Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that exercise is good for you. Regular aerobic exercise lowers your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. And in the short-term, a good workout clears the mental cobwebs, helps you think clearly and makes you more productive.
Mounting evidence shows that those cerebral effects aren’t just […]Read More... →
Head protection still not common after high-profile skip face-plants
If you watch the video of champion curler Brad Gushue’s infamous fall, you might gasp.
The skip slipped and smashed his face during a Grand Slam of Curling quarter-final a few years ago. Although he finished the game, his concussion was so severe, he spent the […]Read More... →
A stress fracture is a small crack in a bone that occurs when bone tissue has to absorb more weight and impact than it can handle. This type of injury can occur over time in a well-conditioned bone that is overused, or suddenly in an underconditioned bone that is placed under undue stress in a […]Read More... →
For some, carpal tunnel syndrome can be managed without surgery. But many people find that carpal tunnel release surgery is the most effective way to treat the condition and resolve their symptoms.
During carpal tunnel release surgery the transverse carpal ligament is cut to relieve pressure on the median nerve
The […]Read More... →
Fruits and vegetables have been the focus of many studies investigating the role of diet in cognitive function. Yet research has turned up inconsistent results, likely due to small sample sizes and study durations that were too short to find a protective effect.
Now, a large study spanning two decades has linked eating […]Read More... →
Many acute sports or exercise injuries can safely be managed at home for a few days, until symptoms are relieved or until a physician can perform an in-office evaluation.
Existing medical research does not definitively support any specific treatment regimen, but most medical professionals and textbooks agree that the initial home treatment for mild and […]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... →
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... →
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