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Strength Training after 60? Absolutely!

  •  November 5, 2020
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

As the number of Albertans over 65 increases, the question of how to prevent or minimize the effects of aging on our muscles becomes an important one to answer. Along with recommendations to live an active lifestyle, the addition of strength training is something that research has shown to help prevent or decrease muscle weakness in older adults and should be added to our weekly exercise routines.

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Staying Active with Multiple Sclerosis

  •  October 9, 2020

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects an estimated 77,000 Canadians. A significant amount of the disability experienced by people with MS is due to symptoms of fatigue and weakness that can result in decreased activity, and not to the disease process itself.

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Arthritis: Not Just an Old Person’s Disease

  •  September 4, 2020
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

Arthritis is not only a disease that affects your grandmother or elderly uncle. Approximately 1 in 5 adult Canadians (about 6 million people) live with arthritis, making it the most common chronic health condition in Canada.

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Sport Specialization: Should My Child Focus on a Single Sport?

  •  August 7, 2020
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

The pressure to participate in a single sport may come from parents who want their child to excel at a sport and go on to more competitive leagues, receive post-secondary scholarships or be recruited to high-level teams. Parents with children in formal sport programs are often faced with the decision “should my child focus on one sport year-round or play multiple sports?”

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Staying Active with Parkinson’s Disease

  •  July 6, 2020
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

If you have been diagnosed with PD it is important to stay active. The 2019 Canadian Guidelines for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease recommend starting an exercise routine as early as possible to help manage the disease. PD cannot be cured but regular physical activity helps maintain physical health and can improve the mental well-being of those living with the disease.

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