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Freddy facts of the week:
So you either didn’t see the post last week, or you just happened to fall victim to the current cold/flu buzzing around your home/school/workplace.Either way, here’s what you can do to get rid of it more efficiently so you can be back to your normal self in no time.
- Rest: I can’t stress enough to get as much sleep as possible. If you’re off work, sleep longer and nap when possible. If you have to continue working, minimize other activities to ensure you receive the proper sleep you need to fight off this bacteria/virus.
- Drink up: All that coughing and sneezing, (and if its the flu,any fluid emission from either end) makes you very dehydrated, make sure you ingest enough water to keep your system afloat
- Install a humidifier: Viruses and Bacteria thrive in dry, arid environments, by utilizing a cool air humidifier you can combat the virus in the air. You definitely want it running when you go to bed. These handy little fellas can be purchased at any major supply store (walmart, superstore, ikea)
- Take vitamin C: right now vitamin c is the best friend your immune system can have. Try and get your daily intake either by consuming fruits and vegetables or by taking a supplement.
- Take hot showers: the steam from your shower will help break up the phlegm in your chest and nose. Try to breathe as deeply as possible to help clear those airways.
Hopefully this helps you beat that nasty cold/flu, it works for me!
Good luck my darlings! Get better soon!
Photo by Randy Porter
Freddy facts of the week:
It happens every year, and it’s not always in winter. No I’m not talking about snow (although sometimes in Canada that’s true!) I’m talking about colds and the flu. Chances are we’ve all come in contact with a customer, coworker, loved one who shows symptoms of something amiss. Here’s what to do when you see this happen around you:
1. Disinfect all surfaces and materials
Cold and flu viruses can live on hard surfaces up to 16hrs and fabric up to 12hrs. It is important to wash clothing, bed linens, and sanitize surfaces with a sterilizing product such as: lysol, windex, bleach, vinegar.
2. Don’t touch your face
If someone coughs on you, don’t fret, unless they coughed or sneezed directly into your eyes, nose or mouth, there’s little to no risk of contagion. However, if your hands touch mucus anywhere and then you scratch your eye, itch your nose, or wipe your lips, the virus or bacteria can travel in the mucus membrane, thus rendering you potentially ill especially if you don’t already have the antibodies for this particular pathogen.
3. Avoid close contact with infected persons
Often times viruses will spread through households due to one person being sick and the rest catching it. If the person is your partner, avoid close contact. If it’s your child contact is probably necessary, just make sure you sanitize everything they touch and try to keep your face out of the sneezes and coughs if you can.
4. Get your vitamins
Lacking nutrition can lower your immune system making it much harder to fight the bacterial war that can be waged against us. If you don’t eat a balanced diet then at least consume a multivitamin daily.
5. Remain hydrated
There’s never an end to the benefits of water. In this case, your immune system is essentially in your blood. White blood cells are responsible for identifying, then tackling viruses and bacteria, and afterward cataloging their appearance along with an arsenal of antibodies to ensure we don’t get sick from that one again. Blood needs water to transport itself efficiently throughout the system and ensure our immune response isn’t delayed. So drink up!
Here’s hoping you can all avoid that dreadful cold onset.
Hair and makeup by Tara Smith
Shirt by Apt 22
The greatest outdoor show is coming to Calgary for its annual debut on Friday, THE CALGARY STAMPEDE!!! And as much as it is a celebration of western riding and culture, it’s also a chance to strut your cowboy fashion sense up and down the midway. I’ve comprised a list of 4 essentials in order to pull off the stampede runway with style.
1. Cowboy hat/ Cute hairstyle
If you look good in a hat, go for it! I always like the sparkly ones. If not I suggest something with braids and some curls. Or you can go for the pigtails or pigtail braids, very on point.
2. Plaid Shirt
Nothing says rodeo living like a plaid shirt. You can also step this up a notch and find some western shirts at your local western store.
3. Blingy Belt and Jewelry
Think BIG when it comes to belt buckles, and the more sparkle it has the better. As for jewelry you can play it up or play it small, if it sparkles it’ll look great either way.
4. The Best Denim
Jeans are a staple of the western world, but those bulky wranglers don’t do much when it comes to shaping a girl or accenting your butt. Freddy has hands down the hottest denim for all your stampede needs. Rather than buying some cheap pair of pants just for stampede, get yourself a set that will last you forever.
Bralette by Jenny Frank
Photos by Walt Klimasch and Pablo Ley
Hair and makeup by Tara Smith
What a great country we live in! If you’re here in Calgary there’s many activities to take part in, And most are FREE! I’ve listed them below:
Fireworks will take place on Centre Street bridge at 11 p.m. Friday.
If you tune your radio to Wild 95.3 or 101.5 Kool FM you can watch them to synchronized music.
Best spots to view them from? Check below
Festival Market (between Eau Claire market and the YMCA)
Sien Lok Park
McHugh Bluff Park
Tom Campbell’s Hill Park
Nose Hill Park
Max Bell Centre
Shaganappi Point and 26 St. S.W.
Valleyview Park West Ridge at 26 St SE
List of activities:
Prince’s Island Park
Aboriginal showcase and powwow
Canadian military displays
Living Flag: Wear red or white and join in on a group selfie to participate in a “living” Canadian flag at noon
Entertainment includes a pancake breakfast, live music, a petting zoo and various children’s activities
The Fort is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
12pm: Food trucks will be along the street and the day will finish with live entertainment on the Riverfront Stage at the Harry Hays building.
The plaza will have a market, craft stations and food trucks as well as stage performances.
Eau Claire Market
11am-4pm family activities
Artisan Market will remain open until 9 p.m., along with a beer garden, entertainment and food trucks.
The first 1,000 guests will receive free ice cream.
9 a.m the street fair will host crafts and vendors, children’s activities
Educate yourself and others about Canada’s Chinese settlers all day until 11 p.m. with cultural performances and family friendly activities
East Village Street Fair, Show & Shine and 5th Street Square, see classic cars and imports.
Heritage Park is hosting a parade with live entertainment and a variety of family activities.
Enjoy free parking in the following parkades on Canada Day:
City Centre Parkade
James Short Parkade
Convention Centre Parkade
City Hall Parkade
Street parking is free!!!!! those oh you parking in city-run surface parking can park for a cheaper rate.
Don’t have anything to wear? No problem!
Head over to Chinook Mall and stop by the Freddy Pant Room or order online (if you order online you receive a free tank top! Yay Canada day freebies!)
Photo by Andras Schram
Hair and Makeup by Tara Smith
Wardrobe by Freddy Canada