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Nice to Know Facts About Caffeine
Nice to Know Facts About Caffeine

1. THE NUMBERS DON’T LIE. Caffeine is a naturally occurring mild chemical stimulant that exists in a variety of foodstuff, including coffee, tea, chocolate, and cola drinks. Without question, the average individual consumes a copious amount of caffeine annually. Just in the United States, for example, more than a milli...

Recovering from a torn tendon in the ankle
Recovering from a torn tendon in the ankle

The process of recovery from a torn tendon in the ankle can be long, slow and very painful at times. As well as dealing with rehabilitation issues and any problems arising from pain management, active people can feel very frustrated and upset that they won’t be able to get back to a full training programme any time soo...

Core stability myths exposed
Core stability myths exposed

Years before becoming a chiropractor I worked as a kinesiologist (or Exercise Therapist as we were called at the time) at a large rehabilitation centre in Alberta. During that time I was charged with developing a specific core stability program for our clients that could be completed daily. Fortunately, I was provid...

Nice-to-Know Facts About Happiness
Nice-to-Know Facts About Happiness

1. DEFINING MOMENT. Truth be known, happiness defies having a precise definition. What most people agree on with regard to happiness is that it is personal, as well as a great thing. As such, it can be argued that happiness lies in the way an individual lives and looks at the world. 2. A WORTHY CAUSE. In fact, resea...

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...

Goal setting for the new year
Goal setting for the new year

This little lull between Christmas and New Years is often a time when people think about their goals for next year re: New Year’s resolutions. Whether your goal is health related, financially motivated or relationship driven, there are some principles that can be followed which I believe are invaluable. Since I am a...

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