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.
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.
In this online webinar, Joey Mo, physiotherapist and ultramarathoner, will walk you through his top tips on injury prevention and management throughout the season. You’ll also learn how to transition from summer to winter running, so that you can keep running outdoors year-round!
You exercise regularly, but you’re still not making any progress. Could you be unintentionally sabotaging your exercise goals?
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.
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!
Find out what’s in store in Calgary! The latest program and service innovations at the Copeman Healthcare Centre in Calgary include gene-based nutrition testing, complete weight loss management and more.
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.
Ready to make a change, know everything you should be doing, yet can’t seem to create momentum? Try these cognitive behaviour techniques and finally reach your weight loss and fitness goals!
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.
“Don doesn’t believe he would still be alive if he didn’t visit Copeman Healthcare when he did.” 78 year old LifePlus client, Don Vaughan, shares his journey from heart attack to weightlifting champion with the help of his Copeman care team.
New research tells us we may be altering more than just the number on the scale when we exercise.
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.
Why do some athletes thrive under high stress conditions, while others crumble under pressure? The answer often lies in their levels of mental fitness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is no treatment that heals our body better than our own body itself.
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.
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.
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.
Turn your errands into workout sessions.
If you have trouble fitting in a long work out, try splitting it up into smaller bouts of exercise per day.
Take the opportunity to shock the body by doing something different than your typical workout routine.
Health Canada recommends adults get 150+ minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity aerobic activity per week, in bouts of 10+ minutes.
Redefine your fitness goals. You have been trying to lose those “last ten pounds” for the last ten years.
Sit less! Labour saving devices have robbed us of the opportunity to use 1500 – 2400 less calories per day.
Jot it down. Track your exercise in a journal to help reach your goals and remind you of your progress.
Take a stand when you can. Standing can burn 50% more calories than sitting.
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.
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.
Neuropsychologist, Dr. Marianne Harbok discusses how your thoughts and feelings can affect your wellness goals.
The Preventers worked off their turkey dinners at the Turkey Trot 10K run yesterday morning. It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day for a fun run.
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.
For those who have been diagnosed with cancer, what role does exercise play in recovery & survivorship thereafter? Research points to positive effects.
What’s the best type of exercise to accomplish a stronger and healthier heart? Is one form of aerobic exercise better than another?
One of the cheapest and most effective ways to strengthen the heart muscle and improve blood flow throughout the body is through regular exercise.
In a recent study published by Copeman Kineseologist & Exercise Physiologist, Phil Wallace, in ACSM’s Medicine Science in Sports & Exercise Journal, it was proven that motivational self-talk has the ability to increase endurance capacity by up to 29% while exercising. Goal of the study The purpose of the study was to determine a way to […]