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Working from Home: How to Design a Healthy Workspace

  •  January 7, 2021
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting government mandates to work from home to stop the spread of the disease have resulted in many Canadians working from home. By the last week of March 2020, the Statistics Canada Perspectives Survey Series reported that 39.1% of Canadian workers were working from home in response to the pandemic.

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Exercise Can Help Combat Those Winter Blues

  •  December 7, 2020
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

As fall and winter arrive in Alberta, Albertan’s experience shorter daylight hours, colder temperatures, and frequent cloudy, grey skies causing many of us to live, work, and play indoors more often. This may cause a portion of the population to feel a little more tired, lethargic and less energetic during the winter.

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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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