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A Trick To The Foundation Of Youth?

Julia C. Basso The hypothalamus is an almond-sized structure that sits in the lower, middle portion of the brain.  It consists of a variety of different nuclei that regulate different aspects of behavior including thirst, hunger, body temperature, fatigue, sleep, and circadian rhythms as well as parenting and other attachment relationships.  The hypothalamus produces

Vibration & Elastic Band Exercises On Shoulder Strength

A Review by Alyssa Bialowas The shoulder is a tricky joint as it must provide adequate stability while maintaining full mobility to prevent injury and maximize function and performance. The shoulder region is vulnerable to structural changes, and it can often be injured in training or athletic competition as it is mobile in such

DHA Supplementation Reduces Inflammation After Exercise

Alyssa Bialowas Introduction to DHA Supplementation Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid. It is essential for the growth and functional development of the infant brain. It is a primary structural component and required for the maintenance of the adult human brain, cerebral cortex, skin, and retina in adults. Humans obtain DHA directly from

What Is The Fascia And Why Does It Matter?

Ryan Cross, B.A. Hons (Kin), MScPT, FCAMPT Registered Physiotherapist in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada For as much as we know about how the body works, there are still mysteries when it comes to anatomy and body functions. The fascia is one area of functional anatomy that is not well understood and is sometimes overlooked.  The

Is HIIT Beneficial For Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Gillian White, MSc, Ph.D. (Candidate), University of Toronto, Graduate Department of Exercise Sciences Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) RA is an autoimmune disorder resulting in pain, swelling, and stiffness of joints and has been previously discussed in blogs here and here. It is caused by chronic inflammation of these joints, ultimately resulting in damage, deformity, and loss

Autoimmune Illnesses: How To Move When Your Immune System Has Gone Rogue

Gillian White, MSc, Ph.D. (Candidate), University of Toronto, Graduate Department of Exercise Sciences Autoimmune disorders - Rheumatoid Arthritis, Irritable Bowel Disease, Fibromyalgia, among others - represent a category of illnesses that are characterized by your immune system fighting your own cells. The symptoms specific to the different types of autoimmune diseases – joint damage and

Reduce Muscle Fatigue With Foam Rolling

A Review by Alyssa Bialowas There are many common therapeutic approaches to alleviating neuromuscular muscle fatigue following training. Such as, nutritional supplementation, wearing compression clothing, cryotherapy, cryocompression, stretching and low-intensity exercise following intense forms of exercise. Preventing muscular exhaustion is important for reducing risk of injury, restoring strength, repairing muscle fibers, preventing further fatigue.

A Natural Alternative To Pain Killers

Julia C. Basso, PhD Pain is a complicated clinical issue, mostly because pain is a complicated neuroscientific issue. When we get injured, the body sends signals to the brain to indicate that we are in pain. When we incur an injury, receptors on the skin called nociceptors send information (electrical signals) from the body,

Running Does Not Cause Arthritis

Ryan Cross, B.A. Hons (Kin), MScPT, FCAMPT Registered Physiotherapist in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada Physical changes happen to us as we age; it is a fact of life.  For example, most people will develop wrinkles or grey hair.  Similarly, degenerative changes or arthritis will also likely develop.  These physical changes affect some people worse than

The Effects Of HIIT On Wheelchair-Sport Athletes

Alyssa Bialowas There now is widespread acceptance that disability is a social construct with roots in societal attitudes. Individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities often face discrimination in many societal institutions, such as access to education, and participation in the labor force. Sport and physical activity provide a context for the physically and intellectually

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