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Virtual training at Copeman Healthcare

Stuck at home? This article features links for fitness resources online, as well as information on Copeman Healthcare’s virtual personal training program.

Workout of the day: March 23

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, […]

Five surprising things you probably didn’t know about exercise

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.

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Fitness for life: The definitive guide

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.

why you need to cool down after exercise

Why you need to cool down after exercise

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.

How to reduce chronic inflammation through exercise

Many people are surprised to hear that appropriate amounts of exercise is one of the best ways to reduce chronic inflammation.

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If you tend to skip your warm up, you’ll want to read this

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.

Heart-rate training 101

Monitoring your heart rate during exercise is a great way to track intensity and fitness improvements. Learn if it could be right for you.

Boost your digestive health through exercise for digestion

We know that regular exercise is good for our overall health, but did you know that includes digestive health as well?

Exercise Mistakes

3 common exercise mistakes and how to fix them

You exercise regularly, but you’re still not making any progress. Could you be unintentionally sabotaging your exercise goals?

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How Stretching Could Help Fix Your Lower Back Pain

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.

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Fast Fitness for Beginners

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!

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Creating Your Perfect Workout Plan

Is there such a thing as the “perfect” workout routine? Kinesiologist, Hedieh Hafizi, explains how to create the perfect workout plan.

High Intensity Interval Training Webinar

WEBINAR – High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

In this webinar, Kathryn Wytsma-Fisher, Kinesiologist at Copeman Healthcare, will dive into all the details of HIIT and provide guidance on whether it might be the right fit for your exercise regime.

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WEBINAR – Exercise your age: Optimized training for every decade of life

In this free webinar, Agnieszka Inglot, Kinesiologist at Copeman Healthcare, will discuss how exercise can minimize some of the negative effects of aging and show you how to adapt your workout routine to your body as it changes over the next decades of your life.

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How to combat cancer with exercise

The importance of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of cancer. Two exercise medicine experts weigh in.

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WEBINAR – Exercise & Motivation: A how-to guide

In this webinar, Registered Kinesiologists Josh Bovard and Chad Cardoso will provide you with some tips and tricks on how to get and stay motivated as the summer comes to an end. Plus, they’ll tell you how to get started with a new routine if you’re looking to shake things up!

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Want better results at the gym? A structured program could be the answer

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.

9 tips to help kids develop healthy eating and exercise habits

9 tips for helping kids develop healthy eating and exercise habits

The most significant factors contributing to good health are balanced nutrition and regular exercise. So how do you, as a parent, help your children develop these healthy habits from a young age?

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I’ve never exercised before, so why should I start now?

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!).

Can’t turn off your mind? The neuroscience and virtues of meditation

Can’t turn off your mind? The neuroscience and virtues of meditation

How we respond to any stressful trigger in our life is a reflection of our resilience and the power we have over our mind. Meditation – the practice of training our attention to induce a greater sense of calm – is a powerful skill to practice anywhere and anytime.

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Vibrancy now and later: A personalized approach to a longer, healthier life

Do you want to live a long life? What if you can fill that life with rich, high-quality years of activity and personal engagement?

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4 Exercise strategies to help you destress

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.

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Safe exercise for a healthy pregnancy

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.

Is exercise the secret to longevity

Is exercise the secret to longevity?

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.

Exercise for a healthy immune system

Exercise for a healthy immune system

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.

Maybe they’re born with it, maybe it’s…methylation?

New research tells us we may be altering more than just the number on the scale when we exercise.

Know your fitness personality our top picks for wearable technology

Know your fitness personality: our top picks for wearable technology

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.

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Why you should be sleeping like an athlete

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.

10 bedtime tips to get your child to sleep

10 bedtime tips to get your child to sleep

Sleep is an essential part of daily life for people of all ages. For children, sleep helps them grow, combat illness, and recover from action-filled days of new experiences. Well rested children are better able to cope with daily tasks and regulate their emotions.

Want younger looking skin? Exercise might be the answer

Want younger looking skin? Exercise might be the answer

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.

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The psychology of performance

Why do some athletes thrive under high stress conditions, while others crumble under pressure? The answer often lies in their levels of mental fitness.

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Train like the pros: top tech fitness apps & gear

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.

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How to concussion-proof your brain

Playing sports is great for the body, but when care is taken to reduce the risk of concussion, it’s even better for the brain.

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Yin is in: Yoga for all performance

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.

Exercise in the city: could you be doing more harm than good?

Exercise in the city: Could you be doing more harm than good?

If you live in an urban centre and enjoy exercising outdoors, you may have wondered if air pollution might be undoing the positive effects of your workout.

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Prevention and Protection before Participation

Whether you’re participating in recreational sports or preparing for a competition, being active can be stressful on your body. Know your risks of sports injuries and how to prevent them before you get out onto the field, gym, or pathway.

The sitter's disease: What your chair-based lifestyle is doing to your health

The sitter’s disease: What your chair-based lifestyle is doing to your health

We now understand that sitting for extended periods is associated with several negative health effects. In fact, prolonged sitting can increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and premature death.

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Technology offers new take on fitness

Ever notice how 50 years later James Bond still looks like he’s at the top of his game?
You can, too, with new multi-functional fitness products.

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Top Trends in Personalized Healthcare

To understand the future of private medicine we sat down with Copeman Healthcare. Who better to ask than the people that invented and continue to lead private primary healthcare in Canada.

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Top seven ways to protect your brain

Professional brain health programs such as those available at Copeman Healthcare monitor for early signs of cognitive decline and develop prevention and treatment programs needed to protect your brain over the long haul.

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Not all exercise is created equally

Just as there are some “super foods” so too are there activities that could be considered “super exercises” that keep the heart pumping and the brain working.

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Is swimming the ultimate exercise?

Could swimming be the ultimate exercise? The following report card on swimming shows that unlike other cardiovascular exercises, swimming offers benefits beyond merely burning calories and building muscle groups.

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There is no gain in pain

There is no treatment that heals our body better than our own body itself.

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Pregnancy and Exercise

Exercise is vital to living a healthy lifestyle and pregnancy is no exception. Exercise during pregnancy is essential to the health of both mother and baby.

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How Hard Should You Exercise For A Healthy Heart?

The fitness centres and gyms fill up this time of the year with folks eager to meet their New Year goals. Many of you might jump into exercise without considering your existing fitness status, medical issues, medication side effects and how intensely you should be exercising.

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An Ounce Of Prevention for Cardiovascular Disease

Considering the prevalence of cardiovascular disease in Canada, and the dangers of it, people are urged to do everything possible to promote heart health.

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Staying fit and limber through the ages

At every stage of development exercise is crucial to our mental and physical well-being. Circumstances will often dictate our lifestyle choices and the physical activities that are available to us.

Fitness Tip Plan ahead

Fitness Tip: Plan ahead

Plan ahead! Try scheduling your exercise session into your calender, pack a gym bag the night before and bring it with you in the car for an after work fitness session.

Fitness Tips Make the most of your everyday activities

Fitness Tips: Make the most of your everyday activities

Turn your errands into workout sessions.