Monthly Archives: August 2012

Strategies for Beginning a New Exercise Program

Are you getting enough physical activity? What are you doing in each of the four key areas of activity? Could you benefit from improved strength, flexibility, balance and cardiovascular fitness? Begin with a small goal to increase your daily activity … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Physical Activity

Your body needs a regular, balanced variety of physical activity to help you function – and feel – at your best. Four keys areas to focus on are flexibility, strength, balance and cardiovascular fitness. Many of my patients who labour … Continue reading

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Why We Should Move Like Fred and Wilma

In many ways, we ought to live like cavemen and women – modern stone-aged families like the Flintstones. We can have our jobs, domestic conveniences and school but embed physical activity throughout each day. Even Fred and Wilma were moving … Continue reading

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You Were Meant to Move

You were meant to move. The human body has evolved and adapted over millennia through the forces of nature. According to Darwin, there was a natural selection for those traits that ensured survival to reproduce and pass on those traits … Continue reading

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Age is Relative

I’m glad I’ll be celebrating my birthday in Rome, the Eternal City. In a city over 2500 years old, I’m sure to feel young. I’ll also regain some perspective. We can get so caught up with the seriousness of our … Continue reading

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The Appreciation Game is Not Just for Kids

The Appreciation Game I’ve taught my kids and practice myself has become an approach to our lives. This attitude primes us to see the world from a perspective of grace and abundance. Though life may seem unfair, we often receive … Continue reading

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The Appreciation Game: Priming the Positive Pump

When my kids were young, I would make them play the Appreciation Game. Sitting around the dinner table, we would take turns telling each of the other members of the family what we liked about them. Pretty easy, isn’t it? … Continue reading

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