Health

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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What’s new about sleep?

Dr. George I. Traitses B.Sc.(Hon.), D.C., M.Sc., C.H.N., C.N.M., A.C.R.B. 3, C.R.A. An old Chinese proverb states, Only when one cannot 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 commonly cause insomnia. Older people suffer from 

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HEALTH: Fight fatigue with nutrition, activity

By Dr. George I. Traitses Napoleon Bonaparte once said that courage is only the second virtue in a soldier; the most important one is endurance of fatigue. Nowadays, fighting fatigue has become equally important for a growing army of people too busy or stressed to get adequate rest. In fact, according to a 2007 survey 

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Stress, Emotional Eating and Weight

Keeping a healthy weight—and especially losing weight—is not easy for many reasons says Dr. George Traitses. For one, easy access to extremely tasty high-calorie foods pushes many to overeat. Living with stress—a common source of negative emotions—also makes it difficult to keep healthy habits. In fact, according to www.webmd.com, up to 75 percent of overeating 

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HEALTH: Bike Fit Basics

By Dr. George I. Traitses Whether you ride on-road or off, pedal casually or competitively, it’s important to pay close attention to how your bicycle fits your body. A properly fitted bike will allow you to ride comfortably and safely, avoid injury, and produce more power, so you can go faster with the same or 

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HEALTH: Chronic pain and depression

By Dr. George I. Traitses 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. Chronic pain, on the other hand, persists for weeks, months, or even years. 

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HEALTH: The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

By Dr. George I. Traitses Health professionals are focusing increasing attention on inflammation and the “anti-inflammatory diet.” Before we look at what goes into that diet—and why anyone would follow it—we need to know what “inflammation” is. What is the inflammatory process? Inflammation can be good or bad. When it’s good, it’s a natural response 

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HEALTH: Tips for a Healthy Spine

By Dr. George Traitses A healthy spine is an often overlooked and essential part of a healthy lifestyle. People who suffer from back pain, particularly if it is long-term, are generally less healthy than those who do not. In fact, back pain costs are staggering not only financially, but also in terms of lost time 

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HEALTH: Preventing joint injuries with proper movements

By Dr. George I. Traitses B.Sc.(Hon.), D.C., M.Sc., C.H.N., C.N.M., A.C.R.B. 3, C.R.A. 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 

Posted 7 years ago by

HEALTH: Flexibility exercises

Dr. George I. Traitses B.Sc.(Hon.), D.C., M.Sc., C.H.N., C.N.M., A.C.R.B. 3, C.R.A. Most Canadians understand that cardio exercises such as running, swimming or biking and weight lifting exercises such as the shoulder press, bicepts curl and squat are essential components of a healthy lifestyle. Flexibility training and stretching, however, are often neglected. Dr. Traitses says 

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