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... →
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 […]
If you’re pounding the pavement to clock up your 10,000 steps, you may want to pause for a moment. Public Health England chiefs have announced you’re better off going for a bracing walk than counting steps obsessively.
Mike Brannan, of Public Health England (PHE), said that the 10,000 target “is believed to come from a pedometer manufacturer in […]Read More... →
It took me a few months to accept that I had given myself tendinosis in my phone thumb.
It is a depressingly modern condition in which the tendons around the thumb inflame as a result of repetitive strain — in my case because I had, for hours a day over years of a life, tapped […]Read More... →
Just a decade ago, knee-replacement surgery would have involved a hospital stay of up to a week.
Women’s College Hospital is revolutionizing the way knee-replacement surgery is done. It is starting to provide the procedure as an ambulatory service. Patients can go home from hospital four hours after having the surgery. In some […]Read More... →
Low back pain is the most common cause of disability worldwide, with eight in 10 people reporting the problem at some point in their lives, according to doctors.
But a new study published in the Lancet on Wednesday found that people aren’t often getting the care they need to address their back pain.
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Sometimes these sounds mean nothing, but when joint pops and crackles are accompanied by pain or swelling, it might mean something else entirely. So what exactly are your joints trying to tell you?
Why Joints Snap, Crackle […]Read More... →
While back pain might make you want to hide in bed until everything feels better, the best thing to do is usually to move around and perform exercises that don’t hurt. Lower back pain is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States.
If […]Read More... →
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