Handling Stress in Stressful Times

In these uncertain times revolving around COVID-19, there are many stressors that can get you down. However, there are also various ways you can learn to handle them and cope. At Active Back To Health, we have a few pointers. After all, we are in this together.  So, what is the best way to handle stress? What can you do …

My Neighbors Shoulder Story

We recently moved into a new neighborhood. A couple of days ago I saw my neighbor wearing a sling on his arm and moving in obvious pain. I went over to talk to him (6 feet distance) to ask him what happened. He told me he had fallen on the ice while trying to show his kids some of his …

Covid 19 Virus And Active Back To Health

The true impact of a COVID-19 outbreak in Canada cannot be predicted. However, all healthcare facilities are taking steps now to prepare for such an outbreak and protect both their patients and staff. We encourage you to follow The Government of Alberta and Alberta Health Services for updates and directives. What we can do….At ACTIVE BACK TO HEALTH We take …

10 Top New Year’s Resolutions for Good Back Health

You get ONE spine to last your entire lifetime. Looking after your back before it gives you problems only makes sense. We can help you do that. Here are 10 TIPS: Sleep Well –Getting 7-10 hours of restful sleep a night is important to your overall health. Move. Keeping active is KEY to longevity. Sitting has replaced smoking as the …

How Much Can Physical Fitness Improve Your Quality of Life?

As a multidisciplinary clinic our practitioners have a number of common threads in the recommendations for our patients. The most common one is physical fitness and we all practice what we preach in different ways. We have skiers, hikers, bikers, joggers, spinners, deep water runners, weight lifters, exercise video junkies as well Pilates devotees amongst us. We all acknowledge the …

3 WAYS TO CREATE CALMNESS THIS CHRISTMAS

‘Tis the season to be stressed out, fa la la la la….. Whether you experience Christmas as a Christian celebration of Jesus’ birth, a secular Holiday Season, or whether you observe Hanukkah or don’t celebrate anything at all, December is a hectic month. Most of us are already maxed out with our day to day obligations of work, family and …

Part 2 of 2: My iPhone Addiction

I have a glamorous black and white checked, pink trimmed Kate Spade iPhone case that has a built-in auxiliary battery in case, heaven forbid, my phone should run out of juice when I am far away from charging power. If I take a lot of pictures, and I usually do, it uses up even more power. My phone is the …

Tips To Prevent/Relieve Shin Splints ~ by Liz Ruggles

Ah, the dreaded shin splints. We’ve all experienced pain in the front of our lower legs before, due to exercise. Recently, I too fell victim to this pain, by literally jumping into skipping rope for a new workout routine without the proper shoes and not warming up my legs enough. So what are shin splints? Medically known as Medial Tibial …