Have you ever had pain radiate from your low back, through your hips, and down one leg? If so, you may have experienced sciatica. What exactly is it, and what can you do to treat the pain? In this blog post, we will explore what you need to know plus offer some tips for relief.
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
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
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:
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,
As the days get longer and the temperatures rise, you are more likely to spend time in the sun. Among the most vulnerable to both sun and heat illnesses are infants and young children.1,2 The sun is more powerful than you think! It only takes 15 minutes to get a sunburn depending on the UV