When you are pressed for time, this 5-10 minute series of dynamic stretches will help you warm-up for golf. Dynamic stretching gets you limber and your golf swing feeling free before you hit the first tee.
The Grouse Grind is an iconic Vancouver hiking challenge. Getting to the top can be daunting, yet cresting over the top to see the stairs of the resort building is exhilarating and relieving. There are several other reasons to take on this trail.
Do you do the Grind always hoping to reach a new personal best, but find that you are stuck at a plateau? There are usually two main reasons you are staying at the same level. Firstly, your body and your mind are no longer challenged. Secondly, you are fatigued. To power through this plateau we suggests you try these 6 steps.
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.
According to new data released by the Canadian Institution of Health Information (CIHI), Skiing and Snowboarding injuries are now twice as frequent as those seen in hockey. Injuries commonly seen on the slopes are muscle strains, ligamentous sprains, joint dislocations and fractures. The good news is that the majority of these injuries are avoidable! The sight […]
Education is one of Lifemove’s core values. We often are granted teachable moments where this core value is tapped into. In the last 10 years the fitness industry has gone from fanciful movements with the BOSU and other devices to make a training session “fun-ctional” back to basic human movements of lifting, pushing, pulling and rotating […]
Staying balanced means staying rooted on our feet. Previously, we’ve written about why our balance changes as we age, we now explore several fun ways to improve your balance and prevent falls within your resistance training routine. Resistance training is not only important to maintain muscular strength, but is also important to maintain brain to muscle […]
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.
Rotator cuff injuries are the most common of all shoulder injuries. The rotator cuff consists of four muscles, the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis. Each of these muscles assists in holding the shoulder joint in place, by wrapping around the front, back and top of the shoulder. All of the muscles attach to the […]
Barefoot Running: Craze or Crazy?Barefoot running seems to be the new mania, but just how good is it for your body and is it for everyone? For those who have not heard of the concept, it is just how it sounds — simply running with no shoes on or with thin-soled flexible shoes that mock natural […]
Have you ever tried to do a squat, but have knee pain? A lack of ankle mobility limits the forward motion of the lower leg; to compensate the knees travel forward more or even start to move in front first instead of the hips. Stretching the calves often eliminates this pain and enables them do the exercise properly.
How Kinesiologists Contribute to Successful Rehabilitation Kinesiologists contribute to successful rehabilitation in many ways. We are gaining more recognition for our important contributions to helping people with chronic medical conditions, disabilities or musculoskeletal injuries, stay active for life. Working towards achieving the strength and movement you once possessed can be challenging. Since our bodies work as […]
Learn how to prevent an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury before it happens. With increasing levels of sport participation at all ages, ACL injuries are becoming more common. Usually they occur from non-contact physical activities that involve sudden changes in direction, causing a twisting motion that results in an inward or outward rotation of the […]
Knee pain may be experienced while hiking; it can largely be prevented with proper exercise progressions.