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Active Living

Tone up

Is a lack of strength taking a toll on your everyday activities? If so, you may want to consider improving your muscle tone. In this issue, Wes Pomarensky, a kinesiologist at the Wellness Institute at Seven Oaks Hospital, demonstrates five different muscle-building exercises that you can do at home to help get back into the swing of things.

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Your guide to working out

Going to the gym for the first time can be intimidating, especially if you don't have a trainer or a friend to show you how the machines and fitness stations work. That's why we have produced this handy guide.

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Back rehab

Approximately 80 per cent of people experience low back pain at some point in their lives. For most people, this pain will resolve on its own, thanks to a combination of the body's natural healing process and a return to regular activities. But other may need some rehab help.

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Steppin' up with confidence

Community-based program helps older adults become more active.

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Improve your posture

Most people don't think much about their posture - at least not until they reach their senior years and begin to notice that they are hunching over and having trouble with balance. Here are some tips on how to avoid the problem now - and in the future.

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