Crisp mornings, crunchy leaves, and pumpkin spiced lattes signify that fall has arrived and that winter is soon to come – however – fall and winter, while festive and seasonal, are also known as cold and flu season. Read more for 10 tips on how to prepare for this year’s cold and flu season.
From storing and cleaning your mask to tips for proper use, here is everything that you need to know about gettng the most out of your face mask
Here’s a review of where British Columbia and Alberta are at in ensuring safe and effective antibody testing for the public.
Here are 5 tips to support your child’s mental health (not to mention your own) as they return to school this fall
As parents, we want to do everything we can to continue the education and development of our children, yet we also want to protect them from COVID-19.
This article was contributed to by Dr. Beth Donaldson, Dr. Nathan Thakur, and Dr. Raymond McConville Summers are typically full of BBQ’s complete with share plates and skewers, happy hours where drink glasses clink in toast, adventurous vacations, and lively, yet crowded events. However, in the wake of COVID-19, our traditional summer activities have shifted […]
The prospect of returning to work during COVID-19 can cause a variety of thoughts and emotions. Here are some tips to manage “return to work” anxiety.
You may be experiecing overwhelming thoughts during these times of uncertainty. But why have they manifested in the form of physically being more tired?
This article will provide an overview of the progress that we have made to help us treat COVID-19 and find an effective vaccine.
The warmer weather has us craving the outdoors more than ever. Months of isolation also has us craving our social groups! After all, what defines spring and summer more than a good happy hour with your friends and neighbors? While physically distanced gatherings of 6 or less people are now permitted in British Columbia and […]
As restrictions gradually lift in British Columbia and Alberta, services are starting to re-open. This could mean you get to visit your favourite coffee shop for a take-away latte, or finally get your hair cut! Your physician’s office, or medical clinic, is most likely re-opening as well, and starting to see patients for more urgent, […]
With more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, your eating patterns are probably looking a little different than usual. You might be spending more time in the kitchen snacking, or you may be skipping meals due to increased anxiety and stress. These changes in eating habits are normal reactions to an abnormal situation, […]
Many of us are used to working in offices with ergonomic set-ups. However, as most of us work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, we may not have access to standing desks or ergonomic office chairs. In fact, many of us have nowhere else to work besides our couch! Watch below as I explain couch […]
Whether you find yourself spending more time with your partner or you are single, here are some tips to navigate sex and intimacy during COVID
How do you protect yourself and your family from misinformation regarding COVID-19? Consider following the 5 W’s of finding credible medical facts.
Meditation is a calming practice that relieves stress, and can be done almost anywhere. If you’re intimidated by the thought of meditating, don’t be! This video guide and article will help you get started on your journey to mindfulness. Body Position Whether you decide to meditate sitting in a chair on sitting on the floor, […]
This guide to food safety during COVID-19 covers what to do before, during, and after your trip to the grocery store, and includes advice on take-out foods.
An update on viral and antibody testing for COVID-19
The COVID-19 outbreak has led to health officials calling for us to stay home and practice physical distancing. While it is socially responsible to stay at home, our physical and mental health can be negatively impacted in times of isolation if we’re not careful. It’s important, especially nowadays, to have ways to cope with the […]
It’s no secret that we’re searching for comfort these days. Being in our homes more than usual has us searching for stimulating, yet relaxing activities. Whipping up some tasty treats in your kitchen is a great way to engage your children, and mindfully indulge in a healthier treat during a stressful time. The following recipes […]
If you’re craving something warm…
We’re all in our homes much more than we’d like to be these days. Many of us are also looking for comfort in the midst of uncertainty. Imagine the smell of banana bread filling up your house with warmth and coziness as it bakes in the oven…
Banana bread is a traditional North American dessert enjoyed equally by both adults and children. It’s easy to make, requires no kneading, and it’s delicious! So dig out those frozen bananas from the bottom of your freezer, get your kids involved, and get baking! While this is a “comfort food” recipe, this recipe calls for rolled oats and whole-wheat flour. These ingredients add the benefit of fibre to your comforting treat!
The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused a shift in our day-to-day lives. We used to travel to the grocery store without a second thought, and meeting friends for dinner or coffee was a weekly ritual. As we self-isolate and practice physical distancing, many of us are unsure how long this pandemic will last, and are […]
Are you wondering what, exactly, a pulse is? A pulse is the edible seed from a legume plant. Pulses include beans, lentils, and peas. For example, a pea pod is a legume, but the pea inside the pod is the pulse! Pulses are high in protein and fibre – plus they taste delicious! Learn all […]
Is it a pie, a lasagna, or an enchilada? Whatever you call it, this dish is a hearty, pulse-packed flavour party and a great way to use some of those canned beans in the pantry. Beans are packed with fibre, and are a sustainable and inexpensive protein.
Stuck at home? This article features links for fitness resources online, as well as information on Copeman Healthcare’s virtual personal training program.
To help you stay on course with healthy eating habits during this challenging time, we’ve put together our top 6 tips to help you control your snack-appetite.
Minimize your trips to the grocery store by having a game plan in place. Read these five tips to make your next shop that much easier!
This article features common questions about parenting during COVID-19, including information to keep children physically and mentally healthy
Keeping your body moving has many benefits, particularly in times of stress. Here are 3 things to keep in mind while exercising at home or during isolation
Whether you’re experiencing extreme anxiety or moderate levels that are normal, here are some strategies that can help you manage those anxious feelings.
In the spirit of maintaining our social distance, here are a few tips to help us keep our sanity and perhaps even enjoy our time in relative isolation.
Here are some suggestions to help you manage the overwhelming amount of information on COVID-19 and keep yourself and your loved ones safe and healthy.
What’s a good activity for social-isolation? Netflix! We have all had a little more time to watch more Netflix lately, and the words “plant-based” seem to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue. This is fueled in part by the recent documentary “Game Changers.” The movie offers up a healthy dose of celebrity anecdotes, eye-catching […]
We all have more time to cook lately. Nourishing our body with healthy foods is an excellent way to feel well and support our immunity while we are practicing social distancing and self-isolation.
We strive to provide an evidence-based approach to your care. Learn more about our position on hydroxychloroquine for treatment of COVID-19.
We can do this, but we can’t wait one more hour or one more day. Let’s save lives, together.
What do we eat when we can’t visit restaurants? We say…extra time in your home means extra time to cook some delicious and nutritious meals! Pasta and nuts are two foods that have long shelf lives and are great items to stock-pile in your pantry during this time.
It’s important to get our bodies moving, even as we practice social distancing. Exercise helps us sleep better at night, is good for our immune function, and provides valuable endorphins! Copeman Healthcare kinesiologists recommend getting at least 150 minutes of moderate or vigorous activity per week. While we may not be going to the gym, […]
No matter what, we need to eat! It can be overwhelming to shop for groceries, especially during these times of uncertainty. Many of us are wondering what kinds of foods to be stockpiling. Is it safe to buy fresh foods? How can we continue to stay healthy with non-perishable items? The foods we put into […]
The most up-to-date information on the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in Alberta and British Columbia can be found at the following websites: Alberta Health Services COVID-19 BC Centre for Disease Control Copeman Centres: We are excited to announce that we have resumed a number of in-clinic appointments at our Centres. As part of this process, we […]