92021Jul
Exercise: Prioritizing consistency over perfection

Exercise: Prioritizing consistency over perfection

At times it may seem impossible to prioritize your ideal workout or self-care practice.  If you’ve found yourself trying to keep up with what once was realistic for you, even though your life may have shifted – you’re not alone.  With a newborn baby in my family’s life again, I quickly found it necessary for…

Read More
232021Apr
‘Pain in the @ss’: Otherwise Known as Sciatica

‘Pain in the @ss’: Otherwise Known as Sciatica

Hello, all you cool cats in cyberspace. In the spirit of not being controversial and in the context that almost everything is controversial right now I was thinking about making my blog post for this year about something tepid and bland. I would like to talk briefly about human trafficking crimes. Just kidding. I would…

Read More
232021Mar
Active Kids – The Importance of Physical Activity

Active Kids – The Importance of Physical Activity

I recently finished another season of coaching youth hockey, which I cherish. This past season was structured differently due to restrictions, however, I was so impressed with the resiliency of our kids who endured many new rules and changes in play format. As I reflect on the season and now look forward to upcoming baseball,…

Read More
122021Mar
Sit with Support!

Sit with Support!

This past year brought on a lot of changes. Many of us are working from home more or finding ourselves in different work environments. At Active Living Chiropractic, we often get asked questions on ergonomics and how to set up a workstation. While everyone’s set-up and needs are different, I encourage patients to think more…

Read More
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…

Read More
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….

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More