Exercise and movement advice for people with arthritis from the Arthritis Society of Canada. Learn about yoga, walking, golf, tai chi, and other exercises that help you live well and flourish when living with arthritis. Resources, articles and video available.
The Toronto Academic Pain and Medicine Institute (TAPMI) is an alliance of Toronto hospitals that specialize in multidisciplinary care for people experiencing chronic pain. Patients can be referred to their teams or access info and resources online including the benefits of active management, self-management programs, the power over pain portal and webinars.
Suggests for movement, sleep and lifestyle to self-manage and treat fibromyalgia from the Arthritis Society of Canada. Information on sleep, types of movement, eating, meditation and complementary therapies that can help to reduce pain and improve movement and quality of life.
The Fibromyalgia Association of Canada provides good an introductory overview of fibromyalgia with causes and treatments, self-management strategies, facts and fictions. There are many videos and links to resources for education and advocacy, pain clinics, support groups, a library and recommended books.
Health Link British Columbia provides an excellent page on fibromyalgia with an overview of the self-care and treatment suggestions and a description of the benefits of self-management including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), stress management and relaxation, movement, and massage therapy.
The Toronto Academic Pain and Medicine Institute (TAPMI) is an alliance of Toronto hospitals that specialize in multidisciplinary care for people experiencing chronic pain. Their focus pages on fibromyalgia provide suggestions for self-management, movement and exercise, counselling, and successful treatment options.
Weight room, fitness classes, curling and racquet sports at the Campbellford District Curling and Racquet Club. Facilities include locker rooms with saunas and steam rooms. Squash league and Curling leagues. Adult, student and youth membership rates available.
Programs and services to support physical, social and safety needs of Northumberland County residents. Programs include exercise/movement classes, stretching and relaxation, falls prevention classes and social groups and workshops such as cooking, painting and journal writing.
A multi-purpose field court sports court for tennis, pickle ball, tennis, volleyball, basketball and more. The indoor turf field hosts soccer, lacrosse, softball, boot camp and fitness classes along with a driving range. The indoor track for runners and walkers changes direction daily. Memberships, drop-in and rental fees available.
Check out the benefits of movement and physical activity for heart health. Heart & Stroke Canada give a great overview of why and how to move to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke no matter how old you are. It's possible to see benefits of increased physical activity within the first week!
If you have risk factors for cardiovascular disease or currently have a cardiovascular condition, then cardiovascular rehab is for you. The Central East Cardiovascular Rehab service gets you on track to better heart health. Services are free of charge and include The Six-Month Core Program, Heart Failure Enhancement Program, and Alumni Services. Programs help you have the best quality of life through supervised exercise, education and guided lifestyle change.
If you have risk factors for cardiovascular disease or currently have a cardiovascular condition, then cardiovascular rehab is for you. The Central East Cardiovascular Rehab service offers Heart@Home - virtual cardiovascular rehabilitation to help you learn about everyday movement and lifestyle changes. Access to free online classes, education, and resources right from your home. Online classes, live events, a YouTube Channel and downloadable content are free. All you need is a smartphone, laptop, tablet or computer.
Forest bathing, forest therapy, or Shinrin-yoku, was developed in Japan in the 1980s. There is a large amount of scientific evidence surrounding the health benefits of spending time in nature. The idea is that when we spend time in a natural setting, especially under the canopy of a forest, we experience rejuvenating benefits to the mind, body and spirit. Take a look at Ontario Parks Healing in the forest: a guide to forest bathing for more info.
Physical activity plays an important role in your health, well-being and quality of life. Health Canada provides tips to help you improve and maintain your health by being physically active every day.
The Whole Day Matters. Canada’s first ever 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults offers clear direction on what a healthy 24 hours looks like for Canadian adults aged 18-64 years and 65 years or older. These guidelines are unique because they don’t just focus on a single movement, but instead look at how physical activity, inactive time, and sleep combine to impact our health. These guidelines are provided by The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP).
This one page guide is packed with useful information to get you started thinking about ways you can safely and effectively exercise. See what the experts recommend along with real life examples of what you can do and what you should avoid. Provided by the Osteoporosis Society of Canada.
Download a free copy of "Managing Osteoporosis through Exercise". This booklet includes information on strength training, balance exercises and aerobic activity; interactive tools for getting started; tips for addressing barriers to exercise; and ways to move safely during everyday activities to avoid the risk of falls or spine fractures. Provided by the Osteoporosis Society of Canada.
Osteoporosis Canada has developed a video series on exercise and osteoporosis in partnership with the University of Waterloo and Geriatric Education and Research in Aging Sciences Centre which provides ideas for safe and effective exercise and physical activity. The video series tells the stories of four very different people with osteoporosis and showing you their innovative solutions to keep healthy and active.
THFHT formally recognizes the traditional keepers of this land and, specifically our neighbours of the Alderville First Nation, with a formal territorial acknowledgement. We reside on the Gunshot Treaty Lands of 1788. On these lands and on the shores of the big lake, the Mississauga Anishinabeg
(A-NISH-IN-NAW-BEK) met with the Crown to facilitate the opening of these lands for settlement. Let us be reminded of the responsibility we all have in making sure that we respect these lands and waters that give us life and sustain our livelihoods.
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