STAVE OFF Blog

FAQ 002: What is Heart Disease?

By Christina Prevett | August 3, 2016

Heart disease is most commonly referred to as “cardiovascular disease” and refers to the narrowing of arteries due to fatty deposits. Attending a cardiac rehab program if you have been diagnosed with heart disease is a good way to start preventing its progression. Check out the video and let us know what you think!

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How to lose weight in your 60s and 70s: Do we go by the same rules?

By Christina Prevett | July 31, 2016

If you scour the internet there is quite literally millions of articles that give you the “next big thing” that is going to help you lose weight. These are often targeted towards people in their 20s-50s and can range from detoxes, to intense programs to huge calorie cuts. But what happens as we get into our […]

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Turkey Enchiladas

By Nick Prevett | July 29, 2016

Hey everyone! check out our Turkey enchiladas!! Again super spicy but really really good! Try it out and let us know what you think.

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Running to a racing heart: Intense long distance exercise and your risk for AFib

By Christina Prevett | July 27, 2016

As is the case with many things in life, moderation is key. In excess, I think you’ll be hard pressed to find something that ISN’T bad for you. That’s why the saying is AN apple a day keeps the doctor away, not 50 apples! Here’s what the research says: Intense long distance training (like frequently […]

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knee arthritis, severe arthritis, exercise

FAQ 001: How do I exercise with severe arthritis in my knee?

By Christina Prevett | July 26, 2016

Moderate to Severe Knee Arthritis can be painful and can severely limit what we do every day We have many people who come into our physiotherapy clinic who think because they have severe arthritis, they can’t exercise. We have good news for you – it isn’t true! Even if you are waiting for a knee […]

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Knowledge is power… especially when it comes to your health!

By Christina Prevett | July 25, 2016

As health care professionals, we go to school and are surrounded by other health care professionals that speak the same language as us. I’m not talking about English versus French, I’m talking about the health language. Names for parts of the body and diseases and conditions that sound like a foreign language to those not […]

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