Friday, August 26, 2016

NAO Attracts Top Athletes!

19 years old high school graduate & Ontario (Canada) dance champion, Dasha Veprjitska, DOMP (candidate) graduates this week to become another National Academy of Osteopathy alumna in Toronto.

While working as an osteopathic manual practitioner, Dasha will continue her osteopathic education by enrolling at the online dual degree bachelor of science in osteopathy and doctor of osteopathy (DO) program of National University of Medical Sciences (Spain).

Dasha took the CPR course last week. The CPR course is necessary to join a number of associations in Canada which then permits NAO graduates to bill private health insurers across Canada. 


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Exercising on Empty Stomach

Recent research shows that exercising on empty stomach or after fasting has many benefits including increasing testosterone and human growth hormone levels, while decreasing chance of diabetes and other disorders.

Additionally exercising on empty stomach signals the body to produce new brain cells as well as new muscle cells, basically improving your brain and body while making them younger.

This type of exercise is specially effective for fat loss. Please consult with your physician or manual osteopath prior to starting an exercise program.

“I exercise on empty stomach on a daily basis. Right after I wake up, before even reading my daily paper and drinking coffee I take my Yoga mat and start doing Yoga followed by some form of cardio and aerobics, and sometimes Taekwondo. It is a great way to start your day. Try it, you will love it!” Says osteopathic manual practitioner, Dr Shahin Pourgol, one of the professors teaching at our school.   

Professor Oleg Bagrin, MD, DOMP

Professor Oleg Bagrin, MD, DOMP teaching osteopathic visceral manipulation (visceral osteopathy) at the York University Heights campus of National Academy of Osteopathy (Toronto, Canada).

Professor Darren Wigginton, PT, RMT, DOMP teaching osteopathic soft tissue therapy at the York University Heights campus of National Academy of Osteopathy (Toronto, Ontario).

Professor Pamela Crosson-Fournier, RMT, DOMP

Professor Pamela Crosson-Fournier, RMT, DOMP teaching cranial osteopathy (osteopathy in the cranial field) at the York University Heights campus of National Academy of Osteopathy (NAO) in Toronto.

The cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) class.

The cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) class at the York University Heights campus of National Academy of Osteopathy (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). 

Sitting can KILL you!

The more you sit, the sooner you die.

Sitting for a major part of the day may be deadly in the long run researchers say.

Toronto (Canada) researchers found the amount of time a person sits during the day is associated with a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and death.

After smoking, sitting (physical inactivity) is the number two reason people die from, followed by bad diet and alcohol usage.

To counteract the negative effects of sitting, it is recommended you stand and be active for a minimum of 5 minutes per hour of sitting.

“Manual osteopaths are generally quite healthy because they are active while working, usually standing on their feet while providing hands-on care” says Professor Shahin Pourgol, president of National Academy of Osteopathy and National University of Medical Sciences.