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7 tips for smart hiking - CCA

7 tips for smart hiking

Hiking is a great way to get exercise outdoors; socialize with friends, family, or coworkers; and celebrate Canada’s parks this summer. In every case, it’s always a great idea to hike smart. Here are some quick tips to add to your checklist for a hike that is safe, smart, and fun! Know the trail, and

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Exercises to keep your arches happy and get you up and running - CCA

Exercises to keep your arches happy and get you up and running

Summer is a great time to lace up your sneakers and get running or walking for your overall health and well-being. Did you know there are exercises you can do to strengthen your feet? There’s no question that our feet do a lot of heavy lifting. They bear the load of our entire bodies and

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5 ways aerobic and anaerobic exercises are different, and why you need both - CCA

5 ways aerobic and anaerobic exercises are different, and why you need both

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:

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7 ways cigarette smoking is impacting your bones and muscles - CCA

7 ways cigarette smoking is impacting your bones and muscles

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,

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7 ways to fit your bike this spring - CCA

7 ways to fit your bike this spring

Most people know you need a bike that you can step over and reach the pedals, but did you know there are several components that you can (and should) adjust to make your bike fit right? This is a practice pro cyclists know well but it is just as important for the casual cyclist to

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