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5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that arrives with the change in seasons, usually winter. It affects about 2-6 of the population in Canada.
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The Benefits of Good Posture
Do you remember your mother telling you to sit up straight when you were young? Turns out she was giving you good advice. Good posture gives you more energy and makes you healthier. It helps you look better and prevents pain.
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Is Your Phone Causing You Text Neck?
The use of devices is affecting people’s posture. You can often see many people looking down at their phone as they stand in line, sit in a cafe or take transit. Could it be causing spine arthritis?
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Chiropractic Care for Children
Kids today are active, busy people involved in a wide variety of activities. Add in the use of mobile devices and multiple sports and all of these activities could be combining for posture-related problems on their growing bodies.
The Top 7 Strategies to Avoid Knee Pain
With the weather in Coquitlam getting nicer, people are moving back outside to enjoy the sunny days and get more physically active. Before you go all out getting back into shape for the summer months, you need to prepare your body – and especially your knees – to avoid knee pain and knee injury. Harvard Health Publishing states, “Your knees absorb a huge amount of pressure with every step – typically one-and-a-half times your body weight. That pressure, plus regular wear and tear, takes a toll over time. Muscles and ligaments get weaker. The knee’s two shock absorbers – pads
6 Benefits of Buying Locally Grown Food
The local food movement has been on the rise for a while and it makes sense to get on board with this fantastic trend! The environmental benefits and health benefits alone from what you’ll get buying locally are undeniable.
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5 Things to Consider Before Putting Your Child in Sports
If you’re like many families, your children are probably enrolled in multiple sports. Your family is on the go for practices, games, competitions, and tournaments throughout the year. As your kids get older you have likely noticed an increase in the number of practices each week and games or competitions becoming more rigorous. Hopefully, your children’s coaches have developed great conditioning routines to keep your kids injury-free. In Coquitlam, kids are enrolled in any number of competitive sports, especially contact sports like hockey, soccer, basketball, football, or lacrosse. As a parent or guardian, you should be aware of the potential for
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10 Strategies to Avoid Lower Back Pain
The back is a complicated structure of bones, joints, ligaments and muscles and plays a supportive role for our bodies – at rest and in motion. According to the American Chiropractic Association, you can sprain ligaments, strain muscles, rupture disks, and irritate joints, all of which can lead to back pain. The Canadian Chiropractic Association tells us over 80% of Canadians can expect to suffer an episode of lower back pain in their lifetime, and it is a leading cause of disability and prolonged work absences. While sports injuries or accidents can cause back pain, sometimes the simplest of movements—for
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Strategies for Effective New Year’s Resolutions
Happy New Year! We hope you all had a fantastic holiday season with family and friends. At the beginning of January, many of us like to make New Year’s resolutions, especially about exercising and living a healthier lifestyle. According to an Ipsos Reid survey, “70 per cent of Canadians who made New Year’s resolutions inevitably broke them.” Although trying to make your life better is a great idea and a great start to the year ahead, you need a strategy in order to achieve your goals. Successful entrepreneur and life coach, Tony Robbins states, “Setting life goals is the fundamental