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.
Your cardiovascular system works constantly to keep your body functioning. The heart pumps blood, which carries oxygen and nutrients to tissues throughout the body. After a good workout, not only will your muscles thank you, but so will your entire cardiovascular system including your heart. Physical exercise has been shown to have a strong effect
Anger is a strong emotion, and it can take a toll on your body. Not only does it raise your heart rate, hostility and anger have been linked in recent research to heart disease.1,2,3 How are they related? A theory is that similar to other forms of stress, anger triggers a surge in adrenaline. This
Cardiovascular health is important for the general function of your body. High blood pressure—or when your heart has to work harder than normal to pump blood throughout your body—is correlated to many health-related issues, including stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure, and even mortality. High blood pressure increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, which,
Exercising the heart makes it stronger. It’s a lesson we all know in adulthood, and it begins with good habits that are ingrained within us over time. If we want to make the general population more heart healthy, it’s important to start the lesson early. The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), a voluntary organization
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