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Don't be the weekend warrior going all out occasionally and injuring yourself. Especially if you have an injury, find activities that are going to help you heal and help your body adapt to better handle stressors. What are some outdoor activities that you can do?
Our November newsletter includes information on Fall Prevention Month, Movember, and snow! While winter doesn't officially start until Dec. 21st we certainly get snow and have to shovel in the Fall. Shoveling is a great way of adding activity into your day!
November is a busy month. You may see an excess number of moustaches!
Movember is a time to promote awareness of prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. While there are only a few days left, you can still get involved by giving a donation, growing a moustache, and by moving!
If you are interested in learning more about mental health services, we share our clinic space with Lamppost Counselling Services.
Today's tip of the day was special for the holiday season: go to a local tree farm to cut down your own Christmas tree. Although the season for this has passed, there are other activities that you can do with family and friends. This takes a bit more planning but adding social activities that are active help bring more movement into your life. Some other ideas may be to check out your local farms for events (apple picking, strawberry picking, corn maze, etc.), local museums for events, Town webpage for community events, or even your local snapd calendar. Whats great about getting out and about, is the focus is not on moving (or pain and discomfort), but having fun with friends and family.
Welcome to Day 5 of 12 Days of Movement. Today's tip of the day is to shovel the snow from your driveway more often but in shorter periods. Be sure to check out some tips and tricks on shoveling safely, especially to prevent low back pain:
Toronto Paramedic Services - Snow Shovelling
Southlake Regional Health Centre - Snow Shoveling Tips
Canadian Chiropractic Association - 7 Ways to Make Snow Shoveling Safer
Getting movement into your day is a great way to help minimize frequency and prevent musculoskeletal (MSK) pain such as low back pain. If you do have low back pain, make sure to visit your MSK health provider. Dr. Judith McCann is a Newmarket chiropractor. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call for a free 15 minute consultation or to book an appointment: 905-235-6777
Dr. Judith McCann has been living in York Region for over 15 years. After going to Queen's University in Kingston for Kinesiology, and Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto to become a chiropractor, she decided to move back and open Haptic Health and Chiropractic in Newmarket. In February 2017, Haptic Health and Chiropractic moved 10 minutes up the road to Sharon in East Gwillimbury.