Blog Archive

Thoughts on issues affecting the chiropractic practice, patients and profession.


13 Ways to Turn Spring Cleaning into a Workout

Date: April 12, 2017

Whenever Spring rolls around, warmer weather and increased sunshine is a big mood booster. It’s also traditionally the time we try to reset our living space and start our annual Spring cleaning routine. It doesn’t have to be a chore, though. Whether you’re a fan of Marie Kondo’s minimalism orRead More

9 Tips to “Sneak It In” This Week

Date:  April 5, 2017

The week of April 4–8 is ParticipACTION’s Sneak It In Week. It’s a reminder to Canadians to find small opportunities to sneak-in a little more activity throughout the day. It’s become increasingly common in Canadian workplaces to spend more time sitting in front of a computer, including eating lunches atRead More

6 Fast Facts about Nutrition Labels

Date:  March 29, 2017

Food and nutrition labels on food are packed with helpful information. Often they’re our go-to source for calorie, fat, and carbohydrate information, but they have a whole lot more to communicate to consumers. Here are some fast facts about what information you can find on food labels, and what itRead More

How Water Fuels Athletes

Date:  March 22, 2017

We all know that water makes up most of our body weight and is essential for life. We don’t just get water from drinking, it also comes from the food we eat.1 Water is a vital nutrient: it transports other nutrients throughout the body and exchanges wastes. It also helpsRead More

Importance of Sleep

Date:  March 15, 2017

We know that physical activity and a good diet go hand in hand when it comes to our health. We also understand the importance of personal hygiene practices, like brushing our teeth and bathing. But do we place a similar emphasis on our sleeping patterns? Sleep plays an important roleRead More

3 Vital Nutrients for Women’s Health

Date:  March 8, 2017

With many different kinds of supplements out there, it’s often very difficult to know which one to take. We all strive to have healthy lifestyles and improve our overall well-being by balancing our diets and physical activities. In honour of Women’s Health Month, here are certain nutrients that women shouldRead More

5 Stretches and Exercises for Better Posture

Date:  March 1, 2017

How many hours a day do you spend looking at a screen with your head tilted forward? Think about it. Chances are if you own a cell phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer, you’ve spent hours viewing these devices. Other instances where you might tilt your head forward include watchingRead More

Enhancing Circulation through Exercise

Date:  February 22, 2017

Your cardiovascular system works constantly to keep your body functioning.  The heart pumps blood, which carries oxygen and nutrients to tissues throughout the body. After a good workout, not only will your muscles thank you, but so will your entire cardiovascular system including your heart. Physical exercise has been shownRead More

5 Tips to Control Your Anger and Help Your Heart

Date:  February 15, 2017

Anger is a strong emotion, and it can take a toll on your body. Not only does it raise your heart rate, hostility and anger have been linked in recent research to heart disease.1,2,3 How are they related? A theory is that similar to other forms of stress, anger triggersRead More

5 Plant Foods to Help Protect Your Heart

Date:  February 8, 2017

Cardiovascular health is important for the general function of your body. High blood pressure—or when your heart has to work harder than normal to pump blood throughout your body—is correlated to many health-related issues, including stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure, and even mortality. High blood pressure increases theRead More