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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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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 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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
There are very few parts of your body that act in isolation. This is especially true for the shoulders and arms. Weakness of the shoulders can often lead to elbow and neck problems. This blog features tips and exercises on how to avoid common injuries of the shoulders, some that can occur from prolonged sitting at the computer.
Running is an excellent form of aerobic exercise, and when done on a regular a basis can have enormous health benefits. You may already be a regular runner.
Or like many people, you have never considered running as an option and even be terrified by the thought. We provide helpful advice on how you can start or restart a regular running or walking regime. Even if you are already a regular runner, there are tips for you too.
Swimming is a wonderful non-weight bearing exercise for whole body fitness. Despite the obvious benefits, many people do not swim on a regular basis, in part because of practical issues. Be encouraged that there are ways to become a regular swimmer and it may not be far out of reach.
The benefits of cycling are numerous. Many people want to cycle but aren’t sure how to start. The following blog provides suggestions on how to engage in a targeted and regular training regime to help you become a stronger, more confident, life-long cyclist. We provide a structured exercise program specific to cycling — especially for beginners or those who have taken a hiatus from past cycling activity, although, even experienced riders will relate!
Cycling activity (indoor and outdoor) has increased markedly over the last 6 months worldwide as offices, businesses, and schools closed to help slow the spread of the COVID-19. There are many health advantages to cycling. Read more for advice and tips on how to get the best out of cycling whether you are a novice or more experienced cyclist.
Looking after grandchildren is one of those joys in life, which while extremely rewarding it can also take its toll on the body. In this first blog, we will look at common problems you may experience and the solutions you can try when dealing with those gorgeous newborns and the energetic toddler.
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