses stars on store shelves to highlight, at a glance,  nutritious food choices.  I focused on the word "impartial" because I think it is very important for you to know … [Read more...]

Increase Your Vitamin D Intake with Kellogg’s Cereals!

In most of Canada we are now in the midst of the "dog days" of winter.  The cold, gloomy, snowy days that make curling up in bed with a good book the only acceptable activity!  I live in eastern Canada and we have been totally pummeled this year and winter is barely two weeks old!  On December 23rd we were entombed in ice more than an inch thick, lost power for days (many for up to 11 days!), had three successive snow storms, four if you count today and are now in the midst of bone chilling, … [Read more...]

Make Health Last. What will your last 10 years look like? {Healthy Living}

The Heart and Stroke Foundation asks: What will your last 10 years look like?  Do you know the steps to Make Health Last? I know what many of you are thinking...that's so far away, I can't possibly worry about that now.  Trust me when I tell you your 30's and 40's will whiz by at the speed of light and before you know what hit you, you too will be mulling this dilemma in your mind. … [Read more...]

Travel Health: What Can You Do? {Healthy Living}

There's nothing like getting away on a vacation to help you relax and unwind from the stresses of today's busy lifestyles. This being said, you will want to make sure that you take precautions in order to stay healthy on your trip and return home healthy. … [Read more...]

Start Your New Year Right by Following Canada’s Food Guide {Healthy Living}

  Many of us, myself included, have made a New Year's resolution to eat healthier and be more physically active.   If these are among your goals for 2013, or if you just want to be certain you are making the right food choices for you and your family; be sure to check out  Canada's Food Guide, it is a great tool. Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide provides recommendations on how many servings of each food group you should eat each day, including Vegetables and Fruit, Grain … [Read more...]

Foreign Health Product Alerts {#Advisory} *Updated* to include 1 additional Canadian advisory

Alerts ~ Health Canada helps protect the Canadian public by researching, assessing and collaborating in the management of the health risks and safety hazards associated with the many consumer products Canadians use everyday. Health Canada is advising consumers not to use the products specified below due to concerns about possible side-effects. … [Read more...]

Health Canada ~ Three New #Recalls

Health Canada helps protect the Canadian public by researching, assessing and collaborating in the management of the health risks and safety hazards associated with the many consumer products Canadians use everyday. Provided here for your convenience are the links to 3 new recall notices: The Pampered Chef Garlic Slicer / Garlic Slicer Set http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1738 Pomeroy/San Miguel Reed Diffusers and … [Read more...]

{I WOULD LOVE YOUR VOTE!!} Older Mommy Still Yummy is in the Finals of the 2012 Canadian Blog Awards!

I'm super excited to announce that thanks to all the support from you, my readers, Older Mommy Still Yummy is in the finals of the CANADIAN BLOG AWARDS, {BEST HEALTH BLOG} category!! Thank you all for your continued support and if you would like to vote for Older Mommy Still Yummy in the finals in "BEST HEALTH BLOG" category you can go to THE CANADIAN BLOG AWARDS,  scroll down a bit until you see "BEST HEALTH BLOG" (rt. side of page), click on it, when it opens, tick the box by Older Mommy … [Read more...]

Mammogram 101 {Healthy Living}

As many of you are aware, October is breast cancer awareness month.  We all are women or have women in our lives that we know and love so I thought it would be the perfect time to share some information on mammography that I found. First, some background information.  Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in Canadian women. In 2006, there will be an estimated 21,600 new cases in women aged 20+ and 5,300 deaths from breast cancer in Canada. About 11% of Canadian … [Read more...]