Active Seniors

Mobility

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 …

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Workout (for) Your Hobbies!

As the weather warms up, no doubt you will start to do more outdoor activities! Some of the more popular activities that seniors like to participate in are sports such as golf and bowls, as well as gardening around the house. It is important that these activities continue to make sure you say active in …

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Heal your heels!

Plantar fasciitis is something a majority of us would have experienced at some point, especially as we all tend to spend a lot of our day sitting or lying down! It is the tightening of the plantar fascia, which is a thick ligament connecting your heel to the front of your foot. As you can …

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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 …

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The surprising benefits of hills

There are very few places in Australia where you can embark on a 15+ minute walk and avoid any sort of change in elevation. Fortunately, walking up and down hill provides us with great benefits. Each direction has a different and unique benefit that we will explore below.  Walking up a hill or incline Cardiovascular …

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