Healthy Habits

Top Tips for Exercising Safely Outside and At Home


For over a year, COVID-19 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. However, this may increase risk of injury if not conducted properly. “Working [...]

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Yoga Exercises for Back Pain


Chiropractors encourage patients to take an active role in their care. Yoga, among chiropractic and other therapies, is a great tool for low back pain. The practice of yoga is known to have several health benefits, including improved posture, strength, and increased range of motion. However, to fully benefit from yoga, it is helpful to learn some basic yoga exercises. Irina Andreea is a trainer and yoga teacher from Toronto. In this video, you will [...]

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Five Things Your Chiropractor Wishes You Would Stop Doing


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 [...]

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Straighten Up, Practice Perfect Posture


Statistics show that more than 80 per cent of Canadians will experience back pain at some time in their lives. Will you be one of them? Back pain hurts, of course, but it can also curtail your routine activities, such as picking up your child or getting in and out of your car. The good news is that while some causes of back pain are unavoidable, you can often prevent problems by adopting a few [...]

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Six Daily Energy Boosters


Your daily routine can often get the best of you. Everyone is familiar with all-out energy drain, those times when no matter how enticing that new movie, fabulous shoe sale or friendly barbecue, you just can’t psych yourself up to go. What can be harder to recognize is chronic energy drain. You may not necessarily feel the classic signs of exhaustion – like aching muscles or that all-over tired feeling. What you do experience is [...]

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