Children's Sports in Coquitlam and Port Moody

5 Things to Consider Before Putting Your Child in Sports

Westwood Total Health Health, Injury Prevention, Tips & Tricks

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

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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

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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 …