Blog Archive

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


Keeping Our Youth Heart-Healthy Through Movement

Date: February 1, 2017

Exercising the heart makes it stronger. It’s a lesson we all know in adulthood, and it begins with good habits that are ingrained within us over time. If we want to make the general population more heart healthy, it’s important to start the lesson early. The Canadian Society for ExerciseRead More

7 Tips to Add Mindfulness to Your Routine and Reduce Stress

Date:  January 25, 2017

Mindfulness; it’s become a popular topic for mental health and well-being, but what does it actually mean, and where does it come from? Mindfulness, a form of meditation, has its roots in Buddhism. It is one group of many meditation techniques that originated in Eastern religious or spiritual traditions. Today,Read More

13 Activities to Exercise Your Brain

Date:  January 18, 2017

As a society, we’re constantly reminded to exercise our bodies, but when was the last time you were reminded to exercise your mind? Part of a healthy lifestyle involves exercising your brain. Your brain can be trained like a muscle, and without a good workout now and then, it canRead More

9 Tips to Stay Active during the Winter Months

Date:  January 11, 2017

When it gets cold outside, we tend to spend more time indoors doing sedentary activities and it can be difficult to stay active. It’s helpful to plan ahead and set some time aside in your schedule a few days a week to make sure you’re getting the activity you need.Read More

Tips for Setting SMART Goals for the New Year!

Date:  January 4, 2017

Happy New Year! Do you set goals for yourself at the start of every year? We all have aspirations that drive us forward, and January is a popular time to reflect on the last year and re-evaluate our plans moving forward. Setting goals is the first step to getting yourselfRead More

Tips for Fighting the Winter Blues

Date:  December 28, 2016

When the days are getting shorter and the air outside is a lot colder, it’s tempting to stay indoors and do things that bring us comfort, like read books and watch movies. However, oftentimes our favourite winter activities leave us sedentary. When we are not as active as we areRead More

How a Lack of Sunshine in the Winter Can Impact Your Bone Health

Date:  December 21, 2016

Vitamin D, often known as the sunshine vitamin, plays an important role in your bone health.1 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.1 Having too much or too little vitamin DRead More

7 Ways to Make Your Snow Shovelling Safer for Your Back

Date:  December 14, 2016

As the seasons start to turn, we sometimes forget things from the year before. In winter, 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 streets, or we might forget our postureRead More

How Sitting Is the New Smoking

Date:  December 7, 2016

There’s no sugar-coating it: North Americans sit a lot. Two-thirds of the North American workforce sits for all or part of their workday.1 When you don’t adjust your posture frequently enough, you’re more likely to experience discomfort while sitting—and you’re inviting a whole host of other musculoskeletal problems along withRead More

3 Easy Core Exercises to Support Your Low Back

Date:  November 30, 2016

Your core muscles are essential for supporting your back, stabilizing nearby joints, and reducing the risk  of injury.1 A stable core helps to maintain the integrity of the spinal column and if it isn’t stable, you may experience low back pain.2 The good news is that there are a fewRead More