Dr. John MacPhee, Author at Kanata Chiropractor - Page 5 of 27

Do This 90 Second Warmup Before Your Next Run

Healthy TV Episode 083

Recently I decided I’m going to enter my first trail race… I’ve been talking about it for the past 2 years but this year I AM going to do it!

So I started training and after my first couple of short runs, I was pretty sore…

One thing I realized is that I don’t even think to do a warm-up prior to running, I mean… it’s only running right?

If you’re in the same boat, then this simple, 90 second warmup can make a big difference! Think of it like a bit of a reset, to begin to prepare your body for the movement required in running.

This movement – called the ‘Perfect Stretch’ is actually a combination of 3 different movements that accomplishes 2 things simultaneously:

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The Low-Down On Stand Up Desks

Healthy TV Episode 082

Do you use stand up desks? Yes or no? Let me know in the comments below!

With all the stories about the ‘epidemic of sitting disease,’ and how ‘sitting is the new smoking’ it’s no wonder people are looking for an alternative…

Stand Up Desks are flying off the shelf and the increase in demand has actually brought a lot more competition to the market, driving prices down – wooo!! You can now get a decent desk-top standing station for ~$200 which is great, especially for anyone with a home office!

However Stand Up Desks are not a panacea for sitting-related problems, and come with some of the very same challenges that plague so many people who sit all day. What’s happening here?

Find out in this week’s episode of Healthy TV!

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How To Build A Strong Core (Even If You Don’t Lift Weights!)

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We’ve all heard how important our core is… and let’s be honest, who doesn’t want a flat, toned tummy, or even some 6-pack abs!!??

I totally get why people want the ripped tummies, but it turns out that’s actually not the most important thing when it comes to your core…

But not all core exercises are created equal.

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Simple Exercises To Fix Shoulder Pain

Healthy TV Episode 079

Do you have painful, grindy shoulders?

I know I do, and this exercise really helps.

Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or avid desk-jockey, your shoulders take a beating daily. Dealing with grindy, clicky, painful shoulders can be super-annoying, and stop you from being able to do things like pick up your kids, play your favourite sport, or simply do things like take off your shirt or pull on your seatbelt.

This exercise is so simple, but I’ve seen it solve, or at least help with a bunch of different shoulder problems.

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