For the second year, SoleFit is proud to be supporting the Haywood NorAm Canadian Eastern Championships for cross-country skiing.
Heart Rate Variability (HRV) can be a great, inexpensive way to get a snapshot of how your body is recovering and/or adapting to the stressors of everyday life.
For our fifth instalment of our SoleFit Speaker Series, we were joined by New York Times best-selling author of 'Born to Run', Christopher McDougall, along with impossible2Possible founder and extreme adventurer, Ray Zahab. As a fundraiser for i2P, we were able to raise over $7000 to help support upcoming youth expeditions!
For our first review we decided to test out a concept called grounding that has been scientifically researched and involves using the electrical current of the earth to control pain, heal the body of inflammation and improve overall wellness. The research is pretty convincing and we were all excited to give it a try!
The SoleFit team is always on the lookout for new and innovative products that we can offer our clients. Treatment options and research evolves so quickly in our industry that it certainly keeps us on our toes! The challenge lies in determining which products are truly helpful, and which are not. Because of this, we are launching a new review series where team SoleFit puts new items to the test!
Most of us know based on how we feel after a lousy sleep that sleep is pretty important. But many of us don't realize just how important sleep is to recovery and general health. Studies suggest that over 80% of North Americans don't get sufficient sleep which doesn't bode well for those already worn down from stressful jobs, family life, or high intensity training programs. Continuous periods of bad sleep can potentially lead to inadequate cell regeneration (bad recovery), poor cognitive function, compromised immunity, high blood pressure, pre-diabetic risk factors, lower IQ and memory function, disrupted hormone balances, and increased mortality.
At SoleFit, we are always looking for new health care products that are effective and easy to use. A few months ago, we came across floss bands that are starting to be used by therapists in the US (and were creating quite a lot of buzz) and decided to give them a closer look . After ordering a few samples in for our team to try, we were amazed at how well they worked!
February is Hearth Month and SoleFit is proud to be a supporter of The Ottawa Heart Institute!
At SoleFit we spend many an assessment with our clients discussing the fact that as modern day humans we have lost much of our fluency of movement, mobility, stability and strength. Much of this is linked to a mis-proportioned balance between our sedentary lifestyle and our activities (or lack thereof). We tend to travel from one place where we sit to another place to sit.
SoleFit was featured recently in iRun magazine and The Ottawa Citizen.