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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.

post stroke exercises

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 improve your fitness, your
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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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Volunteering offers great benefits to improve your overall health and wellbeing

5 benefits of volunteering

It has been well researched and documented that volunteering is good for us. From improving our health and happiness to promoting a sense of belonging and social connection, boosting our mood, and making friends, the case for volunteering keeps building. If you are looking to meet like-minded people, make new
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Benefits of playing video games

5 benefits of playing video games

When was the last time you played video games? What types of games did you enjoy playing? Regardless of what sort you are into, playing video games is good for you. The benefits of playing video games are endless ranging from improving cognitive functions, multi-tasking ability to stress relief. Gaming
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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

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 could be a lack of fitness
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5 ways to keep cool in summer

5 tips to keep cool in summer

For many, summer means BBQ, outdoor entertainment and beach time. We all look forward to the warmer days to enjoy a bit of sunshine and outdoor activities. But there are days that summer isn’t quite fun and enjoyable. On a 40°+ days when the scorching summer heat is harsh on
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5WaysToPracticeGratitude

5 ways to practice gratitude

Every year on 21st September, people around the globe celebrate World Gratitude Day. It is the perfect opportunity for each of us to pause, reflect and think about what we are grateful for in life. Gratitude allows us to be mindful about what we are blessed with and to see
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TipsToGetActiveOutdoors

4 tips to get active in spring

For many of us, winter means hibernation with more indoor activities and comfort foods. With the days shorter and nights longer, we may feel sluggish, fatigued and lack motivation. Now as we say goodbye to winter, with more sunlight and warmer days, it’s time to get back into the swing
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