Bottom Line: Our bodies are designed to move! Many of us however, are trapped commuting to work or spending long hours at a desk staring at a computer screen. For all of the advantages of the modern world, we have noticed an increase in sedentary tendencies. Shockingly, this mostly sedentary lifestyle has been linked to […]

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Bottom Line: So, you’ve got back pain. It’s altered your life, changed your daily activities, curbed your exercise, and maybe even made you a bit irritable. Now what? Well, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. Nearly everyone will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Thankfully, we have a method of […]

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Bottom Line: Spinal discs play an essential role in your low back, acting as small shock absorbers and giving you the ability to move in many different directions. Your discs are comprised of two major parts: an outer ring of cartilage, which provides support, and a jelly-like center that facilities motion. As age and injuries […]

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26 Mar March 26, 2019

Back Facts to Keep You Active

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Bottom Line: Nothing can slow you down faster than a painful back. It can be difficult to exercise, play sports, or even get to the grocery store when your back hurts. Age, lack of exercise, excess weight, improper lifting, and too many hours sitting can all result in low back pain. Research has shown that […]

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Aiming to improve performance in our lives, be it sport, work or daily life endeavours, is no easy task.  We can begin to believe that we must work harder, sacrifice sleep, give up social activities, and work without breaks in order to improve.  Luckily however, this is not true, at least not in a long […]

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25 Feb February 25, 2019

Exercise for a Stronger Immune System

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Bottom Line: Get that daily dose of exercise to boost your immunity. By carving out time to be active, you can feel better, more energized, and strengthen your immune system. Make it a point to take a brisk walk during your lunch break. If you can, use a standing desk at work. Skip the email […]

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23 Jan January 23, 2019

Make This the Year of Better Sleep

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Bottom Line:  Most of us know someone who doesn’t have the best sleeping patterns. Not surprisingly, many of us think of ourselves when this topic comes up because we’re all too familiar with the fatigue, brain fog, and worn-down feeling that comes with missing out on a good night’s sleep. However, by committing to a consistent […]

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14 Jan January 14, 2019

Better Nutrition = More Energy

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Bottom Line: The New Year = a new opportunity to get healthier, boost your energy, lose extra pounds, and overcome the holiday hangover. The first step to having more energy is giving your body the proper nutrition. Keep reading for a quick rundown of some of the best snacks and supplements that can help you […]

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17 Oct October 17, 2018

The 4 Types of Exercise

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Physical activity by definition means moving the body to use up energy.  Moderate to vigorous activity is recommended in order for physical activity to produce health benefits.  There are essentially 4 types of exercise which can be used to optimize your musculoskeletal health. They are: Aerobic Resistance Flexibility Balance Exercise types can blend into each other at […]

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10 Sep September 10, 2018

TMJ and TMJ Dysfunction

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Your jaw, or temporomandibular joint (TMJ), is one of the most highly used articulations in your body.  Through coordinated muscular contractions and relaxations it’s involved in chewing, speaking, swallowing, breathing and making emotional facial expressions. According to Hoppenfield et. al (as cited by Briggs 2013) the TMJ opens and closes an average of 1,500 – […]

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