Tag Archive : Exercise

Here are four fitness motivators to help you get started: 1. Have a distraction Research studies show that people who have a distraction are more likely to stick with a fitness activity than people who don’t. Brisk walking outdoors provides its own distractions. The scenery and street activity will keep your senses occupied, while your…

By Dr Malik Yes you read that correctly! Walking is a great way to burn calories and reduce excess fat storage in the body. It’s a simple exercise that can improve your cardiovascular health, manage weight loss, prevent diabetes and improve mental cognition.  How does walking burn fat? One would expect that the body would…

If you’re an avid runner, or if you are planning to start running, I am sure this question has crossed your mind. Does running cause long term knee damage? Or even worse, does running cause knee arthritis?    On the surface, one would expect that constant loading and unloading of the knee joint would cause…

Physical activity is a great way to prevent and treat back pain – but did you know that some exercises can do more harm than good? To avoid putting too much strain on the joints, ligaments, and muscles in your back, here is a list of exercises to avoid, as well as some alternatives. Talk…

For many of us, reducing the spread of COVID-19 has meant long periods of isolation at home. This pandemic has disrupted our routines, shoving exercise to the bottom of our to-do lists. But we know that keeping your body moving is important, here are a few important reasons for you to stay active:   1)…

Just start walking – It’s the simplest thing you can do to get a workout in! Even 15 minutes a day can start you on the way to an activity habit, keep in mind that movement is improvement. Walking is the easiest choice when the weather is agreeable but don’t let a little rain or…

In a world where time is scarce, we now find ourselves in a new reality with an abundance of time. The situation we are in is unique, the last time we faced a similar situation was 102 years ago during the Spanish Flu (When the Spanish Flu came to Ontario). Being confined to our home…

The 8 Fitness Myths That Need To be Debunked It seems like everyday a new diet fad or a new workout routine is being shared across social media. Unfortunately, some of the information that is widely shared is incorrect. This month we will highlight eight of the top workout myths, so you can be better…

You might have seen these devices on a television ad or on Amazon.ca. These are straps that claim to help correct posture if worn throughout the day. Here are some examples:   Besides putting a smile on your face, they provide very little value. Let me explain. We are born with natural posture correctors which…

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