Kerry Senchyna

Consider your heart this month

Consider your heart this month

In recent years, cardiovascular risk in women has been increasing and has killed more women than breast cancer.

Consider your heart this month
A new year means new beginnings for you and your body

Plasticity: the secret to athletic mastery

The ability of the brain to learn and adapt is called plasticity.

A new year means new beginnings for you and your body
A new year means new beginnings for you and your body

How to ensure a quick recovery from injury

While it can take many weeks for us to heal from a simple strain, athletes will recover in half or a third the time-frame.

A new year means new beginnings for you and your body
A new year means new beginnings for you and your body

A new year means new beginnings for you and your body

One of the most common items on our New Year’s Resolution list is to improve our health

A new year means new beginnings for you and your body
The concussion epidemic: Reducing your risk can save your life

The concussion epidemic: Reducing your risk can save your life

A couple of studies done in North Carolina and Oklahoma University on NFL players have brought up issues

The concussion epidemic: Reducing your risk can save your life
The concussion epidemic: Reducing your risk can save your life

Time to fire up your body’s furnace

Kerry Senchyna holds a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology and is owner of West Coast Kinesiology in Maple Ridge.

The concussion epidemic: Reducing your risk can save your life
Autumn is great for walking, and starting a fitness program

Weight training not all grunts and gasps

But many athletes will not benefit from heavy lifting, or at least not as the predominant method of training.

Autumn is great for walking, and starting a fitness program
Autumn is great for walking, and starting a fitness program

Autumn is great for walking, and starting a fitness program

A walking program is easy to do, doesn’t need any membership or expensive equipment and can be done almost anywhere.

Autumn is great for walking, and starting a fitness program
Autumn is great for walking, and starting a fitness program

Saving lives, one pound at a time

As your muscles become stronger, you are able to exercise longer or with higher intensity, which burns more calories and reduces your weight.

Autumn is great for walking, and starting a fitness program
Still no substitute for hard work

Still no substitute for hard work

Kerry Senchyna holds a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology and is owner of West Coast Kinesiology in Maple Ridge

Still no substitute for hard work
Take good stance on performance, posture

Take good stance on performance, posture

Proper posture keeps muscles and joints in their neutral position where they…

Take good stance on performance, posture
Rethink your drink

Rethink your drink

Research has shown that soft drink consumption has tripled over the past…

Rethink your drink
Rethink your drink

What’s the best exercise for your bones?

Osteoporosis is a disease which is prevalent in two million Canadians and…

Rethink your drink
New tricks for the dog days of summer

Training to improve and maintain speed

In virtually all sports, a major component of success is the ability…

New tricks for the dog days of summer
New tricks for the dog days of summer

New tricks for the dog days of summer

The gradual build up of heat in the body is called heat stress and is a great concern for exercisers during play in the summer months. By slowly allowing the body to adapt to higher temperatures, we can prevent heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and life threatening hyperthermia – this process is called acclimatization

New tricks for the dog days of summer

Enjoy your off-season downtime

When the long competitive season has finally ended and the aches and pain of training and playing are behind us, there is no better time for healing and recovery of nagging injuries than the post-season period.

Are humans better sprints or long-distance runners?

Are humans better sprints or long-distance runners?

Part 2 of 3 in a series

Are humans better sprints or long-distance runners?

Are humans better sprinters, or distance runners?

This column is the first in ongoing series about long distance running.You…

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Ergonomics: What’s in a name?

The term “Voodoo Economics” was coined by George Bush Sr. when he…

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A pitch to prevent Little League elbow

All baseball pitchers are at risk for elbow injuries, but younger pitchers…

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