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4 things athletes can do to prevent injuries - CCA

4 things athletes can do to prevent injuries

With the summer winding down and fall sports programs opening up, it’s time to consider getting the most out of your athletic preparation, injury prevention, and treatment. Whether you’re new to a sport or are a seasoned athlete, here are four steps you can take to prevent injuries: Warm Up: More than 30% of injuries seen

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7 tips for smart hiking - CCA

7 tips for smart hiking

Hiking is a great way to get exercise outdoors; socialize with friends, family, or coworkers; and celebrate Canada’s parks this summer. In every case, it’s always a great idea to hike smart. Here are some quick tips to add to your checklist for a hike that is safe, smart, and fun! Know the trail, and

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Exercises to keep your arches happy and get you up and running - CCA

Exercises to keep your arches happy and get you up and running

Summer is a great time to lace up your sneakers and get running or walking for your overall health and well-being. Did you know there are exercises you can do to strengthen your feet? There’s no question that our feet do a lot of heavy lifting. They bear the load of our entire bodies and

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How yoga can help ease your pain - CCA

How yoga can help ease your pain

Yoga is a helpful tool for physical and mental well-being. It combines stretching, strength, and meditation to ease stress in the body and promote strength, flexibility, and relaxation. But, did you know yoga also has the potential to help you with your pain? There have been a number of studies published just this year on

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3 ways to promote healthy aging in men - CCA

3 ways to promote healthy aging in men

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Jun 14, 2017 Category: Blog Tags:

In honour of Father’s Day, we’d like to talk about men’s health. Sometimes, healthy living and healthy aging goes beyond diet, exercise, and not smoking. In a study of older and aging men, participants showed that engaging in activities that are social, productive, and physical have been shown to reduce depressive symptoms, disability, dementia, and

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5 ways aerobic and anaerobic exercises are different, and why you need both - CCA

5 ways aerobic and anaerobic exercises are different, and why you need both

This past Saturday was National Health and Fitness Day, which is an initiative to make Canada “the fittest nation on earth!”1 It’s a great reminder of the importance of fitness every day, all year round! Today we’re letting you know about two different but equally important types of exercise to keep your fitness routine well-rounded:

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7 ways cigarette smoking is impacting your bones and muscles - CCA

7 ways cigarette smoking is impacting your bones and muscles

You’ve heard how smoking can negatively impact your lungs, but did you know it can also harm your bones and muscles? A 2013 study1 outlined some of the primary risks and outcomes linking cigarette smoking with spine, muscle, and nervous system disorders. Smoking affects the bones, making them weaker, while muscles take longer to recover,

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7 ways to fit your bike this spring - CCA

7 ways to fit your bike this spring

Most people know you need a bike that you can step over and reach the pedals, but did you know there are several components that you can (and should) adjust to make your bike fit right? This is a practice pro cyclists know well but it is just as important for the casual cyclist to

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Keeping it green: 8 benefits to getting fresh air while you exercise - CCA

Keeping it green: 8 benefits to getting fresh air while you exercise

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Apr 26, 2017 Category: Blog, Healthy Aging

Getting any type of exercise is good for your body, but did you know there are specific benefits to taking your workout outside? Not only is it a great way to boost your activity in the spring, it’ll also help boost your mood. Here are a few of the main benefits to getting exercise in

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