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We are designed to move
We are designed to move

Over the last several months, more research has been produced about how sitting for long stretches is bad for our health. Over a year ago, I submitted a column in this very space talking about how sitting can cause mechanical problems such as Upper Cross Syndrome and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. That article can be acc...

Why is my hand numb?
Why is my hand numb?

One of the more common problems that I see in my office on a day to day basis is a patient with pain and numbness into an arm and hand. With ready access to the internet, patients will narrow down what the problem could be and will often end up under my care. Upon taking a patient’s history I more frequently encount...

Mixing pain medication with exercise
Mixing pain medication with exercise

On Thanksgiving weekend I joined thousands of runners in Victoria for a ½ marathon on a cloudless, windless and temperate Sunday morning along a wonderful Oceanside course. Thousands more were right here in Kelowna for the Okanagan marathon in what was by all accounts a glorious day as well. One of the more common s...

Eating to lose weight
Eating to lose weight

First let me start off by saying that what I am writing is meant as a general guideline and that anyone following a new eating plan should really be under the watchful eye of a healthcare professional with a background in nutrition. Also, if you have any pertinent health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension etc...

How your computer could harm your health
How your computer could harm your health

If you spend as much time online as the WhoIsHostingthis.com team, you might well have asked yourself the question: is my computer killing me? This infographic takes a look at some of the biggest threats to your health for hardcode web geeks.

Why fitness instructors need professional indemnity insurance
Why fitness instructors need professional indemnity insurance

Sharing your expertise in both one-on-one settings with clients and with groups during classes and workshops can be a huge responsibility. Throughout your career you will give advice to a wide variety of people on correct use of equipment, exercise plans and healthy living, as well as an abundance of encouraging words....