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MONTHLY HEALTH FOCUS:

Healthy Aging

Age is just a number
Aging-it's probably not what you expected. But how you age is up to you. Whether you have a chronic condition or are feeling fine, you can always improve your health by making small changes. It's never too late to make choices that can make you feel better both mentally and physically. Find out what changes to expect as you age and what you can do to feel your best and stay healthy. What you learn may surprise you. When you know the facts, getting older can mean getting better and feeling better than ever. Here's to your health at every age!

Build your bones
As you age, your bones can become weaker. Weight-bearing exercise is one of the ways you can take care of your bones. Keep your bones healthy by getting off the couch and moving around. Exercise like walking, jogging, climbing, dancing, or lifting weights helps build and maintain your bones. Find out how little time it takes each day to help prevent breaking bones as you get older.

Sleep solutions
Sleep patterns naturally change as you age. You may sleep fewer hours and take longer to fall asleep. If you have a long-lasting sleep problem, you could put yourself at risk of serious health problems. But getting older doesn't mean you have to feel tired all the time. Rest easy-there are many things you can try to help you get a good night's sleep. Did you know that regular exercise and sunshine may help you sleep better? Read on for a list of tips that can help you get the rest that you need

Can you hear me now?
If your doctor has suggested a hearing aid as one of your treatment options for hearing loss, you may not want to hear it. But remember, today's hearing aids aren't built like your grandfather's. Explore your options. How you want to live with your hearing loss is your decision. If you need some help in deciding whether or not you should get a hearing aid, this decision aid tool can help you get the facts, explore your feelings, and make the choice that's right for you.

Still have questions?

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Still have questions? Now call HealthLine at 811 for professional health advice anytime.

HealthLine is a confidential, 24-hour health information and support telephone line, staffed by Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses and Social Workers. The professionals who work at HealthLine are experienced and specially trained to help you make decisions about your health care options. They can help you decide whether to treat your own symptoms, go to a clinic, see your primary health care provider, or access emergency medical care, if necessary.

HealthLine is available to anyone in the province, free of charge. Services are offered in English, with translation available in over 100 languages. TTY access for the hearing impaired is available, call 1-888-425-4444.

Medications

Questions regarding medications? Call 1-800-665-DRUG (3784)

The Saskatchewan Drug Information Line provides healthcare professionals and the general public with access to current, concise, unbiased information on drugs and drug therapy.

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Access to HealthLine Online is provided as a public service for residents of Saskatchewan. The information on HealthLine Online has been medically reviewed and validated; however, this information should not be used as a substitute for the advice of a physician or other qualified health professional. See the full Terms and Conditions.

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