Category Archives: Encouragement

Remain positive: Win the recovery battle with the help of positive thoughts

Have you heard of or read Norman Vincent Peale’s ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’ (1952)? This self-improvement classic has inspired countless people over the years in a variety of fields. While Peale is often criticised for the religious overtones of … Continue reading

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6 crucial ways to lower your stroke risk

A stroke can turn your world upside down. When you have a stroke, your brain is suddenly hit by an interruption in its blood supply. One could end up being crippled, a lifelong invalid or even dead. So how can … Continue reading

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Is warming up and cooling down a waste of time?

You must have seen athletes warming up before their competitions. Why do they do it? Well, it has multiple benefits. If you have ever struggled with muscle soreness after exercise, maybe it was because you skipped the warm-up. The warm-up … Continue reading

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Guide to exercise equipment: Part 2

The pitfalls of buying “infomercial” exercise equipment The desire to get physically fit sometimes drives people towards impulsive, silly and expensive purchasing decisions. Unfortunately, the fitness industry is rife with gimmicks that not only fail to produce the claimed results, … Continue reading

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Guide to exercise equipment

Everyone wants to get into great shape, but it feels like only a select few actually achieve their fitness goals while exercising at home. One reason may be the difficulty people experience when selecting and using exercise equipment. Thanks to … Continue reading

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7 fitness blunders – and how to avoid them

Even if you don’t have a perfect body, you need to be healthy enough that you can live and move with ease and efficiency. But the path to fitness is littered with obstacles. Read on to find out some of … Continue reading

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When exercise results are slow

Maybe it’s a new year’s resolution or you want to get into shape for some exciting event (e.g. weddings, summer vacation, sports competitions, etc.). You’ve started training hard at the gym; or so you thought… Despite your best efforts, workout … Continue reading

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Neuroplasticity and Repetitive Practice: 2 secrets for Stroke Rehab Success

There are two essential ingredients that your rehabilitation regimen needs for success: neuroplasticity and repetitive practice. These two things can make a MASSIVE difference in your recovery, so we’d like to share a quick lesson about it with you. 1. … Continue reading

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How to find the Motivation to Exercise

You have heard the expression “where there’s a will there’s a way.” This applies to exercise as it does to everything else. It is not easy to get out of bed early in the morning or head for the gym … Continue reading

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How to start a Walking Program

Whether you are an athlete in the prime of life, an elderly person or someone recuperating from an illness, walking is one form of exercise that nearly everyone can, and should, participate in. All you need is a comfortable pair … Continue reading

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