In 1966 researchers at an American medical school recruited six male college students for a study which required them to spend their summer in bed. The study was done to determine the effects of inactivity on the human body, specifically the cardiovascular system. The experiment was designed to mimic the effects of long term manned space flight. […]
As we move into the second month of 2018 are you still on track with meeting your goals for this year? May people set a goal of smoking cessation. That’s a good one. Health benefits begin to happen within the first hour after your last cigarette. Smoking elevates the heart rate, but not in a […]
Have you ever woken up the morning after a great hot yoga class with a headache and thought “oh I should not have had that last glass of wine” only to realize you didn’t even have one glass? Avoid the “Hot Yoga hangover” by making sure you drink enough water after a hot yoga class or any other […]
Diabetes melittus, commonly referred to as diabetes, is a metabolic disorder where blood sugar levels are high over a prolonged period of time. Type I diabetes is often referred to as “juvenile diabetes” or “insulin dependent diabetes” as it usually occurs in young people. In type I diabetes, the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin, which is […]
Perhaps you have just raced your first 5km, 10km or half marathon, at the very successful Rotary Huron Shore Run in Southampton, which is an important fundraiser for Saugeen Memorial Hospital. If you are experiencing moderate to intense muscle soreness in your legs as a result of your race, have no fear it is “only” DOMS and will subside eventually. […]
Sometimes you just need to get to a gym. Sure there are plenty of ways to keep fit at home or outdoors, you have read about those workouts right here, but sometimes the best results come from a gym workout. Top reason? Socialization. It gets you out of the house. Especially in dreary weather. This […]
This quote comes from the mid 1800’s, “those who don’t make time for exercise now, will have to make time for illness later” so you think we would have figured it out and followed it by now. But no, today it has been determined that not getting the recommended minimum amount (only 150 minutes) of physical activity […]
Two young, female, student athletes from Port Elgin will be competing for Canada in the World University games held in Almaty, Kazakstan over 11 days from January 29th to February 8th 2017.
Unless you are a “snowbird”, chances are you have stored the golf clubs away until next spring. I’m sure however, if you are an avid golfer, you never stop thinking about the sport.