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What is Pilates and what are its benefits?


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By Ava Khaksar
Olympe Kinesiologist

Pilates is a sport based on the knowledge of one’s body through kinesitherapy exercises. Pilates is based on four fundamental principles: breathing, movement control, center of strength and the fluidity and precision of movements. Pilates exercises are often conducted on the ground and require both mental and physical concentration. Pilates fits people of all physical condition and age. Here is a look upon the beneficial effects of this activity praised by the media!

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Physical exercise is the best medicine


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In the era of chronic diseases (diabetes, hypertension, cancers, asthma, depression, etc.) constantly on the rise, partly linked to a sedentary way of life, a lot of people are looking for THE best medicine that will solve all their health issues.

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Jacobson’s Relaxation technique


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Progressive relaxation also known as Jacobson’s relaxation technique includes tensing muscle groups followed by relaxation of each group which has various health benefits on the response to stress.

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Ergonomics behind the wheel


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By Lysandre Le Bel
Olympe kinesiologist and prevention expert in ergonomics

The more time a people spend in a car, the more they must apply certain ergonomic measures to make sure they stay comfortable, healthy and safe.

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Stephanie, kinesiologist at Olympe for 7 years


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What I like about working at Olympe is that I get to help businesses that care about the physical and mental health of their employees. While pleasing the more athletic one, we thrive to make physical activities more enjoyable even for the most sedentary ones. I am proud to help those businesses that choose to give their confined employees the means to stay healthy. After all, it is easy to fall into those easy couch days when you can’t go anywhere, and your gym have been closed for months. 

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Breaking One’s COVID-19 Training Routine


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As confinement measures are being eased for sports throughout Québec, we can now vary our physical activities and thus avoid getting bored! Here are three alternatives to your now habitual walks or runs:

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Running: Planning Is the Key to Performance


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By Mylène Poirier
Olympe Kinesiologist

So you’ve decided to sign up for a running event, maybe a fund-raiser like À vos masques, prêts, bougez! ? If you haven’t done so yet, it is now time start your preparatory training. But first, you need to plan your training sessions in order to progressively get yourself ready while reducing the risk of injury.

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À vos masques, prêts, bougez! Kick-off: Get Moving with Us for the Breakfast Club of Canada!


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Born of the initiative of three of Québec’s leading fitness enterprises that care about Quebecers’ health, À vos masques, prêts, bougez! is a virtual run organized to raise funds for the Breakfast Club of Canada while encouraging children to achieve their full potential and inviting Quebecers to move despite the (de)confinement imposed onto them by the COVID-19 public health crisis.

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Perspiration Is Good for Your Health!


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By Mylène Poirier
Olympe Kinesiologist

As your body’s temperature increases, your sweat glands work harder. These produce sweat that evaporates through the surface of your skin to keep your body’s temperature down. To make this process possible, the water molecules in your body need energy, which they draw from your organism, thus reducing your body’s temperature.

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Three Factors Influencing Your Motivation


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By Stéphanie Boivin
Olympe Kinesiologist

Everyone has tried adopting a better lifestyle at least once. Without having to consult an expert, most of us are aware of bad habits that we would benefit from changing. Nonetheless, despite our best intentions and strong social support, not all of us manage to achieve the desired changes. Indeed, there are a plethora of factors that can negatively impact a person’s motivation and make it hard for them to reach their goals. Today, I will present you with three such factors, namely genetics, treatment-induced motivation and deprivation level.

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