Our newest article titled "Assessment of cardiovascular risk and preparticipation screening protocols in master athletes: the Master Athlete Screening Study (MASS): a cross-sectional study" has been published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine!   https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/4/1/e000370

By |August 15th, 2018|Article, News|0 Comments

The Proven Benefits of Yoga

By Emma Gerrard, Yoga is a spiritual discipline, practiced with the goal of bringing harmony between the mind and the body.1 Its creation can be traced back to India over 5,000 years ago.2 Since its establishment, yoga has become increasingly mainstream in Western culture. In the United States, 9.5% of adults (21 million people) practice [...]

By |July 5th, 2018|Article|0 Comments

Flaxseed: The true superfood?

By Swati Shetty, Every morning my parents make a hearty bowl of oatmeal and mix in their one and only miracle ingredient: flaxseed powder. According to nutrition experts, this seed is supposed to help lower cholesterol levels in the blood and promote a healthy cardiovascular system. However, does recent research support these claims and how [...]

By |June 7th, 2018|Article|0 Comments

Understanding Heart Attacks

By Emma Gerard, In Canada, 2.4 million adults over the age of 20 live with diagnosed heart disease.1 Among these adults, as well as the general population, there is a high incidence of heart attack, with men being two times more likely to suffer a heart attack than women.1 According to the Heart and Stroke [...]

By |May 24th, 2018|Article|0 Comments

The Mediterranean diet and your cardiovascular health

By Aleksandar Borisov, Canadian healthcare in the 21st century is at an important crossroads. Over the past 50 years, Canadians’ needs have changed, however, our healthcare system has remained almost unchanged. What was once an effective healthcare system equipped well to deal with acute disease is today struggling in certain aspects and ranked 9th out [...]

By |May 8th, 2018|Article|0 Comments

Human Adaptations to Endurance Running and Present Day Dysevolution

By Aleksandar Borisov,   When my exercise physiology professor walked into our lecture one day wearing an absurdly large belt buckle with ‘100’ on it, my classmates and I couldn’t hold back a quiet chuckle. None of us suspected that this was a reward for finishing a 100-miles-in-a-day ultramarathon. That remains one of my most [...]

By |November 2nd, 2017|Article|0 Comments

Fitness and Fido: Cardiovascular health for you and your pet!

By Johanna Fee,   Animal companions are known for the positive impact they have on their owner’s lives, but how can they affect our cardiovascular and overall health? The presence of a pet has the ability to positively influence blood pressure, increase fitness levels, and increase the likelihood of heart attack survival. However, they can [...]

By |September 26th, 2017|Article|0 Comments

Live better, Sleep longer: An insight to the effects of sleep deprivation

By Kenzie MacDonald,   Based on reports from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), the National Institute of Health recommends that adults over the age of 18 get 7-8 hours of sleep a night in order to feel refreshed.1 Although we may be aware or these recommendations, it has been reported that nearly one-third [...]

By |September 7th, 2017|Article|0 Comments

How Do Performance Enhancing Drugs Affect Cardiovascular Health

By Aliza Hirsch,   Exercise has the power to confer extensive health benefits. However, at extreme levels, there are those athletes and competitors who are willing to sacrifice their wellbeing for the sake of improved performance. Despite the recent stricter enforcement of drug testing and punishment for drug use amongst competitive athletes, the use of [...]

By |August 18th, 2017|Article|0 Comments

Orthorexia Nervosa: Classification

By Johanna Fee, Orthorexia nervosa is an eating behavior. It is an obsession of eating only foods deemed ‘biologically pure’ or ‘healthy’. It includes severe limitation of diet, coupled with obsessive thoughts about food consumption, and can lead to social isolation. [1] This issue may be augmented by current trends in health and diet such [...]

By |July 6th, 2017|Article, Uncategorized|0 Comments