Travel Exercise – What to Pack for Your Travel Fit Kit

Living out of a suitcase makes staying fit and healthy a real challenge. Sitting confined for hours, waiting in stuffy airports, cramped spaces, hauling luggage, stiffness, back pain, times zones, jet lag, lost sleep, lumpy mattresses, swollen ankles, rich food, dehydration and constipation are the journey's reward. Oh the joys of long-haul travel. Before we [...]

Travel Exercise | Tips for the Car, Airport and Plane

I was talking to a friend recently. This friend has an incredible job working for the International Criminal Court based in The Hague. Basically, she investigates war crimes and helps send criminals to jail, and she travels to some pretty scary locations, to do this. We were talking about her next assignment and she told [...]

By | 2017-07-11T06:22:12+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Lifestyle Tips, Posture Exercises|0 Comments

Text Neck Epidemic – 5 Second Fix

What the heck is going on with our head and neck posture? What is text neck, do we have it and how can we fix it? Text neck is what happens to our posture when we put our head and neck in a forward position for a prolonged period of time. Our head is heavy, [...]

Best Alkaline Breakfast – 10 Minute Healthy Bone Recipe

Do you have strong bones or is your acidic diet wearing them out? Some health conscious individuals are surprised to learn that the foods they eat regularly (wheat, cheese, caffeine) may be weakening their bones. Our blood is slightly alkaline (the opposite pH to acid) and that is where our body prefers to be. Acid [...]

By | 2017-04-03T11:31:55+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Lifestyle Tips|0 Comments

How Long Will It Take? Improve Posture | Posture Doctor

How long is it going to take to correct my posture? Please don't ask me a question I can not answer. What foods do we eat? How many hours do we sit at our desks? Have we crashed our cars or broken our legs? Do we live on caffeine and sugar? Do we medicate or [...]

By | 2016-08-16T10:29:14+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Lifestyle Tips|8 Comments

Fix Your Posture | What The Chinese Bamboo Tree Teaches Us

Last week I spent several days gardening at our family cottage – well, more like slaving actually. I was removing some aggressive perennials that had been planted over 20 years ago. As one - who is obsessed with posture - does … I began to pontificate about ROOTS, and how roots, relate to posture. Let [...]

By | 2017-03-31T06:35:35+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Lifestyle Tips, Posture Science|2 Comments

What Do You Feel Most Guilty About? | Posture Doctor

This morning I woke up crying – I dreamt that I regretted missing out on having children. I think my dream was triggered by post– weekend family guilt. I looked up the word guilt in the dictionary of Etymology (which I love). Guilt, comes from the Old English gylt meaning 'moral defect' … ouch. That [...]

By | 2016-05-24T09:53:00+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Lifestyle Tips|9 Comments

How To Lift With Your Hips, Not Your Back | Posture Doctor

I'm moving house again – that makes house move number 20! If you are moving house and you flex your back when you lift boxes – like most people do - you could be in for some serious trouble! Let me set the record straight – Proper lifting is NOT about bending your knees! Let me explain. [...]

By | 2017-03-31T06:35:35+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Lifestyle Tips, Posture Exercises, Posture Tips|2 Comments

2 Key Reasons People Give Up and How Not To : Lessons From a Rescue Dog

Sunday morning I drove to Markham, Ontario to pick up Milo – a 3 year old Maltipoo that I've adopted. I don't know why, but in my head this was going to be easy. Reality check – Not! Day one – Milo cried the whole way home in the car, pooped on his own leg, [...]

By | 2017-03-31T06:35:35+00:00 March 8th, 2016|Lifestyle Tips|13 Comments

Excruciating Back Pain – Lessons From a Chiropractor with Acute Back Pain

I bent forward to open the metal mailbox and B-A-M, my back went. 'Shit!' – my first thought. 'Not again', my second. Yes, even chiropractors get back pain. If anyone knows more about back pain than a chiropractor, I've yet to meet them – it's our bread and butter, so to speak. This is my [...]

By | 2017-03-31T06:35:36+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|Lifestyle Tips, Posture Tips|11 Comments