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It's time to hit the reset button. Prolonged periods of inactivity can have dramatic and detrimental effects on your health. Research shows that people who are inactive are at a 17-25% greater risk of dying earlier than active people of the same age. Furthermore,...
Not everyone enjoys running or cycling, but most of us can walk. The return on the investment of walking is a form of exercise can be profound in terms of physical and mental benefits. Additionally, walking can help clear your head to offset ‘cabin fever’ and improve...
We need to get moving! Many of us are working from home or spending hours tied to a computer for work, leading to a sedentary lifestyle! Presently, I am working remotely like many of you, which requires less walking, and generally less activity. The number...
Keeping Active | Challenge 1 What is the best and most efficient way to stay or become strong, active and mentally healthy? Exercise (even a single bout) can boost your immune system, can aid in your recovery from viruses and infection, and is a powerful tool to...
Most of us need to include regular exercise in our daily lives. But how do you INITIATE, then RETAIN the habit of regular exercise? Read more to learn strategies for incorporating exercise!
Holidays often involve house cleaning, decorating, and shopping which can lead to strained muscles, joints, and backs. Learn how to prevent holiday injuries in this article from SimpliMove.
End the year on a positive note by staying active before Christmas. Don’t wait until January 1st to initiate your New Year’s resolution for exercise. Build a fitness habit now! .
One consequence of growing older is the decline in muscle strength and power, particularly in leg and arm muscles. However, research illustrates that decline in strength can be delayed in older adults with a consistent and purposeful strength training effort.
There are mountains of evidence that reveal numerous health benefits of physical exercise. It has a positive effect on all the major systems of the human body. But exercise, by itself, is not always the ‘silver bullet’ to achieve the goal of weight loss — particularly in older adults.
The demands of grandchildren can push your body past the tipping point, and lower back pain is one of the first symptoms. However you can prevent lower back injuries by employing simple strategies and performing exercises to strengthen your back.
Looking after and playing with grandchildren can be a fulfilling experience, but certain activities and movements can lead to injuries of the shoulder’s rotator cuff. Yet, the good news is that strengthening exercises can help prevent shoulder mishaps!
Holiday or vacation travelling – as fabulous as it sounds – can take a toll on your calves and feet. Yet, by employing simple strategies, you can prevent lower limb pain during your travels.
Gardening is a challenging form of exercise. And shoulder pain after gardening is a common complaint. Yet this type of injury is preventable with good gardening habits!
Our lives are characterised by significant physical inactivity, which equates to increased health risks. Here are some suggestions to be more active for your own wellbeing!
Falls are common in older people, and often lead to decreased physical activity and loss of muscle strength. Try this simple 5-minute daily strengthening exercise routine to help you prevent a fall.
Lifting and carrying heavy luggage can place you at risk for injuries. Here are some tips to help you handle luggage safely and build strength to help keep you injury-free!
Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes are chronic health conditions that are highly preventable with regular exercise and a healthy diet. Learn about how to manage this condition in this article.
Posture is integral to back health, but poor posture can lead to back pain, muscle weakness and spinal irregularities. Read more about remedies for poor posture!
Following a total knee replacement, rehabilitation aimed at achieving a functional recovery should prioritize movement and exercise. Read here to learn more about management of recovering knees!
Evidence shows that preoperative therapy for patients undergoing total knee replacement has a positive impact on early postoperative recovery. And patients that prepare for knee surgery by strengthening muscles and improving flexibility tend to experience less pain, improved physical function more quickly, and reduced hospital stays. Read more about how to prepare for a total knee replacement procedure!
Osteoporosis is a common condition that adversely affects bone health for people 50 years and older. Yet appropriate types of exercise and physical activity can help maintain or improve bone health by increasing bone density and bone strength. Read more to learn about exercise strategies to manage osteoporosis!
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) describes discomfort around the knee joint in the vicinity of the kneecap. Despite effective conservative treatments such as stretching and strengthening, many people with this injury stop participating in physical activities. Read more to learn about this condition and how you can bounce back from knee pain!
Strong ab muscles stabilize the spine, make everyday movement easier, decrease risks of back pain, and improve levels of independence. Read more to learn how to strengthen your abdominals!
Sustaining a physical injury while exercising can occur when you begin a new exercise program or return to exercise after a hiatus. Yet you can avoid exercise-related injuries by practicing smart strategies. Read more in this article to learn about the “HOW” of exercising sensibly!
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