It’s a common sight on Canadian roads in winter: drivers losing control of their cars, sliding off the road or colliding with one another. Immediately after the bone-jarring crunch that can result from such an incident, many people think they’re fine, but may have suffered a whiplash injury.
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There is no denying that these are difficult economic times – and that many people have to budget and cut corners wherever possible. Whatever you do, don’t cut corners where your health is concerned! The economy will improve, and the last thing you need to do is make short term healthcare decisions with long-term consequences!
With the arrival of 2011, many of us will make a “get into better shape” New Year’s resolution. Most of us, will then use exercise to attain our fitness and weight loss goals. While exercise can have a very positive impact on our lives, there are risks, and you really can get too much of a good thing.
More and more aging Canadian baby boomers can be seen out there doing outrageous things like running, biking, playing tennis and even riding motorcycles. This can’t be a good thing!
Dizziness is a significant problem – ranking 2nd only to the lower back for frequency of complaints in the adult population.
The vestibular system, or balance system, is the sensory system that helps control our eye movements and keep us upright so we can sit, stand, and walk. When we get dizzy, it is often because something has gone wrong with our vestibular system.
The popularity of golf has surged in recent years, particularly among women. Golf is a great game that can provide exercise, relaxation and social interaction. If you believe the companies trying to sell you golf gear, recent equipment refinement and innovation have also made the game a little easier. True or not, the human body still has to swing the club, and there are some things you should know about avoiding golf injuries.
We all know that when panicked, some people “hyperventilate” or breath at an abnormally rapid or deep rate. Hyperventilation is extreme and can be dangerous as it results in decreased carbon dioxide levels and increased oxygen levels that produce dizziness, tingling of the fingers and toes, and, if continued, loss of consciousness. What you may not be aware of, is that many of us are prone to “over-breathing”.