Here is a great article on the rotator cuff from our friends at Lifemark
Work out intensity levels
Anyone who has been told to exercise by their doctor or who has done a quick google search of recommended daily activity has heard the phrase “moderate-intensity physical activity”. But what exactly does that mean?
Exercise intensity is the level of effort used in order to complete the activity; essentially, how hard am I working? This can vary dramatically based on individual fitness level and exercise experience.
Clinically, the intensity of an activity can be measured using Metabolic Equivalents (METs). One MET is the amount of energy used when you are sitting quietly. During moderate intensity activity, the energy used is 3-6 times that of sitting (3-6 METs), and the energy used in vigorous intensity activity is greater than 6 times (>6 METs).
A simple way to determine the intensity of your activity is using the Talk Test:
For example, if you were to do 50 minutes of brisk walking, 40 minutes of pickleball, and 60 minutes of gardening in the course of a week, you would meet the WHO recommendations for activity to gain health benefits.
For other examples of moderate and vigorous activities, check out: http://www.who.int/dietphysicalactivity/physical_activity_intensity/en/
If you have any questions or want to know more, contact Summit Sport Physiotherapy!
Summer is here and so is the hot weather, so be sure to take the right steps while out enjoying the summer to stay hydrated. Here are some great tips and advice on how to do so
To say that most people are unaware of the role physiotherapy plays in concussion management would be an understatement. I often receive confused looks when concussion patients step into my office, wondering how physio is going to somehow physically or magically whisk their concussion symptoms away. The good news is physiotherapy really can help get your head right after a concussion.
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Remaining active and physically fit can help you live longer!
Here is a great read on the benefits of living well.
If you want to move well drop Summit Physiotherapy a line to see how we can help you live well.
Staying active, challenging yourself are important habits to stay healthy. You can do both and support the Okotoks Kidsport by taking part in the Natural High Fitness Charity Triathlon this summer.
For complete details head to Natural High Fitness Website:
If you want to register for the race you can go straight to the registration page:
If you have questions you can e-mail:
Are you getting a good night’s sleep? Finding the motivation to exercise or focus at work can be extra difficult if you’re not sleeping through the night.
Here are 6 ways to improve your sleep hygiene to help you get those 8 hours!
Here is a great read from our friends at Lifemark Physiotherapy about how Orthodics can help you run better.