As we continue into September, I am still plagued by that “back to school” feeling and taking stock of my life and setting goals. Last week’s blog Time to Get Serious talked about goal setting and using the SMART formula to attain your goals. this week, let’s talk about changes you can make immediately to improve your health forever.
Well it is that time of year again, September! The summer holidays are winding down and school is about to start. The party is over and it is time to get serious again.
On the bright side, it is a good time to take stock of life and to set some goals and, since this is a fitness blog, hopefully some fitness goals.Read More
Last week, my blog was on stress, something we all experience, something that can be good and bad.
What happens when it is too much and we are overwhelmed? Below are ways to cope with stress.Read More
As a physiotherapist, I see the physical manifestations of stress all the time. Some people carry a lot of tension in their neck and shoulders which then causes headaches. Others clench and grind their jaw at night, another cause of headaches and sometimes migraines and others have physical and psychological symptoms like IBS, insomnia or anxiety that I can’t help them with.Read More
For the past few weeks, I have been discussing various fun fitness activities on the water. For my final blog in the series on water activities, I have chosen to discuss the most serious of them all: rowing.
Compared to SUP, dragon boating and canoeing/kayaking, rowing provides the greatest fitness as you use your leg muscles, as well as your arm muscles for power. In the other activities, your legs may brace you and balance you but they don’t propel you through the water as they do in rowing. Because your arms and legs are working together you will maximize your fitness.Read More
Summer continues here in Ontario, which I am very thankful for as we can continue to enjoy water sports on our lakes and rivers. This week let’s look at canoeing and kayaking, two more fun activities to do on the water.
Canoeing and kayaking involve paddling a small craft through water. They are low impact activities that can improve your cardiovascular fitness, flexibility and strength. Both can be done as a hobby, a competitive sport or just for fun.