Is it just a cramp — or something more serious? Here’s how to know the difference.
Symptom: Cramping or sudden contractions in your calf or thigh.
Possible problem: Did you just start an exercise regimen or suddenly cut back on one? Both can cause cramping. Other possible causes: too little calcium, magnesium or potassium in your diet, […]
A few months ago, I rented a canoe to take my daughter paddling on the Humber River, two blocks from where we live in Toronto. As we drifted among the lily pads watching beavers swim and turtles sunbathe, I noticed a determined-looking kayaker zoom past several times, working hard. The seed of an idea took […]
Did you know that physiotherapy and exercise don’t only help with bad backs and broken limbs, but also with managing serious diseases like cancer and heart conditions?
And research shows that physical activity reduces the risk of more than 25 chronic conditions, from hypertension to diabetes. Inactivity is responsible for half of people’s decline in […]Read More... →
“Use it or lose it.” I’m sure you’re familiar with this advice. And I hope you’ve been following it. I certainly thought I was. I usually do two physical activities a day, alternating among walking, cycling and swimming. I do floor exercises for my back daily, walk up and down many stairs and tackle myriad […]Read More... →
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You finally did it! You got a gym membership. If you’re pumped to get started, but a little nervous at the same time, don’t sweat it. Almost everyone is a little bewildered when they first enter a gym. Where do you even start?
The key is not to try to do everything at first, says […]Read More... →
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a natural, drugless therapy and a treatment philosophy that addresses
the whole person. Osteopathy’s gentle, hands-on approach emphasizes the body’s
ability to self-regulate and self-heal. This non-invasive manual medicine aims at the
root of the problem to clear both symptoms and their cause.
Why Choose […]
Nutrition scientists have long debated the best diet for optimal health. But now some experts believe that it’s not just what we eat that’s critical for good health, but when we eat it.
A growing body of research suggests that our bodies function optimally when we align our eating patterns with […]Read More... →
Have you heard the word osteoarthritis?
More than likely you have and probably from an older person. If you are middle aged do not fool yourself, you could have osteoarthritis (OA) as well. OA has been stereotyped as a disease that only affects an aging population, however; it also affects those over 35. Approximately five […]Read More... →
So-called men’s fitness often means lifting weights or punching a bag, but experts will tell you that as we age, our bodies need different types of exercises to stay healthy.
“Society tells us that men should have big muscles and be strong,” says personal trainer Alistair Hopper of Flex Fitness in Winnipeg. “Therefore, the majority of men […]Read More... →
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