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Despite their practicality and versatility, our hands can experience pain, swelling and stiffness. Pain — especially that which is associated with hand joints — is debilitating, as it affects grip strength and restricts movement. Yet, there are strategies to manage the pain and build strength and flexibility of hand muscles and joints. Read more to learn how to rehabilitate your hands!
Many of us know exercise and activity are good for us. However, when you begin an exercise routine and increase the duration of time that you exercise, it is important that you perform it safely to reduce injuries. Read more to better understand the science behind exercise-related injuries!
Although the benefits of exercise are impressive, the significance of this fact does not necessarily compel people to exercise. However, there are simple strategies that can be employed to establish, build, and maintain an exercise habit. Read more in this article from SimpliMove.health!
Most of us acknowledge the need to be regularly active for optimal health. Despite scientific evidence that recognizes health benefits of exercise, consistent exercise habits are difficult to achieve. If you experience barriers to exercise, this article outlines strategies to help you!
Travelling requires a modification from our typical schedule. and places physical demands on our bodies that translate into exhaustion. There are ways to condition our bodies to avoid travel injuries, and return from our journeys without feeling drained. This blog provides five tips to injury-proof your holidays!
Many people avoid getting on and off the floor because they don’t possess enough body strength. Others struggle with balance and joint stiffness. These challenges often contribute to a loss of self-reliance and assurance. Read this article that provides guidance for getting off the floor with confidence!
Is regular walking enough to keep you strong and fit? Several women in their 50s and 60s who walk daily have told me that their walking routine provides ample aerobic exercise. They achieve a minimum of 10,000 steps daily, which is an established recommendation....
Strength training and staying active can slow the age-related decline in physical function. Is it ever too late to start? Find out how strength training postpones ageing in older adults, and that everyone can do it!
The ability to stand up from a chair is a critical factor to maintaining independence. Being able to guide a person to lift themselves from a seated position is beneficial to their health. Read more to learn about both an individual’s role as well as that of the caregiver in this blog post!
The percentage of informal caregivers — family and friends — will continue to grow as the percentage of adults over 65 increase. The physical demands that accompany caregiving — particularly related to assisting with mobility — can lead to injury of the care giver. Read more about this topic to learn how you avoid strain on your body if you are a caregiver!
Computers make our work, study and social life flexible. Yet, computer users develop work-related neck pain. If you suffer from “tech neck,” read more about how to prevent and treat this common issue!
Sleep is completely undervalued! We need, want, and appreciate sleep. Yet on the contrary, many of us behave as though sleep is overrated! Read more on how to improve your sleep.
The idea of running or even walking 5km may sound appealing, but also daunting or unfeasible for many. If that’s you … keep reading! Consider building your capacity to complete a 5km run or walk over the next 6 weeks or longer. Just run with it and run for health!
Walking is a pursuit in which many people participate to improve their fitness or to battle weight gain. However, a common and painful condition foot known as plantar fasciitis can be a barrier to physical activity. Read this blog post to learn about plantar fasciitis, and how it is both treatable and preventable!
Gardening requires an array of maintenance tools that demand repetitive movements of certain muscles and tendons in the hands, arms, shoulders. Overuse can lead to inflammation and pain known as tennis elbow. Find out about prevention, management and treatment of tennis elbow in this week’s post!
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of our lives, notably health. In the last year, online activity increased markedly, but our bodies have become sedentary, sitting for hours in front of a computer. Read reflections on important lessons learned over the last year. We challenge you to reset your exercise routine and provide a starting point.
Why do we find it so hard to keep active, even when we know it’s good for us? Read about ‘the case for exercise’ and what to do about it. Exercise snacks, small and often, may help.
Walking is a whole-body form of exercise when performed at a moderately intense pace, and helps you achieve the recommended activity guidelines for optimal health. Find out about preparing your body for walking and improving your aerobic capacity.
Shovelling is an intense form of exercise, but it can lead to lower back injury if performed improperly. Find out about preventative actions in your control to protect against lower back injury while shovelling.
Being active can offset the age-related declines in physical function. Find out how much of a difference activity can make!
Happy New Year from SimpliMove.Health. Sometimes we stumble while attempting to achieve our exercise goals for the year! Two words sum up how to succeed. Start small!
The holidays are here and it’s time to get a head start on those New Year’s resolutions that promote more exercise. You can leave 2020 in the dust and get a fresh start! Read more and how to keep moving!
Strong gluteal muscles (buttocks) are critical for optimal balance, walking, running and other activities such as standing up from a chair. Learn how to protect against injury by strengthening weak glutes.
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a method to gain many benefits of regular exercise including gaining muscle strength and endurance, lowering blood pressure and increasing cardiovascular health. But is HIIT appropriate, effective and protective for middle-aged and older adults? We help answer those questions highlighting some of the latest cutting-edge research.
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