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Tips for buying a mattress (and sleeping well) - CCA

Tips for buying a mattress (and sleeping well)

April 04, 2018

Consider the importance and value of a good night’s sleep (beyond the price tag) when you are looking for a new mattress. Your back will thank you! Lack of sleep can have a significant impact on your quality of life, social interactions, and even your mood1. Sleep deprivation can also cause a decrease in your

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3 ways strengthening your core can help your back - CCA

3 ways strengthening your core can help your back

March 28, 2018

It’s just a simple thing…until it isn’t. Strengthening your core plays a much more important role than just getting that six-pack. Approximately 85% of Canadians can expect to experience low back pain at some point in their life.1 A large part of this is due to weak core muscles.2 Did you know that the “core” is

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5 stretches and exercises for better posture - CCA

5 stretches and exercises for better posture

March 21, 2018

How many hours a day do you spend looking at a screen with your head tilted forward? Think about it. Chances are if you own a cell phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer, you’ve spent hours viewing these devices. Other instances where you might tilt your head forward include watching television, driving and even reading

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An overview of musculoskeletal conditions - CCA

An overview of musculoskeletal conditions

March 14, 2018

Musculoskeletal health is an important part of your daily life. That’s why educating Canadians on the benefits of a healthy musculoskeletal system is an important priority for the CCA. As we have discussed in previous blogs, there are many ways to help prevent musculoskeletal conditions, and the more you know, the more you can do

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Inflammation 101 - CCA

Inflammation 101

February 28, 2018

What is inflammation? Inflammation is a natural process that your body activates to respond to foreign substances. This process is in place to protect our bodies from threats such as toxins, viruses, and bacteria. It’s the reason why you might experience swelling or bruising after an injury. Sometimes inflammation persists despite the absence of foreign

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