This past February, during a panel discussion at the International Association of Drilling Contractors Health, Safety, Environment and Training Conference Exhibition in Houston, Texas, the topic of worker safety on offshore rigs was addressed. Lead researcher for Definitions Health and Wellness, Dr. Farrell Cahill, sat on the panel as a recognized leader in the field of obesity, diabetes and exercise physiology in Canada.
Definitions is excited to announce the award of the Physical Employment Standards Testing for ExxonMobil operations in Newfoundland. This contract consists of the testing of physical fitness of offshore workers in various self rescue and fire team simulations. The testing protocol was develop by Dr. Farrell Cahill from Definitions as well as our colleagues at Memorial […]
It's that time of year again, when many of you us heading back to school and everyone's shoulders are getting sore from carrying home all those heavy text books! This weeks therapy Thursday exercise is designed to help stretch your upper traps and help alleviate some of the tension these heavy book bags can create.
•Stand and put your arms behind your back •Grasp the arms using the opposite hand to lower the shoulder. •Bend your neck to the opposite side until you feel a stretch on of the shoulder •Maintain the stretch for 20-30 seconds and breath throughout •Repeat with the opposite side.
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Not a fan of brussels sprouts perhaps? Well this weeks Tasty Tuesday recipe for balsamic roasted brussels sprouts might make you one!
Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts 2 lb. brussels sprouts, halved 1 red onion, sliced 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 tsp. sea salt ½ tsp. black pepper ½ tsp. mustard seeds 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 Tbsp honey 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and line a baking sheet with foil. In a large bowl, toss together brussels sprouts, red onion, olive oil, salt, pepper and mustard seeds. Transfer to prepared baking sheet and spread out evenly. Roast veggies for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring only once in between, until sprouts are tender and slightly browned. In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, honey and Dijon and drizzle over roasted veggies. (recipe adapted from EatYourSelfSkinny.com)
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This weeks Therapy Thursday post is very useful for those of you who often spend long periods of time at a desk each day. The simple stretch outlined below is great for helping combat common shoulder pains often associated with long periods of desk work.
1. Stand/Sit tall and rotate the shoulders from backward to forward in a circulation motion. Repeat 5 times then go in the opposite direction
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Did you know the human body can survive for weeks without food, but only days without water. Studies have also shown that increased water intake supports improvements in cognitive functions such as attention and memory. For more information on the benefits of staying hydrated take a quick read through this months Definitions Health and Wellness Newsletter posted below!