Regular physical activity can save lives but will never be trendy – a rant about senior health and fitness

In today’s Globe and Mail The Bloomberg Manulife Prize For The Promotion of Active Health was announced. It has been awarded to Dr. Steven Blair who’s research shows that as little as 30 minutes of moderate physical activity per day is all it takes to decrease mortality rates by 50 per cent. He says lack […]

Yoga for seniors – Medically proven, but not found on a prescription pad

What has been shown to relieve headaches, insomnia, back pain and fatigue? Furthermore has been shown to relieve stress and mild depression? Helps to prevent osteooporosis and improves digestion? A miracle cure? No, it’s practicing yoga on a regular basis. There are even some claims that yoga for seniors may help regulate heart beat, and […]