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Six back-saving tips for new parents - CCA

Six back-saving tips for new parents

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: May 13, 2015 Category: Back Care Tips, Blog

Becoming a parent brings joy like no other, but it also brings a host of new challenges that test the most patient and nurturing among us. It’s no secret that childbirth and the general sleep deprivation that typically accompanies caring for a baby have a profound impact on the body. In fact, musculoskeletal (MSK) complaints

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Seven back-saving tips for gardeners - CCA

Seven back-saving tips for gardeners

Warmer temperatures and sunny days have finally arrived and so have the first flowers of spring! This might entice you to do a bit of gardening. Understandably, most gardeners are anxious to plunge their hands into the dirt and get growing. Gardening can be an extremely rewarding pastime, but it can also come with an

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Five ways to reduce low back pain while cycling - CCA

Five ways to reduce low back pain while cycling

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Apr 22, 2015 Category: Blog

Cycling competitively, to work or just for the enjoyment of it is an excellent way to keep in shape and enjoy the outdoors, but it’s no fun at all if your back hurts. Back pain or discomfort while riding a bicycle can result from various factors, such as poor riding posture, a poorly fit bicycle,

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Behind the wheel: posture check! - CCA

Behind the wheel: posture check!

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Apr 15, 2015 Category: Back Care Tips, Blog

Last week, we discussed the stresses that driving can place on the musculoskeletal system. In fact, studies have been conducted, particularly with bus and truck drivers, that show a higher risk of developing MSK conditions associated with these occupations. Vehicle vibrations, bumpy roads and sitting in a constrained position with improper lumbar support may contribute

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Five back saving tips for drivers - CCA

Five back saving tips for drivers

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Apr 8, 2015 Category: Blog

Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions are prevalent among habitual drivers. Whether you work in your vehicle or commute to work through rush-hour traffic, you may have experienced some level of back or neck pain. In fact, studies have shown a high incidence of work-related musculoskeletal injuries among people who drive for a living, and, according to the

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The synergy of movement and posture - CCA

The synergy of movement and posture

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Apr 1, 2015 Category: Blog

The body is a complex myriad of structures and systems that work synergistically to allow function and movement, and ultimately allows us to do the activities that we love. Everything in our bodies is interconnected – including the musculoskeletal (MSK) and related neurological systems that are comprised of bones, muscles, joints, nerves, and connective tissue.

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Tips for optimizing MSK health in your later years - CCA

Tips for optimizing MSK health in your later years

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Mar 25, 2015 Category: Blog, Healthy Aging

As the baby boomer generation reaches the age of retirement, seniors now make up the fastest-growing age group in Canada. By 2030, it is expected that 23.6% of Canadians will be age 65 or older. To give some perspective, in 2013 a mere 15.3% of the Canadian population was 65 or above. How Aging Affects

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Three more reasons to quit smoking - CCA

Three more reasons to quit smoking

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Mar 11, 2015 Category: Blog

Sitting May be the New Smoking, but Smoking is Still Smoking We’ve all heard by now that “sitting is the new smoking”. There is no question that excessive sitting and a sedentary lifestyle certainly have their share of health risks, which we will discuss later in this series. However, it’s important not to let a

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The five most common triggers for back pain - CCA

The five most common triggers for back pain

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Mar 4, 2015 Category: Back Care Tips, Blog

Back pain and other musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions affect a staggering number of people in Canada and around the world, so many that it can be considered an epidemic. In Canada alone, these statistics from a 2009 report published by the Work Foundation are attention getting: 1 in 8 Canadians report having chronic back problems 12% of Canadians

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