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Are you suffering from text neck syndrome?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 15 December 2016, Muscle and joint
text-neck-syndrome

Let’s face it: if you live in North America, you are probably guilty of spending too much time in front of electronic screens.

The repeated use of electronic devices influences our posture, and can have other impacts on our health.

Using these devices typically requires a head-forward-and-down position, which increases the stress on the neck and may lead to musculoskeletal problems….

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Your Standing Posture Can Affect Your Health!

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 22 November 2016, Muscle and joint
standing-posture

Posture is important during sitting, standing, squatting, and in basically every position the body can take.

Good posture facilitates a strong and stable spine, which will position our centre of gravity over our feet and correctly distribute stresses to the appropriate muscles and ligaments.

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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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Aging…without getting old overnight!

by Sonia Chartier, on 17 June 2015, Healthy Living
aging

Golden agers are often bothered by minor problems such as insomnia, aches and pains from osteoarthritis and rheumatisms, fatigue, pins and needles and/or cold extremities.

Although these ailments may not be indicative of a disease process, they are annoying if not out right painful and interfere with quality of life. There are many over-the-counter natural remedies that might be of interest to help make life a little more pleasant.

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Science saved a star: The Arnica montana

by Sonia Chartier, on 15 April 2015, Muscle and joint
arnica montana

We have all heard that popularity has its down side. Arnica was a victim of its well-known effectiveness to soothe inflammatory pain. The stock of Arnica has been drastically reduced over the years by excessive wild collection and as a result, the plant must be protected.

For A.Vogel, using Arnica as a raw material was acceptable only if cultivated sustainably and organically. Experts shook their heads in disbelief as the rare mountain plant, Arnica montana, had so far resisted all attempts at cultivation. Could the experts be wrong?

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