As the days continuously get shorter and the nights longer, keeping fit becomes more and more challenging. Dropping temperatures make exercising outside difficult and not always pleasant. While outdoor activities such as skating, and skiing will always offer an outlet to those who are so inclined, not everyone can afford to devote that much time to exercising, in particular to those with full time work schedules. Thus, the most convenient way to maintain the body during the w
In today’s world, many jobs, careers, and workplaces, create stress on your body either on the wrists, elbows, shoulders, neck, or back. People in occupations that involve force, improper posture, and repetitive use of certain body parts are at risk of constant pain. Every day people who work at jobs that require them to sit for long hours, stand for prolonged periods of time, push and pull, bend, lift, and twist are at risk, as these are just some of the movements and positi
Lower back pain affects most of the individuals across the world. Whether you are a housewife, a student, a sportsperson or a working professional lower back pain may arise at any age. Work exertion or bad posture or long travels, it can arise due to so many reasons. However, there are certain precautions and exercises that can be practiced to overcome the back issues. The key is to identify the cause of your back pain. Causes of Back Pain Increasing Age The spine is made of
Besides recovery time and pain, for many of our patients coming in to iWellness.ca Rehab & Wellness Clinic, their number one concern during their rehabilitation process is weight gain, and how to avoid it.
Here are 10 tricks to help you manage your weight during this difficult time, that can be implemented by anyone, regardless of your physical condition, age, or even lifestyle. 1. Start your day with a good breakfast. Your mom wasn't lying, breakfast really is the most imp
Headaches are one of the most common and debilitating complaints I get in my office. Patients' headaches range from the relatively straight-forward 'tension headache' to the more complicated 'migraine headache'. Surprisingly, and even though headaches are so commonplace, patients generally know little about how to actually manage their own neck posture or how to reduce a headache in progress. 1) Prevention is KEY! Poor neck posture is an important aspect of why people get hea
As we head into warmer weather here in Toronto, (hopefully sooner rather than later), many of us will be looking forward to take advantage of the nicer temperatures to get out and start exercising more. Whether your goal is to become more active, lose some unwanted pounds added during the hibernating winter months, or rehab an injury; setting goals, and sticking to them can have a profound effect on your overall wellness outcome. Sometimes the most difficult part of any plan
The Pillars of Health and Wellness Eat • Breathe • Sleep • Move • Balance EAT Taking a common sense approach to food and nutrition is always a good idea, and "eating the rainbow" just makes sense. Each colour is packed with different vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that work together to help fight disease and keep your body in the best shape. An ideal diet, is to EAT real food and "eat the rainbow". Try and have food of all colours every day, especially in winter. Col