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Suffering from sore muscles after a workout?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 24 May 2017, Muscle and joint
sore muscles

Few things are comparable to the adrenalin, endorphins, and dopamine release that take place during a good workout. Endorphins trigger a positive feeling similar to that of morphine – a powerful opiate drug that is used to relieve pain.

A tough workout often induces sore muscles. Also known as “delayed onset muscle soreness” or DOMS, sore muscles after a workout are believed to be caused by microscopic damage to muscle fibres during exercise…

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How massage can act as a painkiller

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 16 February 2017, Muscle and joint
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A massage can easily make any day’s woes disappear.

Indeed, there are few things in life more relaxing than a 60-minute body massage. The healing power of touch has the ability to send waves of calmness through the body, easing feelings of stress, anxiety, and pain…

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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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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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