How to Avoid Back-to-School Germs and Boost Immune Health

Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 9:11 AM

There’s nothing quite like ringing in the new school year by catching a cold your first week back in class. We’ve all been through it. Back-to-school colds and flus are as common as they come. Unfortunately, they can make the first week of classes unbearable. If you or your children have returned to school this semester, here are some simple ways to avoid back-to-school germs and to help boost your immune health.

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Topics: washing your hands, Children's Health, Virus, Cold and Flu, Eating Healthy, Back-to-School, Germs, Proper Sleep

How You Can Support Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 9:46 AM

As the summer gives way to fall and vacations end with the toll of the school bell, the shift into cooler weather makes us think about the rest of the year, what we want to accomplish, and how we can continue to take care of ourselves after the cold sets in. September is also Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. This year, instead of watching it slip by, Closing the Gap encourages you to support cancer awareness and research. Here are some ways you can get involved:

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Topics: Support, Get Involved, Healthcare in the Community, Donate, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

5 Easy Tips for Managing Your Stress in the Workplace

Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 11:59 AM

Nobody ever said that work was a walk in the park. More than being responsible for daily tasks, you’re also asked to interact with a cast of characters, meet deadlines, and toe the company line. It’s easy to feel stressed about a harsh email, an important assignment, a coworker who doesn’t agree. But if you’re constantly stressed out at work, your quality of life will suffer.

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Topics: self-care, diet, Healthcare in the Workplace, open door policy, stress relief

4 Essential Ways to Take Care of Seasonal Summer Allergies

Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 9:14 AM

August is here, which means that ragweed is in full swing. If you’re in the city, ragweed pollen is constantly in the air, on your clothes, and in your vents. It flies everywhere and gets in everything. Even before you step outside, the symptoms start. If you’re an allergy sufferer, we know that your symptoms are not to be taken lightly. Here are four essential ways to take care of seasonal summer allergies this August.

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Topics: diet, medication, clean air, HEPA Filter, seasonal allergies, sinus infection

How to Incorporate Workplace Wellness into the Office Kitchen

Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 4:06 PM

Workplace wellness programs aim to improve the health and well-being of employees to improve the bottom line of a company. While these program incentives may seem like an expensive investment at first, studies show that companies who invest in employee health have lower absenteeism and turnaround, reduced healthcare costs, and improved company image.

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Topics: nutrition, corporate health, diet, Healthcare in the Workplace, cafeteria, healthy eating, fruits and vegetables, office kitchen

Injury Prevention While Staying Active During the Summer

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 9:59 AM

 Since summertime is the most active season of the year, it’s no wonder it’s the time when you’re most likely to get hurt. This month, to honor National Injury Prevention Day, we decided to share some tips and tricks for preventing injuries while enjoying your summer activities.

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Topics: swimming, summer activities, injury prevention, National Injury Prevention Day, Stretching, helmet, outdoor

Incorporate Summer into Your Employee Wellness Program

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 2:03 PM

Summer is one of the best times of the year. Thanks to the brightness and heat, it’s the most exciting time to be outside. Except if you work at a desk and you’re forced to sit in an office all day. But there is a solution to the 9 to 5 blues. If you’ve already started implementing an employee wellness program into your corporate structure, here are some easy ways to encourage wellness while bringing a little summer sunshine into your employees’ lives.

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Topics: healthcare, employee wellness program, summer activities, group fitness, corporate wellness, 30 day challenge, outdoors, healthy food, motivation

5 Sun Safety Tips You Should Know Before Summer Starts

Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 11:18 AM

June is finally here, and you know that that means. Summer is right around the corner! Before you and your family step out into the sun, read these 5 sun safety tips to stay protected all day long.

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Topics: swimming, hydration, sun protection, sunglasses, sunscreen, UV radtiation, Summer, Skin health, sweat

3 Ways Companies Benefit from Corporate Wellness Programs

Posted on May 30, 2017 at 8:49 AM

Organizations of every size are becoming more interested in the health and wellness of their employees. The numbers don’t lie. It has become all too obvious that the most productive and successful companies have better profit margins and happier employees when they invest in workplace wellness programs. Here are 3 ways that organizations are benefiting from corporate wellness programs.

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Topics: stress, exercise, workplace wellness, absenteeism, costs, chronic illness, anxiety, healthy habits, corporate philosophy, employee benefits, healthcare

3 Benefits of Physiotherapy That Lead to Better Well-Being

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 10:04 AM

Regular physiotherapy benefits people of all ages who suffer from any variety of ailments or injuries. From car accidents to sports injuries, lower back pain, post-surgery stiffness and musculoskeletal conditions, physiotherapy empowers you to strengthen your body to your pre-injury fitness level. At Closing the Gap, our registered physiotherapists proudly help over 400 clients a day through our OHIP funded clinics as well as private services.

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Topics: personal injury, physical therapy, workplace injury, lower back pain, rehabilitation, aches and pains, OHIP

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