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Hand pain

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Are You At Risk?

By Donna McAllister, BSc (Hons), DC, Rob Mutch, BA, DC, and Michael Schmidt, BPhEd, DC

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common problem involving the wrists and hands. Symptoms include numbness, tingling, and weakness in the thumb, index, or middle finger.

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is usually found in people who perform repetitive motions with the hands such as typists, checkout staff, hairdressers, and mechanics and it accounts for a high percentage of workplace injuries. CTS was originally thought to primarily affect women, but we now know it is more related to your occupation than your gender. Continue reading

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Resolutions for All Seasons

By Mary Kozicki, BScN

Set your expectations at an attainable level and then establish a plan that will lead to twelve months of success.

How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions?  Are the intentions a repeat from the year before? Have you and your family set realistic goals that you will follow through for the rest of the year?  Did everyone manage to succeed in making the changes happen? Continue reading

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Get Ready for Cycling

By Ross Short, assisted by Paul Lagrange

Don’t just give your bike a pre-season tune-up—make sure your body is ready to deliver your best rides yet.

Winter is far behind us and cyclists have come out of hibernation. For many of us, there is nothing like a long bike ride to really enjoy the Okanagan scenery. You can’t miss the colourful uniforms and sleek style of the many competitive cyclists and weekend warriors who make our valley their cycling paradise. Continue reading

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The “Dirt” On Compost

By Cynthia Coates, BSc (Environmental Science)

How to get started, tend the growing pile,
and use the finished compost.

Did you know you have a wide variety of nutrient-rich ingredients in your home and around your yard, that when blended together can provide you with nature’s best soil amendment for lush lawns, robust flowers, and plentiful veggies? Composting your organics right in your own backyard is an easy way to reduce waste going to the landfill and it also produces a wonderful product for your landscape and garden.
Composting isn’t difficult once you understand some of the basic steps and you can even speed things up a bit with a few of these tips to get you started. Continue reading

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Welcome to our Spring 2016 Issue

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Welcome to our Spring 2016 issue!

Winter is but a distant memory and by now most of us are well and truly out of hibernation! As you shift your focus to tackling spring chores or enjoying new activities, we invite you to set aside a few moments to peruse the pages of this issue. Here is where you will discover a fantastic lineup of articles and ideas to satisfy your physical, mental, and emotional needs. Continue reading

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