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Acupuncture to Treat Lower Back Pain

Affecting roughly 80 percent of the world’s population at one time or another, lower back pain is a common complaint that’s not always easy to treat since symptoms aren’t always linked to a physical source that can be pinpointed with great accuracy by image testing. The use of acupuncture to treat lower back pain, while […]

Winter Tiredness: What It Is and How To Beat It

We all have days when we just don’t want to get out of bed, especially when the winter season hits. But some people feel tired more frequently than normal this time of year. If this sounds familiar, you might be dealing with winter tiredness. It’s a condition that happens when our bodies increase the output […]

8 Tips For Shoveling Snow This Winter

With winter around the corner, you can expect a bit of manual labor in your future if you’ve got a driveway or walkway in front of your home. Once it begins to snow, you’ll need to clear these areas using your snow shovel in order to ensure that they are safe to use. Shoveling snow […]

6 Tips to Stay Lean & Fit This Winter

Winter is a problematic time for many people trying to stay in shape. The holiday season provides an excuse (and temptation) for overeating, and cold temperatures and short days keep many regular exercisers indoors. Are you worried about packing on extra pounds this holiday season or letting your hard-earned endurance atrophy? Here are some actions […]

Tips for Reducing Bursitis Pain

Bursitis is a relatively common medical problem that is generally caused by the overuse of a joint.  Bursitis most commonly occurs in shoulders, hips and knees, but it can occur in other joints of the body. Bursitis is caused by an inflammation of the bursa. Bursa is a small pouch that contains fluid which works […]

How to Prevent Muscle Strains

Muscle strains commonly happen to people who perform rigorous work activity, such as athletes and construction workers. However, an acute muscle strain can appear in our everyday lives, such as when we’re gardening, throwing something, or lifting items that are too heavy. These strains most commonly appear because we position our body the incorrect way, […]

How Yoga Can Help with Flexibility and Muscle Tone

Yoga is an ancient Hindu spiritual practice that emphasizes breath control, meditation, and body posture. Yoga has proven to be an effective way to increase flexibility and strengthen our muscle tone. It’s also effective in relieving pain in common areas, such as the back, neck, and hips. Here is why yoga can help us lead […]

7 Most Common Summer Injuries

In Calgary, summers are a blessing after our long winter. We all look forward to that time of the year, excited about the warm weather and all the fun it brings. However, amidst the thrill, summer can be a high time for injuries, some of which we look at below: Sunburn Tomato-red, tender skin, also […]