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How to safely ‘socialize’ while getting active

By Scott Printz, Affiliated Kinesiologist 

Along with the well-documented benefits of an active lifestyle, it is important to consider the impact of combining socialization with activity.

Physical activity can positively impact multiple health domains, not just physical. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), regular physical activity can have a positive impact on one’s psychological health in terms of reducing anxiety and depression.

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Have you set resolutions to exercise more?

By Manraj Sandhu, Kinesiologist

The new year is often a time when people often make resolutions to improve their health. However, these resolutions do not last as long as originally planned. To help you stay on track with your resolution, it is important to understand concepts relating to exercise adherence, such as, emotional affect – i.e. the extent to which an activity is experienced as positive or negative.

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Surviving a pandemic; With a Kin you can

By Adam Yeske, Kinesiologist

There has never been a time in our lives where taking responsibility for our own health could be of greater significance. We have taken unprecedented measures in an attempt to deter the impact of this invisible enemy however Sars-Cov-2 continues to enfanger the human race with its rapid exponential spread across the country. This virus although indiscriminate of color or creed has shown a decisive focus on the most vulnerable amongst us. Those already suffering from chronic disease have been shown to have a muxh greater risk upon contractive COVID-10 with a likelihood of increasing severity for every diagnosed comorbid condition (Sanayaolu et al. 2020P. With thise stats in mind it brings us to ask the question, "how can we reduce the incidence of comorbid conditions amongst the general populstion to help combat the severity of COVID-19 on the human race?

How can a Kinesiologist help? Hypertension, Dementia, Cardiovascular Diseases,Diabetes, Renal Diseases, Respiratory Diseases, or cancer

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 ‘Tis the Season to Stay Active & Healthy (in body & in mind)

Bt Kathie Sharkey R,Kin and Justine Jones, Sports Journalism student at Centennial College

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season, which means more family time, baking, watching classic movies on TV and cozy nights by the fire. Baby it’s cold outside and the COVID-19 pandemic will certainly pose new challenges for Canadians this December with the closure of gyms and other indoor fitness facilities. This is why it is especially important to get creative with your workout routine this winter.

A healthy active lifestyle is essential...

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Standing up to a Sitting Culture

By Manraj Sandhu, Kinesiologist

Prolonged sitting is increasingly being recognized as a health hazard. Given that many jobs involve long periods of uninterrupted sitting, such as those occupations completed at a desk or while driving, it has become increasingly important to understand the impact of sitting and how to mitigate the negative aspects of it. Firstly,...

 

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Feel stronger: 5 expert - approved ways to move

Here are five kinesiologist approved ways to help get you moving better and feeling mentally strong.                                             

1. Start moving in the right direction

Many of the clients that come to see kinesiologist have a physical condition in addition to depression. Too often, clients start with lofty or unrealistic goals they aim to achieve on their own, only to aggravate or worsen an injury, slow them down, and thus, ultimately worsening depression.

Enter kinesiologists: A Kinesiologist can design a custom program that will put you on the right track to delivering a result-driven exercise progression to help you to continue your physical activities considering your injuries and depression.

5 ways kinesiologists can get you moving better to feel mentally stronger

Walking the Talk: Why Kinesiologists are Joining the Conversation on Mental Health

Studies and kinesiologists’ practice show regular physical exercise can improve mental wellbeing, including living with depression and anxiety

We rarely talk about kinesiologists when it comes to mental health barriers or a mental wellness strategy.

But as kinesiologists gain a deeper understanding of clients’ health histories, they’re uncovering a pattern of mental health issues.

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More than simply “fine”

It happens every time we say hello. In person, in text, on the phone. Someone asks us how we’re doing. It’s politeness. It’s a social convention. And it’s a way to find out how we’re all doing and connect with each other. 

But, more often than not, do you find yourself answering, automatically, with “fine, thanks?” You are not alone. Most of us do. But maybe, just maybe, if we said more than just “I’m fine,” we would connect a little more, and have more meaningful connections.  

In fact, when we slow down and figure out what we’re really feeling, it can help us actually feel better and can improve the way we communicate with and relate to others. Knowing and saying what we really feel can improve our relationships. 

So, what could you say instead of just I’m fine? 

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FEELINGS OF FEAR, STRESS AND WORRY ARE NORMAL IN A CRISIS

Taking care of your mental health (COVID-19)

The COVID-19 pandemic is new and unexpected. This situation can be unsettling and can cause a sense of loss of control. It is normal for people and communities to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or worried. People may react in different ways.

Care for your mental and physical wellbeing

  • Stay informed but take breaks from social media, watching, reading, or listening to news stories
  • Practice physical distancing, but stay connected. Talk to friends or family about your feelings and concerns through email, phone calls, video chats and social media platforms
  • Practice mindfulness. Take deep breaths, stretch or meditate
  • Try to eat healthy meals, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep
  • etc

You’re not alone – ask for help if you feel overwhelmed

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STAYING ACTIVE DURING COVID-19

In response to the recent COVD-19 pandemic and requests we have received from several members around the world, ACSM and EIMC leaders put together a Prescription for Health on Staying Active During the Coronavirus Pandemic. This prescription is not geared to any one group of individuals, but may provide guidance to all individuals during this challenging time.

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