The Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

A stigma is a mark of shame that’s associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person. People who hold stigmas to others, often do so as a result of assumptions or stereotypes they believe to be true. Throughout history, sickness or illness has carried a certain stigma by people. Lung cancer, obesity, diabetes, and HPV are examples of illnesses or ailments that have been stereotyped and stigmatized. Facts About Stigma Around Mental Illness In one recent Canadian study, researchers found…

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How to Kickstart a Healthier Lifestyle

What Does it Mean to Live a Healthy Life? Before answering the question, how do I kickstart a healthier life? It’s important to define what it means to live a healthy life. A healthy life was traditionally seen as the maintenance of a physically healthy body. It turns out, health…


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Healthy Goals For The New Year

  In 2018 it is unlikely that you will ditch all your bad habits in month one. Why? Because 2018 is about setting small and manageable goals that have a greater long term impact toward a lifestyle change. These goals may appear simple and even too easy, but when put…


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Quit Smoking In 2018

What Does Smoking Do to Your Body? Nicotine is poison. In fact, nicotine is a very strong poison that is capable of killing a human in less than an hour when a small amount is injected into the bloodstream. Tobacco smoke contains traces of this poison in just the right…


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Signs Of Overtraining

The first symptom of overtraining is that if you suspect that you are overtraining, you probably are. All joking aside, overtraining has very serious long and short-term health implications that you should be aware of. Decreased performance and stunted progress Decreased performance levels can be the result of being psychologically…


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Arthritis Stretches With Liz Pollock

Hi, my name is Liz Pollock. I’m here today to talk to you a little about arthritis, some prevention, some therapies, and just different ways to approach it. So, if you’re ever looking at major arthritis within the feet, knees, or hips, you always wanna make sure that you’re doing…


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#FallFlexibilityChallenge

Crisp air, colourful foliage and early sunsets. Autumn is the time of year to hike rural trails, walk your nearest apple orchard, and enjoy a s’more by the fire. It’s these activities that keep us fit during the colder months (well, maybe not the s’mores). But, often, whether you’re laser-focused…


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Interview with Elizabeth Pollock

Osteopathy treatment can alleviate pain and improve mobility, particularly for arthritis patients. In this latest post, we chat with Elizabeth Pollock, Manual Osteopath and Clinic Director at Physiomed Nobleton. Pollock is a Kinesiologist with a background in active therapy. She has worked with both professional and amateur athletes to reduce…


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Exercises Professional Hockey Players Do Daily

Professional hockey players are elite athletes that train hard whether they are at the minor league level or in the NHL. The exercise regimes for these athletes is often a combination of cardio, reactive drills, and muscle development to give their entire bodies a full workout. If you want to…


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Best Workouts To Improve Your Golf Game Next Season

For many people, playing golf is a hobby – but that doesn’t mean you have to have a lousy game and risk injuries every time you hit the links. There are certain workouts you can do to stay in shape and improve your game next season. The workouts below are…


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