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
With the Sun now here in Toronto and we are ending the month of May with a heatwave, let’s talk about the effects of the sun and over heating.
Let’s be Sun Smart. Overexposure to sun can be extremely dangerous. In the short run, unprotected exposure can cause moderate to severe sunburn. In the long run, the skin and eyes can be damaged. The risk of skin cancer and cataracts increases with exposure.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
In 1979 POLAR filed its first patent for wireless heart rate measurement and in 1982, launched the first ever wire-free wearable heart rate monitor, changing the way athletes trained forever.
There are a few things that you want to determine when you have a heart rate monitor:Read More
You have made that decision – you want to work with a personal trainer. This is a big step as you have made the decision to improve your health and fitness. Personal trainers, like other professional, can be good or bad at what they do. Who do you choose? What makes someone the best personal trainer in Toronto or anywhere for that matter?Read More