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Physical And Mental Exercise

  • Are You Fit For Retirement?

    Advances in medical technology have made it possible for you to live a third of your life after retirement. In 1970, life expectancy in Canada was 69.3 years for males…   more ]
  • Changes to physiotherapy services for Ontario's seniors

    Although the Ministry of Health announces changes to physiotherapy services for Ontario's seniors on April 18, 2013 , in essence eliminating physiotherapy services in retirement homes, they indicated that an additional…   more ]
  • Eight Brain Fitness Tips for Mental Well Being

    The following are eight tips to help keep your brain active and sharp. 1. Go on a guided tour of a museum or another site of interest. Pay very careful…   more ]
  • Increasing Frailty

    As we age, increasing frailties, caused by various conditions such as heart disease and stroke, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson disease, vision deterioration, arthritis, diabetes, incontinence and others results in our…   more ]
  • Life Expectancies

    Life Expectancies Canadian males and females have one of the highest life expectancies at birth in the world as seen in the table below. In 2002, Canadian males were outperformed…   more ]
  • Motivational Ideas to Keep You Active

    Here are some motivational ideas. Remember : today is the first day of the rest of your life. Old and tired has more to do with your attitude. You can…   more ]
  • Normal Aging vs. Signs That Something's Wrong

    Our hair turns white (or falls out).  We need glasses.  We don't move as quickly as we once did.  Others comment that the TV is too loud.  We expect to…   more ]
  • Ontario Seniors Driver Program

    Ontario's senior driver programs aim to keep seniors driving for as long as they can safely do so.  Once drivers reach 80 years of age, starting April 21, 2014, senior…   more ]
  • Physiotherapy at Home

    More than 90 percent of incidents that result in injuries are predictable and preventable. Modifying the home and reducing hazards in the community can reduce the risk of falls by…   more ]
  • Seniors, Mental Health and Memory Disorders

    Seniors, Mental Health and Memory Disorders Dementia disorders are the most common mental health problem amongst seniors. The following are some symptoms, Prevalence statistics, risk factors, treatment options and outcomes.…   more ]
  • Treating Muscle Weakness For Seniors

    By Mark Ma, M.Sc., R.TCMP, R.Ac. A common health issue that seniors face is deterioration of their muscle strength. Because of that they find it increasingly difficult to perform simple…   more ]
  • Walk for Health

    Walking may be the best fitness activity for many seniors, given the relatively low physical risks and the enormous long-term health benefits. These 'Walking Tips for Seniors' are designed to…   more ]
  • Walk To Health and Happiness

    Feeling a bit down? Need a boost? Put on a comfortable pair of shoes and go for a walk. A brisk 30-minute walk will lift your spirits and brighten your…   more ]