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9 benefits of getting your exercise in the pool, lake, or ocean - CCA

9 benefits of getting your exercise in the pool, lake, or ocean

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!

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Giving back: Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College Outreach Abroad Program - CCA

Giving back: Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College Outreach Abroad Program

Guest post by Dr. Nardine Bekhit For the past 12 years, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) has organized an Outreach Abroad program for 4th-year students (clinical interns). The program is guided by Dr. Patricia Tavares and Dr. Les Wiltshire who select 12 students to travel with them to underserviced areas of the Dominican Republic and

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Five stretches for runners - CCA

Five stretches for runners

Take advantage of the warmer weather by taking your workout outside and going for a run. Running is a great way to get fit and have fun. Among many other benefits, running improves: The health of your heart and lungs Your energy and stress levels The tone and strength of your leg and hip muscles

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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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Canada’s low back pain epidemic - CCA

Canada’s low back pain epidemic

Involuntary spasms in your lower back? A dull throbbing ache? Shooting pain down your leg? You are most likely suffering from a condition known as low back pain (LBP). If you’ve never had low back pain, chances are you will at some point in your life. Just check these statistics:

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