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It’s time for #FeatureFriday! Health Promotion’s featured member: MCpl Northcott is an Avionics Systems Technician who has been posted to 4 Wing Cold Lake since May 2008. To maintain good health, MCpl Northcott is physically active through physical activities such as ice hockey, ball hockey and running. His healthy hobbies include skating, fishing, playing basketball and running. “Good health is important to me because it keeps me happy. I find physical activities, especially sports, keep my physical fitness at a high level and I find it very beneficial for my mental health.” Would you like to be featured in the series? Contact 4WGHealthPromotion@forces.gc.ca!

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Health Promotion’s Feature Friday initiative

April 6, 2021 at 5:44 pm

You need to nourish to flourish

April 6, 2021 at 5:39 pm

Lisa Fisher, Health Promotion Specialist What do you think of when you hear the term “self-care”? Do bubble baths and face masks come to mind? If so, you’re not necessarily wrong, you’re just missing the big picture! The image of self-care that is perpetuated in the media generally focuses solely on pampering yourself, and neglects to discuss the other components of self-care that are incredibly important. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines self-care as “theRead More

Regular sleep for a healthy future: World Sleep Day 2021

Regular sleep for a healthy future: World Sleep Day 2021

March 16, 2021 at 1:56 pm

Lisa Fisher, Health Promotion Specialist Who doesn’t love sleep? On 19 March 2021, the Health Promotion Team at 4 Wing will celebrate the 14th annual World Sleep Day, a global call to action about the importance of healthy sleep. World Sleep Day was created and is hosted by the World Sleep Society. This year’s theme is “Regular Sleep, Healthy Future” which focuses on sleep as an important health pillar; one that is often put onRead More

It’s time for #FeatureFriday! Health Promotion’s featured member is Cpl Roxanne Desrosiers, an Aircraft Structures Technician who has been posted to Cold Lake for a little over two years. Here is a little bit of info from her: “Weight lifting and soccer are two of the things that I have been doing consistently for the last three years to keep my physical and mental health in top shape. Through a well-balanced diet and an active lifestyle, I’ve been able to achieve so much more than I thought. I just want to remind everyone that being kind to yourself goes a long way. If you fall down or have a hiccup, it’s okay. Everyone’s journey is different, you just have to remember to pick yourself back up and try again.” Would you like to be featured in the series? Contact 4WGHealthPromotion@forces.gc.ca!

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Health Promotion’s Feature Friday initiative

March 9, 2021 at 12:10 pm

Working together to prevent suicide

September 8, 2020 at 4:12 pm

Lisa Fisher, Health Promotion Specialist Trigger Warning. This article discusses the topic of suicide. September 10 marks World Suicide Prevention Day. This day aims to bring attention to the topic of suicide including how communities can work together for prevention. In Canada, an average of 11 people die by suicide every day, which means approximately 4,000 people die per year by suicide. For each suicide death, there are an estimated 20 to 25 attempts withRead More

Talking about overdose could save a life

August 25, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Lisa Fisher, Health Promotion Specialist August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD). This year marks the 20th anniversary of IADO, a campaign that began in Melbourne, Australia in 2001. The aim of this global campaign is to raise awareness of overdose and reduce associated stigma. When people hear the word “overdose”, their minds often jump to opioids. This makes sense, since Canada and the world is in the midst of an opioid crisis. InRead More