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Why Eating Well and Exercising after a Heart Attack is SO Important!

By Christina Prevett | September 25, 2016

In Canada, heart disease is one of the leading causes of death and disability in our country. Heart disease refers to the build up of plaques in our arteries. This leads to blockages that prevent blood from getting to the places in our body that need it. When this plaque creates a complete blockage in […]

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A Breath of Fresh Air: Exercise and COPD

By Christina Prevett | September 21, 2016

You’re on your way to an appointment and it is on the second floor. There’s no elevator. You stare up from the bottom of the steps and your stomach contracts. You know that by the time you get to the top, your lungs will burn and you will feel a little bit like you’re drowning. […]

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FAQ012: Why is exercise so important for Atrial Fibrillation?

By Christina Prevett | September 19, 2016

We have posted before about AFib, it is an irregular rapid heart rate but did you know that exercise is super important for its management? Check out the video and see how being active can improve your chances of managing that racing heart rate!

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FAQ011: What should I avoid if I am having knee pain from a Meniscus Injury?

By Christina Prevett | September 17, 2016

Knee Pain from a Meniscus Injury can be Super Painful! Meniscus injuries are one of the most common forms of knee pain. When we have an injury there are often certain positions that can make the pain worse. For the meniscus they are a deep knee bend or a twisting movement. Check out the video! […]

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The Thyroids Role in Weight Loss … and Weight Gain!

By Christina Prevett | September 16, 2016

99.99% of the time people do not think about their thyroid. I bet if I did a random poll, most people wouldn’t even know what it was or what it did! But when it goes array, our waist line sees it and we start to pay attention. The thyroid is a small gland in our […]

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FAQ010: What is Atrial Fibrillation?

By Christina Prevett | September 14, 2016

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), or an irregulr racing heart beat can be really scary! Knowing the signs and seeing your doctor when you need to can get you the medications you need and prevent a trip to the emergency department! Want to learn more? Check out our article on running and AFib and what AFib is.

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