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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

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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Brain oxygenation…are you getting enough?

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 August 2016, Circulation
brain oxygenation

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Respiration physiology is rather complex (it can be at the level of the lungs or at the level of the cell), and if you’re suffering from insomnia you may have just found your cure!

Joke aside, respiration is a fascinating process with remarkable implications. We know that we need oxygen to live, and that every cell in the body requires oxygen (O2) and gets rid of carbon dioxide (CO2), but no other organ gets so much priority over oxygen like the brain does—not even the heart!

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When is menstrual flow considered too heavy?

by Sonia Chartier, on 22 August 2016, Women's Health
menstrual flow

When it comes to menstrual bleeding, what’s “normal”? What’s too much or not enough?

While some women can’t go for more than a couple of hours without rushing to the bathroom to avoid a “code red” incident, others can go hours without risking anything more than a slightly stained panty liner.

What’s “normal” and is it possible to control the flow?

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Menopause is playing tricks on your memory?

by Sonia Chartier, on 22 August 2016, Memory and concentration, Menopause, Women's Health

You can’t find your car keys, you forget your neighbour’s name, and by the time you open your mouth to speak, you’ve forgotten what you were going to say…

The blanks you’re drawing increasingly in your day-to-day life, which are accompanied by other premenopausal symptoms, may be irritating and embarrassing, but they’re completely normal.

Don’t let these memory lapses bring you down!

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