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 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…

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…

Benefits of a Corporate Wellness Program

4 Benefits of a Corporate Wellness Program

More and more businesses, even beyond the Fortune 500s who are famous for them, are investing in wellness programs for their employees. And the reasons are obvious. A healthier workforce means fewer sick days, increased productivity and a better bottom line. Sometimes known as office wellness or workplace wellness programs, corporate wellness initiatives include almost…

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How to Relieve Pain Without Pain Relievers

Believe it or not, a basic form of aspirin has been in use as a pain reliever for over 2,000 years. Hippocrates was among the first physicians to write about the medicinal properties of willow tree leaves and bark, which was used at the time to remedy aches and fever. The leaves and bark contain…