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4 techniques to help you manage stress - CCA

4 techniques to help you manage stress

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Aug 30, 2017 Category: Blog Tags:

Stress is the body’s natural response to external demands.1 It’s hard not to get overwhelmed between work, school, family, and other commitments. According to the World Health Organization, stress — particularly work-related stress — is the second-most common health problem.2 Chronic stress can lead to high blood pressure, increased cholesterol, diabetes, headaches, musculoskeletal pain, and clinical

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5 tips for safe luggage use - CCA

5 tips for safe luggage use

With summer winding down, it’s a good time to be mindful of how we pack our backpacks as well as our luggage. As people start returning home from vacation, thinking about how we travel with luggage is important. We not only want to travel safe, we want to keep our backs in check too! Carrying

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4 things athletes can do to prevent injuries - CCA

4 things athletes can do to prevent injuries

With the summer winding down and fall sports programs opening up, it’s time to consider getting the most out of your athletic preparation, injury prevention, and treatment. Whether you’re new to a sport or are a seasoned athlete, here are four steps you can take to prevent injuries: Warm Up: More than 30% of injuries seen

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7 tips for smart hiking - CCA

7 tips for smart hiking

Hiking is a great way to get exercise outdoors; socialize with friends, family, or coworkers; and celebrate Canada’s parks this summer. In every case, it’s always a great idea to hike smart. Here are some quick tips to add to your checklist for a hike that is safe, smart, and fun! Know the trail, and

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Exercises to keep your arches happy and get you up and running - CCA

Exercises to keep your arches happy and get you up and running

Summer is a great time to lace up your sneakers and get running or walking for your overall health and well-being. Did you know there are exercises you can do to strengthen your feet? There’s no question that our feet do a lot of heavy lifting. They bear the load of our entire bodies and

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How yoga can help ease your pain - CCA

How yoga can help ease your pain

Yoga is a helpful tool for physical and mental well-being. It combines stretching, strength, and meditation to ease stress in the body and promote strength, flexibility, and relaxation. But, did you know yoga also has the potential to help you with your pain? There have been a number of studies published just this year on

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3 ways to promote healthy aging in men - CCA

3 ways to promote healthy aging in men

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Jun 14, 2017 Category: Blog Tags:

In honour of Father’s Day, we’d like to talk about men’s health. Sometimes, healthy living and healthy aging goes beyond diet, exercise, and not smoking. In a study of older and aging men, participants showed that engaging in activities that are social, productive, and physical have been shown to reduce depressive symptoms, disability, dementia, and

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5 ways aerobic and anaerobic exercises are different, and why you need both - CCA

5 ways aerobic and anaerobic exercises are different, and why you need both

This past Saturday was National Health and Fitness Day, which is an initiative to make Canada “the fittest nation on earth!”1 It’s a great reminder of the importance of fitness every day, all year round! Today we’re letting you know about two different but equally important types of exercise to keep your fitness routine well-rounded:

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7 ways cigarette smoking is impacting your bones and muscles - CCA

7 ways cigarette smoking is impacting your bones and muscles

You’ve heard how smoking can negatively impact your lungs, but did you know it can also harm your bones and muscles? A 2013 study1 outlined some of the primary risks and outcomes linking cigarette smoking with spine, muscle, and nervous system disorders. Smoking affects the bones, making them weaker, while muscles take longer to recover,

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