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.
Beets are back in season, and we’ve got a simple, delicious juice recipe that’ll put them to good use. Beetroot juice has long been touted by professional athletes as a natural performance enhancer. Even if you’re not an elite athlete, adding beet juice to your diet can help improve oxygen flow, which can benefit your workout.
What is Prehab?
While it might sound more like a pre-game chant overheard in a pub right before the Habs play, prehab is actually a proactive approach to avoiding pain and injury and is commonly used as a advantageous primer before surgeries. It’s a personalized exercise program designed around your unique needs, which helps prevent sports and activity-related injuries that ultimately lead to rehabilitation. Prehab also gives surgery patients the post-surgery advantage.
Many of us eagerly await spring’s arrival, as we look forward to warmer temperatures and the long awaited return to outdoor exercise. Now that spring has arrived, it’s important not to rush the transition from indoors to out. Doing too much, too soon can lead to injury and land you in rehab when you least expect it.
Summer may seem a long way off, but summer camp registration is fast approaching. Summer camp is a great way for kids to learn skills that will last a lifetime. Learn how to choose a camp that’s right for your child. Know what to look for so your child has fun and stays safe.
With the significant rise in sports and activity-related concussions among youth, it’s important to know how to spot a concussion and the steps you should take if you think your child has suffered from one. We cover the basics, to help you make an informed decision about baseline concussion testing.