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Dehydration Symptoms (What If I Don’t Drink Enough Water?)

Likely if you don’t drink enough water and are dehydrated, you’ll look & feel like the cactus in this picture  The list of dehydration symptoms I’ve compiled in my head over the years is never ending. (the latest and most interesting one for me at the moment is the last one ) Here is how your body may respond to …

5 Must-Know Pieces of Info For Your Health (Learned during my FST Certification)

Last week I was in Arizona for the training to become a Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist. I’m excited to bring it back to Vancouver to help you with your movement challenges, things you want to improve, fitness goals, injury rehabilitation, and other pain in the butt issues you can’t seem to get rid of. As I always knew Fascial Stretch …

Feeling Stiff?

Not sure whose with me but I feel super stiff any time I have a lack of exercise routine! Whether I’m out of town or have a big project I’m working on, I’m always excited to get into the regimen, and to make sure I don’t hurt myself going back to the gym after a week, 2 weeks, more, I …

20 Variations of One of The Best Core Exercises – The Side Plank

The video below contains side plank variations for beginners to intermediate to advanced. The side plank is a great exercise to strengthen the core and hip muscles for those that experience low back tension, tight hips, and various other dysfunctions that can arise. One of the great things about the side plank core exercise is that you can gauge that …

What Foods Do I Recommend??

I was chatting with a lovely client yesterday, and we got talking about digestion. I must have been going on my Apple Cider Vinegar rant, and then she asked if there are any foods I highly recommend. That got me thinking. Prior to this year 75% of my conversations and blog posts and interest were in nutrition and the affect …

Upper Back Pain – 2 Ways to Find Relief

The best way to rehabilitate upper back pain and find pain relief is by knowing the various root causes of the tension.     Possible Root Causes of Tension Upper back pain can have multiple roots such as:  Direct trauma: Motor-vehicle injury  Sporting injury Indirect trauma: Compromised posture  Low strength of core muscles and postural muscles Excessive tightness in the …

How Fascial Stretch Therapy helps neck and shoulder tension

With all the sitting, driving, and computer work we do these days, our neck and shoulders lose mobility.  Imagine hours of being stationary, and then imagine attempting to do daily activities such as housework or taking care of the kids, or whatever it is that you do on daily basis.  Instead of resorting to that Advil or Tylenol, why not …