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Can weather changes cause joint pain?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 20 September 2016, Muscle and joint
joint pain

Meteorologists and weathercasters may not be the only ones who can predict weather changes.

Individuals who suffer from joint pain, too, can often feel dramatic changes in barometric pressure in their joints and predict weather changes such as an approaching storm…

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Postural changes from working at a computer

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 23 August 2016, Muscle and joint
postural-changes

Canadian adults spend an average of 10 hours a day of their waking hours being sedentary. Much of this time is spent sitting in front of screens, whether it’s a computer, smart phone, tablet, television – you name it.

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that, in fact, prolonged sitting is a risk factor for all-cause mortality, independent of physical activity…

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Do you suffer from repetitive strain injury?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 5 July 2016, Muscle and joint
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Exercise comes with countless benefits, from weight loss to improved mental health. Sometimes, however, improper training or over-exercising can lead to various types of athletic-related injuries.

Over half of athletic-related injuries are caused by repetitive strain. A repetitive strain injury results from overusing an area of the body, typically a tendon, muscle, or bursa in the hand, forearm, shoulder, and neck…

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Improve your flexibility with these 8 helpful tips

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 15 June 2016, Muscle and joint
flexibility

Are some people born with flexibility? Probably. But genetic predisposition is not the only factor that influences one’s flexibility.

Gender, body type, age, prior injury, and sedentarism all play a role in impacting level of flexibility. The most important factor for flexibility, however, is the use of the joint itself.

In other words, the more often a joint is exercised and brought through its normal range of motion, chances are it will be more flexible.

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The Dangers of Wearing High Heels

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 25 May 2016, Muscle and joint, Women's Health
High heels and pain

High heels: It’s easy to have a love-hate relationship with them. They’re flattering and flashy but oh-so-painful.

A survey conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association in 2014 concluded that approximately half of women wear high heels, and 71 per cent of those that do experience foot pain…

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