Happy First Day of Summer!

Here in Toronto, it is the PERFECT first day of summer. A gorgeous bluebird day! It’s also a great time to try some new summer activities!

A few weekends ago, I had an amazing weekend on the water at Sunnyside Beach learning yoga on a SUP!

Stand Up Paddleboading (SUP) is becoming my new favourite thing to do! I’ve always been a water person…just something about the water and the outdoors that just makes me feel at peace.

photo courtesy of oshaosha.ca (I’m in the centre there. Please disregard my poor form)

This little company (Osha Paddle Boarding and Yoga) works out of Budapest Park in Toronto (just a little ways down from Sunnyside). Check them out! I had a great experience. I’m a total yoga noob, but the group was great, the instructor was great, and I can’t wait to do it again!

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The Benefits of Walking [infographics]

Courtesy of everybodywalk.org

As an infant, all we wanted to do was right ourselves into a biped position and start walking. Why is it that as adults, we do our best to avoid it?

Here are two awesome infographics explaining all the great health benefits about walking. Just 30 minutes a day is all you need to make some incredible changes in your life.

Meds, SMT, or Exercise? How to Best Treat Neck Pain

I tweeted this article a couple weeks ago:

Bronfort, G, Evans R, et al., Spinal Manipulation, Medication, or Home Exercise With Advice for Acute and Subacute Neck Pain. Ann Intern Med, 2012; 156:1-10
[read full article here]

But articles can be a pain to read, so I thought I’d give a Cliff notes version as well as a link to a video from ABC news somewhat summarizing this article. Keep reading if you want to know more!

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