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Learning About Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

What Is DOMS?

DOMS is the muscle soreness and stiffness you feel a few hours or the day after a hard work-out.

DOMS stands for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.

This muscle soreness and ache you feel in your muscles is different from a muscle strain or torn ligament. A strain or tear is felt immediately.

DOMS, however is often not felt until the day after your run, session in the gym, extra tennis game, or challenging CrossFit workout of the day (WOD).

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Digging into Top Dog Myths

What are the Top Dog Myths?

The list of top dog myths is a long one. It seems we’ve all heard a dog myth or 2 that we now believe as fact.

There are myths around your dog’s nose, mouth, vision, grass eating habits, exercise needs, and how they age.

Everyone has an opinion on what a wet nose means or what eating grass is all about or how much exercise a dog really needs.

Now, we’re dog people at SierraSil. Some days it seems like there is more office chatter about our dogs then there is about our kids. Yeah, we know how it is.

And this is exactly why we want to talk about dog myths.

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Michael Bentley Accepts CHFA Award

SierraSil President, Michael Bentley, receives John Holtmann Leadership Award from the CHFA

SierraSil Health Inc is honoured that our President, Michael Bentley received the John Holtmann Leadership Award from the Canadian Health Food Association on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019.

The John Holtmann Leadership Award was created in memory of John Holtmann and recognizes a leader and mentor within the natural health industry who demonstrates passion and commitment, serves as an inspiration for others, and has played a significant role within the his/her company and the wider industry. https://chfa.ca/en/News/Achievement-Awards/John-Holtmann-Leadership-Award

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Here are 9 workout activities to try this summer with your dog:

4 Fun Ways to Work-Out with Your Dog

Your dog loves to and wants to move. Whether it’s playing tag in the backyard, your daily morning dog walk, or going out for a hike in the woods – your dog is happy to work-out with you.

We want you to embrace this joy for movement and have put together our 4 favorite ways to work-out with your dog.

This movement and working out with your dog helps keep your dog’s joints healthy, encourages a healthy weight (for you and your dog), supports your dog’s mental health, and gives both of you all-important bonding time.

Before starting a new work-out with your dog, it’s important you honestly think about your dog’s current level of fitness and age. If your dog is not used to running, hiking, or agility games – it’s very important you start slowly.

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How To Use a Tennis Ball for Sore Muscle Relief

How To Use a Tennis Ball for Sore Muscle Relief

To use a tennis ball for a sore muscle relief, to relieve your sore back, calf muscles, feet, hands, shoulders, and thighs takes just a few minutes a day.

Thanks to the power of myofascial release, a tennis ball is your new best friend when your lower back starts to ache or when you feel some tension and discomfort in your feet.

Just as a massage helps work out the stiffness and knots in your muscles, you can do the same with a simple tennis ball. The great thing about using a tennis ball to relieve your muscle and joint tightness and discomfort is that it costs nothing, and you can treat yourself whenever you need it.

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How Exercise Benefits Whole Body Health

How Exercise Benefits Whole Body Health

You know that exercise is key to helping you build a strong, flexible and mobile body. Along with eating a balanced diet, getting adequate sleep, and avoiding smoking – a daily exercise habit is one of the best things you can do for your health.

However, many of us simply associate exercise and its benefits with our physical bodies. We read articles about how lifting weights can make us stronger, how yoga keeps us flexible, and how running or cycling will help support our heart health. Often overlooked in these articles is how exercise benefits your whole-body health. Read more

A Different Spin on New Year’s Resolutions

A Different Spin on New Year’s Resolutions

It’s the start of another new year. A time to set big goals and to maybe makes some changes in your lifestyle. Many of us set New Year’s resolutions that come with big sacrifices or demand massive changes to our current lifestyle – making these resolutions not only difficult but practically impossible.

However, challenging these resolutions are, the one thing they do in the short-term is give us hope and anticipation in a time when we’re experiencing the holiday let-down. The holiday let-down or post-holidays blues is a real part of life for many of us, so these resolutions we set, regardless of the unlikelihood of achieving them, do give us something to strive towards. Read more

How To Care For Your Senior Dog’s Health

How To Care For Your Senior Dog’s Health

Your seven-year old dog might appear as energetic as a puppy, but don’t let this boundless energy fool you. We hate to tell you this, but a seven-year old dog is considered to be a senior dog.

With this statistic in mind, we want you to be aware of how you can care for the health of your senior dog. Just as humans develop age-related health concerns, the same holds true for dogs. Learn how to care for your senior dog’s health and be ready with your questions at the next vet visit.

Now, before we go any further, we do want to make sure that you’re not looking at your seven-year old dog and worrying about her health. Seven is just a benchmark age – just like 65 is for humans. Your dog, regardless of her age can live an active and full life – we just want you to have the knowledge you need to care for your dog as she ages. Read more

Winter Dog Advice from SierraSil

Winter Dog Advice from SierraSil

Winter is here. Wherever you live, the days are shorter and a bit cooler. You might be dealing with 10 centimeters of fresh snow, a steady downpour of rain or some less than sunny days – regardless of the weather change, it does have a big impact on your dog.

Your dog’s health and happiness should not suffer with the changing seasons and crisp weather. While it’s tempting to hibernate indoors and wait for the sun to come out again, your dog needs her daily exercise. This time outside walking, running, sniffing around and looking for the perfect stick is critical to your dog’s joint health and emotional well-being. Read more

Proud Sponsor of Yonex Canadian Masters Badminton Championships

Proud Sponsor of Yonex Canadian Masters Badminton Championships

SierraSil is proud to have sponsored the Proud Sponsor of Yonex Canadian Masters Badminton Championship in 2018. We are happy to hear the organization reached its fundraising goals and we look forward to participating in 2019. Read more