Category Archives: Exercises

Tips for Travel

Winter is definitely here and it is the time of year where many of us pack up our suitcases and leave Winnipeg. Vacations are a time of renewal and rejuvenation, be sure to return home feeling better than when you left. Whether it is for a week or extended trip, the travel time and change…

National Yoga Month

  Here at Balance Chiropractic we encourage our clients to live with wellness; to make conscious choices toward a healthy, fulfilling and satisfying life. Wellness is more than just hitting the gym and eating a salad, it encompasses social, intellectual and emotional dimensions of daily life. Yoga is a great way to add a little more “wellness” to everyday…

Stretches for Runners

While running is an excellent way to stay fit, training and races can take its toll on the body. Stretching can help reduce the repetitive strain that frequent running creates. Here is a sampling of some basic stretches for runners that can be done every day while training; as well as, during and after race…

Golf Season in Winnipeg

   Swing Into Spring – Tips from Balance Warm up and cool down A great way to increase your performance and decrease the risk of injury is to incorporate a warm up and cool down session into your routine. The warm up will activate and stretch muscles and joints, preparing your body for what it is about to do. The…

October is Healthy Workplace Month!

  October is Healthy Workplace Month! A Healthy Work Day Check List: Eat Right– It only takes a few minutes to prepare healthy snacks and pack a home-made lunch. Planning ahead will help fuel your mind and body through the day. Drink Up– We all know proper hydration has many benefits. Keep a water bottle on…

Postural Exercises

  If you work at a computer desk all day long, the postural stresses and strains will take its toll on your body and your energy levels. Taking several mini breaks can dramatically reduce the amount of strain. Set a quiet timer at your workstation to prompt you to take these breaks and cycle through…

Golf in Winnipeg This Weekend!

Yes, Winnipeg, it is true. It is mid-March and golf courses are opening up already. Here are some of the Winnipeg and Manitoba golf courses that are open this weekend: John Blumberg http://www.johnblumberggolfcourse.com/ Cottonwood http://www.cottonwoodgolfcourse.com/ Kingswood http://kingswoodgolf.ca/ Fantasy Lake Golf Course http://www.fantasylake.ca/ The Winnipeg Canoe Club http://www.canoeclubgolfcourse.com/ Swing Into Spring – Tips from Balance Warm up and cool down A great…

Low Back Pain? How to Stretch Your Low Back: Part 1

In this article I will discuss some of the most common stretches I give to my patients with low back pain, sciatica, or those recovering from low back injuries.  We will begin with some of the most basic range of motion stretches to improve low back mobility.  Please note that these stretches are not always…

How To Stretch Your Neck: Part 3

In Part 1 and Part 2, we discussed neck stretches for sore muscles at the side and back of the neck. While this may often help with alleviating symptoms of neck pain, mid-back pain, and certain types of headaches, they aren’t always recommended for longer term management of postural conditions. Forward head posture, for example, requires…

Poor Posture? How To Stretch Your Neck: Part 2

Now that we have discussed (in Part 1) a routine for stretching your neck within the normal ranges of motion, we can now get more specific.  In this article, I’d like to talk about two muscles that I commonly need to prescribe stretches for.  Remember, this does not address every individual.  Please talk to your…