Let's go walk about!

exercise walking Oct 22, 2021

Walking is a great way to see the world and a wonderful way to exercise. It can be done socially, as a mode of travel and you can really get a good sweat up if you push it hard enough. As a form of aerobic exercise, walking can be great for improving cardiovascular health, brain health and can even help with improving function and symptoms with many painful conditions such as back pain and osteoarthritis of the hip and knee.

Another great aspect about walking is accessibility. Almost anyone of any ability can walk. Science and engineering are even enabling amputees to walk with robotics. Another positive is that you don’t need lots of equipment and walking can be done anywhere.

Now, most people walk in some capacity but maybe you want to start walking more consistently during your week. If so then keep reading. In this article, we are going to walk you through simple principles which will help you reduce the risk of injury and keep you consistent with your walking. 


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Sleep

exercise sleep Oct 05, 2021

When it comes to good health, there are some key pillars that everyone agrees upon:

  1. Sufficient exercise
  2. Maintaining a healthy body weight
  3. A nutritious diet

But oftentimes, even people who tick these boxes can neglect one of the most significant factors affecting our health: Sleep. 

Part of the reason for this is that sleep is often seen as a simple, passive activity to recuperate for our waking lives. However, this is not the case! Science is beginning to understand that sleep involves many active restorative processes that are crucial for our health. 

Some of the important processes that occur during sleep:

  • Your brain lays down new pathways that allow the formation of memories and learning.
  • Chemicals that build up during the day are cleared from the brain.
  • All the tissues and organs of the body undergo restoration and repair.


So based on that list alone, you can see just how important sleep is. When you get enough good quality sleep, there is a long list of benefits:...

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