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Healthy Holiday Tips!
The holiday season is upon us and so are busy schedules and poor eating habits. Here are a few tips on how to have a healthy holiday season! Plan for holiday events that involve a lot of sweet and high calorie food Eat healthy before the holiday event so that you don’t overeat Limit sampling […]
Women are fitter than men
The findings of a recent study are contrary to the popular assumption that men’s bodies are more naturally athletic. How can this be? Women can process oxygen more quickly than men when they start to exercise, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. The study compared oxygen uptake and muscle oxygen extraction between […]
What does a stiff back mean?
“My back feels so stiff!” We often hear our friends say. Well, that doesn’t mean your friend’s back is actually stiff, according to a new study at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. “A conscious experience of feeling stiff does not reflect true biomechanical back stiffness,” explained Greg Kawchuk, professor and back and […]
Healthier Ways to Eat Eggs
Over the years eggs have received good and bad press. Eggs are a great source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. They also are high in cholesterol, hence the bad reputation. The point is don’t give up on the egg, just learn to prepare them in a healthier way. Check out this article on 23 Healthier […]
Arms fall asleep at night? Check the Scalenes!
The numbness in your arms, could be your scalenes Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night and one or both of your arms are asleep? This can be not only uncomfortable, but also very scary. What might be causing this? While there are many potential issues that might be contributing to […]
Types of Pain You Shouldn’t Ignore
Everybody experiences pain at one time or another and we will often ignore it. But there are certain types of pain you shouldn’t ignore. Chest pain Heart attack pain can feel like pressure in the center of your chest, which may spread to the jaw, neck and arm. Other possible heart attack signs include pain […]
Older Adults, Weight Training or Cardio
Weight training or cardio? For older adults trying to slim down, pumping iron might be the way to go. A new study suggests combining weight training with a low-calorie diet preserves much needed lean muscle mass that can be lost through aerobic workouts. A new study by researchers at Wake Forest University suggests combining weight […]
Lose weight for Halloween, watch a movie
Do you hate horror movies? Well you might want to change your mind if you like to lose weight. A recent study conducted by the University of Westminister, found that watching a scary movie can burn nearly 200 calories! They found scary movies increase your heart rate and breathing. The average horror movie can burn […]
Difference between a strain, sprain, or tear
Most people don’t know what the difference is between a strain, sprain, or tear of a muscle. But as a provider these are very important delineations in how we approach the care of an injury. So what is the difference? A sprain is a ligament injury. A ligament is fibrous connective tissue that connect bones […]
Exercise can help prevent depression
Scientists and medical professionals have known for a long time that exercise can help prevent depression, but how much exercise does it take? A recent study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, the results show even small amounts of exercise can protect against depression, with mental health benefits seen regardless of age or gender. The […]