Use It or Lose It: Exercise Therapy Can Ease Arthritic Pain


When you live with an ongoing or chronic condition, such as arthritis, it can be difficult and painful to complete daily tasks. These tasks include using a computer mouse to running errands. But exercise therapy can ease arthritic pain. While arthritis limits your range of motion, treatments, such as manual therapy and a therapeutic exercise program, can help you keep moving. Many people opt to visit a chiropractor for a therapeutic exercise program. It can help [...]

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How to Get the Most Value from Walking


Just start walking – It’s the simplest thing you can do to get a workout in. Even 15 minutes a day can start you on the way to an activity habit, keep in mind that movement is improvement. Walking is the easiest choice when the weather is agreeable but don’t let a little rain or light snow keep you indoors. Here's how you can get the most value from walking. When to Walk It’s easier [...]

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Seven Tips to Get Your Back on Track


About 80 per cent of the population will experience back pain at some point in their lives. But how can you tell if it is serious or not? Most low back strain and sprain injuries will resolve themselves with a little help within a week or so. To determine if your injury is more serious, look for the following symptoms: pain in other body areas, numbness, and loss of strength or co-ordination are all signs [...]

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Restorative Sleep


Many people would agree there’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep. Stressful day at the office? Long hours running errands with the kids? All this can be repaired with restorative slumber.  On the other hand, not getting the eight to nine hours of sleep you need may leave you feeling grumpy and tired all day. However, you have far more control over the quality of your sleep than you think. Choose a good mattress  [...]

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Finding Time for Fitness


How do you find time for fitness when so many things are competing for your attention? It’s a common problem. The good news is that as little as 15 minutes a day can start a fitness habit – and deliver health benefits! Research has shown that as little as 15 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise a day may increase life expectancy. In this study of almost half a million people, every additional 15 minutes of exercise [...]

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Four Fitness Motivators


Do you want to be more active, but have trouble getting motivated? Starting a new habit and sticking to it is difficult for many people. So many things get in the way and your favourite comfy chair or TV program can look very enticing after a long, busy day. But did you know that fitting in just 15 minutes of focused activity each day can start you on the way to an energized lifestyle? Who [...]

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Pregnancy, Back Pain & Core Strength


Studies suggest that up to 90 per cent of expectant mothers will experience low back and/or pelvic pain related to their pregnancy. Weight gain during pregnancy can also place additional stress on your hips, feet, ankles and knees. And this pain contributes to other problems. It can disturb your sleep, increase your use of pain medication and disrupt your daily activities. Sometimes just standing for half an hour can be painful. As your baby grows, [...]

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Yoga for People with Low Back Pain


Yoga can be an effective and gentle tool to help manage your low back pain. Its many benefits include relief from pain, stress and anxiety – it’s also fun and challenging!  Yoga can help you reduce muscle tension, increase flexibility and strength while improving your balance. Warm up before trying yoga, as you want to help your back pain, not make it worse.   Here is a list of yoga poses that are great for beginners and can be done at home! Always listen to your body and do not continue a [...]

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Prevent Winter Slip-Ups!


Stay Standing This Winter! Falling on ice can leave you red-faced with embarrassment, or far more seriously, hurt badly from taking a knee to the ice or falling awkwardly on icy snow. Slippery sidewalks, driveways and icy parking lots can be risk factors for falls in winter. Avoid a bad fall with these top tips! Walk like a penguin The penguin waddle helps you keep a centre of gravity over the front leg as you [...]

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