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Open House October 26, 2013

We are 1 year old and are having an open house to celebrate from 10 am- 2 pm. Come join us to meet the team and for some food and fun.

We will have delicious, healthy snacks from Kindfood along with refreshments and music. Make sure you bring your kids as Downtown Burlington is having their annual Treats in Our Streets. Kids can go to local businesses to play games, do fun crafts and even collect some candy and treats.

Please bring either a food donation for the Canadian Food Bank or a monetary donation towards the Reach Out Centre for Kids (R.O.C.K.) which is a downtown Burlington center for children with mental health problems.

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September Newsletter 2013 – Back Pack Facts

It’s that time of year again. The kids are going back to school for another year. Whether your child is just starting first grade or figuring out which university to attend next fall, these tips will help keep their backs and necks from becoming painful.

Back Packs – More Than Just Fashion and Function

School kids today not only have a lot on their minds, statistics show that they are also carrying a heavy load on their backs. You need only watch how students struggle while they walk with their overloaded backpacks to understand the potential health risks to the back and spine. Continually hauling heavy backpacks can cause stress to the developing spinal column, neck, arms, joints, and muscles of growing children.

To prevent pain and injury from an overloaded backpack itis important to recognize the correct way to choose, pack, lift, and carry a backpack.

Choosing a backpack

Make sure that the backpack is made of lightweight material, has two wide, adjustable shoulder straps, a waist belt, several individual pockets, a padded back and is proportionate to the child’s body size. It should not extend beyond a child’s shoulders or below the top of their hipbones.

More than 50% of young people experience at least one episode of lower back pain by their teenage years.

Packing a backpack

The load in a backpack should not exceed 10 percent of an elementary student’s body weight and 15 percent for those in secondary school. The contents should be evenly distributed with heavy items packed closely to the body.

Carrying a heavy load that is unevenly distributed can result in poor posture, and even distort the spinal column. This can cause muscle strain, headaches, back, neck and arm pain and even nerve damage.

Lifting and carrying a backpack

When putting the backpack on, a child should place it on a table or chair, bend at the knees and lift with the legs while putting on one shoulder strap at a time. Before your child walks out the door encourage him/her to wear both straps so the bag fits comfortably and is close to the body.

Wearing a backpack

Both shoulder straps shoulder used and adjusted so that the pack fits snugly to the body without dangling to the side. Backpacks should never be worn over just one shoulder. You should be able to slide one hand between the backpack and your child’s back. The waist strap should also be worn for additional stability.

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Fit In The Core August 11, 2013

Another Sunday, another gorgeous day in downtown Burlington at Fit In The Core. Peter Built Fitness was back again helping people get their butts in shape, literally. It was all about the glutes this week. Take a look at some of the pictures and videos from the event.

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Fit In The Core July 28, 2013

This Sunday, July 28, 2013, we were at Fit in the Core again with Dance scapes. They were leading the way with some Rumba/Salsa dancing along with Dance Tone fitness. In addition.they also performed some Yoga and Tai Chi demonstrations. Here are some pictures and videos of the day.

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Warrior Dash 2013

Drs. Maja and Cameron Edgar completed the Warrior Dash at Horse Valley Resort on Sunday July 21, 2013. They brought a few friends with them to help get through this run/obstacle course full of mud and fun.

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