Monday, 22 January 2018 16:21

Walk like a Penguin

STAY STANDING THIS WINTER! Falling on ice can leave you red-faced with embarrassment, or far more seriously, hurt badly. You may not feel it right away, but strains and pains may surface a few days later from the jarring of a nasty fall. Here are some tips to help you…
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 12:30

Backpacks 101

Kids think it’s “cool” to strap on their backpacks and head out to school. But if they don’t know how to choose, load, lift and wear a pack properly, backpack's can affect your child's health. Carrying a heavy load that is unevenly or improperly distributed can result in poor posture;…
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 16:40

Pain: a Roadblock to your Vacation?

For many families, a road trip is an essential part of any summer vacation. Unfortunately, muscle and joint pain doesn’t take days off, and can quickly turn this joyful time into a painful one. Whether you’re lifting heavy luggage or simply sitting in the car for extended periods of time,…
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 15:49

Metabolic Eating

Metabolic Eating is concept that has been defined by a variety of companies and professionals as a program that can increase weight loss. The program entails increasing the frequency of eating, but not the total volume of food consumed. For instance, instead of eating three large meals in one day…
Monday, 12 December 2016 10:21

Safe Shovelling Snow Tips

Warm-up: Take a walk around the block or march on the spot. Use the Right Shovel: Consider more than one. Invest in a lightweight mid-sized pusher-type shovel. This is ideal for light snow - plastic, though it may not last forever, is light and better for pushing and lifting. A…
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 21:14

Take a Slouch Break!

If you’re finding yourself sitting all day, give this position a try. Sit up straight in your chair, extend your low back and rotate your palms so that they face forward. Take 5 deep breaths, feeling a stretch across the front of your chest. Repeat often!
Tuesday, 06 September 2016 16:54

Lighten Up - Backpacks

Buying the right Backpack: - buy a size appropriate backpack for your child- it should be made of light-weight material- and have wide, padded and adjustable straps- and padding on the back surface- and plenty of pockets Fit: - the pack should sit between the hips and shoulders- make sure…
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 13:29

Sleep like an Olympian!

Olympic athletes put themselves through a grueling training schedule, often working out 6-8 hours per day. But a large part of the equation for olympic performance is actually spent sleeping! In a study by Vgontzas et al, it was shown that a sleep deprivation of even 2 hours less per…
Friday, 12 August 2016 13:51

Backpack Buying Tips

Having a well fitted backpack can help prevent injuries in the back, neck and shoulders of your youngsters. As you are buying backpacks for your kids, consider the following tips: Buy a size appropriate backpack for your child - the pack should sit between the hips and shoulders Light weight…
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