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How to Optimize Your Sleep

Sleep has a multitude of varying functions. Although universal in animals, many sleep systems that we as humans possess are unique and purposeful to our behaviour. The functions of sleep include: DNA protection/repair Immune function Metabolism stabilization  Hormonal regulation Pain sensitivity regulation (Moldofsky, 2001) Sleep Cycles As we sleep, we cycle through different stages. Light

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Do You Have a Clear Path for Your Injury or Complaint?

Are you wondering what the road to recovery looks like? At Ace Sports Clinic, we deliver an individualized Client Care Plan providing a clear outline of your injury and what you can expect on your path to recovery. After working with elite athletes around the world, one question arose, how are these athletes able to train at such a high level

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How to Stay Nourished During a Pandemic

We’ve heard it all before: Food is Medicine. So how can we use food to support ourselves during a pandemic? The coronavirus has been around for a long time. Viruses mutate and we are constantly exposed to them on a daily basis. The current mutation we are dealing with during this pandemic is COVID-19 which

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Home Office Ergonomics

Is Your Home Office Set up? The Importance of Home Ergonomics Scientific evidence suggests that proper workplace ergonomics is necessary to help you stay comfortable while working from home. This includes correct chair height, correct positioning of keyboard, mouse, screen and good desk posture.  An incorrect set up with any of these can result in

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Three Simple Tools to Support the Immune System

The immune system is comprised of many interconnected biological structures and processes that help to protect the body against infection. Below are three simple factors to incorporate into your lifestyle to help improve the functioning of your immune system. 1. Hydrate Drinking enough clean water to fulfill your minimum daily requirements is imperative for proper immune system

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Common Causes of Low Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the most common conditions we see at Ace Sports Clinic, with up to 80% of adults suffering from lower back pain in their lives. The prevalence rate for children and adolescents is lower than that seen in adults but is rising (World Health Organization). Often, low back pain, is of gradual onset, creeping

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Headaches & Muscle Tension in Your Upper Shoulders & Neck?

Headaches & muscle tension? This could be coming from your posture! Muscle tension and headaches are common complaints that can develop from looking down, or slouching for prolonged periods of time as the neck develops a forward head posture. Typically, both of these problems develop with office workers who sit in front of a computer with