Why you should ease into spring acitivites | Active Health Centre

4 Ways to Ease Into Spring Activities and Avoid Injuries

As we write, the day hasn’t arrived. It’s the day each year when, for the first time, temperatures are warm enough to tell you spring is unmistakably here. It’s also the day when your body might be at high risk of injury. On that day, or those days, otherwise known as the first sign of…

The importance of the knowledge of nutrition

Nutrition as Therapy

You eat all the right, nutritious foods in a healthy, balanced diet, right? Whether you do or not, you probably don’t eat as well as you think. While similar statistics for Canadians are scarce, the numbers for our American cousins tell the tale. 75% of Americans believe they eat healthily 2% of Americans are considered…

Winter exercising | Active Health Centre

3 Crucial Safety Tips for Exercising in Very Cold Weather

If you exercise regularly, it’s probably a very important part of your life that you hate to miss. But, considering that temperatures in Markham have been in the negative double digits for an extended amount of time recently, not only can it sap your motivation, but you might wonder if it’s OK to exercise in…

New Year’s resolution and how to stick with it by Active Health Centre

How to Make a New Year’s Resolution and Stick to It

Are you making a New Year’s resolution for 2018? Don’t feel sheepish if you’re not. It turns out that only 30% of Canadians make New Year’s resolutions. And, of those 73% will break the resolution before its goals are reached. So, for every 100 Canadians, only 8 will make a resolution and keep it this…

The potential health problems the holidays could cause

The Problems that Holiday Season Celebrating Can Cause

‘Tis the season! The season when we do more socializing that at any other time of year. While it might be odd that we run ourselves ragged in December from one seasonal event to another, and come January, we wonder why we have nothing to do every weekend, at least the holiday season gets us…

How to avoid injuries during the winter

How to Avoid Injuries in Winter

There are only three things that are for sure in life. Death, taxes and winter. Considering it’s not tax time, and trusting that you’re in good health and follow best practices for your personal safety, winter will likely be the next one you need to deal with. When most people think of winter, it’s of…

Benefits of acupuncture for working out

5 Ways Acupuncture Can Boost Your Workout

There’s just one problem with leading an active lifestyle: you must be, well, active. And that activity can lead to muscle and joint stress, fatigue and injury. Oh yeah, and the pain that can accompany all of them. Fortunately, with treatments like massage therapy, physiotherapy and acupuncture, you have lots of non-drug ways to relieve…

Tips on how to live with stress

How to Live with Stress

One day. One day, maybe when you retire, or win the lottery, you won’t have to worry about the stress of facing angry drivers or over-crowded public transit every morning to get or work. One day you might not have to deal with that coworker who seems devoted to bringing you down. One day, maybe…

5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Arthritis

The first time you experienced arthritic pain, you probably didn’t realize what it was. Instead, you might have felt that you twisted your thumb or sprained your wrist somehow. Even when the pain didn’t go away, you just thought it was a bad case and would go away at some point. And it did, for…

How to protect your knees from injury

How to Protect Your Knees from Injury

If backpain is the grand-daddy of all our ‘aches and pains’ (about 80% of us will have some sort of back problem during our lifetime), then other joint pain, including knee pain, isn’t far behind. In fact, knee pain is the second most common source of chronic pain, suffered by an estimated one third of…