This information flyer provides facts about Canada's alarming obesity statistics. Included topics are also surgical obesity treatment, childhood obesity, and treatment options in Canada. 

On Wed. August 30th, 2017 The Maple Family Health team is providing an educational session on Bone Health from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Boys & Girls Club, Frontenac Mall location at 1300 Bath Rd. Kingston.  Topics covered include: understanding osteoporosis; tips for healthy life choices for strong bones; calcium; vitamin D; medications and physical activity.  To register please contact Karen at 513-531-5888 x 1107.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to frailty and older adults.  4 pages.

The purpose of this systematic review of randomized, controlled trials was to examine the exercise interventions to manage frailty in older people. 16 pages. Last reviewed April 2017.

To facilitate the spread of the Mobilization of Vulnerable Elders in Ontario (MOVE ON) intervention, this study aimed to develop a mapping guide that links identified barriers and intervention activities to behaviour change theory. 9 pages. Last reviewed April, 2017.

Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Brescia University College, London Ontario. This conference is a learning and networking event for senior fitness instructors, volunteers, health promoters, students and other individuals who work with community-dwelling older adults. The event includes a mix of active and informative sessions including: practical applications of recent research, tips for safe exercise for older adults, and modifications for all levels of abilities. Register here.

Frailty is a state of vulnerability associated with increased risks of fall, hospitalization, cognitive deficits, and psychological distress. Studies with healthy seniors suggest that physical exercise can help improve cognition and quality of life. The results of this study showed that the benefits of exercise training, 3 times per week for a 12 week period were equivalent between frail and non-frail participants.

Lora Giangregorio, PhD, Associate Professors at the Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo will be presenting this webinar on Friday Dec. 9th from 12-1pm EST. Regsiter here.

Regular exercise is essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and is recommended for everyone, including older adults with a disability. It is never too late to start exercising. Older adults often ask about the risks and benefits of exercise.

Like most people, you’ve probably heard that physical activity, including exercise, is good for you. If you’re already active, keep it up. It may even be time to push yourself a little harder, try a new activity, or find new ways to add exercise to your daily life. 
Don’t worry if you’ve never exercised, or if you stopped exercising for some reason. Let us help you get moving. By picking up this book and looking through it, you’ve taken an important first step toward good health.

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