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Staying Active

Maintaining good health by staying active and exercising has proven to improve fitness, strength and balance as you age. Find out ways to keep your body moving and maintaining your overall health.

Older couple exercising outdoors

Exercising in the great outdoors

Exercising in the great outdoors The summer months are a wonderful time to venture outdoors and incorporate exercise into your day. ACH Group Exercise Physiologists Mitch Burnley and Geo Kapalungan share some tips on how to make the best of this time of the year. Whether your goal is to
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5 ways to practise gratitude in 2024

Reflect on the past year, make year 2024 your best one How to practise gratitude this holiday season, reflect on the past year and plan for 2024 The holiday season is here and there are many things to look forward to. It could also be a good time to pause, reflect
Marie and Sharon in the Health Studio 50+ Glenelg

A lifelong journey of health and friendship

A Lifelong Journey of Health and Friendship: An Interview with Marie and Sharon In a heartwarming interview, we sit down with Marie, a vibrant eighty-year-old, and her daughter Sharon, who is sixty, to discuss their unique bond and dedication to health and wellbeing. Through their inspiring journey, they’ve discovered the
post stroke exercises

Regaining your fitness post-stroke

Regaining your fitness post-stroke A stroke can affect how well you move, balance, stand and walk. Thus, a stroke affects your ability to improve or regain your fitness, along with managing everyday tasks such as dressing, standing from a chair or walking outdoors in the community. Exercise post-stroke will also
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Keeping your feet in top condition

A healthy base: keeping your feet in top condition Just like fashion changes as the weather gets warmer or colder, so do our feet. As a result there are a few points to consider to keep your feet healthy through the change in season. ACH Group podiatrist Shari Madden explains
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April Falls 2023 – Better balance for fall prevention

Get active and improve balance for fall prevention April Falls Month® is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of falls and to promote the latest best practice fall prevention strategies. The overall campaign goal is to get active and improve balance for fall prevention. ACH Group aims
5 ways to get back into your fitness routine after a break

5 fitness motivation tips to get back into your routine after a break

Getting back into a fitness routine The holiday season is a time for celebration and relaxation but it can also throw our fitness goals out of whack. For many of us, it can be challenging trying to get back into a fitness regime after a long break. For others, it

What is the role of an Occupational Therapist?

What is the role of an Occupational Therapist? There are a lot of misconceptions around the role of an Occupational Therapist. Often people are confused about the role and purpose of an Occupational Therapist (commonly known as an OT). Occupational Therapists work alonside people to determine challenges they might be
Older couple dancing and staying connected

The importance of staying connected

Feeling socially connected is more important than ever Spending time with happy and positive friends can elevate your mood, while having stronger social ties has been linked with a lower risk of depression, healthier blood pressure and body mass index. Human beings are inherently social creatures. As far back as
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Lesley reignites her passion for art

Lesley Collett has always appreciated and enjoyed creating art and since her diagnosis with Multiple Scleroris (MS), has been able to reconnect with her passion through her participation in ACH Group ceramics group. It’s Tuesday just before 1pm and the ACH Group ceramics class. There’s  general chatter about what everyone’s