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As we get older, we unfortunately discover that our brains can slow down too.  Some studies that involve both humans and animals have shown that regular aerobic exercise like walking or jogging can give a boost to memory and cognition.  Aerobic exercise can increase the number of new neurons in the brain’s memory centre,...

There are several reasons for vertigo, and all of them suck, but positional vertigo is a common type of dizziness that can be treated with a simple maneuver. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the medical term for positional vertigo. BPPV is caused when tiny stones in the...

The pelvic floor group of muscles work like every other muscle in the body, but they are generally fairly ignored until someone has a problem. The muscles sling underneath from the pubic bone at the front of the pelvic to the tailbone at the back, and also wrap around the vagina, urethra and rectum. Since...

Do Men Need to Work Their Pelvic Floor Too?  Both men and women have biceps, quads, and most other muscles, so why would working this very important group of muscles be important only to women?  Think of the pelvic floor as a group of muscles that act as support and stability for the...

There has been plenty of conversation lately around doing plank exercises after age 50—is it safe?  What is the effect of estrogen depletion of skeletal muscles? Can doing planks to strengthen the core actually cause a prolapse of the pelvic organs? The answer is a resounding NO—planks can continue to be a great strengthening exercise, but there...

Low back pain is the leading cause of pain and disability worldwide. Statistically, the prevalence of lower back pain is increasing, so what are we doing wrong? Historically, people have often been told to rest or to strengthen their core muscles, and for many, that is not helpful advice to get to the root...

Are you feeling tire, stress, and have no energy?  These restorative exercises can help relieve tension in your body, improve sleep quality, improve movement, increase blood flow, tap into your central nervous system, and calm your mind.  Diaphragmatic Breathing: Sit in a comfortable position and cross your legsPlace 1 hand on your lower ribs...

Lower back pain is prevalent and patients frequently seek help to deal with the pain and functional limitations that arise.  It sounds oversimplified, but commonly lower back pain begins without any trauma, but more due to the cumulative effect of too much lumbar flexion each and every day—sitting in slouched posture at the computer, sitting...