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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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Gardening can be a physical activity involving a lot of bending and squatting. In previous posts, we have talked about the issue of repeated bending and the impact of this on the lower back. There are a number of techniques you can apply and exercises you can do to prevent injury while gardening.
Many of us have not worked at home for extended periods of time but in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, this may be our new normal for the foreseeable future Currently, a significant percentage of the workforce is operating in makeshift conditions at home. We find...
It is very easy to injure the neck and shoulders when engaging in a lot of heavy clipping and trimming of shrubs and plants in the garden. When your arms become tired with clipping and brush cutting at shoulder height or above, often the muscles around the neck...
Gardening is a great activity, but it can play havoc with the body at times. Sometimes the back, shoulders and neck can suffer particularly as you battle the weeds that take hold over the summer months. I will be preparing a series of blogs that will be looking at...
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