Go Get ‘Em: Goal-Setting for a New Year

December 2nd, 2014

It’s never too early to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. However, the old stand-by to ‘lose weight’ or ‘get healthy’, only scratches the surface of true goal setting. If you want to actually meet your New Year’s goals this year, you need to get SMART about them. What are SMART goals, you ask. They […]

Mo-vember: Spotlight on Men’s Health

November 3rd, 2014

Have you noticed something different about the men you know? Do their faces seem a bit different than usual? The annual Movember movement (which is a portmanteau for the words ‘mustache’ and ‘November’) began in 2004 as a way to raise public awareness over men’s health issues ranging from cancer and heart disease to mental […]

Superfood Snacks

October 2nd, 2014

We’ve all heard to rally calls: get more superfoods in your diet! Even the name itself—SUPERfoods—seems to hint at the importance of these seemingly normal ingredients in our diets and lives. However, many people fail to understand exactly what superfoods really are and even if they do, they struggle with ways to simply and effectively […]

Exercises & Acupuncture Points for Arthritis Pain

September 4th, 2014

According to the Arthritis Society of Canada, 4.5 million, roughly 1 in every 6, Canadians over age 15, suffer from some form of arthritis. Even more concerning, the Society estimates that by 2031 that figure will rise to 7 million people, or 1 out of 5. While those already suffering from arthritis have no real […]

5 Practical Tips to Help You Get Started with Meditation

August 6th, 2014

An ancient art, most people at least acknowledge the benefits of daily or at least routine meditation in their lives. Meditating, or learning to tune out the world and focus all of your energy on one idea or area has proven benefits for mental and physical health. However, most people who start to meditate do […]

Backyard Workouts for Sunny Days

July 7th, 2014

In the warm weather and the bright sunshine, taking your workout outdoors is a natural desire. However, the inclination to do this and the actual execution of it are two totally different things. Luckily, setting up any backyard big or small for a fun workout is easy. Same Workout, Different Location If you regularly workout […]

Homemade Natural Treatments for Healthy Skin & Hair

June 4th, 2014

Cleaning up your life and making it more natural involves looking into every aspect of your daily routine and behaviours. While the need to eat a more ‘clean’ and well-rounded diet to avoid toxins is certainly well-established, there is another major source of toxic absorption in our everyday lives: beauty products. The best way to […]

Beware the Simple Flip-Flop

May 6th, 2014

They’re a summer-time wardrobe staple: fast, light and cheap. Flip-flops are synonymous with beach comfort, but could they be putting you in danger? With as little as half a centimetre of rubber between your foot and the pavement, making flip-flops your footwear of choice could be a recipe for tendonitis, broken toes, and even car […]

New Product & Doula Recommendation

April 17th, 2014

Just a quick update to let you know about some goings-on around here at Muscle Elements.  We’ve recently added alkalizing water systems to our product offering at the clinic, helping you to hydrate in a healthy way.  We’re big fans of the concept of Earthing – grounding and connecting to the earth. We have used the products […]

Tummy Troubles? Prevent Irritable Bowel Naturally

April 6th, 2014

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common struggle worldwide. Although many people remain undiagnosed, they continually deal with the anxiety and stress that the syndrome carries. Irritable bowel syndrome affects the large intestine and causes symptoms such as cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation. Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome can be easily controlled […]