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Benefits of Resistance Exercise

August 20, 2019By Regina Community ClinicExercise

Resistance training is a form of physical activity that is designed to improve muscular fitness by exercising a muscle or a muscle group against external resistance. The health benefits that can result from engaging in resistance training are: Reversing Muscle Loss Regular resistance training of two – to – three days per week can increase … Read More

Benefits of Aerobic Exercise

August 20, 2019By Regina Community ClinicExercise

Aerobic exercise increases the ability of the body to take in oxygen, and transport it to your muscles. Increasing aerobic fitness will lead to an increase in the efficiency of the body to take in and utilize oxygen which is associated with decreased fatigue, improvements in exercise capability and your ability to perform activities of … Read More

Stress Management

March 1, 2017By Regina Community ClinicCounselling

A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience raised a glass of water and asked, “How heavy is this glass of water?” Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g. The lecturer replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it.” “If I hold it for a … Read More

Relaxation Techniques

March 1, 2017By Regina Community ClinicCounselling

Calming Breath Exercise The calming breath exercise was adapted from the ancient discipline of yoga. It is a very efficient technique for achieving a deep state of relaxation quickly. 1. Breathing from your abdomen, inhale through your nose slowly to a count of five. 2. Pause and hold our breath to a count of five. … Read More

Training Your Mind To Reduce Stress

March 1, 2017By Regina Community ClinicCounselling

Training your mind to reduce stress (condensed article from Time magazine November 2012) By changing the way we think, we can take our brains in a different direction. And where the brain goes, the body tends to follow.” Alice Park As the clutter of thoughts tumbles into consciousness, your physical plant gears up accordingly. Nerve … Read More

Five Fantastic Foods for Your Pantry

March 1, 2017By Regina Community ClinicNutrition

When buying packaged foods, choose nutrient-rich ones that offer more vitamins, minerals and fibre, and contain less sodium, fat and sugar.  Look for canned foods, such as beans, tomatoes or fish, without added salt. Legumes, including canned or dried peas, beans and lentils.  These protein-rich plant foods make satisfying soups, stews and chilies that are … Read More

FASD: Why You Should Understand It

March 1, 2017By Regina Community ClinicFASD

Little formal research exists for the aging adult FASD population but we know from practical experience that managing health care concerns require additional support.  People with FASD may not understand what a health care practitioner says and may not remember appointments.  Many people with FASD may not realize they are ill, or identify pain, because … Read More