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Is walking enough?

Is regular walking enough to keep you strong and fit? Several women in their 50s and 60s who walk daily have told me that their walking routine provides ample aerobic exercise. They achieve a minimum of 10,000 steps daily, which is an established recommendation. Certainly, regular walking is very beneficial for general heart-lung health, mobility,…

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Working to your best

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work. Given the importance of work in our lives; it is in our interest to remain as physically fit as possible so we can work as long as possible. Regular exercise is a key to maintaining optimal health in particular older adults who wish to maintain their quality of life and remain in the workforce.

An older man has fallen over while his partner rushes to help

How to reduce the risk of falls

30% of people over the age of 65 will fall at least once a year. These falls can lead to fractured hips, shoulders, and wrists, even an extended stay in hospital and a rehabilitation period. And in the worst cases can be life-threatening. While falls are common, they are not a normal part of ageing. If you are 40 years or older read on for 8 tips to reduce your risk of falling.

Get Moving During Social Distancing | Challenge 2

We need to get moving! Social, or physical distancing which is recommended to reduce the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) has altered our daily work and recreation patterns, leading to a much more sedentary lifestyle for many of us!  Presently, I am working remotely like many of you, which requires less walking, and my gym and swim classes are cancelled.  The number of steps I take in a typical day have been reduced by one-half. We know that Exercise (even a single…

Recovering from an ankle injury? Treatment should include strengthening the muscles around the ankle and affected leg

Recovering from an ankle injury: weeks 2-6 This is the second part of our ankle blogs discussing  how to progress your rehabilitation beyond the first two weeks following an ankle injury, in particular an ankle sprain to the lateral ligaments. Weeks 3-6 following an ankle injury should involve: Strengthening the muscles around the ankle and…