Although flexibility and strength training exercises are important components of your overall fitness program, it is aerobic and endurance training (cardio) that provide the greatest benefit for reducing blood pressure.
As we age it’s particularly important to build resilience in brain function and exercise is one of the best ways to do it.
A regular, structured exercise program can decrease blood pressure by 5-7 mm Hg- this can occur as early as 3-4 weeks after introducing a new exercise routine
Losing 5% or 7% of your body weight can help reduce insulin levels, which reduces the risk of metabolic syndrome and diabetes.
The more physically active you are, and the higher the intensity of that activity, the greater the reduction in colon cancer risk. The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology recommends accumulating at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each week.
Messages about exercise constantly barrage us. It is easy to think exercise is complex, takes a long time, or that it requires certain gadgets to be effective.
It is wise to “warm up” our muscles with daily exercises to lower our risk for injury after months of winter exercise hibernation.
Finally winter is gone. This is the perfect opportunity to get out of the glare of your computer glow an the dull light of your television and make the switch to the great outdoors.
Osteoporosis can be prevented and managed through pharmacologic interventions, nutrition and physical activity. Our focus in physiotherapy is to promote physical activity.
Golf may not be a vigorous aerobic workout, however it is not a game for the ‘un-fit’ individual. Golf requires a great deal of flexibility, coordination, strength and balance