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Why Sitting is the New Smoking & How Exercise Can Help

Did you know that sitting for extended periods of time can be detrimental to your health?  According to Statistics Canada, 12% of adults aged 18 to 79 spend 8 or more hours being sedentary, and 50.1% of participants reported increased sitting habits. Studies show that extended periods of sitting can increase the risks of developing

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It’s All In the Spine!

Have neck pain, headaches, limitations with shoulder movement or difficulty squatting?  What could all of these issues have in common? A restriction with spinal mobility! Spinal mobility occurs as all the vertebral segments in the spine work together allowing us to move, run, throw a ball, and live our everyday life. However, what happens if one area

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Common Causes of Low Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the most common conditions we see at Ace Sports Clinic, with up to 80% of adults suffering from lower back pain in their lives. The prevalence rate for children and adolescents is lower than that seen in adults but is rising (World Health Organization). Often, low back pain, is of gradual onset, creeping

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Headaches & Muscle Tension in Your Upper Shoulders & Neck?

Headaches and muscle tension? This could be coming from your posture! Muscle tension and headaches are a common complaint that can develop from looking down, or slouching for prolonged periods of time as the neck develops a forward head posture. Typically, both of these problems develop with office workers who sit in front of a

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Is Your Home Office Set up?

The Importance of Home Ergonomics Scientific evidence suggests that proper workplace ergonomics is necessary to help you stay comfortable while working from home. This includes correct chair height, correct positioning of keyboard, mouse, screen and good desk posture.  An incorrect set up with any of these can result in aches and pains.  Back, neck and