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Lack of Fitness, Not Too Much Sitting, Shortens Lives- Part 1


Lack of Fitness, Not Too Much Sitting, Shortens Lives- Part 1   A new study suggests that it is the level of fitness, not time spent sitting, that predicts susceptibility to disease and longevity (Mayo Clinic Proceedings, published online October 18, 2016). Heart-lung fitness is the ability of the heart and lungs to provide oxygenated […]

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Caffeine Boosts Endurance and Strength- Active Wellness Physiotherapy and Healing therapies


Caffeine Boosts Endurance and Strength A review of 34 recent studies shows that taking caffeine before and during exercise can increase muscle strength and endurance (European Journal of Nutrition, published online October 18, 2016;1-15). Taking 1-2 mg of caffeine per pound of body weight can enhance performance of athletes. A 150-pound athlete will get maximum […]

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How Excess Weight Can Cause Arthritis- Active Wellness Physiotherapy


How Excess Weight Can Cause Arthritis Osteoarthritis affects almost 30 million North Americans, making it the most common joint disease. It damages cartilage most often in the knees, hips, fingers and spine and is associated with aging, trauma, and obesity, but its primary cause now appears to be an overactive immunity that damages joints (Nature […]

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Everyone should Exercise After they Eat- Active Wellness Physiotherapy


Everyone Should Exercise After Meals- Part 1 A study from New Zealand shows that walking 10 minutes after meals lowers high blood sugar by more than 22 percent in diabetics, which is more effective than 30 minutes of exercise done once a day (Diabetologia, October 17, 2016). This agrees with other studies that show that […]

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Healthy Joints part 2- Physiotherapy, Reg Massage Therapy Kitchener-Waterloo


Tips to Keep Your Joints Healthy- Part 2 Work on Your Range Are your joints too stiff and inflexible? You’ll want to get back as much as you can of your “range of motion.” That’s the normal amount joints can move in certain directions. Your doctor or physical therapist can recommend exercises to improve this. […]

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Healthy Joints- Physiotherapy, Reg Massage Therapy- Kitchener, Waterloo


Tips to Keep Your Joints Healthy- Part 1 Stay in Motion It’s the golden rule of joint health: The more you move, the less stiffness you’ll have. Whether you’re reading, working, or watching TV, change positions often. Take breaks from your desk or your chair and get active. Safety First Padding is your pal. So […]

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