Neck Stretches

 Stretching should not be an aggressive activity.  Unlike weightlifting, your goal is not to push or pull a heavy object, but rather to relax and let short muscles/tissue extend.   Effective stretching is accomplished by the amount of time your muscles are under tension,  and not necessarily by how many repetitions you do.  Stretching should ideally be facilitated by the pull of gravity, and not much more!  Pay close attention to muscles around the area you are stretching, you will often have to mentally tell your body to relax your shoulders and neck before they will truly relax.  Finally, remember to…
26 March 2014
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Dr. Wysotski’s Top 10 Weight loss tips

1.  Eat when you are hungry:  Don’t wait until you are starving (this only encourages you to eat more than you should).  Eat until you are no longer hungry, but no more. Don’t eat when you are not hungry:  Snacking in front of the television often becomes a routine or habit (you’re eating for pleasure rather than hunger).  Try eating your food at the table, and avoid linking your food with leisure activities, especially in the evening.  Don’t have seconds if you are not genuinely hungry.  Eat Breakfast:  Avoid bagels, cookies, muffins, etc. and start your day with a proper…
18 January 2014
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Tips for Safe Snow Shovelling

  Snow is heavy!  We are often in a hurry to shovel the snow and forget how strenuous this activity can be.   Remember that shovelling is vigorous exercise, and should be viewed in much the same way as an athletic event.  It can be very stressful for our heart, and can lead to sprains/strains of the lower back, shoulders, elbows, and wrists.  Contact your chiropractor before you start if you have back problems or pre-existing health conditions.
27 November 2013
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Nature's Super Food

  Muesli has been a staple of many European countries for generations and has existed in cultures all across the planet in various forms.  The most common Muesli is a combination of whole grains, nuts, seeds, spices, and fresh fruits.  Oats are usually the main ingredient, although this often varies with the availability of different whole grains.
06 October 2013
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For Your inflammation

Ice or Heat?   Knowing when to use ice and heat is very important.  During the initial stages of injury (acute inflammation), ice/compression is the preferred choice for pain relief while controlling bleeding and swelling.  You will notice that professional athletes will often have a bag of ice taped to them as soon as the game is finished.  This is because ice isespecially effective if applied early and often after an injury. 
11 July 2013
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Chocolate Mascarpone

  Have you ever had a desert that pretended to be something it wasn’t?  It is my opinion that dessert should be something you enjoy as a special treat.  Try not to make dessert a regular event, and you can enjoy yourself guilt free!  Don’t waste your time with artificial food substitutes.  Have a real homemade dessert, and satisfy your craving.  By choosing wholesome ingredients you will avoid artificial food products, preservatives, and excessive amounts of sugar.  Warning: this dessert is meant to be an occasional indulgence (1xmonth).      Chocolate Mascarpone   500g mascarpone 1 tsp vanilla 1 tbsp cocoa 2…
01 July 2013
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Avoiding Walking/Running Injuries

  Warm up, cool down, and take time to stretch before and after exercise.  Slowly ease into your routine.  Increase the intensity in small amounts when you are ready.  Remember, that the human body does not like abrupt change.  If you encounter pain, it is your body’s way of giving you a warning of potential injury.  The old saying, “no pain no gain” does not apply.   What the experts are saying  Get Moving!   Health Canada reports, “Physical activity improves health and well-being.  It reduces stress, strengthens the heart and lungs, increases energy levels, helps you maintain and achieve a healthy…
10 June 2013
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What to expect on your first visit

Your chiropractor may be treating your back pain, neck pain, headache, or other aches and pains, but he or she needs a complete picture of your health history and overall current health in order to provide the best possible treatment for you. Set aside at least 30 minutes for your first visit to the chiropractor. Future visits typically last 15 minutes or less, though the time required will depend upon the type of treatment you require. Here’s what you might expect. On your first visit, your chiropractor may ask about the following: personal and family medical history  major illnesses you…

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