Watching a group of people doing tai chi, an exercise often called “meditation in motion,” it may be hard to imagine that its slow, gentle, choreographed movements could actually make people stronger. Not only stronger mentally but stronger physically and healthier as well.
I […]Read More... →
It should come as no surprise that your body naturally changes as you get older. It started happening from the second you were born and won’t stop your entire life. In your 30s you may find yourself getting tired earlier in the evening, noticing subtle signs of aging on your skin and staring […]Read More... →
If you want to get in shape but your best intentions aren’t enough to motivate you, identifying the problem can suggest a solution
Self-help gurus sometimes promise that it takes 21 days to form a new habit, but research has shown that it actually takes between two and eight months for a new habit to […]Read More... →
I never wanted to be a concussion expert. I know some of the world’s leading authorities on head injuries and I’m certainly not one of them, but “expert” is a relative term. My expertise comes from personal experience.
During my two decades behind the wheel as a full-time Nascar driver, I suffered […]Read More... →
Some experts question whether the surgery is being done too often or too soon on patients who have not adequately explored less invasive approaches.
For the vast majority of patients with debilitating knee pain, joint replacement surgery is considered an “elective” procedure.
While it’s true that one’s life doesn’t […]Read More... →
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, […]Read More... →
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 […]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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