March is a month full of celebrations, new beginnings, and welcoming the coming of spring.
As children get excited for the month of March, parents may be wondering what new and exciting activities they can do with their little ones. March also marks the coming of St. Patrick’s Day! Here at the HPC, we want to help you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without any headaches. Make sure you read all the way until the end for one heck of an ingenious way to spice up your next dinner party.
“An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.” - Unknown
During the holiday season, and any time of the year, we encourage you to take a holistic approach to your health by eating intuitively, enjoying your body, and embracing vulnerability.
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When the snow hits this winter, there are many fun and enjoyable activities to do in the snow and on the ice. Many Canadians look forward to traveling up the mountains to ski or snowboard. Others find delight in sledding down snow hills, or having a good ol’ snowball fight. For those who prefer lower-impact activities, they may take some time to go snowshoeing and ice-skating. And believe it or not, shoveling snow is also considered a good body workout.
Our Health and Performance Centre and Eramosa Physiotherapy team collaboratively work using an evidence-based model to promote health, implement strategies of prevention and assist in the achievement of personal performance in both athletes and active individuals in the community of Guelph. The Sport Physiotherapy Fellowship provided in collaboration with Eramosa Physiotherapy Associates will offer a comprehensive learning experience and advance the practical skills of the participants to develop leaders in both sport and orthopaedic physiotherapy.
As the leaves turn red and the weather gets colder, it becomes time for family celebrations and spooky treats! The nutrition department at the HPC would like to wish you all a happy coming of Fall. Whether you’re going out to see the beauty of the maple leaves or going apple picking this season, we’ve got you covered for all of your food-related celebrations.
From the bountiful colours on the falling tree leaves to the homemade pumpkin cheesecake pie for thanksgiving and loads of Halloween candy, the fall is filled with numerous delights. In the midst of the festivities, we must not forget to implement and/or get back into our fitness schedules to maintain a balanced lifestyle.
From everyone in the nutrition department at the HPC, we wish you and your family an amazing summer!
It doesn’t matter how you plan to spend your summer; whether you’re cooking at home, having a BBQ in the backyard, or hitting those hiking trails, we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know to stay healthy, safe, and energetic.
Summer weather and time off work – for many, this means road trips to the campsites and visiting relatives. We all know these long road trips and heavy traffic can be uncomfortable and leave the body stiff and aching. The good news is this does not have to be the case because there are plenty of exercises and activities that you can do while on the go in the vehicle and at pit stops!
Pregnancy is a time of unbelievable changes, including what it can do to your body. Your body adjusts for pregnancy by loosening joints, and different muscles may tighten while others stretch. Everything can feel off-balance. Even the simple act of standing up from sitting can feel unstable.