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Are your children active enough? - CCA

Are your children active enough?

3 different types of activities recommended by the Physical Activity Guidelines of Canada Do you ever question whether or not your children are meeting the minimum recommended level of activity? It’s easy for children to get distracted by all the technology they have at their fingertips, and sometimes they can too hastily dismiss the idea

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9 benefits of getting your exercise in the pool, lake, or ocean - CCA

9 benefits of getting your exercise in the pool, lake, or ocean

Summer is well underway and water activities are in full-swing. Whether it’s at a nearby lake, beach, or swimming pool, it’s time to talk about water exercises and why they’re good for you. Here are nine benefits of exercising (particularly swimming) in water: There’s low impact on your joints: Water gives you buoyancy—i.e., you float!

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Five stretches for runners - CCA

Five stretches for runners

Take advantage of the warmer weather by taking your workout outside and going for a run. Running is a great way to get fit and have fun. Among many other benefits, running improves: The health of your heart and lungs Your energy and stress levels The tone and strength of your leg and hip muscles

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3 easy core exercises to support your low back - CCA

3 easy core exercises to support your low back

Your core muscles are essential for supporting your back, stabilizing nearby joints, and reducing the risk  of injury.1 A stable core helps to maintain the integrity of the spinal column and if it isn’t stable, you may experience low back pain.2 The good news is that there are a few exercises you can do to

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3 ways strengthening your core can help your back - CCA

3 ways strengthening your core can help your back

It’s just a simple thing…until it isn’t. Strengthening your core plays a much more important role than just getting that six-pack. Approximately 85% of Canadians can expect to experience low back pain at some point in their life.1 A large part of this is due to weak core muscles.2 Did you know that the “core” is

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