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Category Archives: Overall Back Health

TIPS TO ENJOY HEALTHY KNITTING

Many of us turn to knitting to pass the time and can be a great exercise for those with hand pain. However, knitting is a repetitive motion and can lead to a variety of injuries, much like typing, sewing and other repetitive tasks. Knitting can cause strain not only on the hands and wrists, but […]

SITTING DOWN ON THE JOB

Does your job find you sitting most of the day? While sitting can seem restful, keep in mind that staying in any one position for long periods of time can cause strain and injury to your muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments. Sustained sitting can take a toll on your neck and lower back – steady […]

SUMMER FIT TIPS

In summer our thoughts turn to Canada’s great outdoors, and pursuits such as golfing, running or gardening. Being active can help you maintain a healthy weight, flexibility and good posture, build strong bones, and relieve stress. Recreational activities are a great way to enjoy these benefits while having fun. Whether you pick up a garden […]

SUMMER FIT TIPS

In summer our thoughts turn to Canada’s great outdoors, and pursuits such as golfing, running or gardening. Being active can help you maintain a healthy weight, flexibility and good posture, build strong bones, and relieve stress. Recreational activities are a great way to enjoy these benefits while having fun. Whether you pick up a garden […]

GET SET TO GARDEN

Plant and Rake Without the Ache Gardening is a great way to stay active and have fun in the sun. But many Canadians sustain injuries that can be easily prevented with a little know-how. The right moves Use the right moves to lighten the load on your back. Kneel, don’t bend, to plant. Change your […]

FIVE HEALTH HACKS FOR PAIN RELIEF

Let’s face it. Between dropping the kids off to soccer practice and being swamped with work assignments, it can be difficult to find time to manage lingering aches and pain. If you’d like to avoid a trip to the doctor’s office or spending money on workout equipment, here is a low cost approach to solving […]

STRAIGHTEN UP!

Good posture is easy to neglect, it’s hard to keep focused on how to carry ourselves throughout the day. Much like eating right, exercising and getting a good night’s sleep, having great posture can have a positive impact on your life.Many injuries can develop from poor posture. If not corrected, the long term effects of […]