You’re probably weaker than you were yesterday.
This sobering fact, for those who’ve reached adulthood, was one of the recurring themes at last month’s Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology conference in Winnipeg. By some estimates, you hit your muscular peak by the age of 25 and then begin declining, slowly at first […]Read More... →
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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Belly fat: These two words seem to be the bane of many a dieter’s existence. They’re also marketing gold. There’s no shortage of supplements, diet books, and web articles promising new ways to target the tummy region.
It turns out that many researchers and health experts are equally preoccupied with belly fat — though for […]Read More... →
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 […]Read More... →
While some health trends, like eating more whole foods, are worth the effort, others are more hype than fact-based. If you’re lucky, an ineffective wellness product or routine turns out to be a simple waste of money or time. In worse cases, these products and techniques pose potentially serious health risks.
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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 […]Read More... →
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 […]Read More... →
Canadian researchers put numbers on health risk
Originallly Published Dec 4, 2014 by McGill University Health Centre
Tis the season to indulge. However, restraint may be best according to a new study led by investigators at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University. The researchers examined […]Read More... →
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.
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Written by Ryan Wallace
Medically Reviewed by George T. Krucik, MD, MBA on April 14, 2015
Knee pain is one of the most common complications of being overweight or obese. If you’re among the millions of people who suffer from chronic knee pain, even a small amount […]
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