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22 Jul 2020

Do a Kiruna!

By Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt, CAFCI, CCRT So, here’s a blog that comes from a story told to me by a Swedish friend. Thank you, Inger Jacobson, for inspiring this blog!As if the Swedes couldn’t get any healthier, this story proves that they outdo us all in making physical activity a priority in life. I was told about a new trend that started because of a conference in Kiruna, Sweden. At the conference one lady told that when her mother goes to sit down, she does 10 repet... More

18 Jun 2020

Preventing back pain

The following is a video based on a research paper entitled, Restriction in Lateral Bending Range of Motion, Lumbar Lordosis, and Hamstring Flexibility Predicts the Development of Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review of Prospective Cohort Studies.Available at: out the recommendations to try out for yourself!... More

17 Jun 2020

Abdominal Exercises - Change it up a bit!

t’s been drilled into our heads, that we need to keep our abdominals strong. Why? Well, for so many reasons! They help to support and stabilize the back. They provide a stable core for doing overhead movements. They have been shown to have an impact on hip and knee function. They help us breathe (especially in situations where we need to forcefully exhale). They help with posture and of course movement too. They help to keep our intestines and other organs from glooping out of our abdomen!... More