As we grow older, our risk of falling increases and so does the risk of serious injury from a fall. Most trips, slips, and falls happen in and around the home. Here are some simple things you can do to reduce your risk and help prevent falls at home. To view/download our one-pager on how to prevent falls in your bathroom and kitchen (PDF format) click /tap the thumbnail above. The Bathroom Use [...]
Best Tips for Home Office Ergonomics and Hazards to Avoid COVID-19 has led to a drastic shift in the way we work. Companies and organizations across the globe are adopting flexible hours, providing more options to work from home, and in some cases going fully remote. This has ultimately created a “new normal” where people can now expect to work from home more than they ever did before – and this is not easy for [...]
Top tips for exercising safely outside and at home For over a year, COVID-19 has continued to force fitness centres and studios to be shut down across the province, leaving people to find alternative ways to stay active. With the warmer months around the corner, many are already or will be taking advantage of the outdoors to practice yoga, run, cycle, weight lift, and perform other exercises to stay mentally and physically fit. [...]
Lack of sleep is no joke and getting a good night’s rest is important. We spend about one third of our lives sleeping, so getting the most out of it is important. Preventing stress or worries that keep you up at night may be difficult, but a few simple lifestyle and nutritional changes can help you wake up feeling refreshed. For a good night’s rest When choosing a mattress, look for one that is comfortably [...]
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 [...]
We all do simple, everyday things that drive chiropractors crazy! Here’s why you should stop doing them and what you can do instead. 1. Improper Lifting When you lift something the wrong way, you can easily trigger back pain. Before lifting something heavy, follow these tips to avoid strain. Position yourself close to the object. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart with your feet and body pointing in the same direction. Bend your knees, keep [...]
Our modern digital age has brought us many conveniences. BlackBerry devices, iPhones, tablets and e-readers allow us to communicate and be entertained with the push of a button. Technology can improve our quality of life, but it comes with a price: being huddled over devices for long period of times can do more harm than good.
Many of us turn to knitting to pass the time and can be a great exercise for those with hand pain. However, knitting is a repetitive motion and can lead to a variety of injuries, much like typing, sewing and other repetitive tasks