Three gadgets to help you stay healthy

Nokia Body+ Scale

A digital scale that monitors your weight and analyzes body composition: body fat, water-percentage, muscle and bone mass. This scale encourages you to do daily weigh-ins and sends your data to the Heath Mate app for charting. I don’t usually allow scales in my house (to avoid freak outs when gaining weight during the holidays). This smart scale however is great for monitoring your long-term weight trends.

Nokia smart scale

Fitbit or Apple Watch

I’ve converted to the Apple Watch but I still sometimes miss my Fitbit. It was so easy to forget that you were wearing the Fitbit; it automatically tracks your exercise and sleep. The Apple Watch is not quite there, you have to manually start and stop when you are exercising. There are apps that you can download to automatically track sleep, but they are not as slick as the Fitbit. With the iOS 12.0 update however, Apple Watch is not far behind.


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Headspace App

The psychologists and mental health counsellors at Livecare have always emphasized the importance of mindfulness and meditation! Stress has been linked to weight gain, heart disease, and suicide. I’ve personally always struggled with meditation – I have a chatty brain. This app is great at guiding meditation sessions and helping you become more aware of body and mind.

Headspace app

Dr. Landon’s Homemade Electrolyte Drink

Hydration is key! It helps with energy, digestion and skin health. On really hot days or during workouts an electrolyte drink is great for getting hydrated. There is no need to buy sugary sport drinks, making your own is super easy. This is the recipe that I personally like. – Dr. Landon McLean

  • 1L water
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/4 Tsp salt
  • 1/4 Tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 a lemon

Combine all the ingredients into a glass container and stir. You can tweak the amounts based on your personal preference and needs. Squeeze as much lemon as you like until you find your fav ratio.

Dr. Landon McLean is a board-certified naturopath.

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Bunny Blast – Kid Animal Smoothie

Makes two 16-ounces glasses
Prep time: 5 minutes

  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 2 carrots, chopped or juiced
  • 2 cups unsweetened organic apple or orange juice
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seed
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin and sunflower seed mix
  • handful of cashew

Add all ingredients to blender and mix until smooth

Recipe from Power UP: Transform Your Life and Health in Fourteen Days by Dr. Howard Koseff

Medical Office Assistant/Cosmetic Clinic Receptionist – Full-time

We are hiring

Medical Office Assistant/Cosmetic Clinic Receptionist – Full-time

Reporting to the Manager, the Medical Office Assistant will be responsible for ensuring that our patients receive timely, quality healthcare by providing the best customer service in the industry. This individual is a positive, compassionate, multitasker who enjoys helping people while working in a fast-paced team environment.

Requirements:

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and administrative skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Medical terminology.
  • Problem solving and trouble-shooting skills.
  • Computer proficiency with electronic medical records experience.
  • An MOA diploma or previous medical/cosmetics office assistance experience.
  • This position will include some evenings and weekends so must be flexible for scheduling.

Location: Vancouver/Whistler
Application: Please send a cover letter and resume to careers@livecare.ca with “Medical Office Assistant application” in the subject line of the email.

Licensed Practical Nurse

We are hiring

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – Full-time
Reporting to the Operations Manager and Medical Director, the Licensed Practical Nurse will be responsible for delivering quality care to clients in a busy family practice/walk-in clinic. The LPN effectively interacts and provides information on health management and provides direction to patients while maintaining standards of professional nursing. This individual is a positive, compassionate, problem solver who works well alone and in a team environment.

Requirements:

  • Current registration with the CLPNBC.
  • Must have excellent oral, reading, and written communication skills in English.
  • Problem solving and trouble-shooting skills.
  • Computer proficiency with electronic medical records experience.
  • Organized, learns quickly, and flexible to changes and challenges.

Location: Vancouver
Application: Please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to careers@livecare.ca with “LPN application” in the subject line of the email.

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