If you’ve ever ran a marathon, are preparing to run a marathon, or know someone who has, then you know just how much time and effort goes into the process. It also requires lots of discipline. For some, wanting...
As a family physician, regular physical activity is something that Dr. Ali Ghahary recommends for all of his patients, young and old. It has been proven to help individuals looking to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight, in...
When it comes to finding different ways to ensure you have optimal health, not everything is always backed by science or evidence. Even health experts don’t always share the same opinions when it comes to deciding what does and...
With summer just a few weeks away, Vancouver residents are beginning to spend more and more time outdoors – especially when it pertains to their physical activity. Regardless of what it is you’re doing to stay fit (whether it’s...
Did you know that June 2nd is National Health and Fitness Day? As part of this initiative and following the passing of Bill S-211, over 330 communities from all across Canada – including British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario,...
In order to achieve optimal health, it’s recommended that children should be active for at least 60 minutes each day, as suggested by the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth. However, research has shown that kids are...
When it comes to physical activity, what you do before and after working out is important – from pre-workout stretching, to the type of food you consume. Below, Dr. Ali Ghahary shares some of the most crucial pre and...
Age-related muscle loss, also known as sarcopenia, is a condition that occurs as a result of the body’s natural aging process. When muscle decreases, so does a person’s strength, and this can not only have a direct impact on...
When it comes to weight loss, one of the most common questions Dr. Ali Ghahary hears from patients is, “Where do I begin?” Should you exercise more? If so, what type of exercise should you be doing? Should you...
Today, watching television is not only something we do on our spare time, but it’s also a way to catch up on the day’s news – and now, thanks to various online streaming services and phone apps, TV is...