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Benefits of walking

When it comes to exercise, we often think that more is better and there may be some solid truth and research to back that up; however, there’s also a lot of truth and research to back up walking, and in particular, walking up hill.   Photo by Mika Matin via Unsplash I’m not a big runner.  I […]

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2019 Goals

Goals are pretty awesome.  It feels great when you reach them, and they can be motivating forces for getting you “off the couch” to take action. Photo by Hannah Olinger on Unsplash Writing out your goals can also be a key element to success. There’s no doubt that goals/dreams are created in the mind but bringing those dreams […]

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Sleeping position – does it affect posture?

We get quite a few questions about sleeping positions and the impact sleeping has on the spine.  I think it’s important we understand one fact right off the start: when we are talking about posture and the spine, we are discussing the compressive forces of gravity as it relates to an upright position. When we […]

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Headaches and the Upper Neck

Something is going on when you’re experiencing headaches.  It’s not always clear why or how they are caused, and there are lots of potential triggers out there, but continuing to search for a solution is important to figure it all out. Often times when I’ve spoken to patients that are experiencing headaches, they don’t know […]

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Using healthy oils when cooking – to get some FAT content into your diet

When we dissect “macronutrients” discussing diet, we are primarily talking about protein, carbohydrate and fat. In regards to these macronutrients, there is much debate on what the balance of these should be for optimal health.  Obviously the type of diet that you follow will drastically change the amount of these macronutrients that you are eating […]

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Foundation Training and the benefits of working on posture

Posture is the daily and moment by moment battle of you holding your body weight up against gravity. This statement really hits home the need for developing a strategy so that you can win this battle, as the repercussions from losing this battle tend to be problematic (and painful!). First, we must understand that we […]

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Numbness in the hands and feet – what’s going on?

We hear often about numbness/tingling or loss of feeling in the hands and feet.  It’s actually something that is very common in society and truthfully, there are quite a few different reasons why this may be occurring. In reality, hand or foot numbness can be occurring from compromise that happens anywhere from the area that is […]

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What’s the link between weather changes and headaches?

What’s the link between the weather changing and someone experiencing headaches or migraines? One of the potential links has everything to do with pressure.  Weather changes, as we know from understanding the Barometer, create measurable pressure changes in the air.   Sometimes these changes are slow and gradual and sometimes they are very fast and intense, […]