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Fall is here and Canadians are getting ready to bundle up in their cozy sweaters, drink pumpkin spice everything and admire the changing leaves. It might be tempting to start hibernating indoors now that there’s less daylight and the weather is cooler, but fall is a great time to get outdoors and be active.

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You don’t have to hire a personal trainer to start a new exercise program, but it’s important to know that there’s a science to each of your favorite strength-training moves. As a trainer, I see many people rely on their own knowledge make common mistakes. When performing these 10 strength-training exercises, the main thing to […]

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How to Tell If You’re Overtraining or Just Sore

You’ve likely heard the saying, “no pain, no gain.” If you’ve gotten the impression that some soreness while working out is normal, you would be correct. But it can be a fine line between when that soreness becomes classified as pain. Walking this line correctly is […]

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Want to step it up a notch? Start with this walking schedule and keep building as you get more fit.

Walking is a gentle, low-impact cardio exercise that can ease you into a higher level of fitness and health. It’s safe and simple. And regular brisk walking can provide many of the benefits of more […]

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Explosive plyometric jumps and lifting huge racks of weight may be impressive, but those exercises aren’t for everyone. Lack of strength and flexibility or simple inexperience can quickly turn athletic bravado into a visit to the emergency room. In fact, there are a number of moves that the best trainers generally refuse to do […]

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Leg stretch

Sit on the floor with your legs stretched out in front. Keeping your foot to the floor, slowly bend one knee until you feel it being comfortably stretched. Hold for 5 seconds. Straighten your leg as far as you can and hold for 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times with each leg.

Leg cross

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Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world and the fastestgrowing team sport in the United States. Although soccer provides an enjoyable form of aerobic exercise and helps develop balance, agility, coordination, and a sense of teamwork, soccer players must be aware of the risks for injury. Injury prevention, early detection, […]

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By JUSTIN VANDERLEEST

Special to The Globe and Mail | Published Thursday, Apr. 24 2014, 2:20 PM EDT

Most people seek physiotherapy treatment only when they’re really hurt. At that point, the physiotherapist determines what risk factors might have contributed to the injury. But what […]

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Sprains and Strains

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Sprains and strains are used to describe two different types of injuries.  A strain is usually a pull and or tear of a muscle or a tendon.  A tendon is the fibrous cord that attaches a muscle to the bone.  A sprain is a stretch or tear of a ligament.  A ligament is a fibrous […]

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Are you ready for the rigors of the winter season.  Winters for many is the best time of the year with hours of fun snowboarding, skating and skiing.  For others it means months and months of dreaded snow shoveling.

A quick look at your fitness level should be assessed to make sure you are ready […]

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