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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

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? Downsizing isn’t a new topic for many of us, especially
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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 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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