Senior Fitness


Aging and Maintaining Healthy Bones

Most people don’t usually think much about their bones or the health of their bones as they go through their daily routines unless something unfortunate happens. Yet having and maintaining healthy bones is essential to virtually every aspect of our daily lives. They are the framework upon which we are built. They protect our organs, produce blood cells and store

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Caring for a Loved One with Arthritis

Arthritis has become a common condition that affects one in six Canadians from the age of 15 and older, according to the Arthritis Society. In fact, arthritis is the leading cause of disability in Canada. Arthritis is a disease that causes joint inflammation and symptoms include pain, swelling, stiffness, and fatigue. This chronic pain affects daily life in so many

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Senior Health: Winter Safety Tips

As much as many of us would love to hibernate during the winter, we all must face that snow, ice, and cold at some point. For seniors, wintertime in Ottawa can provide additional risks when it comes to getting around on slippery streets and even at home. Follow these quick tips to steer clear of common risks that can pose

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Living With Type 2 Diabetes

Approximately one in five seniors in Canada is diagnosed with diabetes. The vast majority of these are Type 2 diabetes, also known as adult-onset diabetes, where the body is unable to use insulin the right way. For seniors, Type-2 Diabetes is a disease that can emerge, along with an increase of other issues that can pose some serious complications to

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Seniors Health: Managing Diabetes

There are an estimated 3.4 million Canadians living with diabetes, a number that is expected to grow to 5 million by 2025. Diabetes affects seniors more than any other age group, with nearly one million Canadians 65 years and over being diabetic. Living with diabetes can be daunting, especially since there is no cure. But taking certain actions to manage

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Smoking Cessation for Seniors

Do you have an elderly parent or loved one who smokes? Seniors can be one of the toughest demographics to convince to quit smoking since it has become such an entrenched habit. In Canada, nearly 11% of men and more than 8% of women 65 and older smoke cigarettes daily. Even though it’s late in life, there are many convincing

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Music Therapy for Seniors

Have you ever been completely captivated by a song or an artist, so much so that simply hearing them brings you back to a different time in your life and brings pause to your busy day and a smile to your face? This type of music therapy is excellent at making people happy and creating a sense of nostalgia; these

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Senior Health: Fun Activities to Do Outdoors This Summer

Summer is not just fun for kids, it’s a time when adults and seniors get outside and enjoy the simple beautiful things that warm weather offers. Spending time outdoors is healthy for people of all ages. Here are a few things seniors can do to really enjoy the summer months. Trail Walking Ottawa has some stunning nature trails that provide

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Senior Health: Resistance Training

When we age, everything seems to progressively slow down, including the ability to move with agility and carry out basic everyday tasks. Whether it’s the ability to stand firmly on two feet or the inability to rise from the seat without letting out that accompanying groan, it could be time to incorporate some resistant training to improve your health as

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Helping Your Loved One with Dietary Changes

As a caregiver, trying to get your loved one to change entrenched habits can be a challenge. Even if you both know that these changes come from a place of love, respect, and wanting them to lead happier and healthier lives, upsetting routine is not always easy. When it comes to dietary changes, things become even more challenging. Food can

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