SierraSil is proud to have sponsored the Proud Sponsor of Yonex Canadian Masters Badminton Championship in 2018. We are happy to hear the organization reached its fundraising goals and we look forward to participating in 2019. Read more
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The holiday season is here. This means you’re busy. Really busy. Many of us thrive on being busy, but when the busyness takes over, it can be hard to keep balance in your life.
For some reason, it happens every holiday season – you vow that this year will be different but before you know it, you’re busy every evening and even double-booked on the weekends. Add in shopping for gifts, planning holiday meals, and making travel plans – and you’re stretched quite thin.
Suddenly your gym routine, Sunday family supper, evening walks, book club meetings, and afternoon nap are replaced with holiday busyness. Well, this year, we want you to stick to your vow – and make sure that this holiday season is balanced. Read more
At SierraSil, our vision is to help one or million or more people live healthier and more active lives. This is our joy, and this is what gets us excited – knowing that we’re helping you live a healthy and active lifestyle.
In this blog post, we look at the different aspects that come together to support a healthy lifestyle. Now, we don’t want you to get bogged down with yet another blog post that encourages you to eat better, to exercise more, and to improve your sleep habits. Yes, these are all critical components of healthy lifestyle, but we believe there is so much more to you than what you eat, how you move, and when you sleep.
At its core, a healthy lifestyle is highly personal and individual. Your healthy lifestyle likely looks very different from the lifestyles of the elite athletes who use SierraSil or even that of our CEO, Michael Bentley.
Your healthy lifestyle is one that makes you feel good, happy, and comfortable. Read more
You are a dog owner. You might have had dogs for your entire life. You might even have multiple dogs. In other words, you know dogs. Your friends come to you with their questions about dogs. And to be honest, you can’t resist petting a dog or talking to dogs when the opportunity arises.
We get it. We’re dog people at SierraSil as well. Some days it seems like there is more office chatter about our dogs then there is about our kids. Yeah, we know how it is.
And this is why we want to talk dog myths. Everyone has an opinion on what a wet nose means or what eating grass is all about or how much exercise a dog really needs. Let’s slow down a bit and dig into the top dog myths we’ve all heard.
We admit that we can’t include every dog myth we’ve been told or read about. So, do visit our Leaps & Bounds Facebook community page and tell us about the dog myths you’ve been told. Let’s work together to bust these dog myths and get the facts out there about wet noses, grass, exercise, senior dog health, and so much more. Read more
You wake up in the morning and your knees are creaky and sore. You have noticed swelling and redness around your wrists and knees. You feel like your knees and fingers don’t move as easily as they once did.
These are all examples of sensations and body signals that can indicate you’re dealing with stiff joints. Stiff joints can happen simply as a result of aging or can be an indicator of a more serious conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus.
As you know, we’re committed to improving your joint health and as part of this company mission and goal, we want you to have all the information you need to be informed about your joint health. Keep reading to learn more about why stiff joints happen, how you can treat your stiff joints, and some lifestyle changes that can help you ease joint stiffness. Read more
It might seem early to be thinking about the holiday season, but we’re here to remind you that the fall and winter holiday season is looming. With Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, and so many other holidays – you’re going to be busy.
This busy holiday time means you need to do some planning, including how you’ll keep your dog safe during the holiday season. Things like Halloween treats and packaging, tinsel, party food on low tables, and holiday visitors can all be hazards for your dog.
Daily life can get crazy during holiday season and we want you to be confident that your dog is safe, cared for, and is still getting his daily walks and exercise. Remember that even on the busiest of days, it’s important that your dog gets out for a walk and run in the park – his joint health and mental health depend on this. Read more
You know that food does more than solve your hunger. Quality food from a range of sources is key in keeping your body in top shape. This includes your physical health, mental health, and the ability to heal and recover.
It’s this ability to heal and recover that makes us so interested in turmeric and curcumin. You’ve likely seen the spice turmeric in your grocery store aisle and in many recipe ingredient lists. Recent research is supporting long-held beliefs that spices such as turmeric have the ability to ease inflammation and help you recover from joint discomfort.
In fact, turmeric is becoming so popular that it has become the must-have spice. From smoothies and drinks such as golden milk or adding it to your scrambled eggs or adding a dash or two to your soup – turmeric is everywhere.
Continue reading to learn more about the health benefits of turmeric and curcumin and how you can easily reap the rewards of this anti-inflammatory superhero. Read more
How is your day going? Did you get a good night of sleep? How is your energy level? Do you feel like you’re rushing from one thing to the next? When was the last time you had a chance to sit quietly and enjoy the moment?
These are not easy questions to answer. And for most of us, when we answer these questions honestly, we realize that we’re not as balanced or as happy as we’d like. In our hyper-connected go-go society, living a balanced life can seem like an impossibility.
However, we want you (and us) to get closer to having a sense of balance in your day-to-day. You know that the more on-the-go and harried you are, the higher your stress levels, the less time you have for exercise and healthy eating, and you miss out on time with loved ones. This can culminate in illness, depression, joint health concerns, and an overall unhealthy life.
This slide happens gradually and before you know it, you’re skipping tennis, missing out on pottery class, skipping book club, eating fast food, and not supporting your long-term health and life goals.
Read on to learn more about living a balanced life and how you can make subtle changes to keep you from sliding into habits that can create life chaos. Read more
You want nothing more than a long, happy, and healthy life for your beloved dog. Because you’re so close to your dog, it’s easy to overlook signs of aging and slowing down.
While no two dogs have the same activity and energy levels, we do know that middle-aged and senior dogs do start to slow down (just like us humans). This slow-down doesn’t mean the end of a full and robust life – it just means you need to make a few adjustments to accommodate your dog’s needs.
Remember that your dog is smart and our pets tend to hide signs of aging for as long as possible. Be on the lookout for signs that your dog is struggling or simply ageing with these signs: your dog is sleeping more or has a slight limp or is losing weight. These are all signs that indicate you and your dog should visit your veterinarian.
We’ve put together some tips on things you can do to help give your senior dog a healthy life. Remember, before making any big changes to your dog’s diet, activity levels, or lifestyle – discuss these with your veterinarian. Read more
Your dog didn’t arrive with an instruction manual. Whether you adopted your dog as a puppy or as an older dog, there is a learning curve to being a dog owner. One of the best ways for you and your dog to learn how to get along, is with dog training.
And yes, these dog training lessons apply to you the owner as well. Dog training allows you and your dog to learn a shared language that makes it easier for you to communicate and understand one another. Hint: a few all-natural dog chews can be the ideal reward for good behavior and to aid in dog joint health.
Along with this mutual understanding, dog training gives your dog the skills needed to play easily and safely at the dog park, to walk on a public path, to attend a friend’s barbecue, and to travel with you.
It’s important to know that dog training isn’t just for puppies. While the key learning period is between three and 14 weeks, your older and even senior dog can learn new behaviors. The key comes down to choosing the right dog trainer for you and your dog. Read more