Exercise Your Way to Better Health

7 Ways to Hike Smart This Summer

Hiking is a great way to get exercise outdoors; socialize with friends, family, or coworkers; and get out and enjoy 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… Read More

Exercise — The Key to Healthy Aging

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a “magic pill’ that guaranteed our good health as we aged? While there’s nothing quite that easy, recent research once again suggests that exercise is the best way for us to maintain good physical health as we grow older. How much exercise, you… Read More

The Heat is On! Discover the Benefits of Getting Your Exercise in the Water

Summer is finally here and the hot steamy weather has guaranteed that water activities are in full-swing. Whether you’re staying cool in a nearby lake, beach, or swimming pool, let’s talk about water exercises and why they’re good for your body. Here are nine benefits of exercising — particularly swimming… Read More

Exercises to Avoid If You Have Back Pain — And What to Try Instead

Sometimes, it’s just a simple thing…until it isn’t. You’ve been told exercise is good to prevent/treat back pain, but did you know that some exercises are not recommended if you have a history of back pain? This is because some exercises put too much demand on your back. Here are… Read More

How Massage Therapy Helps Heal and Prevent Sports Injuries

With spring (finally) in full force and summer just a month away, Canadians are heading outside for some fresh air and outdoor activity. Whether your activity of choice is gardening, golfing, running or biking, there’s a good chance you’ll fail to prepare your body properly for the additional exertion and… Read More

How to Stay Healthy and Injury-Free as We Head into Spring

Once we “spring ahead” an hour this weekend and start enjoying extended hours of daylight, our urge to spend more time outside increases. Unless you’ve spent your spare time on a ski hill all winter, you’ve probably spent a good chunk of your working and free time indoors. Now that… Read More

Reducing carbs, not fat, lowers risk of premature death: study

A large Canadian study has found that contrary to popular belief, a diet that contains a moderate amount of fat is linked to a reduced risk of premature death compared to the much-touted low-fat diet. The study by researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton also found that eating a high-carbohydrate… Read More

Stretches to Optimize Back Health

Healthy Walking Tips

Just Start Walking Walking – it’s the simplest thing you can do to give yourself a workout. Keep in mind that moving is improving.  Even 15 minutes a day can start you on the way to an activity habit. Walking is the easiest choice when the weather is agreeable, but… Read More

Running Tips: 3 Essential Quad Stretches

Should you stretch before you run? The answer to that question used to be a simple “yes,” but health experts have recently questioned the effectiveness. Some research urges avoiding stretching altogether before exercise, while others who recommend it argue that you should only stretch for short spurts of time. “The overall benefits of… Read More