June 28, 2017

Recipe Of The Month: Indian Style Okra!

One of our family’s favourite dishes is Indian style okra. Okra, also known as lady finger, is a great ingredient with many health benefits, such as: Contains potassium, vitamin B, vitamin C, folic acid and calcium Low in calories. One cup of okra contains about 200 calories Has a high density fiber content Can help manage blood sugar in type 1 and 2 diabetes. Okra can help improve recovery times […]
June 28, 2017

How To Prevent Back Pain When Lifting

If hitting the gym is on your to-do list this year, then you may be ready for some heavy lifting. You may already know to bend your knees to lift with ease, but you also need to keep your back straight! Studies show that the most common injuries among weightlifters are to the spine, shoulders and knees. A neutral spine — with 3 natural curves in your neck, upper back and lower back — will protect you from these injuries. When held steady, it is the safest and strongest position for the […]
June 28, 2017

Why Does It Feel Good To Stretch In The Morning?

Ever wonder why it feels so good to stretch in the morning? What exactly are you doing that is helping your body? Let’s explore: Improved Muscle and Joint Flexibility: Sleeping 6 to 8 hours in the same position causes your muscles and joints to stiffen up during the night. Stretching allows the muscles to be more flexible which makes it easier to get out of bed. One of the most […]