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Exercise for the elderly

Posted on November 20th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele   The benefits of staying physically active throughout our lives are numerous. It prolongs physical independence, reduces aging, prevents the risk of diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, it keeps bones and muscles strong, it also keeps your heart and pulmonary system healthy. As we age our bodies under go slow deterioration. […]

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Osteoporosis

Posted on November 13th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele Osteoporosis is the term used to describe porous bones. It is a chronic medical condition that affects the bones of the body. The condition is such that the bones of the body become brittle as their micro-structure is altered. Our bones are living tissue and so from the moment we are born […]

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Getting Started with Exercise

Posted on October 23rd, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele How to Get Started: Getting started Getting started with a new gym program or trying to get healthy can be a very daunting task. Walking into the gym for the first time is something all newbies fear. This is why we are here to offer you some advice on how to start […]

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Plantar Fasciitis

Posted on September 27th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele   Fascia, or faciitis are not commonly occurring words and the majority of people don’t know what they mean. Unlike muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones the fascia in our body is far less talked about and known. So before we go any further and look at the problems it can cause let’s […]

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This one is for the oldies out there! Just a few minutes of low intensity exercise can help you lower your death risk!

Posted on March 19th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


The importance of exercises for older adults By Xavier Mc CreanorHow physically active are you? Some might answer “I am to busy to fit in a exercise session”. Others might say that “I am to old to do exercises”.  The recommended guidelines for exercise for older adults are at least 150 minutes a week of moderate […]

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Mobility vs Flexibility

Posted on February 6th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer SteeleIt’s the new year and everyone is trying to get fitter, healthier and stronger. However, how many of us are taking the time to improve every aspect of our fitness.  There is far more to improving fitness then just doing cardio and strength. Yes, cardio and strength are very important and will help […]

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HIIT- Quick, Easy and Convinient

Posted on October 25th, 2017 by Andries Lodder


 By Jennifer SteeleWe all want to be fit, healthy and look good. However, one of most common reasons people give for not being healthy is lack of time. They say they don’t’ have time to exercise, don’t have time to prep and cook healthy meals and don’t have the time to take a few minutes […]

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Diabetes Mellitus

Posted on September 28th, 2017 by Andries Lodder


 By Jennifer SteeleDiabetes Mellitus is a chronic lifelong condition that affects the bodies ability to use and produce insulin, thus affecting its ability to use and process the sugars we eat. There are 3 types of diabetes, Type 1, Type 2,  and Gestational Diabetes. Even though there are these different types all of them have […]

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Exercising during pregnancy

Posted on August 25th, 2017 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer SteelePregnancy is a very unique time in any women’s life and during this time a woman experiences many changes. Physiological, anatomical and, emotional changes all present themselves and most of the time normal behaviours and routines end up changing. However, even with all these changes occurring, it is important to remember that habits […]

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How exercise can improve your mental health

Posted on May 23rd, 2017 by Andries Lodder


You all know that exercise is good for you. You know that it improves how you look physically, in terms of weight loss and muscles gain, you know it is good for your body, especially your lungs and heart as it improves your cardio-respiratory fitness. However, did you know that it can have an enormous […]

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