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Wellness Articles

Alberta Health Services provides weekly health and wellness articles as a way to help all Albertans live a healthy life.

We welcome and encourage weekly newspapers, community newsletters and other publications to reproduce this information free of charge. Credit to Alberta Health Services or the identified content provider would be appreciated.

If you would like to be added to the distribution list for these articles, please email: rebecca.johnson2@ahs.ca

You will receive a monthly email containing articles for the upcoming four weeks.

2018

December

  • December 3 – What’s Your Balance (doc | pdf)
  • December 10 – Create Meaning This Holiday Season (doc | pdf)
  • December 17 – Spread joy, not germs (doc | pdf)
  • December 24 – Snow Safety (doc | pdf)

November

  • November 5 – Build Strength and Balance to Prevent Falls (doc | pdf)
  • November 12 – Talking about Cannabis (doc | pdf)
  • November 19 – Get ready for Winter (doc | pdf)
  • November 26 – Step into Winter (doc | pdf)

October

  • October 1 – Turkey Tips (doc | pdf)
  • October 9  – Influenza Season (doc | pdf)
  • October 15 – Shift Work Sleep Tips (doc | pdf)
  • October 22 – Healthy Halloween (doc | pdf)

September

  • September 6 – Suicide Awareness (doc | pdf)
  • September 10 – Back to School (doc | pdf)
  • September 17 – Thirsty (doc | pdf)
  • September 24 – Energize your Commute (doc | pdf)

August

  • August 6 – Healthy Summer Eating (doc | pdf)
  • August 13 – Work Week Fitness (doc | pdf)
  • August 20 – Walking for Fitness (doc | pdf)
  • August 27 – Summer Reading (doc | pdf)

July

  • July 2 – Play Soccer (doc | pdf)
  • July 9 – ATV Safety (doc | pdf)
  • July 16  – Here comes the sun (doc | pdf)
  • July 23 – Splash safely this summer (doc | pdf)

June

  • June 4 – Seniors Week (doc | pdf)
  • June 11 – Elder Abuse Awareness (doc | pdf)
  • June 18  – ATV Safety (doc | pdf)
  • June 25 – Relationships Build Good Mental Health (doc | pdf)

May

  • May 7 – Mental Health Awareness Week (doc | pdf)
  • May 14 – Pawsitive Mental Health (doc | pdf)
  • May 21 – Play Time (doc | pdf)
  • May 28 – Emotions of Food (doc | pdf)

April

  • April 2 – Oral Health (doc | pdf)
  • April 9 – Self Care (doc | pdf)
  • April 16   – Sports and Self Esteem (doc | pdf)
  • April 23 – Friends (doc | pdf)

March

  • March 5 – Healthier Eating Habits at Work (doc | pdf)
  • March 12  – What’s Your Balance (doc | pdf)
  • March 19   – Teaching Sexual Health (doc | pdf)

February

  • February 5 – Heart Month (doc | pdf)
  • February 12  – Eating Disorders (doc | pdf)
  • February 19   – Feel better through fitness (doc | pdf)
  • February 26   – Help put an end to bullying (doc | pdf)

January

  • January 8 – Reduce Alcohol (doc | pdf)
  • January 15  – Talk It Out (doc | pdf)
  • January 22   – Quit Tobacco (doc | pdf)
  • January 29   – Late Influenza (doc | pdf)
2017

December

  • December 4 - Beat the Winter Blues (doc | pdf)
  • December 11 - Holiday Eating Tips (doc | pdf)
  • December 18 - Managing Holiday Grief and Stress (doc | pdf)
  • December 25 - Keep Active During Winter Time (doc | pdf)

November

  • November 6 - Fall Prevention Month (doc | pdf)
  • November 13 - Diabetes Month (doc | pdf)
  • November 20 - National Addiction Awareness Week (doc | pdf)
  • November 27 - Avoid Getting Sick (doc | pdf)

October

  • October 2 – Understanding Mental Illness (doc | pdf)
  • October 9 – Breast Cancer Screening(doc | pdf)
  • October 16 – Influenza Season (doc | pdf)
  • October 23 – Healthy Halloween (doc | pdf)
  • October 30 – Signs of Stroke (doc | pdf)

September

  • September 5 – World Suicide Day (docx)
  • September 11 – Back to school lunches (docx)
  • September 18 – Teen driver safety (docx)
  • September 25 – Alzheimer’s Awareness Month (docx)

August

  • August 7 – Overdose prevention awareness (docx | pdf)
  • August 14 – Common signs of stress (docx | pdf)
  • August 21 – Back to school health checklist (docx | pdf)
  • August 28 – Risks of dehydration (docx | pdf)

July

  • July 2 – Stay safe during hot summer weather (docx | pdf)
  • July 10 – Healthy summer eating tips (docx | pdf)
  • July 17 – Keeping food safe while backpacking and camping (docx | pdf)
  • July 24 – Walk for wellness (docx | pdf)
  • July 31– Reduce risk of falls from balconies and windows (docx | pdf)

June

  • June 5 – June is stroke month – know the signs and what to do (docx | pdf)
  • June 12 – Keep safe against West Nile (docx | pdf)
  • June 19 – Supporting Indigenous Albertans through culturally appropriate care (docx | pdf)
  • June 26 – Stay safe in summer weather (docx | pdf)

May

  • May 1 – It’s Mental Health Week – make a difference in your mental wellbeing (docx | pdf)
  • May 8 – What is hospice (docx | pdf)
  • May 15 – Broccoli to Strawberries – growing nutritious food in your backyard (docx | pdf)
  • May 22 – ATV Safety (docx | (pdf)
  • May 29 – Reducing indoor air pollutants in your home (docx |pdf)

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