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Arthritis: A pain in my Joints!

Posted on May 3rd, 2022 by Andries Lodder


By Daniel Sauer Have you been experiencing joint pain and discomfort as you get older? Are you noticing swelling in your knees, wrists, shoulders or ankle? Maybe you have arthritis… But what is arthritis? Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, […]

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Exercise and Mental Health

Posted on May 3rd, 2022 by Andries Lodder


May is seen as mental health awareness month, so what better time for us to talk about the impact exercise can have on mental health issues, especially depression and anxiety.  We all know how exercise keeps us physically healthy, but research has shown that people who exercise regularly heave improved mental wellbeing and decreased rates […]

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Muscle Tone: High vs Low

Posted on April 5th, 2022 by Andries Lodder


By Daniel Sauer What is “Muscle Tone”? A term you may have heard alot is “muscle tone”. But what actually is muscle tone? Why is muscle tone important? These are the most common questions one usually asks around the topic. Muscle tone is the amount of tension or resistance to movement in muscles. Our muscle […]

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The role of stress on recovery

Posted on April 5th, 2022 by Andries Lodder


One of the most important aspects when it comes to seeing results after training, is recovery. Some of the most well-known recovery methods include:  Active recovery workoutsCorrect nutrition before and after workoutsEnough rest days If we all only focus on how well we recover from physical exercise, we may forget that both physical and mental […]

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Tendonitis and Overuse Injuries

Posted on March 1st, 2022 by Andries Lodder


By Daniel Sauer Tendonitis is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon, a thick cord that attaches bone to muscle. Tendonitis is most often caused by repetitive, minor impact on the affected area, or from a sudden more serious injury. There are many activities/movements that can cause tendinitis, such as: GardeningPaintingScrubbingTennisGolfThrowingBeginning exercise too quickly and over-loading your […]

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Postural Awareness

Posted on March 1st, 2022 by Andries Lodder


By Sean Pickup Many of us believe that our posture is very good, but the truth is that our brain has adapted to feeling balanced and straight when we’re not.  Posture refers to a person’s body in space and the alignment of different body parts in relation to one another. The human skeleton is designed […]

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Heart Awareness Month

Posted on February 1st, 2022 by Andries Lodder


By Daniel Sauer February is Heart Awareness Month! Here is some information on getting a stronger, healthier heart!  Over the past 4 decades, numerous scientific reports have examined the relationships between physical activity, physical fitness, and cardiovascular health. Expert panels, convened by organizations such as the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American […]

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Benefits of Cardio

Posted on February 1st, 2022 by Andries Lodder


By Sean Pickup Cardiovascular exercise is one of the most important forms of exercise that exists for us. It is also one of the easiest forms of exercise to do since you don’t often need any form of equipment to do it.  Cardiovascular exercise includes running, hiking, cycling, swimming, dancing, or any form of exercise […]

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