A Guide to Being Prepared for You and Your Loved Ones


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.

At some point in my life I wanted to be a medical office administrator and spent two years of my life getting a diploma for a job that was not a great fit. I hated the legalities of the position but I had a passion for the medical side. The 2 years of medical terminology classes made it so I can easily decipher a medical report no matter how much jargon the doctors wrote and has instilled a passion for being prepared for anything, medically. 

I am lucky that through my partnership with Bayer this past year I have been privy to not only expand on my knowledge but also to share my knowledge with my readers (that’s you) and my family.  Blogging may be a completely different course than what I prepared for in life but somehow it has managed to grow my passion on a parallel level. 

That being said knowledge is power so I am sharing four tips on how to take care of your self and your older loved ones. 

A Guide to Being Prepared for You and Your Loved Ones

As we get older, our health and wellness needs change. After all, we all know there’s no substitute for good preparation. No matter how old you or your loved ones are, planning now can help you stay prepared for what’s to come.

Keep active: staying active is one of the best things you can do for both your body and mind. When it comes to the body, it’s important to be prepared for possible foot pain that keeps you from being active on your feet and eventually slows you down. It’s easy to forget how much shock your feet absorb.  Dr. Scholl’s® Pain Relief Orthotics for Plantar Fasciitis can help with the pain from aggravated and inflamed tissue in the foot. With a little preparation, you’ll always be ready to get back on your feet and maintain your active lifestyle.

Think about eye care now: the increased time we spend in front of screens for both work and play, not to mention dry indoor air, can really do a number on our eyes and dry them out; moreover, in Canada our eyes are also susceptible to environmental conditions like cold or dry weather. As you age, more and more people get dry eyes due to hormonal changes and medications to name a few. Be it indoor, outdoor or aging reasons, always be prepared when you’re on-the-go and your eyes are feeling dryer than usual with hydraSense® Eye drops, a new line of eye drops that provides long lasting relief of dry eyes. The product contains a clinically proven naturally-sourced lubricant and is preservative free.

Consider your diet: over time, you might find that you and your loved ones’ appetite changes. As we mature, our caloric needs change too, and working with a doctor or dietician can make sure you and your loved ones are getting most of what you need from your diet. Speak to your doctor or dietician to make sure you’re getting the essential macro and micro-nutrients needed for your overall health.

Thinking big includes your heart: thinking about overall health maintenance includes thinking about being prepared for a heart attack. Do yourself and your family a favour by learning the signs, and keeping ASPIRIN® 81mg in your home or bag/purse. If you think you or someone you love is having a heart attack, call 911 and chew 2 ASPIRIN® 81mg, it may help save a life.  


Do you have any tips on how to maintain a healthy body and mind as you age?


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.
Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. kathy downey
    September 26, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    Thanks for the tips and yes we should all carry ASPIRIN® 81mg,and i should pick some up!

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    September 26, 2017 / 11:38 pm

    I always have ASPIRIN® 81mg with me at all times and there’s a little bottle in all the rooms that I frequent the most – better to have them at the ready rather than having to search for them when you need them quickly. 🙂

  3. Donna L.
    September 27, 2017 / 2:55 am

    I just started taking low dose aspirin daily.

  4. LisaM
    September 27, 2017 / 9:28 am

    Keeping active is so important – and so hard! I have to schedule it into my calendar because I hate missing it!

  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    September 29, 2017 / 10:47 pm

    I really do need to get more exercise that’s for sure. On the up side I do take my vitamins regularly. 🙂

  6. Julie
    September 30, 2017 / 2:06 pm

    All important tips! I have to remember to carry asprin around with me!

  7. AD
    October 1, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    Best tip I was ever given when I was a child and that was also shown to me by example; stay active, engage in physical fitness activities and explore the world (travel). I had aunts and uncles who were participants in sports leagues, that did martial arts, my parents travelled extensively (I took my first steps on an airplane). And its all kept them healthy (barring genetic issues that could not be overcome).

  8. Debbie White Beattie
    October 4, 2017 / 5:39 am

    I have dry eye syndrome and Hydra sense helps me so much but as for the Bayer aspirin I can’t take it because I’m already on blood thinners but I keep it in the house in case someone has a heart ailment

  9. Donna L.
    October 18, 2017 / 3:24 am

    Great tips.

  10. Judy Cowan
    October 26, 2017 / 11:17 am

    Important tips, especially the Aspirin one! I always carry some with me!

  11. November 8, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    I drink lots of water infused with fruits and lots of lemon slices.I think it’s important to stay active and to do at least one or two constructive things in a day.It’s also important to get lots of rest too.