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
Did you know that 1 in 5 Canadians experience moderate to severe chronic pain? Or that low back pain, headaches, knee pain, shoulder pain, and neck pain are a leading cause? If you are a Canadian experiencing pain, or you want to take preventative measures, we have the tool for you! World Spine Day World
Arthritis is one of the most common conditions affecting the joints worldwide.1 In Latin, arthro- means joint and –itis means inflammation, so together arthritis means inflammation of a joint. Two common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. While they might sound similar, they have very different causes and symptoms. OSTEOARTHRITIS What is
Canada is chock full of provincial parks, both small and large. Sometimes, we forget about our nation’s splendor—including numerous parks that are available for us to use for recreational activities such as hiking, canoeing, and camping. In our continued efforts to promote the benefits of physical activity, we thought it might be worthwhile to introduce
Summer is well underway and water activities are in full-swing. Whether it’s at a nearby lake, beach, or swimming pool, it’s time to talk about water exercises and why they’re good for you. Here are nine benefits of exercising (particularly swimming) in water: There’s low impact on your joints: Water gives you buoyancy—i.e., you float!