November is Osteoporosis Month in Canada. Maintaining our bone health as we age through proper nutrition and regular exercise is the best form of osteoporosis prevention. You’re never too young to take care of your bones. To honour Osteoporosis Month, Pacific Health is putting your knowledge to the test. How well do you know osteoporosis? […]
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As summer gives way to fall, we must also adjust the way we spend time outside. Nightfall can creep up on us faster than we assume, and suddenly our light sweaters just don’t cut it anymore. If you enjoy spending time outdoors, whether it’s camping, hiking, jogging, or walking, take care this fall to dress […]
To many people, fall elicits feelings and images of comfort, cozy fires, big woolly sweaters, pumpkin pie, and Halloween. For others, it means having to figure out how to stay active and fit when outside is no longer a comfortable place to work out. Sometimes it’s easy to use the poor weather as an excuse […]
There are many professions across multiple industries that require you to stay standing or walking around for hours at a time. While keeping your body moving is a great way to burn calories at work, it can occasionally lead to back and leg pain if you don’t take the proper precautions. If you get paid […]
Evidence supports that nutrition is not only essential for our physical well-being, but also for our mental well-being. Recent research shows that several mental health conditions are influenced by our food intake. While this doesn’t outweigh the importance of keeping your body physically active and exercising your mind with brain-stimulating activities; rather, the implication is […]
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) or Cold Laser Therapy is a non-invasive form of alternative medicine that applies low-power lasers or light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to the surface of the body. The treatment is drug-free, devoid of any risks or side effects, and is completely safe under the care of a qualified practitioner. How it works The philosophy behind […]
With all of the medical breakthroughs happening each year, unfortunately, there still is no cure for the common cold. Luckily, there are plenty of natural ways you can take matters into your own hands in order to prevent the pesky bug and shorten its lifespan when it does come around. Stocking up on supplements is […]
Cracked walls. Broken water lines. Roof separation. These are all signs that a structure is built on a weak foundation. Constructing on bad soil will eventually cause the foundation to sink, throwing off the alignment of the entire building. Imagine building a solid, cement fortress on top of that foundation. Over time, the structure reveals […]
If you’re new to an active lifestyle or want to start getting back in shape, there are a few important things you should do to set your body up for a successful workout session. Instead of hitting snooze a million times before getting out of bed, consider getting your day going with a brisk workout […]