June 4, 2013
Running shoe, minimalist shoe, or just taking it all off and going bare? Take a walk with us as we share how the type of footwear you wear impacts your running style and how to choose the right footwear.
The amount of support provided by a running shoe comes on a continuum – full rigid support to bare foot. While all shoes have their pros and cons, it is important to know about your feet, your ...read more ›
June 1, 2013
Blood pressure is based on the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure.
High blood pressure
) is when the force of the blood against your artery walls is higher than normal. If this is the case over time, it can lead to both ...read more ›
April 23, 2013
Recent estimates indicate that about 1/3 of the adult population in the US is obese [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009] and while 2011 estimates in Canada indicate that approximately 1/5 of Canadians adults are classified as obese based on self-reported height and weight ...read more ›
April 10, 2013
The “Paleo Diet” is a modern nutritional regime based on an ancient diet believed to have be eaten during the Paleolithic era — a period of about 2.5 million years which ended around 10,000 years ago with the development of agriculture and grain-based diets. Proponents of this diet argue ...read more ›