Sitting kills… get up and move NOW!

Reading this while sitting? Maybe it is time to get up and stretch… go for a walk… take a run. We are spending TOO much time sitting. And it is hurting our health with every minute that passes! A desk job may mean sitting in the same position hour after hour. Did you know being sedentary for long periods of time (like while at work all day) have been linked to increased obesity, cardiovascular disease and even death. Our favourite tip: Get up and stretch every hour. Even if it means just stretching your legs and arms. You may feel […] read more

These common foods are saltier than you might think…

Of course we know to avoid snack foods like chips and pretzels when trying to cut salt from our meals. BUT you may be on a high-sodium diet without even knowing! Many unexpected foods are PACKED high with salt! High sodium diets can lead to high blood pressure, heart failure, osteoporosis, kidney stones, and even gastric ulcers or cancer. How many of these foods are you unknowingly eating too much of? 1. Cereal Cereal can be healthy way to start your day—or a salty one! Many cereals have 180 to 300 mg of sodium per serving—up to 12% of what […] read more

TOP Chiropractor Vaughan 2014: VOTE NOW!

We are proud to announce… Define: Health & Chiropractic Clinic has qualified as a nominee for TOP CHIROPRACTOR of 2014 in Vaughan Vote for us now! Please take a moment to vote for our clinic, and help us win this top choice award. Thank you to all our patients, we appreciate your support! read more

Prevent Chronic Pain!

Here are 5 daily habits that can help prevent chronic pain: 1. Get an Endorphin Boost: Exercise The more you move, the better your body will feel. Without exercise, you may lose muscle tone and strength, making pain worse. Fortunately, even mild exercise releases endorphins. 2. Avoid alcohol When your body is injured you need rest to help recover. You will need a good night’s sleep to help soothe the stresses pain puts on your body. Although alcohol can help you fall asleep, as it metabolizes, it promotes shallow sleep, reduces important REM sleep, and may even wake you. 3. […] read more