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. [...]
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 [...]
Gardening is a great way to stay active and have fun in the sun. But many Canadians sustain injuries that can be easily prevented with a little know-how.
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 [...]
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 [...]