It’s the season for going outdoors and getting a good run in, but runners beware of injuries that can occur from your routine run.
Dr. Nekessa Remy, a licensed chiropractor and budding brand in the lifestyle arena with a focus on health and wellness recently appeared on Social Life in Peel on Rogers TV to discuss running injuries and ways to prevent them and be ready for every run.
Looks like spring has finally arrived; the skies are blue, the sun is shining and there are runners on the road. Yes, its that time of year when many decide to lace up the sneakers and hit the pavement.
Running can be a great form of exercise since it requires minimal equipment, and can be done almost anywhere. Studies have shown that running improves cardiovascular health, builds bone strength, reduces stress, improves brain function and that’s just a few of the benefits. With every exercise overuse injuries are inevitable if the proper prevention techniques are not followed. This article will discuss 3 of the most common running injuries as well as provide tips on how to prevent them.
We all know the benefits of technology; it helps bring down production costs, it makes communication easier, and helps us become more efficient at many complex tasks and processes. But it seems, these advancements may have come with a cost to our general health.
As the number of technologies we use on a regular basis increases, we can only assume that more injuries associated with technology will also increase. To get a better understanding let’s first look at how much we actually use technology. In an online poll of 28,000 Canadians conducted in August of 2013 by Ipsos on behalf of Google, half the respondents said they owned a smartphone. Of the smartphone users, 99 per cent also had a computer, and 39 per cent had a tablet. Smartphone owners admitted their screen time to be about 86 per cent of their free time, or seven hours a day! More shockingly, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association reported that in 2013 Canadians send an average of 270 million texts per day!
How many of us have that aunt or grandparent who believes they can predict the weather based on the amount of discomfort in their knees or hands? Well, there just may be some truth to their claims.
As the extreme cold weather continues to embrace our city, more and more patients are coming into the office complaining of joint pain and stiffness. Last year’s polar vortex had similar results, the amount of joint complaints seemed to double over the colder months. So, is there a link between joint pain and a drop in temperature?
March break is one of the busiest travel times of the year. It is estimated that more than 120,000 travellers will be moving through Pearson Airport today alone. With travelling comes the packing, lifting and carrying of luggage and extended periods of sitting, all of which can contribute to back pain, neck pain and muscles strains. If you haven’t already reached your destination here are some tips to consider before you pack that suitcase.
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