Category Archives: Health Talk

Go Ahead, Stretch Yourself!

We’ve all heard about stretching ahead of an exercise, but stretching is also very good exercise on its own. Sometimes overlooked or viewed as “too easy”, stretching-based exercises are some of the most valuable for your health and fitness, particularly as you age. Why stretch? There are over 650 skeletal muscles in the body that make movement and circulation possible. … <entire article…>

We’ve Got Your Back

For many people, back pain is a fact of life. In fact, back pain remains one of the most common reasons to visit the doctor, chiropractor or physiotherapist. In most instances, back pain is caused by overuse and muscle strain or injury. But there are many lifestyle habits you can adapt to reduce the risk of injury, minimize back pain, … <entire article…>

How Are You Feeling?

Like it or not, it is cold and flu season. We’re more likely to catch them at this time of year because the viruses that cause us to get sick are more stable at cooler temperatures and lower humidity. We also spend more time indoors during the winter months. Whether you’re sick with a flu or a cold, it’s good … <entire article…>

The Healthy Habit of Routine

Routines may not sound exciting, but having some established daily rituals can be one of the best steps to take for your own physical well being, as well as your mental health. Routine provides a sense of structure and familiarity. It gives your life structure so you wake up with a sense of ownership, order, and organization in your life. … <entire article…>

7 Fall Steps for Healthy Living

As the days get shorter and the temperatures drop, change is in the air. It’s the perfect time to fine tune your health.  By making just one or two small changes, you’ll soon see results. These easy health-boosting tips are sure to give you a fresh start this fall:  Stay Calm and Visit with Friends – After a summer where we … <entire article…>

Rehydrate Don’t Dehydrate!

Water for life – Nutrients don’t only come in the form of food, water is the most important and often most forgotten nutrient. Our body depends on water to survive. You can last for some time without food, but only days without water. It is essential for good health – every cell, tissue and organ needs water to work properly. … <entire article…>

Tips for Healthy Hair & Nails

There are so many products on the market the promote “shiny healthy hair” and “beautiful strong nails.” But one of the best ways to give your hair and nails a boost is from the inside out! It’s your overall health, what you eat and how you take care of yourself that has the biggest impact. Feed Your Hair Eating for … <entire article…>

Spring Body Tune-up

Spring is all about refresh and renew. For a week, try a food and diet “cleanse” that gives you the benefits of a detox – body, mind and spirit. Here’s are some things to try:   Hydrate Staying hydrated helps cleanse your body of toxins, boost metabolism, and clean up your skin. Each day, measure out water and/or fluids to … <entire article…>

Healthy Food for a Healthy Heart

February is Heart Month for more than one reason! The Heart and Stroke Association encourages Canadians throughout February to think about their heart health. Research definitely shows that following a plan for healthy eating can reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure and lower already elevated blood pressure. In one case, blood pressure was lowered within 2 weeks of … <entire article…>