Posts Tagged ‘exercise’

Managing Stress

STRESS AND RELAXATION Stress is a natural part of life, a reaction to the everyday demands on our physical and mental energy. Under stress, the parasympathetic nervous system prepares the body for action –fight or flight, to handle the situation.   Stress can be positive, such as planning a vacation, or negative, such as dealing

Do You Have PC Posture

Do You Have PC Posture? When computers first arrived (IBM introduced the home computer in 1981), they were supposed to allow us to have more leisure time –let’s all laugh at the same time. HA HA! With the advent of computer technology and the increased expectation in productivity, there were more health-related problems associated with

WORLD DIABETES DAY

WORLD DIABETES DAY November 14th is WORLD DIABETES DAY, and here are some things that YOU can do to prevent becoming afflicted with Diabetes: 1. Lifestyle Changes – healthy body weight and moderate physical activity 2. Weight Loss – improves insulin resistance and reduces hypertension 3. Physical Activity – maintaining weight loss and is linked

SHIN SPLINTS

SHIN SPLINTS Well, it’s only the third week and I’m already experiencing some discomfort on my runs. Despite my feeble attempts at following an exercise protocol, I’m either doing the stretches incorrectly –a distinct possibility, or not holding them long enough. An effective stretch should be for 30 to 60 seconds with no bouncing or

PHYSIOTHERAPY, in the news

PHYSIOTHERAPY, in the news How ironic! Currently both the physiotherapist and massage therapist are treating patients with heel pain –it must be the weather. After dusting off your shoes you may think you’re ready for a run, but as Niall McGregor, PT points out, this is when we are most susceptible to injury. It is

With apologies to Ron and Don

I love playing hockey!         Unfortunately my passion for the sport, does not translate into the talent needed for the game. As my retired captain of the Dark Knights (www.looseendshockey.ca) once said, “You’re the worst player on the team”, though it never stops me from trying.  Every Canadian learns how to skate. It’s how we survive

I need Exercise

I need Exercise! With summer dwindling down and the heat of the day drawing to a close, I lament the passage of the warm months for another year. Beyond the fleeting moments of sunshine, you can count on The Ex (www.cne.com) to signify that summer will soon be over and that school is just around

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