Fitness

A Canadian's Plight

Dr. Lindsay Heubner, November 12 2018

If you are a snowmobiler or a skier, chances are you are very likely excited about the upcoming winter; however, not everyone looks forward to snowfalls of 10-30 cm.  Snow means shovelling, and shovelling means a potential for injury. As chiropractors, we definitely see a lot of injuries related to this unwelcome, but necessary chore throughout the...

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Nutrition

Crave your Goals, Not the Sweets

Lindsay Gogolin, November 12 2018

This is the season of new beginnings; we set goals, make resolutions, and imagine a better version of ourselves. Whether it is to eat better, quit sugar, or just generally take better care of ourselves; we often find these good intentions go to the way side within a couple of months if not immediately. So, how do we break this pattern and actually...

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You Don't Need a New Year to Make a Change; All You Need is Today!

Lindsay Gogolin, November 12 2018

It's 2018 and a lot of people have made fitness one of their resolutions, the only challenge is the motivation to follow through. Getting in to the routine of going to the gym can be hard, and it takes approximately 20-30 days to develop a habit. Even though most of us know that exercise has a list of benefits a mile long, initially, it doesn't mak...

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Chiropractic

Natural Headache Remedies

Dr. Lindsay Heubner, November 9 2018

Headaches are extremely common among Canadians and can be tricky to diagnose. There are various types of headaches including tension type, cervicogenic, migraines and cluster headaches. In general, headaches can occur due to a combination of triggers including: stress, food allergies, hormone imbalances, vitamin or mineral imbalances, lack of sleep...

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Fitness

Let’s Beat the Winter Slump!

Leanne Kranz, November 9 2018

If you’re like me, remaining motivated to stay active during the winter can be difficult. It’s cold and you just want to curl up on the couch with a blanket, and something hot to drink. Am I right? Now here are some key tricks that keep me moving: 1. I refuse to hit that snooze button! I always say to set your phone or alarm clock across the room f...

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Nutrition

Back to Basics

Mandy Christink, May 4 2018

In March we like to take the time to bring awareness to the community and celebrate Nutrition month! Nutrition month was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dieticians. As an active facility, improving lives each day by providing nutrition advice, we take this month as an opportunity to further help and promote the awareness that food & supplem...

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Medex

Your Posture & Everyday Life

Dr. Nikhil Bair-Patel, May 4 2018

How often have you been told by one of your parents to stand up, sit up straight or to walk differently? Now this is probably because they wanted you to conform to what is agreed-upon as good posture. But there’s more to good posture than just appearances. Actively assuming upright postures, standing like superman, has been shown to improve the psy...

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Medex

MedEx MythBusters

Dr. Nikhil Bair-Patel, May 4 2018

Hi, I'm Leanne, the MedEx Trainer here at the Integrated Health Centre! Over the past few months I've had lots of prospective and current clients ​seem shocked when they discover what Medex is all about and why it's beneficial for everyone! So now it's time I bust a few of these myths and assumptions about MedEx.

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Fitness

Three Parts to a More Active Life

Dr. Nikhil Bair-Patel, May 4 2018

We know we should exercise but who has the time? With our hectic schedules and our daylight-shortened days, it is often difficult to do the right things for our health. Statistically, according to a recent poll, only 25% of the population exercises on a regular basis. Health Canada guidelines suggest 30 minutes of moderate activity 5 days a week (1...

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