Blood Supply – Spinal Cord and Brachial Plexus

Spinal Cord For tissue to survive, it needs a constant supply of oxygenated blood. All oxygenated blood that circulates through the body originally passes through the aorta in the heart; and is then sent through different arteries depending on its final location. For the spinal cord, there are three primary arteries that blood travels through: …

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Concussions: the Misunderstood Head Injury

Concussions are an injury that has been drastically misunderstood for many years. Physicians used to believe that a concussion was produced by bleeding in the brain after the body suffers acute trauma triggering the brain to hit the inside wall of the skull. However, as our understanding of concussions increases, medical physicians now understand that …

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What do you mean its ‘Plantar Fasciitis’?

What is it? One of the most common conditions regarding foot pain, is plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is usually characterized by a burning sensation in the bottom of the foot closer to the calcaneus (heel), and it is inflammation in the connective tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot connects the heel to …

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STEROIDS – The good, the bad, and the ugly.

In this post we're talking about steroids. I'm not going to sit here and tell anyone to go on, or to not go on them, just to educate you. 1️⃣ There are different types ➡️ catabolic steroids are very common in medicines, anabolic steroids are those often abused to manipulate our bodies beyond their genetic …

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Quality over Quantity

Hey team, Today we are looking at the comparison of having a lot of meaningless things, and having a few important things you can have a deeper appreciation for. The idea of quality versus quantity is looking at what an individual values more: having more people/things around them OR having a deeper relationship/appreciation for the things you …

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Don’t get caught up in happiness, focus on being grateful.

Hey team,   I know many of you are going to jump at this one, saying "Matt, you just told us to find happiness within ourselves" and I still stand by that. However, let's take a deeper dive into what I mean when I say happiness. The idea of happiness can often be misconstrued into …

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Pre-workout, is it dangerous?

Hey team, Today we look at a relatively new phenomenon in the fitness industry, pre-workout. An argument could be made that pre-workout was popularized in the mid 1980's and has significantly grown in popularity, variety in gimmicks, flavours, and reasons why they are the "miracle supplement". Pre-workout is designed to be a flavoured drink that …

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Take a Walk, a Deep Breath, and a Second to Appreciate

Hey friends, For this beautifully warm Monday Motivation, we are focusing on the power of simply taking a walk. Society is designed to surround us with so many things that stress us out, traffic, work, bills, family; and these stresses force our Sympathetic Nervous System to be on overdrive most of the time. The Sympathetic …

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Tyler Baron – Uncovering the Truth about Intermittent Fasting (InFa) – Part 4

You may have also heard that InFa can preserve more muscle mass. These are strong claims with loose research to back it up. From the research that is available, we can’t conclusively say that this is true. These claims are essentially being derived from subjective evidencepieced together with other evidence and research. When we fast, …

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