Port Dover, Ontario

One of Ontario’s best kept secrets... beautiful lakeside Port Dover.

About an hour’s drive from Hamilton, two from Toronto and 45 minutes from Brantford, Port Dover offers a remarkable array of festivals, beautiful scenery and unique experiences. From surprisingly affordable family fun in the sun to sophisticated dining and acclaimed professional live theatre. Port Dover’s warmth, charm and unique history will excite your imagination... and capture your heart. One of a kind shops and boutiques. Heritage hotels and B&B’s. Sandy beaches and a romantic pier.  Fancy yachts and fishing tugs. Historical sites and world famous perch. You’ll leave brimming with great new memories. And find a dozen reasons to come back.

Port Dover. Surprising. Delightful. Affordable. And closer than you think.

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Port Dover beach ontario's south coast

Healthy Living - Office Ergonomics

by Dr. George Traitses

dr george traitses infinite healthOver 80% of the working population will experience low back pain at least once in their lifetime. Many people sit all day at work, often with poor posture, and this can increase the risk of developing low back pain.

Sitting down for long periods of time, repetitive movements and awkward work positions may lead to pain and discomfort. Here are five tips that will make your work station more comfortable.
Maintain Proper Posture
The secret to good posture is maintaining the spine’s natural curves. If your spine is not properly aligned, your muscles and ligaments have to work harder to keep you upright. When sitting, make sure that your ears, shoulders and hips are in line and your buttocks are at the back of the chair. Sit tall with your chest high.
Adjust Your Chair
Your shoulders and lower back should rest comfortably against the back rest. You may need to use a lumbar support pillow or a rolled up towel to provide extra support to your lower back. The height and angle of the seat should allow for your thighs to be parallel to the floor with your knees in line with or slightly lower than your hips.
Adjust Your Computer Monitor
The top line of text on the screen (not the top of the monitor) should be at eye level. This helps to keep your neck in a neutral position while you work. If your monitor is not adjustable, stack books or other materials underneath it to raise it up.
Check the Position of Your Keyboard and Mouse
Place your keyboard high enough to allow you to rest your arms with your elbows at your sides and your forearms parallel to the floor. If you use a laptop regularly, consider buying an external keyboard so you don’t need to choose between straining your neck to look down at the monitor or straining your arms to reach up to your keyboard. Place your mouse as close to the keyboard as possible to avoid unnecessary reaching.
Keep Moving
More important than maintaining “perfect” posture is moving and changing positions. Avoid sitting in one position for longer than 30-50 minutes at a time. Take a quick stretch break or, even better, get up and move around. While sitting, try to change positions periodically.

Work is stressful enough as it is. Take the stress off your back and visit a chiropractor to develop a treatment plan to keep you pain-free.

For more information on health and safety please visit the Ontario Chiropractic Association web site at www.chiropractic.on.ca or call 1877-327-2273. Dr. George I. Traitses of Infinite Healthpractices traditional chiropractic, advanced nutrition and anti aging therapy and has been serving the Toronto and Markham communities since 1981.