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Scientists Tracking Our Health Trends

What’s Happening – Tracking Health Trends👩🏼‍💻

A new machine learning tool, developed by University of Alberta Computing Scientists, sifts through millions of #Twitter posts to understand health and wellness trends across #Canada. “We use machine learning to determine the location tweets refer to, the dimension of health they are related to, and the emotions expressed in each tweet,” explains U of A Computing Scientist, Osmar Zaiane. By tracking health trends, scientists can get a better understanding of what it’s actually like to live in a particular place, in terms of health and wellness.

What’s Trending – Acupuncture for Menopause

What’s Trending – Acupuncture for Menopause👱🏻‍♀️💉

Recent studies conclude a relatively short course of acupuncture could significantly reduce some of the unpleasant symptoms of menopause including hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbances, emotional symptoms, and skin/hair problems. One study revealed at the 6-week mark, 80% of women receiving acupuncture believed the sessions decreased menopause symptoms. Acupuncture can also reduce anxiety, pain, and restore overall hormone balance.

Do You Take Biotin?

Health Canada🇨🇦 recently shared that if you have a higher risk for cardiovascular events (such as a heart attack) to be cautious of taking Biotin. Biotin can majorly effect lab results surrounding cardiovascular and thyroid health. The recommended dosage is 300mcg.

Visit the article below from CBC News📝
https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/biotin-can-interfere-with-lab-tests-study-says-1.5051992

What’s Trending – Paddle Boarding

What’s Trending – #PaddleBoarding🏄🏼‍♀️

With spring and summer on the way, we’re sharing some of the awesome benefits of Stand Up Paddle Boarding (#SUP) as it’s growing with popularity. Not only is it fun, it can also enhance your health and well-being in numerous ways!

1. Increases Core Strength💪🏼 – Stand Up Paddle Boarding engages your core muscles and builds abdominal strength and lean muscle tone, while simultaneously strength of the arms, legs, back, and shoulders.

2. Builds Stamina💦 – Paddle Boarding is so enjoyable that you end up working out for hours before you realize you’ve been exerting yourself. Best of all, its low impact and provides a great alternative to injury-prone runners.

3. Vitamin D☀️ – Paddle Boarding gets you outside in the sunshine, letting your body produce Vitamin D which is crucial for calcium production and strong bones.

4. Enhances Joint Stability🏃🏼‍♀️ – Balancing on a SUP board activates the small muscles in the foot and lower leg in a way that mimics physical therapy used to treat certain foot ailments. It utilizes muscles critical for balance and joint support.

5. Reduces Stress😄 – The powerful combination of being out on the water, enjoying nature, and socializing with other paddlers is an amazing stress reducer!