Group exercise linked to health advantages

Getting the daily recommended amount of exercise can be difficult on your own. Whether you need a boost of encouragement or simply enjoy having someone to socialize with, having an exercise partner has become popular. A recent study found that 95 percent of people who started a new health and fitness routine with a friend …

Fall prevention in winter months

The holidays should be a time of cheer and celebration. Unfortunately, the winter months have proven themselves to be dangerous for Canadian seniors. Older adults are nine times more likely to be hurt in a fall leading to hospitalization over others, chances increasing even more so in colder weather. Slick ice, blustering snow, and below-freezing …

Benefits of joining an indoor walking club for seniors

October brings with it stunning fall colours, crisp cool air, and beautiful views when out walking. However, as the weather continues to grow colder, alternative options such as indoor walking tracks and mall-walking may become more suitable. Usually done in groups, these walking activities are not only fun but have many added benefits for older …

5 simple and safe exercises for older adults

It’s important to stay active at any age. For seniors, it’s proven to lead to improved healing and function, prevention of disease and chronic conditions, increased balance and stability, and improved quality of life. Regular exercise can decrease feelings of depression, and improve overall mood and cognitive function. The key is to find a workout that …

Walking and healthy aging

Walking is one of the oldest, most well-known forms of exercise. Our earliest ancestors used to walk thousands of kilometers to find food and water. People used to walk as a means of survival, rather than for leisure. Evidence suggests walking correlates to healthy aging. As technology progresses, our North American society is generally becoming …