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Exercise and fitness

Exercise and fitness are crucial elements of a healthy and active lifestyle. You don't need to be a gym junkie or a marathon runner - all you need is some motivation, creativity and common sense.

Articles in this section cover general exercise and fitness topics, as well as some specific areas. Check back frequently as new articles are added regularly.

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How effective are exercise DVDs?

The multi-billion dollar exercise video industry is stronger than ever, thanks to millions of citizens around the world who want to get into better physical shape from the comfort of their homes. Read more →

When exercise results are slow

Despite your best efforts, workout results seem negligible or non-existent. How can that be? After all the time, money and energy devoted to the cause, is that all there is? Read more →

Stretching to improve flexibility

Stretching is a proven way to improve flexibility or range-of-motion; the amount of movement available in a joint. Read more →

Rules of gym etiquette

You have made the big decision, paid your fees and joined a gym, and as such, there are some unspoken rules that you should follow in order that you may fully enjoy working out. Read more →

Proper form in weight training

Improper form in weight training can lead to sprains, strains, fractures and other types of injury that can side-line you for some time to come. Read more →

Return to sports after knee replacement

The decision to return to sports after a knee replacement is one that should be made in consultation with your surgeon and physical therapist. Read more →

Prepare for a hiking weekend

If you lead an inactive life, what better way to break the monotony and spend some time outdoors than on a hiking trip? Read more →

Overtraining injuries

Overtraining injuries are those sustained as a result of training too hard and too long, so that muscles are not given sufficient time to recover. Read more →

Indoor climbing

n recent years, indoor climbing has become increasingly popular among sports enthusiasts as a way of simulating outdoor rock-climbing without some of the obvious hazards. Read more →

The importance of stretching

Stretching is a part of exercise that is often ignored, by seasoned athletes as well as ordinary people. Eager to begin their workout, they jump right into it without properly stretching. Read more →

Exercising through injury, the right way

Instead of lying on the couch, speak to your physical therapist about other forms of exercise you can do that will not aggravate your injury and at the same time help you stay fit. Read more →

Sports and physical therapy - like horse and carri

Where there are sports there will always be physical therapy. The reason being that athletes are always being injured, and when this happens they need physical therapy. Read more →

Join a boot camp

Does the thought of boot camp conjure up images of a scowling, barking taskmaster dragging you out of bed at 5.00 a.m., regardless of weather, and into the gym? Read more →

Exercise with Arthritis

Exercises for arthritis centre around gentle stretching movements, such as are done in Yoga, tai chi and Pilates. Read more →

Strength training mistakes

Many people join a gym or buy expensive exercise equipment and begin strength training without knowing how to properly lift weights. Read more →

Prepare for your first half-marathon

Careful preparation is crucial to accomplishing a half marathon, especially if you are new to exercise. Read more →

Cheating in exercise

When a you cheat in order to make the movements easier, you are only hurting yourself and will regret it later on. Having a physical therapist can help you avoid cheating and achieve better and faster outcomes. Read more →

Preventing sport related injuries

Sports injuries can sideline an athlete for a long time, or even permanently - something no athlete likes to think of. Read more →

The aging athlete

Some athletes are able to remain competitive well into their 50s, however for them, the risk of injury is always imminent. Read more →

Exercising with a knee replacement

Having a knee replacement does not mean that you have to stop exercising. All it means is that you are going to take certain precautions until your knee is pain free and full range of motion is restored. Read more →

Active Isolated Stretching

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a revolutionary form of stretching which gives you strong and flexible muscles without the soreness. Read more →

Fitness for children

Childhood obesity carries with it the risk of diabetes, asthma, sleep problems, lack of energy and frequent injuries, all of which can result in poor school performance. Read more →

Fitness for seniors

Being senior does not mean you have to put up with an inferior quality of life. With professional help and discipline you can reverse some of the symptoms you are experiencing. Read more →

Core strength development for performance

Strong core muscles can certainly improve one's appearance in addition to enhancing your performance on the sports field and in the workplace. Read more →

Improving fitness while injured

Exercising correctly while injured could not only speed recovery, but can also improve your fitness level. Read more →


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