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High Intensity Training Exercise Helps Reduce Migraines

Catherine O'Brien Severe headaches and migraines are a problem for a significant part of the population. Roughly 1 in every 7 Americans experience migraines annually (Burch et al., 2015). Migraines tend to be more common in females than males with 19% of females reporting experiencing a migraine in the previous 3-months (9% for males). While

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

4 Stages of Core Training for Lower Back Pain

Ryan Cross, B.A. Hons (Kin), MScPT, FCAMPT Registered Physiotherapist at CBI Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada Low back pain is one of the most common ailments that force people to seek medical attention.  Over 80% of people will encounter low back pain at some point in their life (Cassidy et al.

3 Exercise Tips to Prevent and Treat Depression

Sara Thompson, M.Sc. in Exercise Science The 3 Pieces of Advice: Go out and try something. The hardest step is the first one, but once you start exercising you will feel better and be more inclined to continue. Add some high-intensity exercise into your routine. Even a little bit of moderate or vigorous activity can

Role Reversal: The Therapist Becomes The Patient

Ryan Cross - B.A. Hons (Kin), MScPT, FCAMPT Registered Physiotherapist at CBI Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada Anger. Fear. Pain. Anxiety. This is what I felt, in that order, when my injury happened.  While playing hockey, I took a blindsided hit (in a non-contact league) on my right shoulder and fell

Get Active With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Gillian White - MSc, PhD (C), University of Toronto, Department of Exercise Sciences Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease causing pain, swelling, and dysfunction of the joints in roughly 1% of adult Americans (Scott, Wolfe, & Huizinga 2010). Because of its autoimmune nature, symptoms can be improved with lifestyle behaviours that reduce inflammation.

The Stages Of A Woman’s Sleep Life: Pregnancy And Postpartum

Adriane Cook B.S. Kinesiology, Michigan State University www.balancewithme.com A couple of weeks ago, the stages of a woman’s sleep life were discussed within the scope of menstruation and menopause in this previous article. Research has long supported that women tend to have more difficulty sleeping than men.  And it’s no wonder! The average woman can

Exercise And PMS

Catherine O'Brien Exercise and PMS: A case for exercising during menstruation To exercise or to rest? That is the question many women face once a month when they get their period. The fatigue, achiness and cramping can be enough to make you hit the snooze button or ditch your post work cardio session. Premenstrual

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