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Foot Notes: A Solution for Plantar Fasciitis


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By Stephen Handel, Head Athletic Therapist, Algonquin Athletics

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

The Plantar Fascia is a very thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes.  This band of tissue is what creates the arch of the foot.  When the fascia is overstretched or overused, it can become inflamed.  When the fascia is inflamed, it can be painful and make walking more difficult.

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Are You Overtraining?

 What is Overtraining?

By Pierre Chartier, Professor, Fitness and Health Promotion and Recreation and Leisure Services

person resting head on exercise machineExcessive training refers to training in which volume, intensity, or both are increased too quickly, without proper progression. Such conditioning can lead to chronic states of fatigue associated with muscle glycogen depletion.

Overtraining occurs when the stresses of excessive training can exceed the body’s ability to recover and adapt, which results in more catabolism (breakdown) than anabolism (buildup) of muscle. Overtraining is characterized by a sudden decline in performance that cannot be remedied by a few days of rest and dietary manipulation.

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Insider New Year’s Fitness Tips

It is February – the holidays are over and life has returned back to normal.  Post- holidays,  some of us noticed a few extra pounds; others  made up their mind to be more fit in 2011. Well, besides all the cliché’s about New Year’s resolutions, the New Year is a perfect time to start on the right foot, a healthy foot!!! Read more…

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Algonquin Employees Celebrate Wellness Week!

Wellness Week

Photo by Tara Shapransky, Algonquin Times

Algonquin College employees celebrated Canada’s Healthy Workplace from 1 – 5 November, 2010 with 230 participants registered in 21 well attended workshops.  The Centre for Organizational Learning together with Algonquin’s wellness partners planned the event around the wellness themes of “healthy mind”, “healthy body” and “healthy workplace”.  Internal and external facilitators led a wide variety of workshops including “Improving Immunity with Nutrition”, “Office Ergonomics”, “Cartooning for Stress Relief/Fun/Relaxation”, “Move & Rejuvenate in Your Workspace”, “Classical Feng Shui”, “Photography for the Soul” and “Help Get Your Children from High School to a Career”.  Algonquin’s benefits provider, Sun Life Financial also delivered a few workshops including “New Homes, New Needs”, “Transition & Change” and “Retirement Planning”.  Various fitness workshops were held including “Yoga”, “Zumba”, and Read more…

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icon for post Do You Have Your Back-Up To Better Health?

Did you know that …

  • In Ontario, muscular disorders rank first in prevalence in chronic health problems and as a cause of long-term disability. (Corbett, 2003)
  • Muscular skeletal disorders rank first as a reason for consultation with a health professional.
  • They also rank second as a reason for the use of prescription and non-prescription drugs. (Corbett, 2003)

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