Exercise & Fitness

Published just a few days ago in the Journal Current Alzheimer Research is an excellent study out of the Division of Behavioral Neurology, Department of Neurology, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.  Living a sedentary lifestyle with trivial or...

Here at DeerFields Clinic we practice Preventive & Integrative Medicine with a particular focus on anti-ageing through lifestyle optimization.  We actually have the ability to measure the age of each individual body system and compare it to your chronological age in years. These systems include your cardio-age (heart), pulmo-age...

Did you know that one in five Canadians will experience a mental illness? Did you know exercise has proven benefits for our physical and mental health? Experts believe exercise enhances our mental health by releasing feel-good brain chemicals (neurotransmitters and endorphins); by reducing immune...

An avid runner in every season, I've discovered a few tricks that make running outdoors throughout the winter months a little more enjoyable...

Happy New Year! May 2019 be healthy, happy, peaceful and kind. May today and every day this year also be an opportunity to take better care of ourselves and those we cherish. Honestly, I'm not big on trends. I've always been one to...

These days, one doesn't have to look hard or travel far to find a yoga studio or class. Yoga practice has become increasingly popular with participants of all ages and abilities and continues to gain followers who upon giving it a fair try,...

Walking offers so many health benefits, it’s no wonder many physicians are prescribing it to patients. In fact, some experts suggests walking more, is the single best thing most Canadians can do to improve their health. Research has proven that a commitment to regular walking (aim...

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to our Medical Director, Dr. Randy Knipping. Yesterday he won the Canadian Masters 10000 m championship in Surrey BC yesterday taking home the gold medal for Toronto West Athletics in a time of 43:21.   Dr. Knipping knows all about setting goals...

When it comes to health risks, what's more important, genes or lifestyle? This is an age-old question that is relevant to all of us because of the diabetes and obesity epidemic facing so-called western civilization today. An easy way to understand the interaction between genes...

I get a lot of questions about plyometric training - such as "What are the benefits?" and "How do I begin or incorporate this type of exercise?"  With summer ramping up and many of us spending more time outdoors, it seems the ideal time to...