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3 Ways Strengthening Your Core Can Help Your Back - CCA

3 Ways Strengthening Your Core Can Help Your Back

March 28, 2018

It’s just a simple thing…until it isn’t. Strengthening your core plays a much more important role than just getting that six-pack. Approximately 85% of Canadians can expect to experience low back pain at some point in their life.1 A large part of this is due to weak core muscles.2 Did you know that the “core” is

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5 Stretches and Exercises for Better Posture - CCA

5 Stretches and Exercises for Better Posture

March 21, 2018

How many hours a day do you spend looking at a screen with your head tilted forward? Think about it. Chances are if you own a cell phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer, you’ve spent hours viewing these devices. Other instances where you might tilt your head forward include watching television, driving and even reading

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MSK 101: An Overview of Musculoskeletal Conditions - CCA

MSK 101: An Overview of Musculoskeletal Conditions

March 14, 2018

Musculoskeletal (MSK) health is an important part of your daily life. That’s why educating Canadians on the benefits of a healthy MSK system is an important priority for the CCA. As we have discussed in previous blogs, there are many ways to help prevent MSK conditions, and the more you know, the more you can

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What causes muscle soreness after working out? - CCA

What causes muscle soreness after working out?

March 07, 2018

You may have heard the expression, “no pain, no gain” when it comes to embarking on a fitness journey, but have you ever wondered why certain forms of exercise result in pain in the form of muscle soreness? The technical term for muscle soreness after exercise is DOMS, which stands for delayed-onset muscle soreness. Besides

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