Myths about Back Strength

This is a great video featuring the University of Waterloo kinesiology professor, Dr. Stuart McGill.  Dr. McGill is one of the world's foremost experts on spine biomechanics. Here, he discusses several pervasive myths about back injury, exercise, proper lifting, and strengthening the core. Plenty of exercise and movement demonstrations teach you better ways to keep your back healthy for a lifetime!    

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7 ways to Relieve Muscle Soreness

An article from Active.com has some great tips on preventing muscle soreness after physical work or sports activities. These are the top 7 tips they outline. 1. Move more. A gentle cool down throughout the day prevents muscles from tightening up. 2. Stretch. A gentle stretch improves blood flow and even has been show to improve mood! 3. Hydrate. Plenty of water, while also keeping caffeine and alcohol low helps recovery. 4. Feel kneaded. Do self massage with trigger point...

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Back Pain: Myths and Facts

It is easy to confuse myths and facts when it comes to back pain. Back pain is one of the most common health complaints today, with 80 percent of people experiencing problems at some point in their lives. Knowing what to do when you have back pain is important. A sedentary lifestyle, as well as injuries, arthritic changes and aging can all lead to problems. What to do when you have back pain? Know the facts, not the myths, have...

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Holidays can be a Pain in the Neck

The BC Chiropractic Association offer a few suggestions for holidays... "After every holiday, people visit their family chiropractic doctor with physical complaints that are usually the result of the holiday," says Dr. Don Nixdorf, executive director of the BC Chiropractic Association. Here are some tips to make your holiday weekend enjoyable, and pain free: If you have to drive more than two hours to visit friends and relatives, take a break; get out of your vehicle and stretch. This temporarily...

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