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”….

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 acupuncture boosts a workout | Active Health Centre

5 Ways Acupuncture Can Boost A 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…

How to live with stress and minimize its affects | Active Health Centre

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…

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…

Staying healthy throughout the winter

How to Stay Healthy this Winter

All it takes is the shorter, darker days to get you feeling a little down in winter – not to mention dealing with freezing temperatures and the ice and snow that comes with them. But you don’t have to let winter literally get you down by suffering cold and flu symptoms. There are a number…

Core Stability Strength Training

Why Core Stability is Key to Successful Strength Training

It used to be that strength training was just for bodybuilders whose main goal was to increase muscle mass and appearance. More recently, strength training has become recognized for its overall health benefits. With that came the realization that strength training isn’t necessarily about bulking up. Everyone can benefit from strength training without drastically changing…

Three Counterintuitive Ways to Find the Motivation to Exercise

How many exercise programs have you ever started? And how many of those programs actually ended up making you feel fitter and living a healthier lifestyle? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. Not even close. While it seems like everywhere you look people are jogging, cycling and working out, the vast majority of us do not…