Health

Winter Activities: Tips to avoid injury

When snow, ice and frigid weather blast into town, watch out, says Dr. George Traitses. Winter recreational activities and chores can pose problems for the outdoor enthusiast whose body is not in condition. Winter sports like skating, skiing and sledding can cause painful muscle spasms, strains or tears if you’re not in shape. Even shoveling 

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HEALTH: Chronic pain and depression

Pain serves an important function in our lives. When you suffer an acute injury, pain warns you to stop the activity that is causing the injury and tells you to take care of the affected body part. Dr. George Traitses says. “chronic pain, on the other hand, persists for weeks, months, or even years.” Some 

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HEALTH: Preventing Text Neck

Canadians sent 110 billion text messages this past year. As technology advances, allowing us to do more tasks on smaller equipment, our bodies often pay the price. With a growing potential for injuries from technologies that we rely on, it’s important to minimize the risks. Dr. George Traitses says, “One problem that is becoming more 

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Tips for Holiday Shopping

The end of November is a milestone of sorts. It reminds us of just how quickly the year has gone by – and how close we are to the holiday season. This realization – coupled with the fabulous sales at major department stores and malls everywhere – stimulates us into the shopping foray. And until 

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HEALTH: Fun ways to get fit

Make snacking more fun by creating your own popsicles or blending all your favorite fruits into a smoothie. Then go get some exercise by playing a game of kickball with your friends. Dr. George Traitses says eating healthy and exercising doesn’t have to be boring! You can spice up nourishing snacks and get exercise without 

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Breakfast sandwich is a time bomb in a bun

TORONTO–Eat a breakfast sandwich and your body will be feeling the ill effects well before lunch – now that’s fast food! High-fat diets are associated with developing atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries) over a lifetime. But how quickly can damage start? Just one day of eating a fat-laden breakfast sandwich – processed cheese and meat 

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HEALTH: Why older adults fall

As people age, they become less aware of where their feet are. They think they know, but they are mistaken. Errors like that can lead to falls. Because we age from day to day and not overnight, we don’t realize that things we ignored in our earlier years can injure or even kill us later 

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HEALTH: Find your game

“Find Your Game” means achieving optimal function at any level of fitness. That includes everyone from athletes to office workers, young and old. The Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA) encourages everyone to use the month of October to resolve to be your best, feel your best, and perform your best. Chiropractic: Athletes’ Not-So-Secret Weapon Athletes know 

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HEALTH: Nutrition for athletes and the rest of us

Our poor food choices plus increasingly sedentary lives have triggered an epidemic of health problems… doctors of chiropractic urge patients to stop smoking, eat a balanced diet, drink plenty of water, exercise regularly and take appropriate nutritional supplements. Even a few simple changes in diet and lifestyle can have a positive impact on your health—now 

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HEALTH-Protect yourself from skin cancer

Each year, about 74,000 Canadians a year learn that they have skin cancer—one third of all cancers in Canada. Approximately 1 in 7 Canadians who live to age 65 will have skin cancer at least once in their lifetimes. The risk is greatest for people who have fair skin that freckles easily—often those with red 

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