Good Life with OsteoArthritis (GLA:D) is made up of education and exercise sessions to help participants manage their osteoarthritis
Whether you’re working out in your backyard or at a local park, here are 4 ways to get creative with your outdoor workout
Stuck at home? This article features links for fitness resources online, as well as information on Copeman Healthcare’s virtual personal training program.
Keeping your body moving has many benefits, particularly in times of stress. Here are 3 things to keep in mind while exercising at home or during isolation
It’s important to get our bodies moving, even as we practice social distancing. Exercise helps us sleep better at night, is good for our immune function, and provides valuable endorphins! Copeman Healthcare kinesiologists recommend getting at least 150 minutes of moderate or vigorous activity per week. While we may not be going to the gym, […]
Exercise can be used to treat, manage and prevent pain, inflammation and more! Read these five articles to learn about the lesser-known benefits of exercise, as well as how to move your body safely and effectively.
If you’re not moving properly or want to ensure you keep moving the way you need to, a Copeman kinesiologist can help.
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.
4 progressive exercises for developing muscular coordination in the lateral subsystem. These will help you improve balance as you stand, walk and run.
In real life, we rarely use a muscle group in isolation. Therefore, no matter how valuable exercises are for specific muscle groups, they offer the greatest benefit when performed in coordination with other targeted muscles.
Work, family, play – it’s no wonder exercise often gets pushed to the bottom of the priority list. Learn how to get started on a balanced plan.
Most of us know we should stretch after a workout, but fewer know why, and even less know what a proper cool down should look like.
From time to time, we all might be guilty of skipping a warm up. But if that has become your norm, it’s time to rethink how you allocate your exercise time.
Monitoring your heart rate during exercise is a great way to track intensity and fitness improvements. Learn if it could be right for you.
We know that regular exercise is good for our overall health, but did you know that includes digestive health as well?
By the time we turn 40, many of us will begin to lose muscle mass. Fortunately, there are steps that can slow – or even reverse – this aging condition.
Want to stay active for many years to come? Music might be just what the doctor ordered (research shows!) to help you stay motivated, reduce your risk of injury and pain and even make your workouts seem easier (and who doesn’t want that?) Slow aging with music Music is not just for aerobics class—it may also help […]
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; […]
Here are three suggestions that can help you beat the odds and achieve long-term success this New Year
Mobility and flexibility training are what allow us to use our available ranges of motion to do our favourite activities, and stay healthy doing them
When injury occurs, one of the best things you can do is work with a personal trainer. Not only can a professional design a fitness program to help you rehabilitate and strengthen your injury, they can also show you how to prevent future problems.
With an extreme air quality advisory in place, many are still wondering whether or not it’s safe to continue to exercise. Here’s what you need to know!
You exercise regularly, but you’re still not making any progress. Could you be unintentionally sabotaging your exercise goals?
If you’re looking to make some fitness improvements for the summer, incorporating strength training into your fitness routine could be the way to achieve it
High-intensity interval training has been skyrocketing in popularity over the last few years – and for good reason.
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.
Have you ever wondered exactly how to assess your body composition – or why that might be important? That’s where InBody comes into play.
Pelvic floor functionality is something many women don’t think about – but perhaps more women should. Physiotherapy is key for pelvic floor dysfunction.
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!
Is there such a thing as the “perfect” workout routine? Kinesiologist, Hedieh Hafizi, explains how to create the perfect workout plan.
What if you discovered a medication capable of preventing or treating dozens of diseases? Luckily, this magic medication exists; exercise!
The importance of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of cancer. Two exercise medicine experts weigh in.
If you often visit the gym without a plan, you’re probably not making the most of your time or energy. A structured exercise program could make a significant difference to your fitness progress.
Most people are aware that exercising can help you lose weight. Yet many of the other countless benefits of exercising often go unnoticed. Kinesiologist, Dana Permann explains why exercise is for EVERYONE (yes, even you!).
Do you experience tight muscles and pain that no amount of stretching or other treatment seems to help?
Gunn IMS may be the answer you’re looking for.
Did you know you can help manage your cortisol levels with exercise? And that this can lead to weight loss, lower blood pressure, and better sleep? Learn how.
Historically, expectant mothers were told to avoid exercise throughout their pregnancy. However, research now shows that exercise is safe, even if a woman did not exercise regularly before getting pregnant.
It’s no secret that physical activity and exercise does our body good. But did you know physical inactivity or sedentary behaviour has its own set of negative consequences?
Why should we start or continue exercise at the age of 65 or older? Kinesiologist, Nadine Sinnen explores what research says about our physical body, exercise and aging.
Do you ever feel like you are constantly trying to get over a cold? Exercise can be a great way to keep your immune system strong.
New research tells us we may be altering more than just the number on the scale when we exercise.
We’ve taken a look at three of the most common fitness misconceptions to help you get the most out of your workout.
Is your resolution for 2015 to finally reach your health and fitness goals? It’s not as daunting as it may seem. Follow these five easy tips to get the most out of your workout.
If you have ever felt disoriented or unstable, you are not alone. Dizziness and balance problems account for up to 10 per cent of all physician visits and affects more than 60 per cent of the adult population.
We’ve selected our favourite apps and wearable tech to suit every kind of fitness personality and help you stay on course to reach your goals.
In our fast-paced Western culture, it’s no surprise that so many Canadians have difficulty falling asleep. Since it is not often possible to change our culture and our environment, another way to find some peace within the chaos of the world is through yoga.
Whether you’re training for a competition or involved with recreational sports, you can expect to see a decrease in exercise performance if you are selling yourself short on sleep.
Believe it or not, the rewards of exercise extend far beyond adding muscle tone or slimming down. Exercise also helps improve the look, feel and age of your skin.
Using a high tech device or even a simple app on your phone can give you precise information about how you’re doing in your training and how you can improve over time.
Top athletes in-the-know practice yoga for its optimization and recovery benefits. It’s seen as an important part of a well-rounded competitive or recreational fitness program. If you haven’t yet incorporated a Yin yoga practice into your workout or sports training routine, now is the time to start.