Energy Boosters

Everyone is familiar with all-out energy drain, those times when no matter how enticing that new movie, fabulous shoe sale, or friendly barbecue, you just can’t psych yourself up to go. What can be harder to recognize is chronic energy drain. In this case, you may not necessarily…

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Text Neck: How to Avoid Strains & Pains

Our modern digital age has brought us many conveniences. BlackBerry devices, iPhones, tablets and e-readers allow us to communicate and be entertained with the push of a button. Technology can improve our quality of life, but it comes with a price: being huddled over devices for long period…

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The Function of a Running Shoe

The function of a running shoe is to protect the foot from the stress of running, while permitting you to achieve your maximum potential. Selecting the right shoe for your foot can be confusing without the proper knowledge.People with low arches, called pronators, will need a shoe that…

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Backpack 101

Kids think it’s “cool” to strap on their backpacks and head out to school. But if they don’t know how to choose, load, lift and wear a pack properly – these all-important accessories can be a pain in the back.Teaching children the importance of properly using their backpacks…

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Summer Fit Tips

In summer our thoughts turn to Canada’s great outdoors, and pursuits such as golfing, running or gardening.Being active can help you maintain a healthy weight, flexibility and good posture, build strong bones, and relieve stress. Recreational activities are a great way to enjoy these benefits while having fun.…

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Sciatica…I know the word, but what is it exactly?

If you have ever been diagnosed with sciatica you know how absolutely debilitating it can be. The intense, shooting low back and leg pain coupled with sensations of numbness, tingling, or weakness can make life miserable for even the happiest of people. “Sciatica” is a term that most…

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5 Ways to Avoid Back Pain After Becoming a Parent

During pregnancy, your abdominal muscles stretch to accommodate your growing baby, which causes your core in general to weaken. Combine this with the demands of carrying your new bundle of joy and you become more at risk for back pain and injuries as your muscles are working overtime to…

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