Copeman Healthcare’s team of kinesiologists presents the ultimate guide to exercise and fitness. Discover everything you need to know about exercising through every age and stage of life—plus, learn to love your workout routine and manage your weight, get healthier and improve your fitness level in a way that fits your lifestyle.
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What’s really stopping you from achieving the results you want? To make a real change, you need to make choices and find a routine that works with your busy lifestyle. This four-step, honest approach is designed to help you set and achieve realistic health goals. It will help you reassess your priorities; consider any modifications; […]
Melanie Portal, a kinesiologist at the Copeman Healthcare Centre in Vancouver, recently completed her Masters of Kinesiology at UBC
Lower back pain is one of the most frequent causes of activity limitation in adults today and, unfortunately, the root cause can be hard to diagnose. As part of a series on lower back pain, this article will focus on how tight muscles could be the culprit behind your daily pain and will provide examples of stretches that you can do in the comfort of your own home.
A new year means new fitness resolutions, but starting a new workout routine can be challenging – especially if you don’t know where to begin. To help get you started, we’ve put together a simple workout routine with five body weight exercises that target your whole body to promote strength, endurance, balance and core functioning. All you need is a little bit of floor space and a timer!