While many people recognize that shovelling snow is hard work, physiotherapists caution that shovelling can place severe stress on your heart, and cause stress and strain on your body. Research has identified snow shovelling as a high-risk activity for heart problems. Every year, shovellers also sustain injuries such as pulled and strained muscles from […]
As anyone who’s worked to lose weight knows, there’s no one-tactic-always-works silver bullet, despite what some product manufacturers, diet developers and celeb fitness trainers might say. Weight loss requires putting together a personalized approach to food and fitness. That said, there are many times when structure can help.
For example, following a certain kind […]
The toll that aging takes on a body extends all the way down to the cellular level. But the damage accrued by cells in older muscles is especially severe, because they do not regenerate easily and they become weaker as their mitochondria, which produce energy, diminish in vigor and number.
Thanks to a growing well of impressive research, Nordic walking is increasingly getting a thumbs up from both the health care professionals and media.
WHAT IS NORDIC WALKING?
A hybrid of walking and cross country-skiing, Nordic walking is a fluid movement experience that uses […]Read More... →
You’re being a pain in my neck! How many times have you heard or said this line? Oftentimes, we associate neck pain with people or situations that are troublesome and a nuisance. However, neck pain, in literal terms, can also be problematic, bothersome and quite uncomfortable from the time you wake up until the time […]Read More... →
The number of A.C.L. operations at 26 children’s hospitals in the United States has soared as more children and adolescents play sports that involve twisting the knee
When Jason Lalli tore his left anterior cruciate ligament at age 26, he thought he would be fine […]Read More... →
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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A new Canadian study suggests teenage athletes who sustain concussions may still be experiencing brain changes even after they have been cleared to return to play.
Researchers at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine examined 17 bantam hockey players aged 11 to 14 who suffered concussions while playing.
They studied MRIs […]Read More... →
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