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Core Training: What to do and why?

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Last week at Back To Health Chiropractic Centre, we held our Ultimate Core Training Boot Camp.  It was fun, it was challenging, and it worked out some important, and often neglected muscles.

When people think of core muscles, the abdominal muscles immediately come to mind.  However, the core muscles also include your spinal muscles, hip muscles,  and gluteal muscles.

Working out the core is important because a strong core helps stabilize your spine and pelvis, protects your back, keeps you upright while moving, and helps distribute the stress of weight-bearing.

A good core workout routine should include, but not limited to, these exercises: abdominal exercises, planks, squats, bridges, supermans, and push-ups.   These exercises can be done in the comfort of your home and with no equipment.  Strengthening your core muscle is also a great complement to your chiropractic care.

Exercise…just do it!

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Exercise seems to be one of those things that most people know can add a tremendous health benefit to their life, yet many people avoid it.  Many chiropractors recommend regular exercise to their patients.

According to the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute 52% of Canadian adults (aged 20 and older) are inactive.  When Canadians were asked specifically about their beliefs regarding certain lifelong benefits to physical acitivity, a majoriy strongly believe that physical activity helps to:  1. prevent heart disease (78%), maintain ability with everyday tasks in older age (73%) and 3. reduce stress (67%).

There are 3 ways that Back To Health Chiropractic Centre helps motivate patients to exercise:  1.  Exercise Wellness Workshops, 2. Fitness Bootcamps, and 3. Run Walk Club.  Each of these programs are free and are also available to people in Maple and Vaughan who are not members of our clinic.

Here are more benefits to regular exercise …

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