April 16, 2019

Walking is definitely not as trendy or intense as running a marathon, joining a CrossFit gym or completing a Tough Mudder race. But did you know that increasing your daily movement and living a generally active lifestyle is healthier than daily 1-hour trips to the gym? 

Emerging research suggests that we’re starting to see a new category of people who exercise an hour a day but sit the remaining ti...

March 18, 2019

You may or may not be aware that Canada’s Food Guide updated their recommendations in January of this year...and to be honest, it’s a serious upgrade from its previous version. For the most part the new recommendations are a step in the right direction, but there’s still room for improvement in my professional opinion.

The Good...

  1. It’s simpler to understand. Remember the old rainbow graphic des...

March 12, 2019

Forward head posture, anterior spinal distortion, “text neck”…most of us have it to some degree. 

This is an increasingly common posture that I see clinically, and it's caused by a combination of similar behaviours...reading emails, scrolling through social media, driving and sitting at a computer. Something almost all of us do every single day. 

In fact, it’s becoming so common that I’ve started in...

March 4, 2019

There’s no shortage of recovery tips, tricks, pills and potions on the market. And when it comes to recovering from a stressful event, an illness or an injury these are all important factors...

  • Proper movement and exercise

  • Soft tissue therapy

  • A low inflammatory diet and supplementation

  • Lots of water

But by far your body’s most required nutrient when it is recovering and healing...

February 28, 2019

Walking…the most important form of exercise. 

So why is it that we tend to give our kids (I’m talking toddler and elementary school aged) a get out of jail free card when it comes to walking? We carry them, push them in a stroller or drive them from point A to B. 

One main reason is because most kids think walking is boring…and hard!

Especially when:

  • They’re expected to keep the same pace as the...

January 24, 2019

Tummy time is the time your baby spends on their tummy while they’re awake. 

Why does your baby need it?

  • It develops their neck, back and shoulder muscles, required for meeting developmental milestones (sitting, rolling, crawling walking)

  • It prevent flat spots on your baby’s head (plagiocephaly) and a twisted neck (torticollis)

  • It improves your baby’s motor skills as they grow

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