Gardening is physically challenging and a great form of ‘green exercise.’ Yet shoulder and neck pain when gardening are common complaints. The good news is that there are a number of preventative habits you can establish to sidestep these types of injuries. Read on!
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.
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.