Deadlift – an exercise to help or harm your back?

Deadlift – what is the verdict? The deadlift is one of the most beneficial and functional exercises that should be incorporated in most exercise programs. But the deadlift has always suffered a poor reputation for causing lower back injuries which scares most people off attempting them. However research on the topic often reports the exact opposite saying deadlifts can improve our lower back health. Deadlifts are fantastic for improving strength in the posterior chain, including; […]

What is Occupational Therapy?

What is Occupational Therapy? Got an Occupational Therapy assessment coming up and not sure what to expect? Or maybe you always wanted to know how OT’s can help you and your family? In a 2019 Australian study, researchers found that only 10% of participants could provide a good or advanced description of occupational therapy (Rahja & Laver, 2019). That’s a bit of a problem! We get it, Occupational Therapy can sound quite confusing, as we work […]

Exercise for Life

Exercise for Life How much would you pay for medication that would decrease your risk of heart disease by 50%, strokes by 30%, diabetes by 50%, Alzheimer’s disease by 50%, and decrease the risk of 13 different types of cancer? This medication also helps you lose weight, improves your fitness, improves your strength and the only side effect is that it makes you happier. I guess this is something you would be interested in and […]

A Few Drinks Will Shorten Your Life

How many drinks is too much? Drinking will shorten your life, according to a study that suggests every glass of wine or pint of beer over the daily recommended limit will cut down life expectancy. Many people believe that a glass of wine (or 2-3) a day is healthy for their heart but one drink per day may be too much. Moderate drinkers are now considered less healthy in a new study which suggests we […]

10 Healthy Tips for the Holidays

We love the Christmas time at Active One. The Christmas lights, the parties, the presents, time off work, and most importantly getting together with our friends and family. But the increased food drink and sitting around that goes hand in hand with Christmas can start to take a toll on our health. That is why we have tried to make Christmas as healthy as possible this year with a few small adjustments. Below is a […]

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