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Basic Exercises to Stay Healthy and Strong

A low-impact strengthening routine you can do from home!
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20 Great Local Activities for August

Making the most of our unusual summer
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Mental Health & Wellness Tips for Quarantine and Beyond

25 tips from a leading psychologist
Terry Stewart

An Art-full Retirement

How Terry Stewart's pursuing his life-long love of the arts
Stroke rehab

10 Great Elements of NVRC's Health Management Program

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The Benefits of Art and Music on Dementia

How art and music slow mental decline and improve quality of life

3 Physical Activity Goals for Active Ageing

Find out how you can feel strong and healthy throughout your life

WWII Veteran Turns 100 and Going Strong

How a female war vet continues to stay active and inspire others

Retiring Well

Steps to a fulfilling and happy retirement

Mental Health & Wellness Tips for Quarantine and Beyond

  1. Stick to a routine.
    Go to sleep and wake up at a reasonable time, write a schedule that is varied and includes time for work as well as self-care.
  2. Dress for the social life you want, not the social life you have.
    Get showered and dressed in comfortable clothes, wash your face, brush your teeth. Take the time to do a bath or a facial. Put on some bright colors. It is amazing how our dress can impact our mood.
  3. Get out at least once a day, for at least thirty minutes.

The connection between physical activity & brain health in adults

Dementia. Alzheimer’s. Brain health. All hot topics of discussion in academic circles of late, but what about the rest of us? With the number of Canadians living with dementia expected to rise sharply over the next decade, we felt it was an opportunity  to talk about the impactful role physical activity can play in helping combat the onset of both debilitating brain disorders. And timely given that January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.

10 Great Elements of NVRC's Health Management Program

NVRC offers a wide range of programs to help people with medical conditions that include: 
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes/Pre-diabetes 
  • Overweight/Obesity 
  • Post-stroke 
  • Parkinson’s Disease 
  • Multiple Sclerosis Fibromyalgia 
  • Arthritis 
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Osteoarthritis 
  • Cancer
Whether you have an existing issue or are trying to prevent one, NVRC can help you live the most active and healthy lifestyle possible. Here are ten great elements of the NVRC Health Management Program.

3 Physical Activity Goals for Active Ageing

But don’t worry, regular exercise and physical activity can help put the brakes on this process. In fact, research shows that the older you are, the more dramatic the benefits from exercise. Even better—physical activity will sharpen your mind and help you hold on to your memories. But take it easy if you’re just starting a fitness program—as you age, your muscles are more susceptible to training-induced damage, and those little injuries also take longer to heal. The key is to work out smarter—not harder—than you did in your 20s and 30s.


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