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 Laboratory about thousands of middle-age men and women who walk regularly for exercise. Recruited beginning in 1998 at walking events […]

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 control, doctors often warn against that approach, due to the risk of injury and the likelihood someone will not stay […]

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 assessment may be required due to the potential impact of a medical condition or disability on driving skills or concern […]

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 first, there’s a bigger question to answer. [toggle title=”Do You Need to Stretch at All?” group=”Question” start=”open”] It’s a good […]

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“) offers the best results. Find things you enjoy, and have a backup plan for those days when your first choice […]

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