ICfL staff members have had their eyes out for relevant stories, tools, and tricks so you don’t have to. We hope you find these resources useful and inspiring. Enjoy!
- Tech-Talk Newsletter: The ICfL’s weekly, technology-focused e-newsletter for non-techies delivered to your e-mail box. Some great tips you could pass along to your community members!
- Virtual Game Night: In this period of social distancing, human connection and interaction becomes even more crucial for our mental wellbeing. Playing games online, either by yourself or with a group, is a great way to stay connected and have fun at the same time
- 8 Ways to Cope with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Thanks to effective treatments for seasonal depression, like light therapy, you don’t have to feel down all winter long.
- Check Your Mail from Anywhere with Informed Delivery by USPS: Not sure you should risk going out in the rain/ice/slush/summer heat? You can now digitally preview your mail and manage your packages scheduled to arrive soon! Informed Delivery allows you to view greyscale images of the exterior, address side of letter-sized mailpieces and track packages in one convenient location. It’s totally free and easy to use. One daily e-mail shows you scanned images of your mail. Includes tracking information for incoming packages.
- The Mayo Clinic’s healthy-eating plan guide: A diabetes diet is a healthy-eating plan that’s naturally rich in nutrients and low in fat and calories. Key elements are fruits, vegetables and whole grains. In fact, a diabetes diet is the best eating plan for most everyone.
- Sit and Be Fit: A low-impact exercise program designed by a registered nurse and presented through public television stations and YouTube.
- 5 Habit Tracking Apps: Time Magazine reviews 5 different habit tracking apps
- The Royal Canadian Air Force Exercise Plans are two exercise plans developed for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) by Dr. Bill Orban in the late 1950s, first published in 1961. The 5BX plan (Five Basic Exercises) was developed for men; a corresponding program was developed for women under the name XBX (Ten Basic Exercises) and the two plans were subsequently published together as one book. The popularity of the programs in many countries around the world helped to launch modern fitness culture.
- Five Basic Exercises Royal Canadian Air Force 5BX Training Film (1959)
- Royal Canadian Air Force Exercise Plans Canadian Government (1962)
- XBX Plan, copy of the original booklet in PDF format
- What is 5BX?, Fit for Fifty