Obsessed with clean living

Regardless of society’s standards of fitness and beauty, it is important to develop goals that make sense to you, and are achievable by you. Many obstacles can get in your way of finding your shape including injuries, chronic stress, body image, hormone imbalances, digestion and metabolism. Sue Huff, executive director at the Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta, explains when our desire to be as healthy as possible actually becomes…

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Focused on function not pain

Medical labels are often misleading.  Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), carpel tunnel syndrome, patella-tracking syndrome, sacral iliac dysfunction – these specific conditions focus on the painful joint or muscle, and can miss the big picture…. and the solution!       We often meet people with chronic injuries who come to our clinic and who have not been fully improving with exercises. They are frustrated, and are ready to give up….

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Injury free – the secret of a Hiro

Both athletes and inactive people alike, come to me with similar accumulated injuries of life: it is as if we are damned if we do and damned if we don’t! But for me, meeting Hiroshige Watanabe has changed the game. He really has influenced my perspective on pain, injury and rehabilitation, both as a therapist and a runner dealing with injuries myself. Before Hiro, as he is known by his…

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The Caveman Workout: Prowl like a Cheetah?

The Acupuncture Turning Point collaborates with Nicole and Len, owners of Breathe Fitness, to help our clients be at their best. Go to the Breathe Fitness website to find out more… by Nicole Lark BHK, PTS, TSCC-3   In A.J. Jacobs third New York Times bestsellers novel “Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection,” he dedicates more than a year of his life to become as healthy…

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Captive for 9 ½ Months

The Acupuncture Turning Point collaborates with Nicole and Len, owners of Breathe Fitness, to help our clients be at their best. Go to the Breathe Fitness website to find out more… by Nicole Lark BHK, PTS, TSCC-3 Do I or don’t I want to have a child? It is a question I have asked myself many times — depending on the day it can be ‘yes’ or ‘no’. Being a…

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Inspired by Olympic Athletes — 3 exercises to try!

The Acupuncture Turning Point collaborates with Nicole and Len, owners of Breathe Fitness, to help our clients be at their best. Go to the Breathe Fitness website to find out more… by Nicole Lark BHK, PTS, TSCC-3 I am writing this blog with great difficulty because I am missing the coverage of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games! Ever since I was a little kid, I become completely enthralled during…

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Blogging! What Have I Gotten Myself Into?

The Acupuncture Turning Point collaborates with Nicole and Len, owners of Breathe Fitness, to help our clients be at their best. Go to the Breathe Fitness website to find out more… by Len Panchuk, MSc, PTS of Breathe Fitness I am not sure what to call myself anymore.  A personal trainer? Well that can sound elitist.  An exercise therapist?  That sounds too medical!  How about an exercise trainer?  Well, whatever…

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We do it for our cars! So, why not for our body?

The Acupuncture Turning Point collaborates with Nicole and Len, owners of Breathe Fitness, to help our clients be at their best. Go to the Breathe Fitness website to find out more… by Nicole Lark BHK, PTS, TSCC-3 I like to use the analogy of our body being similar to a car.  Our heart is the engine, our food is the gas, and we have multiple gears where we can ‘shift’…

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Hidden Gems

The Acupuncture Turning Point collaborates with Nicole and Len, owners of Breathe Fitness, to help our clients be at their best. Go to the Breathe Fitness website to find out more… by Len Panchuk, MSc, PTS of Breathe Fitness Living just a few blocks away from the Mill Creek Ravine affords an access point to our extensive and nearly continuous trail system here in Edmonton.  Staying right in the ravine…

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The Desk Pain Blues

by Crystal King, P.T.S., B.P.E candidate –Preventative and Rehabilitative Exercise Therapist     A recurring theme that I have been seeing with patients at the clinic is a combination of back, shoulder and neck tension resulting in pain and discomfort.  Through my work at the Acupuncture Turning Point I have come to find that a commonality between the complainants is that they tend to be office workers,whose job requires them…

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