212021Jan
2020 – The Year of the Side Hustle

2020 – The Year of the Side Hustle

I’ve also heard ‘Year of the Pivot’ floating around – both are accurate ways to describe 2020 – it was a year that demanded more from us. More patience, more resilience, and more creativity. Hey, my name is Brittany – you may know me as the Billing Manager at Active Living Chiropractic & Massage, but…

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12020Dec
Brie’s Holiday ‘Shop Local’ Suggestions

Brie’s Holiday ‘Shop Local’ Suggestions

So this year, in an effort to stimulate the economy within our own community, I am making an effort to shop local and support some of our own artisans and small businesses. I encourage you to find your own little local treasure troves as well. Here are a few places I have found so far….

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152020Oct
Welcome to Kelowna Brock & Chase!

Welcome to Kelowna Brock & Chase!

Since moving to Kelowna I have taken full advantage of all these stunning blue bird days by getting outside with Chase (my Goldendoodle). In Kelowna we are so lucky to have Knox Mountain right in the heart of the city. Chase however loves prancing around off leash on the Myra Bellevue Trail. Rain or shine…

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172020Sep
Benefits of Diaphragmatic Breathing

Benefits of Diaphragmatic Breathing

Diaphragmatic breathing is a form of breathing exercise meant to strengthen your diaphragm, a large dome-like muscle just under your lungs and above your abdomen. It can be done by placing one hand on your belly, and one hand on your chest; when slowly breathing in, allow your abdomen to expand out while keeping your…

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152020Aug
How Active Living Inspires Me

How Active Living Inspires Me

A few years ago, after a massage from our RMT Jon, he told me that I should consider putting on as much muscle mass as possible to help with my hypermobility. We joked about me becoming a bodybuilder but he goes “it wouldn’t be a bad idea”. Fast forward to now- I’ve been lifting consistently…

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152020Jul
Kelowna in July

Kelowna in July

Hello Everyone, It’s blog post time again and we all know what that means… write about something politically correct. So here it goes. Summer is a wonderful time of ice cream and boating. Camping is in full swing and at night the stars light up the darkness. Families play in the park and at the…

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242020Jun
Trigger Points and Tension Headaches

Trigger Points and Tension Headaches

“A trigger point is a hyperirritable spot, usually within a taut band of skeletal muscle or its fascia (Travell, Simons, 1983). It is point tender on site, often exhibits a predictable pain referral pattern and causes a shortening of the affected muscle” (Rattray & Ludwig, 2000). In other words, if you feel like you have…

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152020May
Yoga Poses for Releasing Low Back Tension

Yoga Poses for Releasing Low Back Tension

Here are a few poses that can aid in releasing lower back tension. 1. cat/cow These flexions and extensions help to gently mobilize the spine. Position on all 4’s, wrists under shoulders, knees under hips. Inhale for cow, exhale for cat. 2. Spinal twist w/ both legs This restorative pose also helps to increase mobility…

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242020Apr
Watch Your Back! Household Hip-Hinging

Watch Your Back! Household Hip-Hinging

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to start by saying I hope everyone is staying healthy and safe out there and that all of us at Active Living cannot wait to get back to work and start seeing you again! Today’s post is a follow up of sorts to my last blog post, which was about…

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202020Mar
Pain BC: A resource for those suffering with chronic pain

Pain BC: A resource for those suffering with chronic pain

Chronic pain is a leading cause of disability in Canada. Being in pain on such a persistent basis can have debilitating effects on one’s physical, emotional and practical aspects of life. These effects can also create stress on the loved ones of those who suffer. If you are suffering chronic pain, Pain BC has developed…

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