Fall is Here!

Did you know...about 5 million Canadian children will start a new grade this fall? About 12% of Canadians over 65 are disease-free thanks to a healthy lifestyle? Read on for healthy living tips for kids and seniors.

Allergy-free kids’ lunch

7 tips for packing an allergy-free lunch for your child:
 
  • Buy a good lunch bag. This will keep the food fresh.
  • Healthy snacks. Pack fresh fruit or veggie sticks (carrots, celery).
  • Yogurt or milk. For your child with allergies to dairy, try soy or rice milk or coconut yogurt.
  • Sandwiches or wraps. Use gluten-free breads or wraps with fresh salad and a cold cut.
  • Home-made treats. Make nut-free snack bars, cookies or muffins
  • Water bottle. Don’t forget to include a water bottle.
  • Fun desserts. Make a fruit jelly, using gelatin and pureed fruit. Avoid fruits that cause allergies.
 

Head lice

Fall months are prime time for head lice. If your child has head lice… don't think twice!

  • Ask your Walmart pharmacist for a medicated shampoo or rinse that will kill the lice
  • Wash all clothing, bed linens and toys in hot water and vacuum carpets and furniture
  • Check other children in the house for head lice
 

New senior routines

To stay healthy and active in your golden years, it’s time to fall into new routines. Healthy aging means starting new activities you enjoy. Here are some activities you may consider:
  • Pick up a new hobby
  • Learn something new
  • Volunteer
  • Play with your grandkids
  • Visit a museum
  • Travel somewhere new
 

Senior checklist

Good health can be achieved with proper nutrition and management of your health-related symptoms.

Here are some tips:

  • Get a good sleep
  • Get your flu shot
  • Walk at least 30 minutes a day
  • Eat high-fiber and calcium-rich fruits and vegetables
  • Live pain free. Pain is a common complaint among seniors. However, there are treatment options you can use to managing it. The pharmacist at Walmart can help
  • In Canada, nearly 30% of men and 55% of women over 65 have urinary incontinence. Don’t let it prevent you from enjoying your favourite activity. Ask your Walmart pharmacist for advice

 
 

Important information

The Fall is approaching! It’s important to be prepared, as we march into the new season. Just ask the Pharmacist at Walmart for tips and advice to help your whole family, both young and old.

This information should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your doctor. There may be variations in treatment that your physician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances. If you have questions about your symptoms, ask the Pharmacist at Walmart for more information, and/or contact your doctor.
 
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