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Blog 2018-01-23T15:58:42+00:00

Managing Pain in Endurance Sports

Endurance athletes need to persevere through pain in training and competition. According to Kent University’s Samuele Marcora “our mind is what dictates our physical limits”. Exhaustion is not caused by muscle failure, but by the [...]

Being Smart About Concussions

Concussion continues to be a very hot topic in sport these days. In fact, the Governor General spent a full day in December 2016 hosting a conference with former professional athletes, Olympic and Paralympic athletes, [...]

Proof that small ice hockey is better for kids

For the last few years, a debate has raged in the hockey world. On one side you have hockey specialists that recommend that kids aged 8 and younger play on a smaller surface (often half-ice). [...]

Why Those Who Exercise Have a Good Head on Their Shoulders

Exercise doesn’t just improve physical health: it also benefits brain health through increased brain function and resistance to neurodegenerative diseases. One of the key players in this relationship is brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). What [...]

Over Training

There’s no question that exercise is the key to health and longevity.  Does that mean that the more training and exercise you do, the better the effect?  The more benefits achieved?  Well, not exactly. There [...]

Most Common Injuries in Soccer

  Lets just jump right to it; the top four time-loss injuries in soccer are: - ligament injuries to the ankle - ligament injuries to the knee - muscle strains to the hamstrings - muscle [...]

How Can We Encourage Youth to Participate in Sport?

Originally published in www.sirc.ca Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 09:00 There is extensive research on the health benefits of being physically active; despite this fact, a great number of Canadian youths are still not meeting the recommended [...]

Getting to the Core of Athlete Performance

Core strength and stability training is performed by most if not all competitive athletes these days. In fact, it is one of the few training forms that is effective for all sport disciplines. The core [...]

Workplace Wellness

According to research by the Conference Board of Canada, workplace health and wellness was estimated to be a booming $6 billion industry and set to permeate 78% of workplaces in 2016. This trend has continued [...]

The Placebo Effect: Why the mind is a powerful thing

The advancement of sport science and sport medicine has brought many fields to work to together in order to maximize athletic performance. Integrated Support Teams (IST) are the norm of today in elite athletics. Such teams consist [...]

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