Month: December 2017

Safety Tips for Leaving Your House During the Holidays

Many students are currently finishing exams and preparing to head home for the holidays. During the holiday season, robberies, burglaries, and thefts tend to increase. This past fall London had seen an increase in reports of burglaries that seemed to be targeting student houses. As you get ready to head home, you should keep these tips in mind to make sure that you don’t become a target this season. When preparing to leave home, complete this check-list: Lock windows and doors. Unplug nonessential appliances and lamps. Valuables and holiday gifts should either be taken with you or you should...

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Managing Snow This Winter

Did you know that shovelling snow can actually be dangerous? Statistically, it’s more dangerous for people aged 55 and up.1 But why? Cold air causes arteries to constrict and decrease blood supply. “When healthy young men shovelled snow, their heart rate and blood pressure increased more than when they exercised on a treadmill.”1 When these two phenomena combine, there is a much better chance that the person will have a heart attack. The chances of this happening increase if the person does not exercise regularly and eats or smokes immediately before shovelling. This year we haven’t had much snowfall...

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