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Muscle Cramps

I get muscle cramps from time-to-time but thankfully not that often. Sometimes in the middle of the night, when I stretch out, I can feel my calf muscle starting to seize up. I’ve learned that if I jump out of bed and get my feet flat on the floor quickly enough the cramp will subside. […]

Normal vs. Natural

I was listening to a Foot Collective podcast the other day. The topic of “normal” vs. “natural” came up in relation to our bodies. This sparked a great amount of thought for me. These definitions are from the online Merriam-Webster dictionary: Normal – conforming to a type, standard, or regular pattern Natural – being in […]

Hemoglobin

I went to give blood a couple of weeks ago and I was turned away right after the “finger prick” test. To be eligible to give blood the hemoglobin levels for females must be 125g g/L (130 g/L for males). Mine was 120 g/L. We tried 3 times. It was disappointing for sure. I’ve been […]

Slowing the Biological Clock

It’s next to impossible to avoid a day without seeing some kind of advertisement for a product that claims to reverse the affects of aging. The fact is we are all aging but just because time is passing doesn’t mean we have to feel old. Close your eyes for a moment, and ask yourself the […]

Movement Snacks

This article is not about food. I can understand why you would think it is given that the definition of a snack is a small amount of food eaten between meals. What if we rethink the word “snack” and make it a “small amount of anything”, specifically movement? I cannot take credit for the idea […]

Frozen Shoulder

I am grateful to not have suffered from having a frozen shoulder but I know several people who have. Before today all I knew was that it was painful, restrictive and lasted a long time. The shoulder is a ball and socket joint made of up 3 bones: humerus, scapula and clavicle. The head of […]

Retraining our Palette

So many people that I meet want to improve their eating habits. They are keen to make healthier choices. Often the cause of their failed attempts is blamed on willpower. Sadly, it’s a bigger hill to climb. When sugar, fat and/or salt are combined in foods they create a chemical reaction in our brain that […]

Loaded Carries

We have been carrying stuff since the beginning of time. Parts of the fitness industry are focusing on making strength training more about function than aesthetics. Having biceps that pop are useless when you can’t get out of bed because of a sore back.  Thankfully, there is a growing interest in making something as simple […]

The Vestibular System

I find the human body absolutely fascinating. We move from place to place with little thought. We breathe with no thought at all. Don’t even get me started on our beating hearts! It’s overwhelming the number of systems that are constantly at work to keep us going day in and day out! Recently I was […]

Hip Dysfunction

Our hips are a ball and socket joint where the femur (thigh bone) meets the pelvic bone. The beauty of this type joint is that it moves in all directions. If you want to see just how amazing it is watch a child move around or sit on the floor. It amazes me that I […]