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Why Change the Conversation on Disabilities to Abilities?

Senior Wheelchair Facing Stairs

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 […]

Why Movement is Medicine We All Need

Group Stretching

Would you take a medication that would significantly reduce your blood pressure, cholesterol and stress as well as improve your cardiorespiratory and immune system, ultimately lowering your chances of heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes? What if this medication was free and had very view negative side effects which many medications do? I am talking about the […]

Is Your Gym Exercise Contributing to Lower-Back Pain?

Senior Man Stretching After Run Sun

The leg press, seated row, lat-pulldown, seated leg curl and shoulder press have been favourite exercises of thousands of gym enthusiasts for many years. However, when done improperly they can lead to lower-back pain. Lower-back pain is a common complaint which has many different origins including exercise error. Repetitive poor lifting habits are often one of […]

Light to Moderate Exercise Proven to Benefit Epileptics

Is the fear of seizures preventing you from participating in physical activity? Numerous studies have proven exercise to be beneficial for epileptics, in some cases preventing or decreasing intensity of seizures. Research proves benefits. Gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a neurotransmitter which acts as a natural anticonvulsant. GABA is an inhibitor neurotransmitter, meaning it reduces the […]