Muscle and Joint Blog

July 27, 2017

Chili Lime Chicken Kabobs

Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 lime, juiced 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder cayenne pepper to taste salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces skewers Directions In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, and lime juice. […]
July 27, 2017

Running Tips

Now that it’s summer , sticking to an indoor exercise regime can be difficult as temperatures warm up. Running outdoors is a great way to take advantage of the weather, while keeping fit and improving energy and stress levels. If you take your running routine outside, remember these 5 simple stretching tips to help avoid strains and pains. 1. Upper Calf Place your hands against a wall, or sturdy object […]
July 27, 2017

How I Lost 30lbs In 4 Months

“Dr Malik you are disappearing!” were the words of a patient of mine back in May. That is when I realized my healthy eating plan was working. It is incredible how many complex solutions there are to weight loss, when the answer is so simple. Let me help you narrow it down: The answer is not exercise. And the answer is not diet either. The answer is: quality food intake. […]
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 […]
May 31, 2017

Why We Switched From Butter To Ghee

Recently in our home we made the switch from butter to ghee. I remember living in Pakistan, ghee was the common choice among the locals. I always assumed it was because of the taste, but interestingly enough it is becoming a more popular health choice. This struck me as odd as I always assumed fat was fat, but that might not necessarily be the case. First off I need to […]
May 31, 2017

Risks Of Drinking Diet Soda

May 31, 2017

Doing this simple stretch when you wake up can give you more energy

May 31, 2017

Recipe of the Month! Middle-Eastern Lentil Soup

This dish is a great source of energy, it is easy to make and delicious. If you forgot to pack a lunch, lentil soup from many of the local middle-eastern restaurants makes a great healthy lunch replacment. It is also a great source of energy post workout. Ingredients: 1 tbsp oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 1 1/2 cups of red/yellow lentils 8 cups of chicken/vegetable […]