It’s getting close to the holidays, and if you’re like me, you’re looking forward to spending time with family and friends, time off work and enjoying good food. With all the celebrations, visiting, shopping (ugh!), baking, etc. the holidays can also mean a change in our routine. And why not? It’s the holidays after all. […]
Physical activity guidelines recommend getting at least 150 minutes per week of activity. Meeting these guidelines is associated with improved health and lower risk for disease, but keep in mind that this is the minimal recommendation. If you look more closely at the World Health Organization’s recommendations they go on to state: For additional health […]
“All parts of the body which have a function, if used in moderation and exercised in labours in which each is accustomed become thereby healthy, well developed and age more slowly, but if unused and left idle they become liable to disease, defective in growth and age quickly.” Hippocrates Circa 450 BC For more than two thousand years people have known that regular physical activity is needed to live a healthy life. Unfortunately, most people today pay more attention to the maintenance of their cars than they do their own body. This is not to say it is a person’s own fault for not being active. We live in a society whereby we look to technology to make any physical labour easier.