Curbing caffeine consumption
Caffeine is a quick fix that can help with mental alertness and cause a
surge of energy—within limits.
Health Canada recommends a maximum of 400 mg of caffeine
(approximately 750 ml or 24 ounces of coffee) a day for adults. For women
who are planning to become pregnant, are pregnant, or are breastfeeding, the
recommended daily limit is 300 mg.
“The best ways to improve your energy levels on a long-term basis are getting
enough sleep, daily physical activity and eating regular meals,” says Charity
Alcocer, registered dietitian with Alberta Health Services’ Nutrition Services.
Following these can help you increase your energy level naturally and curb
your caffeine consumption.
PASS the extinguisher
A fire extinguisher can help
keep your home safe—when you
know how to use it. If you have a fire,
remember to PASS your extinguisher:
P – pull the pin from the handle
A – aim the nozzle at the base of
S – squeeze the lever
S – sweep from side to side.
Gerald Graham, provincial director
of Alberta Health Services Fire and
Life Safety, says if your extinguisher
is more than 12 years old, it’s time to
Red Rose tea
8 oz (250 mL)