What to do about lower back pain when bending forward | Active Health Centre

Lower Back Pain When Bending Over? Here’s What it Means

The statistics surrounding back pain are staggering. One study found that 50% of Canadians experienced back pain in a six month period. And 85% of working Canadians will suffer back pain at some point in their lives. Estimated annual medical costs to treat chronic back pain are between $6 billion and $12 billion. Lower back…

In today's article, Active Health Centre shows what the connection is between emotional and physical health is.

The Connection Between Your Emotional & Physical Health

To very quickly show how your mental or emotional health can affect your physical health, think of the following scenarios. Have you ever felt really tired after a particularly stressful day at work – even though your job isn’t physical? Or does your stomach get upset when you have an important interview coming up? These…

Staying active this winter | Active Health Centre

How to Stay Active this Winter

Even if you make a point of getting out and enjoying the winter, you probably miss the summer when it’s gone. There’s something about not having to bundle up every time you go outside, and enjoying long-lasting days. Whether or not you enjoy the winter, it’s important to stay active all year round. Not only…

Weekly physical activity | Active Health Centre

4 Ideas to Get Your Recommended Weekly Physical Activity

Can you believe it? You already jog for half an hour twice a week, and you go to the gym for another hour. (You stick to that routine every week right?!) And you’re still half an hour short of Health Canada’s recommendations of getting ‘2 ½ hours of moderate to vigorous physical activity each week”….

Reasons behind sore muscles | Active Health Centre

How to Treat Sore Muscles

If you exercise regularly, they can feel like an accomplishment. If you aren’t so active, you might think that they are a sign that you’ve hurt yourself and you shouldn’t exercise so much. What can be considered an accomplishment by some and a warning sign by others. Sore muscles of course. At least the muscles…

Prevent injuries at the cottage | Active Health Centre

4 Tips to Prevent Injuries at the Cottage

Just their remote locations make it important to prevent injuries at the cottage. At the cottage, you’re probably much further from the medical attention that you are at home. And that problem is worse the more remote your cottage is or if it’s a water-access cottage. You also might not even be near the cottage…

How to reduce pain | Active Health Centre

How to Help Yourself Reduce Pain

Back pain, neck pain, and headaches are among the most common pain conditions that many Canadians suffer every day. You can reduce pain and prevent it with massage therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic treatments and physiotherapy. But in many cases, one of the best ways to manage and reduce pain is by making small adjustments in your…

The benefits of yoga | Active Health Centre

5 Healthy Benefits of Yoga

The practice of yoga, considering all its spiritual, mental and physical benefits for today’s lifestyles. Dates back at least 2,000 years with some references as far back as 5,000 years ago. With yoga doing so much good for our minds and bodies for so long, you’d think that more of us would be aware of…

How to avoid injuries in the spring | Active Health Centre

4 Ways to Avoid Injuries in The Spring

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…

What is the real truth about nutrition | Active Health Centre

The Real Truth About Nutrition

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…