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Mental Health: Can Exercise Help?

How is your mental health these days? If the answer is ‘not great’ or ‘so-so’ you’re in good company. After two pandemic years, evidence shows that we are at a collective all-time low when it comes to mental health. For example, a recent poll found that 40 percent of Canadian young adults are at a mental health breaking point.There are […]

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Seven Tips For Summer Running Success

Runners are a dedicated bunch.  Most pound the pavement in every kind of weather: rain, snow, hail and even the blazing heat.  But did you know that running in the hot summer heat can actually be hazardous to your health if not approached correctly?  It absolutely can – here’s an overview of how and why, and what you can do […]

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How to Avoid an Injury

While injury isn’t always avoidable, you can reduce your risk, which will allow you to continue working toward your health and fitness goals — without pain holding you back. Here’s how to do that: 1. Do the Right ExercisesThe right exercises depend on your goals, health, and fitness level. Doing exercises that are too much or not right for you […]

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5 Super Swiss Ball Exercises

The reality is that sometimes, workouts can become stale.  But thankfully, introducing a simple and inexpensive piece of equipment – like a Swiss Ball – can open up a ton of new possibilities and/or make our workout more challenging.Using a Swiss Ball is a great way to add core and balance work into any of your other exercises. Below is […]

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Why Not to Skip Your Rest Day

The success of an exercise program doesn’t come solely from performing the exercises themselves. It also entails taking adequate rest and recovery days so that your body isn’t overloaded with stress and has time to repair and recoup. The Benefits of a Regular Rest Day Recovery happens when we rest. In fact, this is an essential part of the success […]

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How to Reduce Your Fall Risk

According to a 2019 scientific review, about one-third of individuals aged 65 years and older fall each year. And about one in every five falls results in broken bones or head injuries, which can significantly reduce quality of life.The good news? Exercise can reduce the risk of falls by 50% in those 70 years and older. At Nielsen Fitness, this […]

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Why are my muscles sore after exercising?

WHY ARE MY MUSCLES SORE AFTER EXERCISING? ‘No Pain, No Gain’ used to be a pretty common phrase. Plastered across graphic tees, bumper stickers, and other advertisements suggesting people need to feel pain in order to get fit.Truth, or a rhyme with no reason? This phrase could be responsible for the culture of pain pushers. Thankfully, this theory isn’t considered […]

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Are Your Fitness Goals Creating Overwhelm?

GOAL SETTING & LONG-LASTING RESULTS Do you approach your fitness goals with a feeling of pressure or stress? Perhaps you haven’t reached for your goals for fear of failure. You may have benefited from short-term results in the past, but what happened after you reached your target? Without the development of long-term, healthy habits, most people slowly back pedal to […]

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How to do a step up on a chair

How to do a step up on a chair I have always believed it’s possible to have an effective workout without a gym and with minimal equipment.And now more than ever people are going online to learn how. One of the first exercises I enjoy to teach people how to do – once they advance for being able to do […]

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