November 6, 2019


The first thing many of us think about the minute we get up in the morning is a nice big cup of coffee to get that caffeine kick started. But did you know that coffee does a lot more than provide you with the much needed energy booster? Coffee increases what scie...

October 23, 2019

Half of our bone density is laid down by early puberty: 95% is present at the age of 17 for females and at the age of 19 for males. By the age of 40, our bone density is typically declining by 0.5% per year. For women, this rate speeds up to a 2-3% annual decline afte...

October 10, 2019

What is World Spine Day?

  • Focus is on raising back pain and other spinal issue awareness.

  • Highlights the importance of spinal health and well-being.

  • Promotion of physical activity, good posture, responsible lifting, and healthy working conditions.

  • The...

September 25, 2019


ISSUE: After the age of 40, muscle size declines by 1-2% per year, with the lower body losing faster than the upper body. With less overall muscle mass, our resting metabolic rate - which burns energy (calories) when we're sitting and even sleeping - decr...

September 14, 2019

The term arthritis is used to describe 100+ conditions that affect joints, the tissues which surround joints, and other connective tissues. These conditions range from relatively mild conditions to diseases which affect the whole body. Osteoarthritis (degenerative arth...

August 21, 2019

We may have more control over our happiness – and physical well-being– than we think.

What determines happiness:

50% : Genetics – Studies of twins suggest that about half of our propensity for happiness is inherited

40%: Behavior – Much of our ability to be happy is gover...

4 things athletes can do to prevent injury

With spring ending and summer sports programs and activities opening up, it’s time to consider getting the most out of your athletic preparation, injury prevention, and treatment.

Whether you’re new to a sport or are a seasone...

The link between concussions and dementia

Those who have experienced a concussion in life may have increased risk for dementia, a study called Traumatic Brain Injury and The Risk of Dementia Diagnosis: A Nation Wide Cohort Study suggests. The study’s author, Peter Nords...

Father’s Day is coming up this weekend and what better way to say that you care by spreading some health awareness!

Canadian men on average live 4 years less than women. On top of a reduced life expectancy, men also have lower rates of health expectancy - the number of...

When you think about your daily routine (commute to work, grocery shopping, household chores etc.) do you tend to walk slower or faster than others around you? What if your walking pace reflects how long you will live? Would you pay more attention to your walking habit...

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