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Back Pain: 3 ways chiropractors can help!

Date: September 20, 2017

With the Fall season upon us, it’s back to school—and back to work—for a majority of Canadians. With many students and workers sitting for much of the day, back pain might start setting in. Back pain is a problem that affects millions of Canadians. When your back hurts, many otherRead More

Take 5! Five Stretches for Runners

Date:  September 13, 2017

You may decide to make the most of the last few days of Summer weather by taking your workout outside and going for a run. Running is a great way to get fit and have fun. Among many other benefits, running improves: The health of your heart and lungs YourRead More

2 Types of Arthritis: How They Impact You and What You Need to Know

Date:  September 6, 2017

Arthritis is one of the most common conditions affecting the joints worldwide.1 In Latin, arthro- means joint and –itis means inflammation, so together arthritis means inflammation of a joint. Two common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. While they might sound similar, they have very different causes andRead More

4 Techniques to Help You Manage Stress

Date:  August 30, 2017

Stress is the body’s natural response to external demands, both the good and the bad.1 It’s hard not to get overwhelmed between work, school, family, and other commitments. According to the World Health Organization, stress, particularly work-related stress, is the second-most common health problem.2 Chronic stress can lead to highRead More

9 Steps to Make Sure Your Child Is Using Their Backpack Correctly

Date:  August 9, 2017

As summer winds down it’s time to start thinking about back to school. That includes, lunches, books, and backpacks! It’s important to make sure backpacks fit properly from an early age. If backpacks are worn incorrectly over long periods of time, not only can they cause back, shoulder, or neckRead More

3 Ways to Manage “Text Neck”

Date:  August 2, 2017

Our phones always have our attention, often from the alarm we wake up to, until the moment we go to sleep and it sits charging on our bedside tables. Throughout our day, however, repeatedly using our phones without taking breaks can cause plenty of issues from repetitive strain in ourRead More

7 Tips for Smart Hiking

Date:  July 26, 2017

Hiking is a great way to get exercise outdoors; socialize with friends, family, or coworkers; and celebrate Canada’s parks this summer. In every case, it’s always a great idea to hike smart. Here are some quick tips to add to your checklist for a hike that is safe, smart, andRead More

9 Benefits of Getting Your Exercise in the Pool, Lake, or Ocean

Date:  July 19, 2017

Summer is well underway and water activities are in full-swing. Whether it’s at a nearby lake, beach, or swimming pool, it’s time to talk about water exercises and why they’re good for you. Here are nine benefits of exercising (particularly swimming) in water: There’s low impact on your joints: WaterRead More

10 National Park Campgrounds You Have to Visit for Canada 150—From Coast to Coast!

Date:  July 12, 2017

We know the long weekend has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean the Canada 150 fun is over. As you may already know, Parks Canada released the Discovery Pass for free entry to all national parks for 2017, Canada’s 150th birthday. We already know that keeping it green andRead More

6 Ways to Manage Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow

Date:  July 5, 2017

Now that it’s summer, many people are deep into their favourite sports and recreational activities. A common result of recreational sports is repetitive strain or injury due to overuse. Two of the most popular injuries that occur are tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow. Even if you don’t play tennis orRead More

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