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Is Jumping Rope Good Exercise?

October 26, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Is Jumping Rope Good Exercise?

Sometimes the best things in life are the simplest. A glass of cold water when you’re thirsty or a big hug when you’re feeling down. In terms of being active, the humble skipping rope is often overlooked, even though it’s a cost-effective and fun way to be physically activity.

Let’s “skip” right along to the benefits that the skipping rope can bring you.

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Treadmill Tips for Beginners

October 12, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Treadmill tips for beginners

Fall is now in full swing and winter is just around the corner. Whether you’ve decided to invest in a gym membership or treadmill for home, using indoor exercise equipment can be a great way to maintain your aerobic fitness as the rain and snow arrive.

If you’re starting up at the gym, read these basic tips and tricks for using fitness centers.

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Running for Beginners

October 5, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Running for Beginners

Running is one of the simplest activities you can do. It’s a great way to achieve 150 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity weekly and to keep your bones strong.

If you haven’t run in a while or are starting out for the first time, it can be a bit intimidating. Take comfort in knowing that our bodies are super adaptable.

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Age is Just a Number: Older Adults are More Active Than Ever

September 28, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Active living for seniors

People slow down with age…you can only learn new things when you’re young…it’s time to rest now. Which of these statements is true? None!

You can begin an active lifestyle at any time – regardless of your age. Check out this brilliant example:

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