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Tips for Fighting the Winter Blues - CCA

Tips for Fighting the Winter Blues

December 28, 2016

When the days are getting shorter and the air outside is a lot colder, it’s tempting to stay indoors and do things that bring us comfort, like read books and watch movies. However, oftentimes our favourite winter activities leave us sedentary. When we are not as active as we are in the summer, it affects

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How a Lack of Sunshine in the Winter Can Impact Your Bone Health - CCA

How a Lack of Sunshine in the Winter Can Impact Your Bone Health

December 21, 2016

Vitamin D, often known as the sunshine vitamin, plays an important role in your bone health.1 It is mostly made by the body through exposure to sunlight. This is unique to vitamin D since most vitamins come from the foods you eat.1 Having too much or too little vitamin D in your body can affect

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7 Ways to Make Your Snow Shovelling Safer for Your Back - CCA

7 Ways to Make Your Snow Shovelling Safer for Your Back

December 14, 2016

As the seasons start to turn, we sometimes forget things from the year before. In winter, we may underestimate the preparation needed to tackle the snow and ice. We might forget our mittens, we might forget the proper footwear for damp and slushy streets, or we might forget our posture when it comes to maintaining

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How Sitting Is the New Smoking - CCA

How Sitting Is the New Smoking

December 07, 2016

There’s no sugar-coating it: North Americans sit a lot. Two-thirds of the North American workforce sits for all or part of their workday.1 When you don’t adjust your posture frequently enough, you’re more likely to experience discomfort while sitting—and you’re inviting a whole host of other musculoskeletal problems along with it.1 Today, on average, sitting

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