How Much Do You Value Movement?

How Much Do You Value Movement?

If you knew that movement every day had a direct impact on the health, longevity and capability of your brain, would you make a point of moving your body every day?

The more we find out about exercise and movement, the more we realize our ability to LIVE (not just survive) depends on it. Read on to find out more…

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Is Your Child's Backpack Damaging Their Posture?

Is Your Child's Backpack Damaging Their Posture?

Do you wonder if your children’s backpacks are creating problems with their posture? And ultimately in their growing spines? Here’s a great way to find out!

Elevate Women’s Health Centre is offering all school-aged children in the Port Perry area FREE backpack fittings as well as complimentary posture check ups from Monday August 26th until Friday September 6th. Read on to find out more!

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Is Chiropractic Care for Infants Smart?

Is Chiropractic Care for Infants Smart?

Why are so many people bring their newborn babies to chiropractors for care? A recent study indicates behaviours like feeding, sleeping, range of motion and crying all improved under chiropractic care.

These research findings are important because they reflect what many chiropractors see day in, day out in our practices…happier babies and happier moms.

Read on to find out why chiropractic care for babies is a smart health choice.

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5 Ways to Wake Up Sleepy Glute Muscles

5 Ways to Wake Up Sleepy Glute Muscles

If low back pain has been plaguing you, it may not be just a problem with weak or overstressed back muscles. The problem may (literally) be a pain in the …. back side.

Sitting for prolonged periods over months or years may have left your glutes weak and unable to synchronize properly with the pelvis and low back muscles. This can perpetuate low back pain.

Here are 5 of my favourite exercises to wake up those sleepy glutes and get them working toward better health!

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4 Awesome Exercises for Low Back Pain or Sciatica (+ a Bonus 5th Exercise!)

4 Awesome Exercises for Low Back Pain or Sciatica (+ a Bonus 5th Exercise!)

You’ve got that low grade, nagging, irritating low back pain. It doesn’t necessarily STOP you from doing things. But it’s there all the time.

There are 2 main causes of this low back pain and 4 great exercises you can do to help. I even put in a bonus exercise for those of you who have sciatica on top of your low back pain :)

Enjoy!

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The Potential Hidden Causes of Your Headaches

The Potential Hidden Causes of Your Headaches

You have a headache…again. I get it, and I’ve been there. At some point in time, you’re going to have to decide to do something different if you want to get rid of the nagging pain of headaches.

Perhaps you’ve been told all you can do is take a Tylenol. NOT SO!!

There are 5 common CORE problems that can cause headaches. One of them is something you’ve likely never heard of, but I believe it has the most impact on getting you headache free. Want to know what it is? Read on…

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Why Resilience is More Important Than Resolutions

Why Resilience is More Important Than Resolutions

With the turning of the calendar, people are inclined to think about resolutions (ie. new decisions and actions) that will help them declutter their home, lose weight, get out of a bad relationship, find a new soulmate, get organized, join a gym… you know the list.  In fact, you’ve probably resolved to do a few of these things yourself.

As I headed into 2019, I resolved to focus on something entirely different this year:  resilience. Why? Read on.

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Scoliosis in Kids: New Hope for Help

Scoliosis in Kids: New Hope for Help

Scoliosis in kids is MUCH more prevalent than ever before. Scoliosis is a series of structural shifts that have occurred in the spine.

Chiropractic is designed to detect and correct structural corrections. Regardless of whether we’re talking about scoliosis or anything else that challenges our kids, having a spine and nervous system that is as healthy and aligned as possible helps kids be their best in every way.

How does that work? Find out here…

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Self Care: A Vital Strategy for Ongoing Health

Self Care: A Vital Strategy for Ongoing Health

I don’t know whether I’m happy or sad about the fact that I find myself having to actually prescribe “self care” strategies to women.

What does this say about our culture that women - especially moms - routinely put ourselves last, tolerate never ending overwhelm, burn out regularly and think it’s normal?

Here are the 5 steps I follow to making sure I have some “me time” every single week. Let me know how they work for you!

