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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.

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Downsizing: 5 simple tips to get started

Thinking about downsizing? 5 simple tips go get you started Have you ever looked around the house and felt a bit overwhelmed by the clutter surrounding you? Do you dream of living a minimalistic lifestyle? Is excessive clutter around the house causing you stress and affecting how you live life?
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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
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5 ways to practise gratitude in 2023

Reflect on the past year, make year 2023 your best one How to practise gratitude this holiday season, reflect on the past year and plan for 2023 The holiday season is here and there are many things to look forward to. It could also be a good time to pause, reflect
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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
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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
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Strength training weighs up

Strength training isn’t just for bodybuilders. Incorporating this type of training into your exercise program provides many benefits to support healthy ageing. Strength training, also known as weight or resistance training, involves exercises using your own bodyweight or equipment, like dumbbells, resistance bands, and weight machines, to build muscle mass,
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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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Yoga benefits to older people

Yoga and its benefits

What is yoga? Yoga is a form of gentle exercise that is not religious but promotes spirituality, encouraging people to learn and develop inner peace and nurture their ‘mind, body and spirit’.  This ancient practice, founded in India’s Himalayas region, increased in popularity in Western culture during the 1960s-70s and
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Falls prevention in older people

Falls prevention: 4 helpful tips

Falls are among the biggest threats to older people. As we get older, our muscle strength and balance may reduce which can result in a fall accident. Although most falls may not cause serious injury, they can possibly leave us feeling quite distressed. Good news is there are other things
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Walking is beneficial for your overall health and wellbeing

5 health benefits of walking

Walking is a simple way to improve your overall health. Walking can offer many benefits to people of all ages and fitness levels. Walking is free and easy to start. Physical activity does not have to be vigorous to improve your health. Something as simple as taking a 30-minute walk
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