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7 Camping Tips That Will Save Your Back This Summer - CCA

7 Camping Tips That Will Save Your Back This Summer

Summer weather is here! This means there are more opportunities to go outdoors and have fun. One activity that many of us look forward to in the summer months is camping. The fresh air, a well-lit campfire and a dip in the lake are difficult to resist. But preparing for camping is just as important

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4 Exercises to Avoid If You Have Back Pain (and what to do instead) - CCA

4 Exercises to Avoid If You Have Back Pain (and what to do instead)

Sometimes, it’s just a simple thing…until it isn’t. You’ve been told exercise is good to prevent/treat back pain, but did you know that some exercises are not recommended if you have a history of back pain? This is because some exercises put too much demand on your back. Here are some examples of what exercises

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3 Easy Core Exercises to Support Your Low Back - CCA

3 Easy Core Exercises to Support Your Low Back

Your core muscles are essential for supporting your back, stabilizing nearby joints, and reducing the risk  of injury.1 A stable core helps to maintain the integrity of the spinal column and if it isn’t stable, you may experience low back pain.2 The good news is that there are a few exercises you can do to

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Tips for Buying a Mattress (And Sleeping Well) - CCA

Tips for Buying a Mattress (And Sleeping Well)

Consider the importance and value of a good night’s sleep (beyond the price tag) when you are looking for a new mattress. Your back will thank you! Lack of sleep can have a significant impact on your quality of life, social interactions, and even your mood1. Sleep deprivation can also cause a decrease in your

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3 Ways Strengthening Your Core Can Help Your Back - CCA

3 Ways Strengthening Your Core Can Help Your Back

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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