Activities of Daily Living

In this category you will find posts on Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) specifically as they relate to people with osteoporosis and low bone density. We cover safe movements and modifications to daily activities to make them safer for people with osteoporosis.

Winter 2014 has been an unusually cold one. The polar vortex created a deep freeze from Canada to southern states not accustomed to freezing temperatures. European countries are finding this winter abnormally cold too. With the cold comes the ice. And the slippery conditions created by ice can lead to falls and debilitating fractures. Many […]

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Video: Avoid Shoulder Pain and Injuries

by Margaret Martin on January 23, 2014

in Activities of Daily Living

Marjorie Gingras is a passionate and committed Physiotherapist who works with a lot of clients with shoulder problems. I asked Marjorie to talk to you about prevention of shoulder pain and injury.

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Health Tips You Can Follow for 2014

by Margaret Martin on November 25, 2013

in Activities of Daily Living

Another year is coming to an end. Hopefully, you will get a few moments to reflect on 2013 and plan for 2014. Here are five health tips that will help you make your health a priority in 2014.

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A Better Sleep Tip

by Margaret Martin on August 7, 2013

in Activities of Daily Living

In my article How to Sleep Better – Part 1, I describe a technique to support to the area of your body where the ribcage ends and the pelvis begins. The support is relevant whether you are a side or back-sleeper. Shortly after I posted that article, I received an email from Mark Edwards, a New […]

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Seven Habits of a Healthy Lifestyle

by Margaret Martin on December 13, 2012

in Activities of Daily Living

In 2012 we lost Stephen Covey, the author of Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Stephen’s books and life work affected many people in a positive way. With 2012 coming to a close and 2013 around the corner, I want to pay respect to Mr. Covey with my own Seven Habits of a Healthy Life.

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How to Sleep Better – Part 7

by Margaret Martin on November 9, 2012

in Activities of Daily Living

This is the final video blog on best sleep positions. Today I will provide a tip on how to create a pillow support and avoid neck and back pain.

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How to Sleep Better – Part 6

by Margaret Martin on November 9, 2012

in Activities of Daily Living

People who sleep on their backs will need to make modifications to their sleep position to avoid back and neck pain. This video blog is part of an ongoing series on best sleep positions for people with osteoporosis who experience sleeping problems.

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How to Sleep Better – Part 5

by Margaret Martin on November 5, 2012

in Activities of Daily Living

I would like to talk about reading and watching TV when you are in bed. This is not good for your posture and should be avoided. If it is still something you want to do make sure your pillow is beneath your head and not your shoulders. This video blog is part of an ongoing […]

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How to Sleep Better – Part 4

by Margaret Martin on November 5, 2012

in Activities of Daily Living

Today I demonstrate a sleeping position called the recovery position. It is for people who are side sleepers. You need to be flexible to do this well. If you can do it, I encourage you to give it a try. This video blog is part of an ongoing series on best sleep positions for people […]

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How to Sleep Better – Part 3

by Margaret Martin on November 5, 2012

in Activities of Daily Living

I will cover supportive sleeping positions in today’s video blog on How to Sleep Better. This position is ideal for people with neck or back pain. This video blog is part of an ongoing series on best sleep positions for people with osteoporosis who experience sleeping problems.

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