According to Osteoporosis Canada, fractures from osteoporosis are more common than heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined. Popular belief is that women are primary sufferers of osteoporosis, however both men and women, of all ages, are susceptible. Over a period of time bone becomes thin and porous, which exponentially increases the risk of fracture.
Slips and falls on the ice are a serious concern for the elderly as well as people with chronic medical conditions. Their fear is that falling while walking on the snow could make their condition worse or result in a debilitating injury like a hip fracture.
Our bodies become unbalanced and stuck due to chronic work habits, repetitive movements, single directional sports and/or injuries. This myofascial tension drains our energy and creates pain. We end up tighter on one side or in one direction. Try this powerful ratio to stop feeling cramped.
Do you have osteoporosis? Learn five home osteoporosis exercises to keep strong and prevent fractures. Strength training is now recommended by Osteoporosis Canada to help people to stay active and independent.
The topic of disabilities and inclusiveness has been important to me since I worked at a home for adults with cognitive disabilities after graduating from university. This passion grew further in 2000 when I participated in an “Adapted Physical Activities” course at the University of British Columbia that was part of non-degree work post graduating […]
Setting running goals as we age can be a tricky business no matter what the distance. A step in this direction is being able to set reasonable training and racing goals. Alfred discussed this with Olympian Dylan Wykes.
Approximately 80% of the world’s population will have a shoulder injury at some time in their lives; in some sports that number is a staggering 100%! Those who’ve had shoulder pain in the past will most likely have it reoccur. Proper shoulder injury rehab is part of preventing a recurrence.
There over 200 diseases of the bones, joints and muscles. An encouraging recent review of several studies continues to support exercise therapy for the treatment of many of these conditions and diseases.
I recently began to read Live a Life You Love by Vancouver wellness expert, life coach, author, media presenter, flamenco dancer and medical doctor, Dr. Susan Biali. One thing that really struck me was that we need to learn to honour ourselves more. We both agree that our lifestyles greatly impact our health and well […]
There are few tips and tricks to make your first snowshoe adventure fun and safe. Yearning to try snowshoeing again, I finally did. Cross country skiing has been my winter sport of choice since I first put on the bear binding skis in the snow covered front yard when I was three. Though, I do remember […]
Like it or not, as we age our balance decreases. It is a natural result of many other changes that are occurring within the body. Keeping our balance is an essential component of our lives; whether it is being able to recover after slipping, or having to stand on our tippy-toes and reach for an item on that top shelf.