Avoid Back Pain While Exercising

High performance athletes treat exercising like a ritual, following a specific routine each time they hit the gym helping them avoid injuries. Putting more stress on your body can lead to aches and pains, but if you follow a few simple steps you can make sure you’re not…

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How to Prevent Three Common Muscle Injuries

Playing sports, sitting at a desk all day, or even running outside are all simple actions performed in our day-to-day lives. But, did you know that most of these actions require repetitive movement that can often cause muscle strain. The motions of everyday activities can sometimes contribute to…

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Acupuncture and Weight Loss

Chinese acupuncture is finally getting under the skin of dieters by tapping into the body's many hidden energy meridians.  The ancient practice of acupuncture helps to heal a host of ailments, and practitioners of Western medicine now embrace it to quell chronic pain, postoperative pain, nausea and vomiting,…

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Finding Time for Fitness

Do you want to be more active, but have trouble getting motivated? Starting a new habit and sticking to it is difficult for many people. So many things get in the way, and your favourite comfy chair or TV program can look very attractive after a long, busy…

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Cold & Flu Prevention Staples for Kids

It's that time of year again when germs start spreading like wildfire!  If you've got kids in school or daycare, you'll know just how frequently cold and flu bugs are passed around once the fall hits. Fortunately, there are things that can help reduce the severity and frequency…

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Enjoying A Stress-Free Holiday Season

The holiday season is a busy time filled with shopping, good food and family, but there can also be tension and stress. For many people, holidays mean changes in work, exercise and dietary habits. But there are easy things you can do to take the stress out of…

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Winter Walking Lessons

During late fall and all the way into early spring, we see our temperatures swing widely from well above zero to frigidly below.  Some days can seem quite warm giving us a sense of respite from the cold weather but we must still be careful going out and…

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Daily Routine Can Be a Pain

We live in a world where we’re constantly in a hurry, juggling multiple tasks and carrying our belongings with us everywhere. And, believe it or not, this can have serious consequences on your back health. In fact, back pain sends more patients to doctors than any condition other…

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops

These muffin tops prepare more like a cookie and are baked on a cookie sheet.  However, the texture is more like a banana chocolate chip muffin...and everyone knows the top of the muffin is the best part anyway! 2 medium bananas, mashed 1/4 cup grape seed oil 1/4…

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Soul-Soothing African Peanut Stew

This creamy and lightly spicy stew is a great comfort food for the cold days ahead but it's light and fresh enough that you could eat it all year.  It has a bit of a kick but you can control the spice with the amount cayenne and jalapeño…

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