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Loosen Up In Your Golden Years

2022-06-09T10:24:04-04:00

Loosen Up In Your Golden Years Over the years, you can develop habitual ways of using your muscles to move and position yourself. Poor posture and reduced range of motion may be the result of limited stretching, reduced activity levels or improper body alignment. With age, your muscles naturally tighten which can lead to poor posture and back pain. So, if you’re an older adult, it has never been more important to incorporate stretching and [...]

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The Power of Exercise to Help Manage Osteoporosis

2021-01-11T16:24:17-05:00

Aging, obesity and chronic health conditions, among other things, can lead to limited mobility and strength. And these issues can in turn contribute to spine, muscle and joint problems. As we age, our bones decline in density, starting at age 30. And if bone mass gets dangerously low, it’s called osteoporosis. Physical exercise, particularly if it’s weight-bearing, can help you better manage osteoporosis, including its side effects. “The higher you get your bone mass up [...]

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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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Use It or Lose It: Exercise Therapy Can Ease Arthritic Pain

2022-10-12T11:56:54-04:00

When you live with an ongoing or chronic condition, such as arthritis, it can be difficult and painful to complete daily tasks. These tasks include using a computer mouse to running errands. But exercise therapy can ease arthritic pain. While arthritis limits your range of motion, treatments, such as manual therapy and a therapeutic exercise program, can help you keep moving. Many people opt to visit a chiropractor for a therapeutic exercise program. It can help [...]

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