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Exercise Principles

Many people like to go to the gym to get stronger. However, some people ended up injuries while exercises. We have patients with injuries are trying to get back into regular exercises too soon. So when we should do what? … Continue reading

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Calf Stretching

This video demonstrates a few various of calf stretching. Stretching the inside calf (medial Gastrocnemius) Stretching the outside calf (lateral Gastrocnemius) Deep layer of the calf (Soleus) These stretches can benefit for those who suffers from plantar faciitis, calf injuries … Continue reading

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Bird-Dog Exercise

This is a very popular exercise prescribed by your physio, chiro or trainer. Bird-dog. I love the use of a stick to ensure a proper setup and posture. Make sure you have also  mastered the basic core exercises.

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Inner Core-Part 2

If you have mastered the basic muscle recruitment of the inner core as demonstrated in Inner Core-Part 1, please go ahead to try the more advance exercises with more dynamic movements as demonstrated in this video. Once you have mastered … Continue reading

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Inner Core Exercise-Part 1

Weak core trunk muscle can certainly contribute to recurrent low back pain. Many people would try to strengthen the core by doing a bunch of sit ups. While sit ups and plank exercises are great to shape that 6 packs … Continue reading

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Fall is here. Use food to maximize your energy.

Kids are settling back into their school routines and resuming their extra-curricular activities. They’ll need lots of nourishing foods to provide them with the energy for staying active and alert all day long. We’re also into the peak of the … Continue reading

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The True Story About Sugar!

Did you know that in the 1940’s we consumed 30 grams of sugar a day. Today, we have an average of 135 grams of sugar a day. Wow.. that’s right. High amounts of sugar can wreak havoc on your immune systems, … Continue reading

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Fall is here! How to Protect Your Immune System

Fall is here. Temperature changes rapidly, cool morning, warm afternoon and cool evening again. We are more susceptible to getting a cold around this time of the year. Here are some tips from The Wellness Wagon on how to protect our … Continue reading

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Exercise for Migraine?

(HIT) High Intensity Training reduces migraines. For many years, I have shared the benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIT) to patients. Now here is one more benefit to  HIT. A new study reported at the 18th Congress of the International … Continue reading

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What Really Makes Us Happy?

Dr Nicholas Jenner I had a very interesting conversation recently on just this subject. My discussion partner was, at the time, pontificating about money. His argument went something like “Many people are only interested in the accumulation of wealth but … Continue reading

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