How does stress affect the health of my spine?

When at all possible, prevent and reduce stress in your life. Periods of stress are often accompanied by loss of regular proper movement and activity. Stress can cause muscles to tense up, headaches, and other body aches. Acute stress may also lower your immune system and make you susceptible to viruses and other illness. Get [...]

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How important is physical activity?

Exercise is important to overall health. The Public Health Agency of Canada recommends at least 2.5 hours of vigorous activity per week (30 minutes of activity 5 times a week). Take 5-10 minutes before and after each activity to warm up and cool down. Stretching reduces the risk of injury. When lifting items, lift correctly. [...]

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What about my diet?

There are public and published ways to decrease your risk of injury and ensure a healthy spine throughout all stages of life. Make healthy food choices and eat balanced meals throughout the day. Nutrient rich foods provide essential vitamins and minerals to bones, muscles and tissues. Healthy eating habits promote a healthy body weight. Extra [...]

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What can I do to ensure the health of my spine?

Good overall health is the first step towards making sure your spine stays healthy. Prevention is also key to long-term back health. Here are a few tips: Warm up and cool down before beginning physical activities such as running, sports and even gardening. Take a few minutes to stretch and ease into the activity. Be [...]

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