Active Seniors

Falls prevention

What is your risk of falling?

Balance is an area of concern for many people as they get older. According to the Centre for Disease Control, one in every five falls causes a serious injury such as a broken bone or a head injury. Fortunately, research backed methods for identifying and addressing falls risk have developed over more recent years. In …

What is your risk of falling? Read More »

The Speed you Move at Matters!

Have you ever been told to slow down, or maybe speed up your movements when exercising? Do you know why? Our body adapts differently to the same movement, depending on the speed at which you move! This makes it really important to move at the right speed, in order to get the desired benefits, whether …

The Speed you Move at Matters! Read More »

Try this simple test to see if your toe strength could increase your risk of falling

While it is logical to think that your feet have a role in balance, it’s amazing that something as simple as toe strength could reduce your risk of falling significantly. Research indicates that people who are likely to fall have around 20% less toe strength and that for each 1% (of body weight) increase, your risk of …

Try this simple test to see if your toe strength could increase your risk of falling Read More »