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 [...]

Coaching – Keeping Sport Fun for All

We all know how much sport can offer kids; we've got numerous research studies along with our personal experiences to back it up. Research also shows us that most sport participation rates peak at 13 years old [...]

Weight Training; A Lifetime of Benefits

Gone are the days when weight training (strength/resistance training) was seen as an odd, testosterone-filled activity for Eastern bloc weightlifters and narcissistic bodybuilders. Weight training has long since become mainstream as an important addition to [...]

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