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Eccentric exercises (such as walking downhill) cause our muscles to lengthen under the load in order to slow the body down. FS Stock/Shutterstock

Walking downhill increases risk of falls in older adults

'Eccentric exercises' are a normal part of everyday life – but they may carry some risks.
Exercise training can improve your physical fitness incrementally in as little as two weeks, making it a viable option for people about to undergo a surgical procedure. (Shutterstock)

‘Prehabilitation’: Training your body for surgery may improve recovery, reduce complications

Physical training before surgery — like breathing exercises or running — boosts the odds of a good outcome. Patients with surgeries postponed during COVID-19 can use the delay for 'prehabilitation.'
Since stay-at-home orders were issued, there has been an upsurge in Netflix and app use, indicating that people may be spending more time at sedentary actives. Pixabay

5 tips to get you off the sofa — because sitting more during COVID-19 is hurting your health

Even if you exercise, sitting too much is linked to health risks from anxiety to diabetes. But this 'invisible' behaviour may pervade our lives even more under COVID-19 stay-at-home guidelines.

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