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Top tips for exercising safely outside and at home

2021-06-29T15:17:18-04:00

Top tips for exercising safely outside and at home For over a year, COVID-19 has continued to force fitness centres and studios to be shut down across the province, leaving people to find alternative ways to stay active. With the warmer months around the corner, many are already or will be taking advantage of the outdoors to practice yoga, run, cycle, weight lift, and perform other exercises to stay mentally and physically fit. [...]

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Aging: How to stay active when it hurts to do so

2021-06-28T17:39:50-04:00

To help manage osteoarthritis pain, Tom Kellar and Colleen Fraser stay active while aging, including taking regular walks near their Sudbury home. Tom Kellar and his wife, Colleen Fraser, from Sudbury, Ontario, have always tried to stay active while aging by going to the gym, walking, or hitting the trails on snowshoes or skis during the winter. But in recent years, the pain made exercise a challenge for both of them. For Kellar, the pain [...]

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Dance Health: Better Knee and Ankle Alignment to Prevent Injuries

2022-04-01T23:23:06-04:00

Better Knee and Ankle Alignment to Prevent Dance Injuries A dancer's jumps, turns, and forward pushing movement all begin with a bent knee. Dr. Blessyl Buan, an Ontario chiropractor, dance artist and movement specialist, says "a key way to prevent dance injuries is to ensure you understand your joint positioning during these transitional movements. This positioning includes controlling your knee and ankle alignment to prevent injuries." Training in Parallel with Balls You can train in [...]

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Dance Health: Protecting Your Ankles and Knees in a Turnout

2022-04-01T23:22:54-04:00

Protecting Your Ankles and Knees in a Dance Turnout Turnout is the position dancers often take, where their hips are externally rotated, like first position in ballet.  Often dancers will use their feet to cheat this movement in order to create the desired shape on the floor. This cheat is called “cranking turnout.” Using floor sliders Dr. Blessyl Buan, an Ontario chiropractor, dance artist and movement specialist, recommends a healthier pattern. She recommends dancers use [...]

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How to Get the Most Value from Walking

2021-01-11T16:18:35-05:00

Just start walking – It’s the simplest thing you can do to get a workout in. Even 15 minutes a day can start you on the way to an activity habit, keep in mind that movement is improvement. Walking is the easiest choice when the weather is agreeable but don’t let a little rain or light snow keep you indoors. Here's how you can get the most value from walking. When to Walk It’s easier [...]

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Finding Time for Fitness

2021-01-11T16:19:05-05:00

How do you find time for fitness when so many things are competing for your attention? It’s a common problem. The good news is that as little as 15 minutes a day can start a fitness habit – and deliver health benefits! Research has shown that within a study conducted over a span of 12 years, almost half a million people found that at little as 15 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise a day increased life [...]

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Four Fitness Motivators

2021-01-11T16:19:25-05:00

Do you want to be more active, but have trouble getting motivated? Starting a new habit and sticking to it is difficult for many people. So many things get in the way and your favourite comfy chair or TV program can look very enticing after a long, busy day. But did you know that fitting in just 15 minutes of focused activity each day can start you on the way to an energized lifestyle? Who [...]

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Exercise Safely

2021-01-11T16:19:14-05:00

Being active can help you maintain a healthy weight, reduce blood pressure, build strong bones, relieve stress, and maintain flexibility and good posture. Recreational sport is a great way to enjoy the many benefits of physical activity. Whether you pick up a hockey stick, golf club, racquet, or paddle, get on a bike, or put on your running shoes. The important thing is to get moving and to exercise safely. Here are some tips to [...]

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