Category Archives: Health Talk

Taking Care of Our Inter-Connected Body

We usually think of our bodies in terms of individual parts, for example, we exercise to tone our abs, or we eat green vegetables because they are good for our heart. It’s the same way if we get sick or hurt. If we have a rash, we see a skin doctor, but if we break a leg, we see a … <entire article…>

Get (Winter) Active

During the winter months, many of us feel more like sitting around and watching television instead of going for a run! But despite a natural tendency in winter to slow down, staying active is essential for our health and our state of mind.  The first step, what do you like to do outdoors? For some, it might be skating or … <entire article…>

Meditate for a Healthy Mind & Body

Meditation is a mind and body practice that has a long history of use for increasing calmness and physical relaxation, improving psychological balance, coping with illness, and enhancing overall health and well-being. Many studies have been conducted to look at how meditation can be helpful for a variety of conditions: high blood pressure, certain psychological disorders, and pain. Researchers also … <entire article…>

Ear Health: Do You Hear What I Hear?

You may not think that your ears are the most attractive parts of your body, but they definitely are two of the most valuable! Ears are in charge of collecting sounds, processing them, and sending sound signals to your brain. Hearing is how we experience music and interact socially with one another. Our hearing also protects us from danger – … <entire article…>

The Eyes Have It

Eyes are so important, yet many of us forget to take care of them! Eyes give us sight, make it possible to take in the beauty of the world around us, admire the people we love, watch our favourite shows and read. How the eye works – In many ways, the human eye works much like a digital camera: Light … <entire article…>

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…>