Heads up on Helmets!

Helmets aren’t just for extreme sports. Many fun seasonal activities, such as bike riding, blading, skiing or skating, require the use of a helmet. They are designed to protect your head and can reduce the risk of an injury by 30 per cent. There are such a wide variety of activities requiring helmets that it's important to pick the right one for th...

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Bend Your Knees to Lift Wi...

From moving planters to picking up paint cans, lifting correctly is key to preventing injury. Here are a few tried and true rules for lifting safely and preventing back injury. Stand close to the load to be lifted. Place your feet shoulder-width apart. Bend your knees and keep your back straight. Squat down to the level of the object and ...

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Finding Your Core Muscles

Your abdominal, hip and back muscles are at the core of every move you make, whether you are walking, unloading the dishwasher or dancing! These important ‘core’ muscles provide balance and stability, and they also reduce strain on the spine. That means a strong core helps reduce the risk of low back pain and injury as it helps move your body throu...

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Walk This Way

Walking is an ideal Fit-in 15 activity because it’s simple to do, it costs nothing, and you can walk just about anywhere! It’s also wonderful cardiovascular exercise, which means it is good for your heart, lungs and circulatory system. And it’s a great way to clear the mind and reduce stress. Fit-in 15 helps you take the first step. Here’s how to f...

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Heads Up on Helmets

Helmets are a ‘must’ for most winter sports if you want to avoid serious injury from a fall or collision. Whether you enjoy skiing, boarding, sledding or skating, make sure you pick the right helmet for the job and always wear it. There are two basic types of helmets: single-impact and multiple-impact. It’s important to select a helmet that fits...

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Tobogganing Safety

Tobogganing Safety The thrill of flying down the hill on a sled or toboggan requires no training, but it can still cause pain and injury for sledders who aren’t careful. Follow these tips to help keep yourself safe this season. Before you ride Protect yourself from the sun. Wear sunscreen and sun glasses. Dress properly and in layers fo...

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