How to Choose an Omega 3 Supplement

It's hard not to get excited about Omega 3's especially with our newest vegan option!Omega 3's are healthy unsaturated fats (oils) that are essential to our health.  There are 3 main types: DHA, EPA and ALA.  The majority of DHA and EPA are found in fatty fish such…

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Workstation Ergonomics

This year has been an interesting one with many people suddenly transitioning to working from home, in many cases from their dining room table!  As many are finding out, this set up can contribute to pain and discomfort as we are sitting for long periods of time at…

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Sitting Down on the Job

Does your job find you sitting most of the day?While sitting can seem restful, keep in mind that staying in any one position for long periods of time can cause strain and injury to your muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments. Sustained sitting can take a toll on your…

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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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