Melbourne Marathon Champions.

  It was a beautiful day for a picnic but a little warm to run a marathon. That didn’t stop our EPs Marc, Mary and Trent joining the largest ever number of marathon entrants to run the Melbourne Marathon. Mary had inspired her sister to run her first marathon and planned to pace her throughout […]

7 Heart Healthy Shopping Tips for Seniors

February is Heart Health Month, and there’s no better time to do a “gut check” on the foods you and your loved ones are eating. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S., according to the Center for Disease Control, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation in […]

Why a Brisk Walk Is Better?

Walking, fast or slow, is wonderful exercise. But now a first-of-its-kind study shows that to get the most health benefits from walking, many of us need to pick up the pace. The findings stem from a new analysis of the National Walkers’ Health Study, a large database of information maintained at the Lawrence Berkeley National […]

Fast-Slow Walking May Be Better for Diabetes

Periods of power walking mixed with strolling at a more leisurely pace may be a more effective way for people with diabetes to control their blood sugar levels, rather than walking at a constant speed, according to a small study. Exercise helps people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar levels. Although high-intensity exercise offers the prospect of better […]

New Services We Offer!

[message_box  background=”#0099CC”]Active One OT Driver Assessment and Rehab Services[/message_box] Occupational Therapy (OT) driver assessors have an additional qualification in driver assessment and rehabilitation and are registered with VicRoads. This allows them to help their clients to either obtain a drivers licence, or to ensure that current drivers maintain their ability to drive safely. An OT driver […]

The Truth About Stretching

Find out the best ways to stretch and the best times to do it. Do any of these lines sound familiar? You have to hold a stretch to get the benefit. Don’t bounce in the stretch — you’ll tear your muscle. If you don’t stretch before a workout, you’ll hurt yourself. Well, they’re all wrong. But […]

Will Exercise Really Lower Triglycerides?

Exercise can help you lower unhealthy triglyceride levels. Start with 20-30 minutes of aerobic activity — anything that gets your heart rate up. Do that 5 days a week, and watch your numbers drop. The best part? You reap the benefits of exercise even if you don’t lose weight right away. Pick a Triglyceride-Trimming Exercise Aerobic activity (“cardio“) […]

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