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Now that we are in “back to school” mode, it’s important to consider the backpacks we send the kids to school with every day. On the first day of school, those backpacks tend to be filled to the brim with school supplies, but what do they look like every other day of the year? In the developed world at least 90 of the child’s body weight. This means that a child of 75lbs should only be carrying 7.5-11lbs. It has been found in studies that some children are carrying 50 of...
Posted on 2019-08-30
How to Take Breaks to Avoid Burnout at School, Work, and Home. Many of us have just come off of a very busy time of year including studying to reach school completion, along with jammed packed activity schedules, in addition to balancing the pressures of a fast-paced work environment with more limited resources, and all the while trying to give good attention to our kids, partners, friends and extended family.  Predictably there is a strong negative impact on our health and well-being to l...
Posted on 2019-07-13
Karla and Steve Ramsay are team "74 (team avery's legacy)", racing in the Yukon river quest - the world's longest marathon canoe, kayak, SUP race from Whitehorse to Dawson City - 715 km down the Yukon river. Six years ago was our 2nd Yukon River Quest. This year we decided to go back to the World’s Longest Canoe Kayak and Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) race to challenge ourselves and to see how we would do against a larger field, on what was likely to be a slower river. The race is 715km...
Posted on 2019-07-09
It is officially spring and that means the beginning of race season for runners in Calgary! There are events every weekend over the next several months, which means runners have been ramping up their training with increased mileage and intensity. Following a well thought out training plan is important to get you across the finish line, but that doesn’t just mean more pounding the pavement. To have your best running season, you need to consider some injury prevention strategies. Strength t...
Posted on 2019-05-07
Calgary Represented on World Stage in Concussion Research When your brain is on the line – an interview on concussion with Drs. Winne Meeuwisse and Cory Wowk of Innovative Sport Medicine and Kathryn Schneider, PT, PhD of Evidence Sport and Spine We see concussion in the news almost daily.  Gone are the days of hockey with no helmets, or kids skating at school in just a toque. The Government of Canada is in talks to create a Canadian concussion action plan and organized sports are im...
Posted on 2019-04-13
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