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Stretching, do I really have to?

Stretching, do I really have to? Stretching before, during and after exercise is something that has been drilled into sport and exercise participants over the years.  From experience, stretching usually creates the most grumbles from clients.  And I know most do not perform their stretching when I am not there.  What’s the point of stretching?  Is it really an effective [...]

By |March 30th, 2017|Categories: Exercise, Myths|0 Comments

Exercise with a New Born

Exercise with a New Born As an expecting parent, a question that has been raised in our house lately, is how are we going to exercise with a new born? Being a health professional, you would expect that I am an active person.  Currently, my weekly exercise consists of a combination of gym, running and walking 4-5 times per week.  [...]

By |January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Exercise, Health|1 Comment

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions As 2016 ends, the new year begins tomorrow.  There will be many making a new round of New Year’s resolutions.   I know I did not achieve all my health and fitness goals for the year, so how about you? Are you already thinking about your 2017 New Year’s resolutions?  What is going to make your 2017 New [...]

By |December 31st, 2016|Categories: Health, Mindset|0 Comments

Hydrotherapy for Chronic Conditions

Hydrotherapy for Chronic Conditions Today hydrotherapy is used to treat and manage many chronic conditions and disease.  Hydrotherapy is one of the oldest forms of medical treatment and involves the use of heated water to soothe pains and treat diseases.  The use of thermal baths can be traced back to Hippocrates who prescribed bathing in spring water for sickness.  It [...]

By |June 19th, 2016|Categories: Chronic Disease, Exercise|0 Comments

Managing Chronic Pain and Exercise

Managing Chronic Pain and Exercise As an accredited exercise physiologist, I have helped a lot of people manage chronic pain with exercise over the last nearly 20 years.  These programs have ranged from improving their quality of life by allowing them to move more to returning to sport.  In that time, I have provided education to clients about chronic pain and [...]

By |March 27th, 2016|Categories: Chronic Disease, Exercise Physiology|0 Comments

What is best? Health or well-being?

Health or well-being? Health and well-being are combined frequently to be one topic.  Being separate terms should we be striving for health or wellbeing?  So lets look at each of these terms to see which one is better and which ne we should be aiming for. Health Health is defined in the dictionary are WHO as The state of being [...]

By |February 18th, 2016|Categories: Health|1 Comment