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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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Lower Back Pain: How Exercise Helps

If you have low back pain, you are not alone; in fact, nearly every adult will encounter low back pain (LBP) at some point in their lives, which makes this an important topic of discussion.Research clearly shows that physical activity is beneficial in the prevention and management of low back pain. Below are answers to common questions that we get […]

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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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The Importance of Functionality

What is 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 […]

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What Is The Real Cost of Inactivity?

Why is Exercising So Important? 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 […]

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Can Exercise Reverse Osteoporosis?

Can Osteoporosis be reversed by exercising? After the age of 50, bones begin to breakdown faster than they are formed. As a result, bones that were once very solid become more porous as time goes on.The good news is that, even though we can’t stop the clock, we can defer and even prevent osteoporosis so you can continue to feel […]

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Working Out With an Injury

How to workout with an Injury? There’s no doubt about it – injuries can be frustrating, especially for those who exercise frequently. But you don’t have to stop working out – in fact, staying mobile is one of the best things you can do for yourself while nursing an injury. Below is our advice for coping with, diagnosing and healing […]

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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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