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…

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…

Safety tips for exercising in cold weather | Active Health Centre

3 Crucial Safety Tips for Exercising in 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…

What problems can come from holiday season celebrating | Active Health Centre

The Problems Holiday Season Celebrating Cause

‘Tis the season! The season when we do more socializing than 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…