Dr. John MacPhee, Author at Kanata Chiropractor - Page 4 of 27

A Common Mistake Many Parents Make

Recently, a mother of two boys asked me “I know it’s important that my kids get outdoors but I can’t find a way to motivate them… What can I do?”

It turns out she had recently read my article about Vitamin N (if you haven’t checked it out, it’s probably a good idea to give it a read first…) and she was really concerned about her 11 and 13-year-old sons, who typically preferred to stay indoors playing more sedentary games and usually put up a fight when presented with outdoor options… Especially in the heat of the summer.

If you’re a parent of ‘tweens (that’s 8-12) maybe you can relate too. This seems to be a fairly common concern when their interest in nature and the outside world gets replaced with iPhone’s and Xbox’s.

Incidentally, did you know that research demonstrates the majority of a child’s lifelong health habits are formed by the age of 12?

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Top 5 Core Exercises For Your Low Back

When it comes to the science of fitness, there is one thing every expert can agree on: Having a properly functioning core is essential for maximizing performance and avoiding injuries, including back pain.

Whether you’re an avid athlete, a professional desk-sitter, or simply looking to prevent back problems now and in the future,  these core exercises will help!

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Everything You Need To Know About Low Back Pain During Pregnancy

As if there wasn’t enough to worry about during pregnancy, experiencing back pain can feel like adding insult to injury. If you’re a mom searching for quality information, solutions, and would love to avoid wasting time sifting through miracle cures and magic bullets, these guidelines will give you everything you need to know about low back pain during pregnancy.

What does the data tell us about low back pain during pregnancy?

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How Much Sun Is Good For You?

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How Much Sun Do I Need?

For the past 30 years we have consistently sold the message ‘Sun = Bad’ and that less sun = better health.

We’re told to cover up, lather up with sunscreen and avoid the sun if we want to protect ourselves from cancer.

A recent 20-year study following 29,518 women has called this into question. The research – based in Sweden – found that the women avoiding sun exposure were twice as likely to die from ‘all causes,’ as compared to women who didn’t practice sun-avoidance.

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