November 21, 2018

The word "osteoporosis" is from the Greek terms for "porous bones".

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, which can lead to increased risk of fracture. Known as the "silent thief", bone deterioration can occur over a...

November 7, 2018

Today, there are 11 million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes. Every three minutes, another Canadian is diagnosed. Chances are that diabetes affects you or someone you know.
 

What is type 1 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes usually develops in childhood or adolescen...

With the heatwave hitting the lower mainland many of us will try and keep cool. Some of us might have refreshing drinks; others might find a building with air conditioning while some will hit up the local beach or community pool. Swimming isn’t just a great way to stay...

June 2nd is National Health and Fitness Day.  Since this is a Saturday it shouldn’t be too hard to add some physical activity and healthy eating to your weekend. Some of us may use this as an opportunity to make up for the lack of physical activity during the week from...

The month of May is hypertension awareness month. Hypertension (high blood pressure) is symptomless and can cause dementia, heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, and vision loss. Only 50% of people are aware they have hypertension. Most people are encouraged to ‘check...

Fragile items break when exposed to stress. One would assume that the opposite of fragile would be an item that does not break (it stays the same) under stress. However, philosopher and author Nassim Nicholas Taleb says that the opposite of fragile is when you get stro...

When it comes to athletic performance, how we prepare (training, nutrition, hydration, and rest) and the environment determines what the outcome will be. However, how we frame our mind can also affect our ultimate performance on any given day.

We know from running that...

February 8, 2018

New research explains why prolonged rest is not advised after an acute injury or musculoskeletal problem and that recovery should include joint and muscle stimulation (movement).

Every injury and musculoskeletal problem is unique, and there is no standard protocol for a...

January 25, 2018

Sunday February 4th is world cancer day. Cancer directly and indirectly affects everyone on the planet. Prevention is very important to decrease your risk of cancer. Lifestyle habits such as smoking, lots of exposure to UV, and alcohol consumption can increase your ris...

October 17, 2017

Back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide that can prevent us from working or doing simple daily tasks and activities.


It has been demonstrated through research that poor posture and inactivity are the major contributors to the development of back pain and...

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