Social Connectedness – A Key Part of Overall Health

Human beings are inherently social creatures. As far back as we can trace, humans have traveled, hunted, and thrived in social groups and for good reason. Humans who were separated from their tribe often suffered severe consequences. Social groups provide us with an important part of our identity, and more than that, they teach us…

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Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain

Approximately 80 per cent of people experience low back pain at some point in their lives, and for the majority of those people low back pain does in fact resolve on its own. This usually means the individual has had some form of acute injury and the body’s natural healing process has occurred. This coupled…

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Healthy Weight Loss Habits

As you get older, you might notice that maintaining your usual weight becomes more difficult. It’s important to pay attention to healthy eating habits and lead an active lifestyle. Achieving the goals of being healthier, feeling more energetic, or losing weight requires permanent lifestyle change. Here are a few tips to help you avoid returning…

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Stages of change: What’s your readiness?

Knowing your stage of change can help you discover what you need to do to move forward. Change doesn’t happen all at once. It’s not a light switch that you can flip on or off. Rather, it is an ongoing process of learning and relearning. Not all of us begin at the same starting point,…

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Add Some Mind/Body Classes to Your Workout Routine

Physical inactivity is one of the fastest growing public health problems in the world. After high blood pressure, tobacco use, and high blood glucose, physical inactivity is the fourth leading cause of death globally. Did you know that more than half of adults do not meet the recommendations for sufficient physical activity in the Physical…

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Posture: The Foundation to All Movement

Most people don’t think too much about posture until they reach their senior years and begin to notice they are hunching over, stooping forward, and having trouble with balance. As we age, we lose muscle mass, bone density, and our cartilage begins to dry out, which is where our loss of height begins. In addition…

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Protecting Yourself from the Heat

Summer is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the hot weather while it lasts, and this summer has been a hot one. While it’s nice to be outside in the sun, it’s also important to remember to protect yourself from the heat. Heat illnesses include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat fainting, heat edema…

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Training at Reh-Fit

Whether we admit or not, humans are social by nature. Maybe that’s why studies have shown that we train more efficiently and put more effort into our workouts when we have company. And according to Oxford University, the release of endorphins when we exercise with others is greater than when we train individually. It’s a…

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Sleep: The Challenge of Finding the Right Information

While awareness of the importance of sleep is becoming more widespread and established, determining what a ‘good night’s sleep’ actually means remains something of a challenge, even for sleep researchers. Many people face a major hurdle in getting good sleep, as up to a quarter of the population has some form of sleep disorder, with…

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