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best exercise for blood pressure control

Fitness Tip: Best Exercise for Blood Pressure Control

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.

connection between hypertension and activity

The connection between hypertension and activity

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

best exercises to combat Metabolic Syndrome

The best exercises to combat Metabolic Syndrome

Losing 5% or 7% of your body weight can help reduce insulin levels, which reduces the risk of metabolic syndrome and diabetes.

psychological factors to consider for healthy living

Psychological factors to consider for healthy living

Neuropsychologist, Dr. Marianne Harbok discusses how your thoughts and feelings can affect your wellness goals.

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Turkey Trot 10K

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.

Get Moving – The Importance of Exercise for Reducing Colon Cancer Risk

Get Moving – The Importance of Exercise for Reducing Colon Cancer Risk

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.

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How Simple Activities Can Make You Healthier

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.

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Warming up for exercise after winter

It is wise to “warm up” our muscles with daily exercises to lower our risk for injury after months of winter exercise hibernation.

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Go Green… With Your Workout!

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.

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Exercise: Keeping Your Bones Healthy

Osteoporosis can be prevented and managed through pharmacologic interventions, nutrition and physical activity. Our focus in physiotherapy is to promote physical activity.