When we think of hip pain, we often think of a tightness or a lack of flexibility that restricts movement and leads to pain while performing specific functions. However, while tightness can be a factor so too can a lack of strength or stability. As a ball and socket joint,…

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When many people think about resolving knee pain, they think of doing exercises to strengthen the knees themselves. However, a lot of recent research points to the importance of what surrounds and supports the knees; in particular, the hips and the ankles & feet. When you think about it, this…

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For many people, time is the biggest obstacle to improving their cardiovascular health. However, the truth is that, in most cases, improving cardiovascular health doesn’t require elaborate or time consuming routines at all. In fact, believe it or not, significant improvements can be made with a simple, two-minute, high intensity…

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How To Make Exercise A Habit

Exercise is a critical component to maintaining long-term health and achieving fitness goals. But making exercise a habit isn’t always as easy as it might seem. Exercise requires a commitment that must be maintained over time. Knowing how to get into the habit of exercising more helps you establish the…

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Often times, engaging in outdoor sports and other activities leads to shoulder injuries. In many cases, this is because of a lack of flexibility/mobility and poor movement or biomechanics. Also, our shoulders are reliant on multiple areas of the body to maintain proper function. Complications with the neck, upper back…

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2016

Preventing Spring Injuries

Every spring, we see a number of people suffering from injuries associated with getting back to being active. The main reason for this is that most people are relatively inactive during the winter which allows their quads, hamstrings and hips to get tighter and their core and other key muscles…

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The warm weather is finally here and it looks like it’s time to say goodbye to snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures for at least a little while. If you’ve spent your winter hibernating indoors away from the cold, you may have skipped a few workouts. The good news is that,…

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Why do we workout

One of the key reasons why so many of us get injured or end up living with debilitating conditions like chronic back pain is poor bio-mechanics. Poor posture, improper balance and bad form when bending, reaching or even just walking can lead to weakness, strains and degeneration over time. While…

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Heart Month and Cardiovascular Fitness

February is heart month. Heart disease currently affects more than 1.4 million Canadians and is a leading cause of death. In fact, more than 33, 600 Canadians die from heart disease each year. The good news is that many of the key risk factors are lifestyle related and include such…

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To many people, staying indoors and effectively hibernating until spring is the best way to get through the winter. However, while that might sound like a good idea, it’s not the best idea for your health. The truth is that winter exercise is a great idea. There are so many…

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