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From festivals to fitness to avoiding the flu, this episode of Go-To Grandma has winter covered! Discover how to help keep you and your families feeling healthy and happy through the winter.

As the temperature dips, finding fun outdoor activities to enjoy with the grandkids can be hard.

That’s why on this episode of Go-To Grandma, Lisa Sefton, broadcast media specialist with Destination Ontario, gives listeners fantastic winter activities grandparents can do with their grandchildren. Amazing light festivals, skating trails (long and short), deals at ski hills, and lots of great ways to see Santa — there’s no shortage of adventures sure to be a hit with kids.

Kathy also welcomes Jodi Echakowitz, CEO of Boulevard Public Relations, to the show. Jodi lost 55 pounds and many inches with the help of an amazing support coach as part of The Wonder Woman program. Her body transformation focused on improving her mindset plus nutrition and exercise. Jodi shares tips to help you stay motivated and have a healthier body and perspective.

Kathy Buckworth

At the 18:20 mark, don’t miss Take 5 With RBC. Pharmacist Amit Joshi discusses the importance of prevention during cold and flu season. Joshi chats about how the influenza vaccine can not only help prevent getting sick and complications related to the flu, but also reduce the severity and duration of symptoms. He also chats about the Be Well loyalty app, developed in partnership between RBC and Rexall. The app helps patients and caregivers manage their prescriptions, earn loyalty points and access their health and medication history — plus, RBC clients can receive extra points when they link their RBC credit cards and debit cards. Sounds like a healthy habit!

Get flu-ready this season

The flu is hitting Canadians hard this year, and medical professionals predict a bad flu season that may last until spring. While influenza may be hard to avoid, there are steps you can take to help you stay healthy, reduce the intensity of any symptoms, and treatments to help you feel better faster.

Read Flu season in Canada: how to protect yourself, by Maple for healthy tips for this year’s flu season.

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