A challenge to my former self

I re-read my blog post on some thoughts I had about pain after listening to an interview with Stu McGill. It’s interesting to see how my thoughts on pain have developed since I wrote that post 1.5 years ago. I would like to challenge my former self about the ideas I wrote down and the […]

To ice or not to ice…

Background story: Ever since I sprained my ankle 3 years ago and was, to my surprise, told not to ice it, I have been curious to understand the theories and evidence behind recommendations to ice/not ice. Really, I want to know once and for all, should I ice an acute soft tissue injury immediately so that […]

Some thoughts on pain

This wasn’t supposed to be my next blog post but I got really excited to share this “aha” moment of mine! I just read Bret Contreras’ transcribed interview with Stu McGill yesterday and I thought there were a lot of interesting discussions that made me stop and think. In particular, I really enjoyed their discussion […]

Get Moving!

Learning Objective (LO):  What are the effects of prolonged inactivity and what are the implications of this on everyday living? ————————————————————————————————————————– Main take home messages: being sedentary for long periods of time can increase your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) via decreased skeletal muscle insulin sensitivity, increased visceral fat mass, decreased muscle mass […]

Why Am I Doing This?

I’ve always been on the fence about how I felt about social media in the fitness/health professional world. I know that it’s a great way to network and to get your name out there with practically no financial investments. However, there was always something stopping me though or pulling me back away from it. I […]