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Why Golf Is Great For Your Health

Published: May 6th, 2016
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Golf is a rewarding sport and activity that can be played by just about anyone at any age. Players can find pleasure in being competitive with golf while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Statistics prove that golfers are enjoying their time out on the course, while taking in extra benefits such as calorie burn, muscle stability and stress relief.

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Golfing Basics That Help Prevent Injury

Published: April 20th, 2016
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Can you believe it? The golf courses in Calgary have already been open for over a month. With the great weather we have been experiencing, many Calgarians will be teeing it up and experiencing some pain in their low back from a new injury or perhaps irritating an old injury that wasn’t taken care of properly last season.

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Why Exercise Has Been Proven To Be Medicine

Published: March 18th, 2016
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It’s astonishing to see the results of how inactivity affects your health. The most recent global estimates indicate that 60% of the work population are exposed to health risks due to inactivity. How do you feel when you read this? Is this something you face yourself? If you do, you’re not alone. Physical activity is hard to achieve on a regular basis, and there are countless reasons why we may not maintain activity. However, many…

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Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy: How It Can Help You

Published: March 9th, 2016
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What Pelvic Floor Therapy Means Okay, time for jumping jacks everyone, hold in your pee! Does this sound familiar? I was in a boot camp class and heard our trainer say these exact words! The reaction around the class was not shock and awe, but nods of understanding amongst the female participants. I was floored. How has this become the societal norm? I heard all the rationales; I’ve had a baby or babies I have…

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Stand up against the risks!

Published: December 7th, 2015
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We do it all day and you are probably doing it right now. Sitting. The increase use of electronics in our society has caused sedentary lifestyles. The latest research has shown that sitting is as bad for us as smoking. The impact of prolonged sitting has been linked to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, falls, depression, dementia, joint and back pain and cancer. (1)(2) The ‘electronic age’ has changed how much time we spend sitting. We wake up in the…

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