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How To Make Halloween (Somewhat) Healthy for Your Kids (Without Taking All the Fun Out of it)

How To Make Halloween (Somewhat) Healthy for Your Kids (Without Taking All the Fun Out of it)

Do you do battle with trying to make Halloween healthy for your kids…and fail miserably every year? Are you shunned in your neighbourhood for handing out packs of organic raisins and juice boxes? Are your kids embarrassed to take your gluten-free, sugar-free, food-colouring-free cupcakes with unspooky icing on the top to school for class treats?

Been there, done that.

I finally gave in and said screw it. Here’s the one thing that’s worked for us to allow our kids to have tons of Halloween fun with their friends but not suffer all the ill effects of the candy and treats. It’s not organic, it’s a bit of a cop out, but it works.

Happy Halloween!

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Why This Chiropractor Became a CrossFit Convert

Why This Chiropractor Became a CrossFit Convert

As a chiropractor, what I’ve learned to love about CrossFit is the way it strengthens the human body to withstand the rigours of day to day life. Lifting heavy loads, throwing kids up in the air, filling the lawn mower with gas…all the things that potentially cause strains and injury as we get older.

I wasn’t always a fan of CrossFit. Read on to find out how this chiropractor became a CrossFit convert!

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Is Your Child's Sport Damaging Their Spine?

Is Your Child's Sport Damaging Their Spine?

Sports and activities are amazing for kids. But just like we should make sure the wheels of a car are aligned before we drive, we should make sure our kids’ spines are aligned before they engage in sports. How do you know if your child’s spine is in healthy alignment? Read on!

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It's September...Time to Get Your Act Together

It's September...Time to Get Your Act Together

It’s September. The year is almost 3/4 over. And yes, I’m gonna say it…Christmas will sneak up on you before you can even say Jack Frost. It’s usually this time of year I hear women say “I need to get back on track”.

I get it. I do too!

And then tomorrow morning comes and nothing changes. And suddenly it’s the end of another year that we wonder where time went…and why we still haven’t hit those health goals.

If you’re wondering how to make THIS fall different, take a look at these 4 often overlooked and rarely talked about health habits that can make all the difference.

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Healthy and Effective DIY Bug Spray

Healthy and Effective DIY Bug Spray

Tired of spraying harmful DEET on yourself and your kids? Try a DIY bug spray this summer! Here’s a simple basic recipe and lots of ideas for add-ons. Get your kids involved and everyone can have their own favourite bug spray bottle!

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"Summerproof" Your Health

"Summerproof" Your Health

Many of us decide to try new habits to help us get healthy and stay healthy through the summer. If you're a parent, you likely try to think of new ways to stay productive while you're kids are running around you all day.

Although summer COULD be a time of relaxation and increased vitality, I find for many of us it's actually exhausting.  Why is that? Because we generally try to do too much….and not enough of the things that count.

Read on to find out 5 ways to “summerproof” your health - and have the best summer of your life!

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5 Reasons Why Planking is Every Woman's New Best Friend

5 Reasons Why Planking is Every Woman's New Best Friend

The plank is my new best friend. It's wonderful for pain relief, posture, awesome abs and bladder control.  What over 40 woman wouldn't want all those things?

Here are 5 reasons why the plank is such a superior exercise for women. AND there’s a great how-to video so you can plank like a pro no matter what your age, stage or ability.

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Over 40 and Tired? This Might Be Why...

Over 40 and Tired? This Might Be Why...

Everyone told me when I hit 40, I’d start to struggle with exhaustion.  I had enjoyed many years of great health, so I figured it wouldn’t apply to me. But it did. BOY, WAS I TIRED! By the time I turned 46, I honestly could hardly get through the afternoon let alone the evening without dreaming about my pillow.

See if you can relate to this: as long as I kept moving I was ok.  But as soon as I sat down in the evening, I was falling asleep and could hardly function.

I found out what the problem was in February of 2018…something I had never heard of and never expected. And LOTS of women have the same thing. Here’s how I became a super star sleeper in a very short period of time. And you can too!

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