Posts Tagged: movement

Moving Forward

March 02, 2020

One of the recurring themes that my patients bring to our work together is the idea of feeling stuck. Rather than feeling that they are actively moving in the direction of their life goals, they experience the opposite. They experience a feeling of stagnation. My motto is to “get my patients out of the trunk […]

Successful Life and Aging Starts With Movement

March 02, 2020

Movement is medicine. Wrong. Movement is life. Movement is what separates us from plants. While they exogenously produce chemicals to keep predators away, we have the freedom to move. In our most primitive form, we had the flight or freeze response—that is something that we share with other mammals. The fight response emerged later as […]

Be A Hero In Tri-Zero: Exploring Men’s Health In Fertility

February 01, 2020

They say that you can’t pick your parents—including their behaviors and habits, not just the genes. Procreation and survival have been the common thread throughout human history, so it is natural that we apply what we know now to optimize these most basic elements of life. In considering fertility and fetal development, the focus is […]

Does Effort = Results? (In The Gym)

July 06, 2015

By Dr. Marc Bubbs, ND, CSCS A common scenario I see with clients is that when they achieve poor results in the gym, they assume they are not training ‘hard enough’. They always think ‘lack of effort’ is the underlying cause of their training plateau, inability to lose weight, or failure to add lean muscle […]

Movility and Creativity

June 22, 2015

By Corinne K. We’re often taught that having our nose to the grindstone is the best route to productivity. And while a strong work ethic is certainly an important factor in achieving success, sometimes the best thing we can do is move away from our work. New ideas and fresh perspectives will come easier when […]

Confessions of a Naturopath: I hate working out.

June 15, 2015

By Dr. Shannon Vander Doelen, ND In honour of MOVILITY month at IHI, I have a confession to make – I hate working out. Yes you read that right – I’m a naturopathic doctor that hates working out. In high school I played on a number of sports teams and worked part time as a […]

Exercise – The Best ‘Pill’ You Can Take!

June 08, 2015

By Dr Marc Bubbs, ND, CSCS The idea that exercise is the best ‘pill’ you’ll ever take to promote a healthy heart and blood vessels is consequently gathering steam in the medical community.  World leaders in cardiovascular medicine gathered last summer at the 2010 European Society of Cardiology Congress Conference in Stockholm, Sweden.  The main […]

Sitting is the New Smoking

March 02, 2015

By Melanie Gillians, RMT There is a movement happening, a movement on moving! Recently I have read countless articles, dedicated to the importance of movement for optimal health. As a society, we have become stationary. Our careers and lifestyles in North America have become directed by technology. This keeps us sitting for long periods of […]

Physical Restoration Through Breathing and Mindful Movement

November 17, 2014

By Odette Oliver, RMT I can’t help but notice the ‘energy’, the ‘buzz’ our city creates. I see people rushing around with heads down, eating while on the move, constantly checking an electronic devise, sitting for hours at poor ergonomic work stations, and even exercising like crazy. Our fast paced world has led us to […]