Static Stretch vs Dynamic Stretch

The proper way to stretch for warm up and cool down When we do any kind of physical activity, it is important to take the time to warm up before and cool down after. Many grew up learning that they should stretch to achieve this, more specifically static stretch. This is where you move a joint as far as it can go and hold it for a few seconds. It feels great, but it is actually not the best thing to do before engaging in physical activity. You actually want to perform dynamic stretches. Dynamic Stretching A dynamic stretch is when [...]

Learn to Run: Foot Strike Pattern

Foot Strike Pattern Foot strike pattern is exactly how it sounds: where on your foot you land when you run. You may have heard that it is more efficient to run on your toes. But is this really the case?  The short answer to the question is no, the long answer is that it is very person-dependent and there are more important factors than just what part of your foot hits the ground first. Some of the top distance runners in the world land with the heels hitting the ground first. Research has also shown that there is no difference in [...]

Learn-to-Run: Rating Of Perceived Exertion

Rating of Perceived Exertion I didn't know what rating of perceived exertion was when I began running, and I wish I had. Whenever I attempted to try running previously, my biggest struggle about it was that that as soon as I start running, I got out of breath very quickly and was unable to continue for very long. And I immediately felt like it was too hard and got very discouraged. As someone who learned to run later in my life, and actually took the time to build up overtime, I found out that it has nothing to do with being [...]

How Can I Improve My Sleep?

Improve Sleep: Getting The Most Out Of A Night's Rest We can often take sleep and rest for granted. At times, everyone could do some things to improve sleep. Sleep plays a vital role in our mental and physical health and is necessary for overall well-being. Contrary to many beliefs, the body is not resting while you are sleeping. The body and brain are quite active during sleep trying to restore itself and maintain good health. Deficiencies in sleep can lead to increased risk of mental health problems, obesity, heart disease, and more. Improving sleep by getting enough sleep and quality [...]

Healthy Gardening Tips

Healthy Gardening Techniques: Keep Your Back in Check and Garden in Bloom Spring has finally sprung and with warmer months ahead, gardeners are exercising their green thumbs once again. However according to the Ontario Chiropractic Association, 88% of Ontario chiropractors reported that gardening is the most common troublemaker of back and neck pain during the spring and summer months. So while most gardeners are busy digging deep into the earth, they aren’t necessarily considering the increased risks of aches and pains that come pair and parcel with performing those tasks. Here are a few tips that will minimize the pain and [...]

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