What Is Muscle Memory?

Just as your memory can recall certain events from the previous day or year, your body can also remember movement patterns, which is referred to as muscle memory. Muscle memory is stored in your motor neurons through repetitive movements, which means your body doesn’t have to create new neural connections, rather it ‘retrieves’ and strengthens previous ones. Plus, once a muscle […]


How To Train for Longevity

While some people are training for a marathon and others are training to reduce their back pain and gain core strength, many people – including a great many of our clients – train to increase longevity and maintain health and vitality through the aging process.So, what is training for longevity exactly? What are a few things you should know? What […]


Why Gaining Muscle is the Key to Longevity

If you want to lose fat sustainably, you need to gain muscle. At Nielsen Fitness, we call this a muscle-up approach and use it with all of our clients. Whether your goal is to age gracefully or get into the best shape of your life, increasing muscle mass is necessary for success. The Advantages of Gaining Muscle Muscles allow us […]


How to Keep an Aging Brain Active

Each year, 76 000 Canadians are diagnosed with dementia. Luckily there are many things you can do to reduce the chances of being one of them – including taking proper care of your body and mind. Here’s a closer look at how to do that: Tip #1: Engage in Regular ExerciseExercise increases the growth hormone (GH) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor […]


The Importance of Functionality

Do you want to maintain your ability to play with your kids or grandkids as time goes on? Do you love the idea of being able to pick up a game of rugby any time you want? Are you looking for ways to age gracefully and maintain an agile and healthy body that allows you to do all the things […]


What Is The Real Cost of Inactivity?

The Government of Canada recommends that all adults achieve about 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each week. However, Statistics Canada notes that only about 16% of adults achieve this recommended amount. And it makes sense if you consider the fact that we spend more time than ever on screens, move less than humans ever have, and have […]