Health Blog

Boston Bruins News – Matt Beleskey

August 17th, 2015

Beleskey’s Success Illustrates Importance of Off-Ice Training bostonbruinsTV – During the 3rd stop of BearTracks, new Bruin Matt Beleskey & his trainer Tom Swales gave us an up close & personal look at their offseason training routine. BARRIE, ON. — During the first couple of years of Matt Beleskey’s NHL career, you might have found him spending his

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Dynamic Warm Up Video – Part 2

March 23rd, 2015

Whether you’re setting out for a run or getting ready for a strength-training circuit or practise, you can benefit from a dynamic (active) warm-up by increasing your heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood flow to your muscles, you’ll also increase core body temperature and enhance your muscle elasticity. Follow Tom’s video suggestions to guide you

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Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI)

February 6th, 2015

(A.K.A Hip Impingement Syndrome) What Is FAI?Femoral acetabular impingement or FAI is a condition of too much friction in the hip joint. Basically, the femoral head and socket (acetabulum) rub abnormally creating damage to the hip joint. The damage can occur to the articular cartilage or the labral cartilage. Femoral acetabular impingement occurs when there

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Heat vs Ice: When to Use What?

January 16th, 2015

The heat and ice debate can be confusing. Heat feels good and generally ice does not. Inflammation is what helps decide which to use. Inflammation is a reaction of the body to injury, characterized by pain, redness, swelling, heat, and sometimes loss of function. Ice constricts the blood vessels around inflammation to decrease blood flow

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Foam Rolling Video – Part 1

January 15th, 2015

Foam rolling smooths and lengthens your muscles, and breaks up adhesions and scar tissue. It also helps your muscles relax by activating the sensory receptors connecting your muscle fibers to your tendons. The net effect is better blood circulation, which in turn speeds workout recovery and boosts performance. You can try some or all of

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Shoveling Snow A Full Body Workout!

December 5th, 2014

. . . And Feels Good On My Back! It’s that time of year again and the white fluffy stuff will soon be falling (or in a lot of places already is!). Depending on your perspective, it can be an exciting and fun time of year but for most it’s a nightmare. The thought of

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How You Can Better Prepare for the Ski Season

November 13th, 2014

It’s that time of year again where the weather is getting colder and the snow is soon on its way. For a lot of us winter enthusiasts this is a welcome change in season and the skis and boards are coming out. Most ski bums are eager to get on the slopes as soon as

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Realistic Goal Setting and Perspective

October 25th, 2014

It is the New Year and resolutions are upon us. We all will set some type of goal or another, with various degrees of success. To the point, goal setting is important. It gives us direction, but also gives us pride and makes us feel good when we achieve those goals. What is more important

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Understanding Fascia – What it is & Why You Should Care

August 28th, 2014

Fascia is the biological fabric that holds us together. It is a connective tissue that surrounds all your muscles, muscle groups, bones and organs holding them all in place. In certain areas of the body fascia goes by different names but it is in fact a continuous sheet of supportive tissue (predominately collagen fibres) that envelops

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