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Archive for April, 2017

Plant and Rake Without the Ache

Gardening is a great way to stay active and have fun in the sun. But many Canadians sustain injuries that can be easily prevented with a little know-how. The right moves Use the right moves to lighten the load on your back. Kneel, don’t bend, to plant. Change your body position often. Take frequent breaks. Alternate between light and heavy chores. Drink lots of water. And most importantly, loosen-up before you start out. Warm up Before you begin any physical activity, warming up is a key factor in preventing injury. Take a walk, even on the spot. Ten to 15 minutes should do it. Don’t forget to lift your knees and gently swing your arms. Stretch before you start To…

7 ways to combat Heavy Purse Syndrome

A heavy purse can cause some major issues. According to the Ontario Chiropractic Association, a heavy purse carried on one shoulder forces the muscle and spine to compensate for uneven weight. This results in unnecessary strain on the body and cause a host of different issues like poor posture, headaches, muscle strain, neck and arm pain and sometimes even nerve damage. Unfortunately, these issues can become chronic and impact quality of life. Who knew your purse could do this much damage? According to Health Canada, 85% of Canadians will suffer from back pain in their working lifetime. Thankfully, Ontario Chiropractors have some helpful strategies to combat heavy purse syndrome so your health isn’t impacted and you can still bring your life with…

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