#186 Sleep and Aging, Planning a Harvest Theme For Your Garden, Minimizing Covid-19 Vaccination Side Effects and Adopting Eco-Conscious Habits in the Home

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 29 and 30, 2021 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in Tonic Magazine. This week we discuss the connection between sleep and aging with Adarsh Shah, planning a harvest theme for your vegetable garden with Melissa Cameron, how to minimize the side effects of Covid-19 vaccinations with Dr. Aimee Harris-Newon and adopting eco-conscious habits in the home with Candice Best.

We specifically discuss:

Sleep and Aging

  • Sleep and life stages
  • Factors impacting sleep
  • SLIM
  • The stages of the sleep cycle
  • How does age impact sleep?
  • Sleep affecting age
  • Research into sleep and age
  • Sleep tips for aging adults

Planning A Harvest Theme For Your Vegetable Garden

  • The benefits and examples of themed edible gardens
  • Worms and worm castings
  • Composting
  • Space for themed edible garden
  • Timing of planting edible gardens
  • Maintenance
  • Tea gardens
  • Smoothie Gardens
  • Changing your gardens mid-season: cycling and sowing and reaping

Minimizing The Side Effects of Covid-19 Vaccinations

  • What are the extreme and common reactions to Covid-19 vaccines?
  • Are the mild symptoms to be expected?
  • Preventing the common symptoms
  • Are the side effects reason enough not to get the vaccine?
  • How do you deal with post-vaccine fatigue?
  • More serious side effects that require diligence
  • Meditation, Mindfulness, and relaxation techniques

Adopting Eco-Conscious Habits in the Home

  • The “little things” we all can do (if we want to)
  • Taking stock of our consumption habits
  • Avoiding single use plastics
  • Packaging and refill options, package free shops
  • Food waste
  • Growing your own food
  • Unplugging electronic devices
  • Reduce, Re-use, Recycle…Refuse…and Reimagine

For more information about show sponsor Ultramatic  and Adarsh Shah go here.

To learn more about Melissa Cameron go here.

To learn more about Dr. Aimee Harris-Newon go here.

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#185 Avoiding Slip and Fall Injuries, Mindfulness and Self Forgiveness, Weight Training Safely in the Home and Cognitive Therapy for Stress

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on May 22 and 23, 2021 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in Tonic Magazine. This week we discuss how to avoid slip and fall injuries with Joel Thuna, self forgiveness as an aspect of mindfulness with Tracey Soghrati, safe weight training at home with Tim Irvine and cognitive therapy for stress with Paula Allen

We specifically discuss:

Avoiding Slip and Fall Injuries

  • What are the implications of slip and fall injuries?
  • Slip and fall statistics in Canada
  • What are the risk factors for slip and falls?
  • Speak to your primary health care provider
  • The importance of exercise: balance and strength
  • Check your eyesight
  • 1/2 of slip and fall injuries occurs in the home
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin K2-MK7
  • Calcium: for bones and muscles
  • Protein

Self Forgiveness

  • What is forgiveness?
  • What gets confused for forgiveness?
  • What is self-forgiveness?
  • Personal distress prevents empathy
  • The steps towards self-forgiveness
  • Realigning yourself with your values
  • Make it “doubly right”: a mantra for self-forgiveness

Weight Training Safely in the Home

  • Why should we include weight training to our home workouts?
  • Dumbbells: recommended weights
  • Barbells: the ability to load more weight
  • Racks and benches: safety first
  • Kettlebells
  • Visual feedback: spotter, trainer, mirror etc.
  • Do you need a spotter?
  • Warm ups: activating your muscles

Cognitive Therapy for Stress

  • What mental health trends are driven by Covid-19?
  • Stress and emotional fatigue
  • Workplace stress
  • People’s ability to cope with stress
  • Stress resilience amongst leaders and management
  • Impact on productivity
  • “Jab” optimism

For more information about show sponsor Pure-Le Natural go here.

To read articles by Joel Thuna in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

To learn more about Tim Irvine go here.

To learn more about Paula Allen go here.