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I have more choices, so I am choosing to move.
Since my retirement, I have been involved in my community at the West End Senior’s Network and volunteered at various events including the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival. Despite my involvement, my activity level has decreased over the years and I’ve been looking for ways to fill my days. I’ve also been wanting to get more physically active but it’s been difficult to motivate myself especially when the days are dark, cold and rainy.
CHHM's Mobile Lab is on the Move
The Group Appointments in Primary Care (GAP) Study is hitting the road in the Mobile Lab this February!
CHHM On the Move: We love Vancouver
Move It! The Latest in Mobility Research
UBC researchers highlight cutting-edge questions about joint and bone health.
Voting for ASAP Junior's "Kids on the Move" film is now open
Free public talk: Move It! The Latest in Mobility Research
Join us for this free public talk - join leading experts in joint and bone health to learn about the latest in mobility research, treatments and prevention strategies.
Move It or Lose It! - CHHM Researcher, Karim Khan, is the lead author for a major scientific paper on health benefits of everyday physical activity
CIHR Knowledge Translation Guidebook features the work of Dr. Linda Li and her team on a new web-based decision aid for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
CIHR - IMHA On the Move - Summer 2012
Small Choice. Big impact.
For researchers working in and with the community, there is nothing better than seeing the impact of our work in the lives of individuals participating in one of our programs. So I was thrilled to watch an online video interview in Prince Rupert’s The Northern View News of a participant in a physical activity program for older adults now being piloted and evaluated across BC.
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Centre warming at our new facility - Robert H.N. Ho Research Centre
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CHHM researchers, trainees and staff start moving to the new Robert H. N. Ho Research Centre
Life after Fracture: So the Journey Begins
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Travelling with Osteoporosis: What to think about Before, During, and After your trip
Is it possible to have a happy and healthy holiday with osteoporosis? Absolutely! With good planning and preparation, that dream vacation can become a reality. Begin by thinking about your holiday in three parts: (1) Planning and preparation before you leave; (2) How to stay safe and healthy while away; and (3) keeping a record for what worked well for future holidays. Here are some helpful hints for before, during and after your vacation.
7 Surprising Benefits to Working Out
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Sit less, live more: Why sitting is the new tobacco - and how to quit the habit
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Don’t You, Forget about These: Strength and Balance Training are part of Physical Activity Recommendations
In a recent publication Canadians were reported to have very low rates of awareness of physical activity guidelines, particularly among older Canadians. Although there are established recommendations for adults to engage in regular physical activity for health benefits, only 37% of Canadians and 36% of Americans are even aware that these guidelines exist. This lack of awareness of recommended physical activity, including strength and balance training, can leave us falling short of our weekly requirements. Knowledge is power – and in this case, muscle power (and strength)!
Exercise and health: An interview with Professor Karim Khan
April Cashin-Garbutt - news-medical.net - September 12, 2012
Alex Scott receives CIHR Priority Announcement Award through the Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, New Investigator program
CHHM's Dr. Alex Scott and co-PI Kelly McNagny have been awarded a CIHR Operating Grant to look at the role of mast cells in tendinopathy
Does pumping iron also pump up memory?
http://www.hiphealth.ca/blog/Does pumping iron also pump up memory
Sandi Gauvin, alive.com - April 24, 2012
Walk in My Shoes: Do cities work for older adults?
Researchers and City Planners learn through the eyes - and shoes - of adults over 65
Sedentary workers would benefit from standing up for their health
Denise Ryan, Vancouver Sun
CHHM's seniors' mobility research comes to life in new documentary
The Michael Smith Foundation Features CHHM's film "I'd Rather Stay"
Are older women more hip to be fit?
Watching television is one of the most popular, yet also one of the most sedentary, daytime companions of our time. Physical activity, in contrast to sedentary behaviour, is a comprehensive term that encompasses household tasks, activities of daily living, and leisure time physical activity, including exercise and sports.
Aging boomers send city planners to the drawing board – with the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility!
Lisa Carver, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, December 2011
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