Last week's blog was about dynamic stretching as a warm-up for activity and sports, so you may be thinking, what about good old static stretching, where does that fit in? Is there a place for it? Yes, static stretching has not been banished but now the research is saying that it is best after activity or sports to improve flexibility and cool your body down or as a separate activity to enhance flexibility.Read More
As a physiotherapist, I see many patients who injure themselves because they didn’t do an adequate warm up. I also see many patients who are still doing “old school” static stretches before they do a sport. It has been a few years now, that as a physiotherapist, I have been telling patients to stop doing static stretches before sports or activity and to change to a dynamic warm-up.Read More
As a follow-up to last week's blog: how do you know when you are properly hydrated?
A good sign that you are properly hydrated is the colour of your urine (yes, I went there). Normal urine colour ranges from pale yellow to deep amber — the result of a pigment called urochrome and how diluted or concentrated the urine is.Read More
As the summer approaches we become more aware of the need to hydrate better. Should you drink water or other drinks? That depends on how long you are working out for and the event that you are participating in.Read More
This past weekend I was entered to participate in the Mississauga Half Marathon on behalf of the ‘Guts to Run’ Team which supports Crohn's and Colitis Canada. I have been training for the last three months following the training plan as best as my work schedule would allow. Based on the longest run I was able to complete 18.5km. I knew that everything was on track until…Read More
Most women when they think of fitness tend to think of cardio and they neglect any kind of resistance training to build muscle. This is a mistake as the benefits of doing resistance training are numerous. Here are a few:Read More