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Keeping it green: 8 benefits to getting fresh air while you exercise - CCA

Keeping it green: 8 benefits to getting fresh air while you exercise

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Apr 26, 2017 Category: Blog, Healthy Aging

Getting any type of exercise is good for your body, but did you know there are specific benefits to taking your workout outside? Not only is it a great way to boost your activity in the spring, it’ll also help boost your mood. Here are a few of the main benefits to getting exercise in

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13 ways to turn spring cleaning into a workout - CCA

13 ways to turn spring cleaning into a workout

When spring rolls around, the warmer weather and increased sunshine are big mood boosters. As a result, many of us try to reset our living space and start our annual spring cleaning routine. It doesn’t have to be a chore, though. Whether you’re a fan of Marie Kondo’s minimalism or good old-fashioned seasonal elbow grease,

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9 tips to “sneak it in” this week - CCA

9 tips to “sneak it in” this week

The week of April 4–8 is ParticipACTION’s Sneak It In Week. It’s a reminder to Canadians to find small opportunities to sneak-in a little more activity throughout the day. It’s become increasingly common in Canadian workplaces to spend more time sitting in front of a computer, including eating lunches at our desks. The average Canadian

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Importance of sleep - CCA

Importance of sleep

We know that physical activity and a good diet go hand in hand when it comes to our health. We also understand the importance of personal hygiene practices, like brushing our teeth and bathing. But do we place a similar emphasis on our sleeping patterns? Sleep plays an important role in maintaining a person’s health

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7 tips to add mindfulness to your routine and reduce stress - CCA

7 tips to add mindfulness to your routine and reduce stress

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Jan 25, 2017 Category: Blog Tags:

Mindfulness has become a popular topic for mental health and well-being. But what does it actually mean and where does it come from? Mindfulness, a form of meditation, has its roots in Buddhism. It is one group of many meditation techniques that originated in Eastern religious or spiritual traditions. Today, it is often practiced to

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How a lack of sunshine in the winter can impact your bone health - CCA

How a lack of sunshine in the winter can impact your bone health

Vitamin D, often known as the sunshine vitamin, plays an important role in your bone health.1 It is mostly made by the body through exposure to sunlight. This is unique to vitamin D since most vitamins come from the foods you eat.1 Having too much or too little vitamin D in your body can affect

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How sitting is the new smoking - CCA

How sitting is the new smoking

There’s no sugar-coating it: North Americans sit a lot. Two-thirds of the North American workforce sits for all or part of their workday.1 When you don’t adjust your posture frequently enough, you’re more likely to experience discomfort while sitting—and you’re inviting a whole host of other musculoskeletal problems along with it.1 Today, on average, sitting

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8 ways to put your best foot forward this month - CCA

8 ways to put your best foot forward this month

The holiday season is fast approaching. People tend to fall out of their typical routines and their time turns more towards vacation days and time off from work. Whether you are travelling or staying at home for the season, you can still remain active, healthy, and safe. Things can get hectic this time of year,

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Beyond adjustments: when do chiropractors use acupuncture? - CCA

Beyond adjustments: when do chiropractors use acupuncture?

Acupuncture can be used to treat musculoskeletal related pain—an area where your chiropractor is an expert. Doctors of chiropractic assess conditions related to the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems, and they are qualified to diagnose, treat, and prevent disorders and dysfunctions related to the musculoskeletal system. Acupuncture is just one of the modalities that your

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