5 Minute Exercise – Split Squat
May 31, 2021
by Greg Poole, MSc., Certified Exercise Physiologist Keeping leg and butt muscles firm. Adults have a progressive loss of muscle after 55 years of age, more from our legs and butt than from our upper body. Mobility and balance suffer, reducing quality of life and independence. This strengthening exercise prevents the flat butt and skinny legs of old age. Do this exercise every other d...
Fitness for the mind
May 22, 2021
One in five Canadians will face the challenge of mental illness at some point in their lifetime. And with some mental illnesses, age can increase risk. Yet older adults are less likely to receive treatment for their mental illness. Sometimes this is because people don’t understand what is ‘typical aging’ and what is not. Many people still believe that it is a normal part of aging when a perso...
Put the SPRING in your step!
May 22, 2021
by Sandra J. Hartley, MPE, EdD Many older Canadians are anxious to get winter over with NOW. We want to get out, be in the fresh air, and feel the sun’s rays. With longer days, warmer temperatures, and dryer ground on the way, you can take your first steps to a fun and fit summer. Walking is a great way to get back into an active lifestyle. The scientific evidence just keeps flooding in -- si...