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…

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 reduce the risk of arthritis | Active Health Centre

5 Ways to Reduce The 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…

Active release technique (ART)

What to do When You’ve Tried Everything and Still have Pain

Everyone gets a few aches and pains. Sometimes you can’t sit in one position for very long without feeling stiffness and/or sensations when you get up. Or maybe you can’t pull your shoulder all the way back like you used to. Of course, there’s the lower back pain that almost all of us endure. The…

Tips for runners from chiropractors

Here’s What Chiropractors Don’t Want Runners to Do

If you’re a regular runner, you know the benefits of chiropractic treatments. Getting your back and body properly aligned can relieve a number of the chronic aches and pains you might suffer and even help you get back on track faster following an injury. Chiropractors know that a lot of the issues they’re asked to…

Naturopathic medicine

Finding a Happy Medium with Naturopathic Medicine

If you have a chronic ailment, or simply like to live a healthier lifestyle, chances are that naturopathic medicine has come across your radar of treatment possibilities at one point or another.  If so, you can’t be blamed if you’re a little (or a lot) confused about the mixed signals you might get. But, if…

Ways to make your massage better

6 Ways to Make Your Next Massage Better

We’ve told you before about the benefits of massage therapy, particularly when it’s delivered by a registered massage therapist. From pain reduction and improving mobility, to helping you deal with anxiety and stress, massage therapy can help both your physical and mental health. So what have you done lately to make your massage sessions even…

Acupuncture treatment

Acupuncture as an Emergency-Room Pain Reliever

Whether you receive regular treatments as part of an overall health regimen, or you’ve just looked into it but never been treated, you know three things about acupuncture. First, it is one of the oldest practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), first documented in 100 BC. But there is evidence that acupuncture was practiced long…