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Back Facts!

Back pain is one of the most common health complaints today with 80% of people experiencing problems at some point in their lives. Your back is an amazing part of your body. It allows you to stand and supports your arms and legs. It also protects your spinal cord,...

How Does the Cold Weather Impact Us?

If you live with an arthritic you might find that your symptoms may be exacerbated by cold weather conditions, which can keep you away from doing the activities you enjoy. Conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis may not react well to sudden weather or...

Vitamin D

Vitamin D, often known as the sunshine vitamin, plays an important role in your bone health. It is mostly made by the body through exposure to sunlight. This is unique to vitamin D since most vitamins come from the foods you eat. Having too much or too little vitamin...

Energy Booster Tips!

With chronic energy drain, you may not necessarily feel the classic signs of exhaustion – like achy muscles or that all-over tired feeling. What you do experience is an increasing lack of get-up-and-go for many of the activities you used to love. Here are some tips to...

Gift Wrapping and Lifting Tips!

Wrapping presents for an extended period can cause strains on the upper back and neck if done improperly. Below are some tips to keep your back and neck healthy this holiday season. Stretching can help in preventing injury especially before doing something repetitive....

Tips to Avoid Back Pain When Shovelling Snow!

Weather in Canada can be unpredictable and as many of us in Ontario brace ourselves for our first snowfall, we may underestimate the preparation needed to tackle the snow and ice. We might forget our mittens, we might forget the proper footwear for damp and slushy...

What Causes Muscle Soreness After Working Out?

What Causes Muscle Soreness After Working Out?

Have you ever wondered why certain forms of exercise result in muscle soreness? The technical term for muscle soreness after working out is DOMS, which stands for delayed-onset muscle soreness. Besides feeling sore, this term also includes reduced range of motion and...

TMJ Pain? 3 Things You Need to Know

TMJ pain: if you’ve suffered from it, you probably already know what it is. If you haven’t, it may require a bit of visualization to make the connection. Some might say TMJ is jaw pain, or something that causes a clicking in your jaw when you open and close your mouth...

Lift Light to Shovel Right This Winter!

Lift Light to Shovel Right This Winter!

With the warm summer (and sunny) days behind us, we need prepare for the wonderful Canadian winter that is around the corner.  With that being said winter weather can pack a punch and, with the season’s heavy snowfalls, injuries often result. Improper snow shovelling...

What Causes Muscle Soreness After Working Out?

What Causes Muscle Soreness After Working Out?

You may have heard the expression, “no pain, no gain” when it comes to embarking on a fitness journey, but have you ever wondered why certain forms of exercise result in pain in the form of muscle soreness? The technical term for muscle soreness after exercise is...