When you look at an object, your eyes send signals to your brain and your brain sends messages down to the spinal cord to tell the rest of your body how to react to what your eyes see. When you have good posture, this signal is communicated quickly and smoothly. When y...

February 12, 2020

The dating scene can be somewhat confusing and overwhelming these days with the introduction of online dating, speed dating, activity meet-ups, dating apps, etc. But what seems to be the consistent reason as to why people are on these platforms is companionship. But wh...

January 30, 2020

Habits - choices that all of us deliberately make at some point and then stop thinking about but continue doing - often every day - comprise more than 40% of our actions.

The meals we order, what we say to our kids at night, whether to save or spend, how often to exerci...

January 15, 2020

The long debate is when to exercise – Should I get it over with in the morning or wait until the evening? There are many resources with information and we have summarized a few here for you.

Benefits of Exercising in the Morning

  1. Exercising on an empty stomach is the...

December 4, 2019

A study named “Overanxious and Underslept” done at UC Berkeley and published last month in the journal Nature Human Behaviour  found that deep sleep, also known as non-rapid eye movement (NREM) slow wave sleep, calms and resets the anxious brain. This study provides on...

November 26, 2019

Have Low Back Pain? Research says: Don’t Wait Around!

We have all been there. You’ve thrown your back out and you wave it off thinking it will go away. A few days pass, and it’s still there so you decide to self-treat - heat packs, ice packs, rest, etc.  A week or two p...

November 6, 2019

Coffee

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

MUSCLE MAXIMUS

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...

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