Health

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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HEALTH: Muscle Cramps: Causes and treatment options

A muscle cramp can bring a jogger to his knees or elicit the fear of drowning in a swimmer; however, athletes are not the only individuals to experience a muscle cramp or spasm. According to one estimate, approximately 95 percent of people will at some time in life experience the sudden, sharp pain associated with 

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HEALTH: Tips to make your Yard work pain-free

The equipment available today for lawn and leaf management can help turn the average homeowner into a lawn specialist overnight. But the use of weed trimmers, leaf blowers and hedge clippers has also been sending aspiring landscapers to their local doctor of chiropractic. The Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA) warns that using this equipment can result 

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HEALTH: Whats New About Sleep?

An old Chinese proverb states, “Only when one can not sleep does one know how long the night is.” Almost everyone can relate to those words at some point in life. In younger people, stress and worry commonlycause insomnia. Older people suffer from a natural decrease in melatonin—a sleep inducing hormone. Pressures from job and 

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HEALTH: Staying Fit as You Age

Exercise is often prescribed for patients of all ages to reduce complaints about pain in muscles and bones. But some feel it gets harder to exercise as they get older. The following tips will help you exercise more effectively as you age, making you feel better. I’ve been inactive for so long. Won’t it hurt 

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Living with Osteoarthritis

For decades, osteoarthritis has been considered a part of aging. But not anymore. Recent research points out that older people don’t have to suffer from osteoarthritic pain. And, surprisingly, people much younger than 65 can develop osteoarthritis. What Is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA), or degenerative joint disease, affects more than 20 million North Americans and is 

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Computer ergonomics and children

At least 70 percent of  Canada’s elementary school students use computers. As a result of this increased usage, doctors of chiropractic are treating more young patients suffering from the effects of working at computer stations that are either designed for adults or poorly designed for children. Many children are already suffering from repetitive motion injuries 

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Preventing joint injuries with proper movement

By Dr. George Traitses Human joints come in many shapes and sizes and allow us to move and carry out normal activities of daily living. Without joints, we would be rigid and immobile. But they are also often injured, causing pain and discomfort. The most commonly injured joints are the knees, shoulders, ankles and spine. 

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